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

  1. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob formerly: Bomber1965

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719093
  2. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    Last I checked, any identification of a cute blonde is not considered off-topic around here. Also, don't quite look like "anti-freeze size" to me. Then again, I live in New England.
  3. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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  4. thatdirtykid

    thatdirtykid Been here awhile

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    Explanation of what you've done?
  5. XR650L

    XR650L Been here awhile

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    Anyone with ideas?
  6. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Soooo, what is the collective wisdom on this modification (relocating and/or resizing the Regulator/Rectifier)? Especially considering the Shorai Battery Relocation, has this modification taken hold??

    I get it that the rectifier changes the 3-phase AC signal into DC (the opposite of an inverter, right?), and the regulator ensures that the proper voltage gets sent to the battery for recharging. By installing a more efficient unit, would that simply reduce the amount of resistance sent to the Reg/Rec unit (thus both reducing heat discharge as well as making make more wattage available for other uses)? What I am wondering is whether a more efficient Reg/Rec would free up some wattage, to power some more heated gear.

    I know that somebody is going to pile onto me with a lecture about volts, watts, and amps. I am all ears--please instruct.

    PD
  7. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    if your sensor is after the tank and after the oil cooler it should be lower than the tank when air is passing through
  8. XR650L

    XR650L Been here awhile

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    Hi

    The problem is the sensor is in the line that comes out the engine before it goes into the cooler
  9. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Are you sure you are correct in what is in and out? If it is that just dont make sense:huh
  10. XR650L

    XR650L Been here awhile

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    Yes, The sensor is in the long line that comes out the bottom of the engine, it goes up and into the cooler, then out the cooler is a short pipe that goes into the frame just below the filler cap,

    As I then see it there is a short line near the bottom of the frame that goes into the engine

    There are 2 pipes that go into the engine, the long one and a short one, my understanding is that the short one feeds from the frame tank into the engine

    I am as confused here with the temperature readings as can be

    Unfortunately I am not close to the bike now, so will get some pictures later
  11. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Like.

    The reason I want to do this is to make room to add XR600R style fuel tank mounts.

    BP
  12. selkirkswamper

    selkirkswamper hellbilly

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    well after 15 years I sold my BMW R100GS PD, it was time for a change, after searching the web and comparing cycles, with the help of the dealer giving me a price I wanted I am now the owner of a 2012 XR650L, I just wanted to introduce myself as I get more into dual sport riding (taking it easy at first). So anyone in the Albany, NY area that could suggest some rides I'd appreciate it.

    thanks
  13. XR650L

    XR650L Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the XRL, you will enjoy it :D
  14. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    As far as Lex's rewiring the R/R in a more direct fashion, he is not the only one. It is a big mod for Triumph Tiger pre 07s for more watts. I haven't done it to my 06 Tiger because at it last service I had the dealership test it and said it was well within specs. I know electrical parts don't slowly die out, but usually work perfectly until you are in the middle of now where and just go puff. But didn't see the need at the time. It very well may get done on the Tiger and XRL when I electrical skills get better.
  15. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    make friends here

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=672160

    here

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752912

    and here

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628256&page=1249

    we're a quirky bunch but harmless (well most of the time).. You will find plenty of rides and events throughout the year
  16. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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  17. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    Strong suggestion, spend a week and read the entire thread!
  18. XR650L

    XR650L Been here awhile

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    Best Advice ever, I am actually going through it again and making a file with links for myself for future reference
  19. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Sounds like a calibration issue. Put both sensors in boiling water and see what the difference is. They may read claose at a lower temp.
  20. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    WTF happened to the index several of us helped make???