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Old 04-06-2006, 08:07 AM   #91
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The bike's sleeping at the airport today ... ready for a crate to be built tomorrow and off it goes. I leave Sunday, so I'll be out of touch for a while...
Kevin
Have loads of fun on your adventure!

Wish I was still young and healthy enough to do something similar, but a 43yo with busted-up knees is probably not the right person to be taking on the world...

I did not realize that you had doubled up the connections of the SAE plugs the way you described in your last message. You won't have any problems...

Hit us back with updates as you can while you are gone.

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Old 04-07-2006, 07:20 AM   #92
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You have fun, Kevin! Look us up if you're passing through Melbourne, Australia ...

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Sharks .. will do. Got your message via Ross as well. I won't be on ADV much in the future, but email still works all the time. kevin@berettainc.com. And I'll keeep the site updated. www.nohorizons.net
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:21 AM   #93
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Have loads of fun on your adventure!

Wish I was still young and healthy enough to do something similar, but a 43yo with busted-up knees is probably not the right person to be taking on the world...

I did not realize that you had doubled up the connections of the SAE plugs the way you described in your last message. You won't have any problems...

Hit us back with updates as you can while you are gone.

Karl
I'm only 5 years behind you ..... My knees are still ok. Mind, probably not so good ....
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:02 PM   #94
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So Now..........

How's the Enduralast holding up for those of you that installed one? Any notable improvements or problems compared to the Omega?
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:09 AM   #95
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Fine for me. In Greece for the moment on my RTW. Into Turkey tomorrow. It's hot here...
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:01 PM   #96
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How is this for rectifier mounting?

R80G/S, the rear of the battery plate would not work, no space. i put it where the old regulator was, offset from the mounting plate.

under the tank, and close to some ignition part i think.



it is pretty close to the other part



How hot do these get, can one of you tell me? This will be under the dakar tank.

Thanks for any input.

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Old 07-11-2006, 01:56 PM   #97
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How hot do these get, can one of you tell me?
That rectifier disipates all unused power as heat. It will/can get very hot. Take it's capacity (400+watts) and subtract all your electrical loads (battery charging, ignition, headlight, running lights, heated vest, grips, etc.) and whatever's left is dissipated as heat from the rectifier (think of the heat from that wattage lightbulb). The permanent magnet systems govern their output only by the RPMs of the engine thus all power must be disipated to somewhere either a useful load or heat.

Keep it in an cooling air flow or the heat may destroy it or something nearby.

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Old 07-11-2006, 11:51 PM   #98
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Malindi,

Where are you going to stay in Turkey?
If you need help or suggestions I'm an e mail away.

Have a nice ride in Turkey

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Old 07-12-2006, 02:11 AM   #99
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I am an Enduralast convert, rotor died @ 100 miles from home the other day. Had to bum a ride home (hey buddy, would you mind going 100 mile out of your way ). Took the battery from the 1150 and brought the old girl on in, it is always an adventure on my airhead...love it!
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Old 07-12-2006, 02:55 AM   #100
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Cnycl,

I'm in Damascus for the moment, waiting for a visa for Iran. I am staying in Gaziantep for a few days when I go back up, then to Dougobayazit to Iran, with a stop in Tatvan.

On the other reply around heat... I can tell you that the rectifier does not heat up at all. I run without extra wattage, just stock, and even when I was at the Dead Sea (122F), it felt no hotter than the frame. Shows 14.2 volts at all times. Works like a charm so far ... 13K miles or so...

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Old 07-12-2006, 06:56 AM   #101
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Tatvan is my ancestors native country, strange town beside the van lake.
Don't forget to visit nemrut, the second biggest crater lake in the world.
Actually three lakes (one salty, one regular and one hot lake) on the mountain top.
You may also visit Ahlat there, you may see the ancient stone cemetary from the Selcuk Empire and ancient stone houses built from ahlat stone.
Also buryan is the traditional meat dish. You may like it if you taste it.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:47 AM   #102
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Thanks for the info. If you check www.nohorizons.net you'll find some pictures of Nemrut.
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Old 07-13-2006, 07:15 PM   #103
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That rectifier disipates all unused power as heat. It will/can get very hot. Take it's capacity (400+watts) and subtract all your electrical loads (battery charging, ignition, headlight, running lights, heated vest, grips, etc.) and whatever's left is dissipated as heat from the rectifier
Sorry, no. It is a switch-mode regulator, not a shunt regulator. See the tech information on the EME website.

My experience is similar to Malindi's ... except mine is mostly commuting miles *grumble grumble sulk*. Regulator barely gets warm, battery sits on 14.2.

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Old 07-17-2006, 11:02 PM   #104
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well, i can say with personal knowledge that california is damn hot!

530 mile weekend, 320 yesterday, still not on reserve on the dakar tank, either. damn i like that.

over a hundred almost the whole way, and the rectifier was cooler than i.

nice bright light, no dimming instruments at idle, never did get a chance to run the heated vest or grips, sorry.

engine off, 12.5 volts
at idle, it was 12.8 volts.
anything above 1500, 13.5v
running, and mind you i live where straights are hard to find, rpms are all over the place, it went from 13.5 to 14.2. some of you are saying 14.1 all the time and i wonder a bit about that. not too much.

but holding 70mph for hours this weekend the voltage on my 276c readout did vary in that range. seems to me a hot setup should be stable? yes i have a ground wire, yes i checked it. i do tech support, hit me with your best shot!

the old beeyatch ran fine. there is a definite whine, but not annoying.

thanks for the help

http://nt-1.mcn.org/gs80/thestable.jpg

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Old 07-18-2006, 06:56 AM   #105
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well, i can say with personal knowledge that california is damn hot!

530 mile weekend, 320 yesterday, still not on reserve on the dakar tank, either. damn i like that.

over a hundred almost the whole way, and the rectifier was cooler than i.

nice bright light, no dimming instruments at idle, never did get a chance to run the heated vest or grips, sorry.

engine off, 12.5 volts
at idle, it was 12.8 volts.
anything above 1500, 13.5v
running, and mind you i live where straights are hard to find, rpms are all over the place, it went from 13.5 to 14.2. some of you are saying 14.1 all the time and i wonder a bit about that. not too much.

but holding 70mph for hours this weekend the voltage on my 276c readout did vary in that range. seems to me a hot setup should be stable? yes i have a ground wire, yes i checked it. i do tech support, hit me with your best shot!

the old beeyatch ran fine. there is a definite whine, but not annoying.

thanks for the help

http://nt-1.mcn.org/gs80/thestable.jpg

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You won't know the real voltage until you hook up a meter. I find the Garmin units to be about .4 to .5 low on the readout. See my site for some pics of the Datel meter I had on the RT and which now lives on the G/S.
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