Enduralast from Euro Motoelectrics

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by BlackHoof, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    14,000 miles on mine not any problems. You will notice a slight whine when 1st installing. Not that loud or irritating, but noticeable.
  2. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    yep, I've got the enduralast.
  3. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    its on my list. toute suite.
  4. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    what's gotcha ditching the Omega, Stage?
  5. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    lack of charging with my style of riding :D This combined with an SLI battery might just get me all the way through one rallye :lol

    seriously- The Omega with about 20+ starts in one day with no more than 30 min ride time at best in between, and heated grips and some lights at the very end, will not last a full 10 hours, and that on an Odyssey. Make it about maybe 50% of that on standard charging and battery.

    Im sold. Euromotorelectrics is my Visa's new favorite hangout.
  6. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    Now THIS is some good data for me. I was already leaning towards the Enduralast setup, anyhow. Assuming I can get the bike comfy for my body shape, this upgrade is going to follow closely behind.
  7. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    yeah, I 'd rather deal with Rick anyhow.....
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  8. fishkens

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  9. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Excuse me if I've missed it earlier in the thread - but has anyone installed the Enduraspark ignition? I'm pretty much sold, but I'm trying to get my head around different coil setups at the moment.

    I'll start a new thread if this isn't quite appropriate here.
  10. TLTom

    TLTom Been here awhile

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    I installed the enduralast unit november 2009, rode the bike 40.000 kms in all weather. when it gets really nippy I run gerbings heated jacket, pants, insoles and gloves in addition to the heated grips. even in prolonged inner city commutes the system keeps on top of things.
    last fall I had a failure that turned out to be a blown fuse between the alternator and the regulator. the cause: a) I had installed a 10 amp fuse instead of a 20 amp and b) my battery was on it's way out due to age.
    replaced the battery and the fuse and all is well again.

    I really like this system and the fact that it is brushless.
    The endura spark is next on the list.
  11. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    Sadly, I have a failure to report...

    I installed an Enduralast on my R80RT ’83 on Feb 1, 2008. In the summer of 2009, I saw the odd volt spike to 18V, which lasted for a 30 sec span or so, then went away. I have an FAA-approved LED readout on my RT for voltage, so voltage is correct. After 30 secs it would pop back down to 14.2 or so, like flipping a switch. This happened infrequently enough I ignored it. Later in 2010, the occurrences happened more frequently and then one day it “stuck” at 18V, luckily when I was a block away from home. At that point I pulled my spare that I’d carried on the ’86 since 2005 (the G/S, by the way, never had an issue to date) and installed the spare. To my astonishment, the problem was still there. So I pulled the G/S cube from the bike and plugged it in the RT. Problem solved…. Weird. (so I probably rode around the world with a bad spare…)

    I have the cubes wired with a similar harness on both bikes, and the spare proved bad on the G/S as well.

    So I don’t know how unlucky one get to have a new installed spare be bad, as well as an operational one going bad too.

    I exchanged a number of emails and phone calls with John, a process which cost me all credibility I’m afraid with him, as he refused to believe there was a “dual” failure and reasonably he assumed I was in the wrong.

    However, he extended the ultimate service and shipped me a new cube, which when installed worked promptly.

    I’m about to order a spare again, which I will install in the G/S, and take the “known good” cube as a spare on my next world trip, planning of which is putting a smile on my face these days.
  12. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    I figured I'd ask in as many Enduralast threads as possible until I find someone who had the same issue.

    My charging light now stays on past revs, i.e. it stays on all the time while bike is running. I checked all the connections and they're all right where they should be. I'm using a brand new Odyssey battery as well.

    Any thoughts on where to look? I did ground the rectifier to the bike's NEG ground wire on the transmission case - is that not suitable being on the same screw?

    I spoke w Rayski and he said the white wire from the rectifier is the ground for the bike's charging lamp/indicator - but if there was a problem with that wouldn't the light not work at all...(?)

    any advice appreciated.:D
  13. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    Zodiac, I feel like a matchmaker but you may want to check with craydds in the thread below as he mentions wiring issues as well...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=710787


    Good luck!
  14. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    thanks, I read it, doesn't look to be a related issue - but I'll keep an eye on it.
  15. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    great info
  16. adventure950

    adventure950 Anglo-Saxon

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    Bye Cube - I presume you mean the Ducati voltage regulator - if so they do seem to be very poor I have one on my bike that has functioned faultless to date and covered many miles - but my other a spare from John does not put out the right voltage (however this had been lent to my mate maybe he cooked it on his harness?) He had stated both his were faulty from new and he has now bought an alternative make of voltage regulator which has proved to be much more reliable. I do think if there is an ongoing problem with Ducati VR then this is an area that needs addressed.



    installed an Enduralast on my R80RT ’83 on Feb 1, 2008. In the summer of 2009, I saw the odd volt spike to 18V, which lasted for a 30 sec span or so, then went away. I have an FAA-approved LED readout on my RT for voltage, so voltage is correct. After 30 secs it would pop back down to 14.2 or so, like flipping a switch. This happened infrequently enough I ignored it. Later in 2010, the occurrences happened more frequently and then one day it “stuck” at 18V, luckily when I was a block away from home. At that point I pulled my spare that I’d carried on the ’86 since 2005 (the G/S, by the way, never had an issue to date) and installed the spare. To my astonishment, the problem was still there. So I pulled the G/S cube from the bike and plugged it in the RT. Problem solved…. Weird. (so I probably rode around the world with a bad spare…)

    I have the cubes wired with a similar harness on both bikes, and the spare proved bad on the G/S as well.

    So I don’t know how unlucky one get to have a new installed spare be bad, as well as an operational one going bad too.

    I exchanged a number of emails and phone calls with John, a process which cost me all credibility I’m afraid with him, as he refused to believe there was a “dual” failure and reasonably he assumed I was in the wrong.

    However, he extended the ultimate service and shipped me a new cube, which when installed worked promptly.

    I’m about to order a spare again, which I will install in the G/S, and take the “known good” cube as a spare on my next world trip, planning of which is putting a smile on my face these days.[/QUOTE]
  17. adventure950

    adventure950 Anglo-Saxon

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    Malindi - Bye Cube - I presume you mean the Ducati voltage regulator - if so they do seem to be very poor I have one on my bike that has functioned faultless to date and covered many miles - but my other a brand new spare from John does not put out the right voltage, my mate found both his were faulty from new and he has now bought an alternative make of voltage regulator which has proved to be much more reliable. I do think this is an area that needs addressed as the Ducati regulator appears to be at best problematic or have poor quality control during manufacture.
  18. bereahorn

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  19. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    If there is an alternative rectifier... Please post details.
  20. adventure950

    adventure950 Anglo-Saxon

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    Yes there is an alternative voltage regulator/rectifier - I will get the details today and post them.