The Professor, Bloodweiser's RD400

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  1. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I don't know, would it?
    It looks like it should.
    I might be able to use a length of threaded rod and bend it just right.
    Seems almost too easy.

    Going to have to try it. Just wish places around here sold metric allthread.
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  2. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    When I made the shift linkage for my home made rear sets on my Beemer I bought 1/4" rod, carefully sanded it down on both ends to just under 6mm and ran my 6x1.0 mm die over it.

    You only have to do one end, the other end is a slip fit inside the M/C

    I found aluminum rod as well as steel at the local Ace hardware store.
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  3. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    good thinking.
    Have you tried a zrod before?

    I can definitely make something that would line up.
    the concern is: i'm not sure how its going to react when the lever is pushed.
    It's going to be so far away from the center axis,
    and the pivot,
    that I'm thinking it might rotate, instead of move up and down.

    I really can't wrap my head around it until I try it out,
    but I will.
    and will report back.
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  4. stainlesscycle

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    don't use allthread for linkage, it will break (especially if you bend the rod into another shape).. just thread the ends of plain rod...
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  5. Kai Ju

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    Can you move the M/C up to where the bottom mounting hole is at the top ? All you'd need is a straight bracket with three holes in order to mount the M/C.
    If so, then all you have to do is make a longer rod, which will need very little of a bend to work.
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  6. Bloodweiser

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    well I think I can use the original mounting point and use a z rod.
    I mocked up one with a wire clothes hanger,
    seemed that it should work.
    Hopefully I'll be able to find something laying around this weekend that I could use.

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    Dove into the wiring today.
    Got everything out of the bucked.
    I'm going to trim out stuff I won't use.
    Things like the oil gizmo that went to the tank,
    Idiot lights, etc.
    This is my first major solo wiring gig.
    Going to learn some shit I figure.

    Let's start.
    What are these things:

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    What are they called and what do they do?
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  7. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    you gots a flasher, a flasher cancel unit, and a resistor. they make magic.
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  8. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    really?
    blinkers need 2 gizmos to work?
    fucking pussies.

    The one that's jammed inside the frame...
    the flasher,
    I can move that thing wherever, right?
    It's not like he needs to be concealed in the cover of darkness, does he?
    Grab and pull? Seemed almost like there was something holding it in there.


    I was up in the air about touching any of this crap.
    I guess I got a little itchy last night

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  9. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    yeah. 2 gizmos.

    i misspoke. voltage regulator not resistor (although in essence the same thing.)
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  10. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    It's like I'm decorating a christmas tree

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    Absolutely no idea what I'm doing.
    Really just lining things up by point of origin and destination.
    What's the deal with all the brown wires? Jeezaloo.
    They seem to be all connected together,
    figuring on attaching them all to a terminal bus,
    like I'm planning on with the grounds.
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  11. stainlesscycle

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    iirc brown is switched hot. gonna be bunches of them.
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  12. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I think I'm starting to make sense of this stuff.

    I know grounds can all be wired together.
    Is it true of all wires of the same color?
    Can I connect all (same shade) brown to (same shade) brown?
    All the blues?
    etc.?
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  13. BulletProof

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    yo buddy....

    check out the wiring diagram,
    http://www.usa2strokers.com/forum/uploads/3988/77RD400_wiring.jpg

    Red is the hot from the battery
    Brown looks to be the main runnin hot lead from the switch. Touches bit of everything
    Black is ground

    Hookup like colors to like colors and everything will work.
    Watch for the Orange vs Brown or ones that are twocolor, ex.Red/White - Black/Blue
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  14. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    that's the diagram I've been using.
    I don't think it's the correct model or something as some of the colors aren't right,
    and it appears to have some multi-connections that I don't have.

    I'm just going to make the best of it.

    PEMDAS
    1. make a plate to bolt shit to under the seat.
    2. create a terminal strip for the grounds.
    3. hook up everything to where I think it goes
    4. connect battery + lights and see WTF happens :evil
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