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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crankshaft, Sep 6, 2011.
I noticed a small amount of fine dust inside of throttle body when I took my air box off. Is this un-avoidable? Or am I missing something? I have The Uni filter trimmed to fit with a nice bead of grease around the edge. Also the clamp for the boot seems to slide off the back edge every time I tighten it.
Thank you sir!
I really need to document the build up process of the 690 project, I've got lots of great ideas. Since the wiring is all getting redone, I decided to move the battery location towards the front of the bike. I've never liked the airbox, so I'm building a "rain tray" that will hold the battery, circuit breakers and of course the ECU. Going with a Shorai battery for less weight. The intake will be longer and the filter box will be where the stock battery sits. The rain tray will be easily removed to be able to work on the engine and the filter changes will be super easy. No more heat soaked airbox for me.
I was going to try a Shorai until i ran into this thread:
Good reading. I now have 2 bikes running the Antigravity batteries. Hasn't been long enough to say for sure how well they will last, but they have been flawless in both bikes so far. The cranking power is unbelievable. I had an Odyssey PC545 in my street bike, which was a big improvement over stock, but the AG is half the size and 7 lbs lighter and STILL outcranks the Odyssey.
The AG in the 690 turns the bike over a bit faster than the stock battery, but it also only weighs 2.5 lbs. Its truly hard to believe that it will work when you pull it out of the shipping box and its so light.
My only regret is that I could have used one of their small format cells instead and used the extra room in the battery tray to carry a spare tube or something.
I just did that exact same thing. Dropped it off in my R&D department and let the EE's play with it some (We do a lot of DC stuff) and they all gave it a
I read that too, but figured screw it. If the EE's didn't like it I'd just expense it and leave it there
690 rider down here had his Shorai fail at 12 months. I'm 'running' a couple of them but they've spent the better part of the last year on a charger while my leg healed.
The air box is made out of three main parts. Left, right (which is essentially a mirror of the right) and the air filter support. All parts are thermo glue together.
I had an air box changed under warranty because the air filter support was not air tight. And it was very hard to see.
I do not use grease, but zipp-seal the hold the filter in place ...
Same here. I will not install that sh... again. It's cheaper and better to loose weight on a stationary bike.
I know for sure the wiring harness is different for 2008, 2011, and 2012 models ...
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I didn't have that safety net. The big reason I think the AG batteries may last longer is that they are watertight- the Shorai is not and lithium and water don't get along. Much of what I read on failed Shorais pointed to water ingress issues. They may have fixed this now, but I don't know.
most don't, but I figured if it shits the bed on me I'm only out a couple hundred bucks, and needed to save some weight up top after adding that corbin
We do a lot of testing batteries, and I figure if this one rolls over. I'll just give them the dims and tell them to source me one so I can assist them in "testing"
Can you tell me which battery # from AG that you got for the 690?
Mine was warrenteed because of a crack. Let some dust in.
The clamp for the boot connecting the air box to the throttle body? That should not be sliding off. After a week of desert riding my uni filter was caked with dust on the outside but inside was totally dust free, so sounds like there is a problem somewhere. Just to ask the obvious, the filter has been oil treated right? They come already oiled so I am guessing yes. And those two tabs in the front of the airbox cover are sliding properly into the slots at the front of the air box. Hope you figure it out!
Not a hint of dust in mine since the change over to the RR. Loud as piss though.
there a problem with the box cracking on the bottom welded jointhat runs down the centre
I have a new in the bag air box I'll sell if someone needs it. PM me.
Pulled the harness out this afternoon.... what a big wad of useless wires
Moving everything forward is going to be pretty slick and the hole where the battery and fuses sat is going to be a perfect spot for the pod filter. The intake runner is going to be about 12" long in that configuration. Ordered the ECU and a few related goodies this afternoon and ordering the AntiGravity battery tonight. This weekend, I hope to make a cardboard mock up of the battery tray/ECU bracket. I hope to also have a small pocket for the basic tool kit and some tire levers. Looks like I'll also have room for a much bigger fuel filter and an external fuel pressure regulator.