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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    THAT is a mighty fine stand sir! :clap
  2. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    Thanks, it is not the best choice for working in the garage. As mentioned earlier there is less expensive or better options for garage work. I don't think I would have one if I didn't plan on using it while on the road or trail. Just might be that I am getting old and it makes it a lot easier for me.

    Mike
  3. El Birdo

    El Birdo Been here awhile

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    I still love my Cigar Mike Stand :freaky
  4. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    MSR Rhino Stand... works great for my purposes.
  5. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    Thought I would share a couple pics of my bike in Sumo setup. All that is left is to put on the tail light and some minor tweeks. Sorry for the crappy pic quality.

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    Cheers,

    Cumbacheech
  6. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    I got one of these very cheap on clearance/demo unit/blem...

    It was a little weak, one pair of the bars broke where the center rod went through (was welded on the outside only).

    I reinforced it, and it is a bit wobbly but I lower it and capture a sideways 2x6, 10, or 12 between the platform and the rail just below it and it is rock solid.

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    Dave
  7. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Nice leash...:lol3
  8. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    I use this....wouldn`t be rolling it arround anywhere though:lol3 but getting the bike up at chest level is usefull sometimes:wink:

    Kinda like Daves.........little wobbly up real high......

    Dave........you need some red plastic air scoop bits??????????

    B

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  9. eeore39648

    eeore39648 Long timer

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    Where did you get that tailbag? And which rear taillight do you have on the Bike?
  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Baja 500 baby!!!!
  11. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    The tallight is a ufo LED unit. I shortened the "tongue" that the license plate mounts to. http://www.ufoplast.com/en/product-details/mx-enduro/plate-holder/PP01219

    I bought the bag from an inmate. Rob... akarob on TT... cant remember Rob's screen name over here, but I know he does post occasionally over here as well. It's a bigun!
  12. eeore39648

    eeore39648 Long timer

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    Thanks.
    I just sent him a PM, over on TT.:D
  13. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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  14. Ghost_Mutant

    Ghost_Mutant looking for bionics

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    One of the reasons I haven't yet started modifying the dip stick is that I'm always looking for a better and cheaper solution. I'd like to have lights on the dash that indicate oiling system health so that a sudden failure will get my attention while I'm moving. This means I need some electronics:evil

    So, with regards to the oil levels in the tank, how about multiple oil temp sensors at different depths below the dip stick cap? Perhaps three different levels gives the rider enough information to quickly see a problem if it occurs? No doubt a microcontroller would be needed to A/D the temp sensors, filter the data, and to trigger the dash lights under certain conditions.

    Right now I'm back to the thought experiment stage to figure out if temperature can be a proxy for tank oil levels. I think the quick answer is yes.

    I also wonder if temperature can be used as a proxy for oil flow in the head pipe. If flow dropped off to the head pipe, could a temperature sensor be filtered by a microcontroller to flag a low oil pipe flow condition? Where would you put the temp sensor? I'm thinking of putting a temp sensor somewhere in the middle of an insulated wire with one end of the wire on the upper banjo bolt and the other end of the wire on an exhaust flange nut. The idea is that if cool tank oil is flowing in the head pipe, then the conductive wire will keep the temp sensor at a moderate temp. But if flow in the pipe drops off, then the other side of the wire will heat up the sensor and this would be reliably and quickly detected.

    Putting cheap temperature sensors around the bike might be much easier and more reliable than other ideas. But would it work to sense oil levels and flows?

    I thought I'd share with everyone to see if anyone else has considered doing something like this.
  15. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Danny VanPelt designed an excellent oil flow sensor, and warning light, for the oil line that feeds the cylinder head. If you do a search you will find his posts, and a very nice video. :nod

    Spud :wave
  16. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    No, they don't survive with me. I found just the inner black parts work well, and just bend out of the way.


    Dave
  17. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    h'es here as akarob too. I think he's away. has a gear repair thread in the north east regional section.
  18. Ghost_Mutant

    Ghost_Mutant looking for bionics

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    Thanks Spud. We did talk about VanPelt's design on the top end questions thread awhile back:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552341

    My previous post might have been more on topic in that thread. But the top end questions thread is now stale, and I've learned a few more things since then:D

    There are pros and cons of any idea, and although I like VanPelt's design and I'm happy that he has his solution, I think there may be a better and more cost effective way. There might also be a way for guys without machine shops in the garage to get the light on the dash:D

    So, what I'm looking for here is for folks to shoot down my temp sensor ideas. Tell me what's wrong with it, why won't it work? You know, save me some time, which I would greatly appreciate.
  19. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Interesting ideas. I think the notion of temp sensors may work if you had them in several places. If you measure only the temp in the tank and you have an oil pump failure, you may not detect a problem until it is too late. If you have an oil flow issue at fire up, you probably would not detect it until it is too late if you are only measuring temp as the cam and top end is likely going to be toast by the time the oil temp in the engine or the tank gets up to 280+ degrees. It seems like the biggest issue that we have seen is oil flow failure to the top end... Danny's gizmo does a great job of alerting you to that. If there is a cheaper, easier way to detect no flow through the pipe... I am in!
  20. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I'm heading out to ride! :clap However, this morning I lubricated my drive chain, and inspected my chain rollers before I left. :nod Here is a photo of my "chain slipper" roller after 6,800 miles of wear. :deal

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    Don't worry, I tightened the gear shift lever bolt before I left! :wink:

    Here is a port view of the Spud Rollers in my chain guide after 1,850 miles of wear. :nod

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    Here is a top view of my Spud Rollers after 1,850 miles of wear. :D

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    My Spud Rollers are performing superbly; they are far superior to the commercial chain rollers I have previously employed in my chain guide. :nod After I return from riding, I am going to start a new thread for my Spud Rollers in the Vendors Forum. If you wish to learn more about my chain roller modification, you might enjoy reading the following thread.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667646

    Spud :wave