1883 Terra Ambulator

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Beezer, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    .......... it's alive :evil ................ drove it today even though the roads are snotty. fired right up, everything works except the blinkers cycle too fast.
  2. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    Wrong bulb maybe or a bulb that is out somewhere. Usually something simple.
  3. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    I had to use an electronic flasher because the bulbs I installed would'nt trigger the oem flasher. it worked on the bench but apparently the higher voltage when the bike is running is freaking out the flasher. it works perfect with the engine off
  4. Attatoy

    Attatoy Adventurer

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    You need to install a resistor inline or if you can get a flasher for led lights they trigger with very little resistance. A light bulb is a resistor.
  5. Salsa

    Salsa Been here awhile

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    Get an LED one. They don't care what load you have.

    Dpn
  6. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    "LED no load flasher" to be specific.

    Nicely executed steampunk, I see a lot of cool touches. :clap:clap:clap
  7. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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  8. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    Beez will not use anything LED....come on. LED :lol3
    Is that the "new" steam punk LED lighting?

    Resistors have been around for a very long time, a soldered in resistor should be fine.
  9. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    That is very cool!! :clap:clap
  10. Texas Aggie

    Texas Aggie Been here awhile

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    Very cool project. You have combined engineering and artistic talents that few others have. Well done.
  11. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts Getting Stupider

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    Extraordinary :Bow :Clap :thumb
  12. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    very cool.
  13. ariwhiteboy

    ariwhiteboy LiterHawk

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    Excellent build sir!


    This thread was cross posted to Nighthawk-Forums and the members there are also fans of your creation. :clap
  14. singleslammer

    singleslammer Adventurer

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    That is a most spectacular mode of conveyance that you have constructed! :D
  15. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Watched this build from the start and love the work. One thing that surprised me was that you did not "work" the front forks and brakes. Looks a little out of place. Even painted black would make it blend into the rest of the bike. Not meaning to disrespect your work: it is fantastic.
  16. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    This thing is freaking awesome Beez. :D
  17. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    I had to read the whole post twice. This is one bitchi'n bike.
  18. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    YEAH, what he said!

    TOO DAMN COOL!!:clap:clap

    I love it, the copper and brass, the leather, the whole damn nine yards!

    CONGRATULATIONS on a job far past well done!

    I bet it was a bit if a PITA finding some parts, always liked them, kind of odd, in a good way though.

    Cooler than penguin shit!:lol3:lol3:lol3
  19. Max Overbore

    Max Overbore Crusty, Hi-milage noob

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  20. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Looks great!

    Love the fuel lines, signals, and, and,,,,


    Good job!