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Old 12-05-2010, 08:44 PM   #3451
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... and I'll bet you just said "what the hell is Groupon"?
Yep. Who needs 5 bil when you can get 10?
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:03 PM   #3452
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If you'd have told me then what my cel phone can do now... I'd be richer than Bill Gates cuz I would have bought stock in aol/yahoo/google/microsoft/amazon/myspace/facebook/youtube/groupon dot com
Ever wonder why I'm such an Apple fanboy? Mostly because AAPL has kept me in KTM's...
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:53 PM   #3453
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You watched the vid yet Tom?

I got it a few days ago and have watched it 3 times , excellent stuff .

Taddy had his cockiness knocked right in!!
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:31 AM   #3454
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I've got a project in need of a donor truck for the engine & transmission. Anyone know of a wrecked 03 to 05 Dodge Ram (or anything else) with a Cummins 5.9l turbo diesel in it? I'd prefer the 5 speed automatic but would certainly consider the manual. Of course running and lower miles gets more $$ but at this point I'd even consider a complete non-runner. I don't care a thing about the body - just need the complete engine, transmission, wiring harness, ECU, maybe some of the exhaust, etc.

If the deal is good enough I'd sure consider an older 24v or even the 12v Cummins as well. What do you guys know of?
You are prospecting for gold there, my friend. If I had a loose one laying around I would stick it in the front of a class c motor home and have my dream ride. Good luck and pray tell, what are you going to use the cummins for?
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:33 AM   #3455
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Well, it doesn't hurt to ask does it?

The Cummins is destined for my RV.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:00 AM   #3456
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There was a guy down on a little green ninja this morning on Abeline between Iliff and Mississippi this morning. If that was anyone here and you need bike transport, let me know.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:02 AM   #3457
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You wanna get geeky.. long before Netscape ever existed I ran Mustang's BBS web browser (Wildcat - which netscape and ie wiped out) and before that PowerBBS (windows simulated GUI) that would allow you to drop to a telnet session (i.e. there was no such thing as www yet) and before that a dozen other bbs software packages like Artredes (amiga) and RGBBS (on the commodore 64).

Just before the web was invented I had a 16 phone line BBS called "Access Denied" that we would then telnet and ftp out of to use arpanet (predecessor to the internet) for email and for USENET (yeah.. I was an original DoD member on rec.motorcycles - I know hellsickle was too).

We also had "forums" back then interconnected with FIDONET, meaning you could post a message on one BBS and it would replicate to other BBSs all over the city/region/country (which was a HUGE deal back then... when long distance phone calls cost an arm and a leg).

Now that was the shiznit... all with 32kb of ram baby

My first "online connection" was in 1983 on a 75 baud acoustic coupler that I soldered together with my grandfather's help. I could type faster than it could broadcast

If you'd have told me then what my cel phone can do now... I'd be richer than Bill Gates cuz I would have bought stock in aol/yahoo/google/microsoft/amazon/myspace/facebook/youtube/groupon dot com

(Can you believe Groupon just turned down a FIVE BILLION DOLLAR offer from Google?
Groupon is the fastest growing company in the history of the human race )
... and I'll bet you just said "what the hell is Groupon"?
Jeebus Ed, you must have worked with Al Gore putting all that stuff together

I was an original DOD rec.motorcycle member as well. That eventually led me to meet my Wife! Motorcycles and motorcycle people, what a wonderful thing
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:35 AM   #3458
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You watched the vid yet Tom?

I got it a few days ago and have watched it 3 times , excellent stuff .

Taddy had his cockiness knocked right in!!
Not yet Mark. I am going to smoke some ribs, buy some beer and invite a few ADV folks over to watch it on the 94" TV!! You in?
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:21 AM   #3459
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Well, it doesn't hurt to ask does it?

The Cummins is destined for my RV.
I assume you have a class A that came with a Cummins? If I could find one where I could work on the engine without removing half the back of the wagon I might get a smaller class A.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:29 AM   #3460
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Not yet Mark. I am going to smoke some ribs, buy some beer and invite a few ADV folks over to watch it on the 94" TV!! You in?
Can I (we) be in? That sounds like a great time!!! I'll volunteer dessert or side dishes or beer or a combination thereof. Please, huh? Pretty please?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:12 AM   #3461
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Can I (we) be in? That sounds like a great time!!! I'll volunteer dessert or side dishes or beer or a combination thereof. Please, huh? Pretty please?
Wouldn't be the same without you guys!! Just need to throw a dart at a calendar and pick a date now...
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:41 AM   #3462
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Not yet Mark. I am going to smoke some ribs, buy some beer and invite a few ADV folks over to watch it on the 94" TV!! You in?
Sounds great ! Hey I could be one of those guys that tells yer all whats going to happen!! NOT.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:44 AM   #3463
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Very Light Batteries !!

Check these out guys !! They sound amazing but someone needs to test one for us all.

Actually I probably will.

http://www.shoraipower.com/default.aspx

I have nothing to do with these guys I would just like to pick up a lighter bike when I drop it , which is a lot.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:15 PM   #3464
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Two issues I foresee with the Li-ion's. First is they don't handle high-amperage draws (such as starting) well. Second, their lifespan; Li-ion's aren't as tolerant to vibration, heat, and other physical effects as lead-acid types. Cold starts have been an issue with Li-ions in the past. They can be very picky about charging as well.

A standard Li-ion battery stored at full capacity in 70+ F will loose about 20%+ of their maximum charge per year. A lot of manufacturers add excess capacity and charging circuitry so when cells are "max" charge they are actually only 60% full which greatly diminishes the maximum charge losses over time of the battery pack.

Maybe Shorai has overcome these issues, but I know too much about issues with Li-ions (when used outside of ideal applications for the battery type - eg electronics) that some applications are just better off with lead-acid batteries. What I mean is that I'll stick with AGM or standard batteries for my bike and car.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:27 PM   #3465
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Hey thanks for the feedback! Sounds like you know plenty about them but these guys sound fairly confident about them do you think there is a chance that they have over come some of the difficulties or is it just a good sales pitch?
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