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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
THAT is a mighty fine stand sir!
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.
I still love my Cigar Mike Stand
MSR Rhino Stand... works great for my purposes.
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.
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.
I use this....wouldn`t be rolling it arround anywhere though but getting the bike up at chest level is usefull sometimes
Kinda like Daves.........little wobbly up real high......
Dave........you need some red plastic air scoop bits??????????
Where did you get that tailbag? And which rear taillight do you have on the Bike?
Baja 500 baby!!!!
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!
I just sent him a PM, over on TT.
One of the coolest fender bags is the Sicass
It is leather and guaranteed to the original owner for life:
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
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.
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.
No, they don't survive with me. I found just the inner black parts work well, and just bend out of the way.
h'es here as akarob too. I think he's away. has a gear repair thread in the north east regional section.
Thanks Spud. We did talk about VanPelt's design on the top end questions thread awhile back:
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
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
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.
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!
I'm heading out to ride! However, this morning I lubricated my drive chain, and inspected my chain rollers before I left. Here is a photo of my "chain slipper" roller after 6,800 miles of wear.
Don't worry, I tightened the gear shift lever bolt before I left!
Here is a port view of the Spud Rollers in my chain guide after 1,850 miles of wear.
Here is a top view of my Spud Rollers after 1,850 miles of wear.
My Spud Rollers are performing superbly; they are far superior to the commercial chain rollers I have previously employed in my chain guide. 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.