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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Huzband, Mar 3, 2014.
man you gotta get hip to the scooter life
Possibly. Good thing I clipped my nails.
It’s not Sunday morning at Buzztopia until I pinch a tube. Luckily it was an old one, and I had a new one in inventory (I just had to locate it)
I usually pinch out a tube right after coffee.
I thought it was "pinch a loaf".
fabbed up some new handguard braces, painted and attatched some previously enjoyed acerbis sled plastics. Then pushed it outside to give er a wash. Ready for shreddin.
Got the urge to convert the KDX to a DC set up with a small battery to run some LED lights. Anyone done a set up like this? Should be a simple secondary electrical add on pulling AC to a rectifier/regulator and then a battery
I used to run a small battery from an RC car as D.C. for brake lights with a second switch to run the headlight when bike wasn't running (bike is 6v with a magneto). The tail light ran on 6V ac, the brakelight ram on 9v DC
Problem with stock KDX would be assumption of how much power is avialable from lighting coil; sufficient amperage to charge a battery?
On my XR600 I ran a reg/rectifier, but no battery.
It’s 70w but I can rewind it for 130ish (or just buy a Ricky)
Goal is to run the LED tail, and an aux LED for when I’m caught out past dark. I’ll stay with the 35w standard headlight. Also a horn
I don’t need it to fully support charging, but I don’t want to run total loss. I have access to 12v 1.2ah, and 7ah gel cells.
Ran a 4 pin reg rec with a small alarm battery on my 300 2t. Worked great, fit behind the number plate. You really need to toss the 35w headlight bulb. What style headlight do u have? Might have something around the shop.
this one. I’ll have to look at what bulb it has tomorrow. Already shut down the shop tonight.
LED would be ok and save some juice.
Here's the reg/rec. Kinda pricey.
You may want to add a capacitor too.
got motor out, didn't have time to split the cases yet, though. Went to order parts, found that Yamaha sells complete top end gasket kits, but for bottom end or other gaskets, you have to order one-by-one, or choose one brand of aftermarket. Mega-fail in parts resale, IMO.
Took linkage off to install new bits...well overdue. One bearing, half the needles were toast.
My hands still smell like grease today. Suppose there are worse things in life.
Yeah, they could smell like that friction modifier made for limited slip rear ends that supposedly was made from whale oil.
No cap needed with a battery.
Here's the battery
Yes, of course. I was thinking the "no battery" route when I added that. A/C to rectifier and a cap to keep it from flickering and make it brighter.
Edit: I was thinking of just a rectifier (half wave/full wave/Bridge) (the hard way) and not a reg/rec like you have shown. Carry on.
Fitted up me new tool box.
Properly adorned of course.