More power from KTM Adventure

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Velocibiker, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Velocibiker

    Velocibiker Adventure Antagonist

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    Not more HP, more VOLTS! :evil

    Max output for my Adventure is 200W. A GS 650 pumps out 400W(!!!!)

    The stator is already wound up as much as it's going to go. Anybody know of a way to get more juice flowing? I'd like at least another 100W.


    Then I could stop thinking about LED retrofitting and HID lighting....
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  2. ChrisC

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  3. Velocibiker

    Velocibiker Adventure Antagonist

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    :rofl :rofl

    Already tried that!!! Doesn't work too well on the single track :D

    I was thinking I might strap a Honda generator to the rear rack, but it's too noisy.
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  4. Jim Bud

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    Bicycle generator rubbing against the wheel??? :D
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    You are screwed Velo... no room for more windings. What you want to power up anyway... yer' house? :lol3
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  6. AusieRob

    AusieRob Just Gas It!!

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    Well you can get around a 25% increase in electrical efficiency by replacing the stator wiring with these new high temp super conductors. You'd have to install a small cryogenic plant on the back to keep the stator cold. And I mean cold...:vardy

    I'm guessing, but I think you'd have to step up the main jet just a couple given the colder operating conditions :D

    Oh yeah, and don't drop the bike. The engine cases are likley to shatter like glass. Just awarning
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    What we talkin' here?... 'bout $20... $30 bucks? :dunno :evil
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  8. AusieRob

    AusieRob Just Gas It!!

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    Yeah about that.
    Well, that's after the Stanford Uni research grant and a couple of Military development grants.
    Your out of pocket? around $30
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    Can't get 'er down to $25 huh? :dunno
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  10. Buckster

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    Acouple of small wind generators under the fairing and a solar panel should get you 30 to 40w, after that you are on your own.
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  11. Velocibiker

    Velocibiker Adventure Antagonist

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    Geez......You guys just trying to up your post counts?

    I was really hoping for some actual ideas. A serious answer to a valid question.

    I asked a similar question when my bike was new and basically there were no options. Now, 3 years or so later, I was hoping some of you might have heard to seen something new. Obviously not.
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  13. AusieRob

    AusieRob Just Gas It!!

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    As far as we know, not one is making an aftermarket item with higher output.

    - You could try hand winding the coils. Careful selection of conductor size and precision winding may get a few more mAs out of it.
    - Redesign the whole thing, closer tolerances, highest quality components, again some improvement to output.
    - Change the elect starter for a second generator. Mod the gear drive to provide constant drive to the gen. That'd be good for a few extra volts...

    But basically you are trying to break the law. The law of diminishing returns!

    Mate, if there was a serious answer to your valid question you would have gotten it along with the 90% BS (is that the correct ratio?) and stuff.
    Enjoy it, it all good :nod...
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  14. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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  15. AusieRob

    AusieRob Just Gas It!!

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    Ok, Yes that is what is meant by better quality components but up to 50% by magnet alone, errr hard to imagine, very hard. I think we need to read the whole quote "can boost the output of your lighting coils up to 30%-50% (when combined with a rewound stator)" Arr... Yes!! now that'll work....

    But these flywheels are for RFS engines? I'm out of my depth now. Are RFS's the same as LC4's in the electrical part? And do the RFS engines have the same stock power output (as fully wound) as the LC4 Adv engines? ie so the increase will be the same for the LC4 as the RFS.

    :ear
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  16. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    Maybe the stock magnets suck. Perhaps not even rare earth. They've got small magnets nowadays which are pretty scary. Used to be, ouch that pinches, when you get your finger slammed between two. Now it's like, crunch!

    Edited to say.. no I don't believe trailtech makes an LC4 replacement flywheel. Maybe they can do some custom work on them though.
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  17. AusieRob

    AusieRob Just Gas It!!

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    Ok... I'd like to hear if this is so...

    Velocibiker!! You willing to put the money down then give us a write up. I'm very keen to hear!!
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    Really Velo...

    What do you need to power up that requires 300 watts? :ear
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