As you can see, the readings are possitive (+) so no polarity sign appears in front of the number and that means that the current is flowing outwards the battery.
The fuel pump is consuming 4.4 Amps and it settles down to 0.5A (fuel pump relay engaged consumption).
2) Next step is starting the bike and observe the charging Amps (first at iddle, then at 5000rpm and then with lights on)
With the lights on and at more than 2000rpm the battery starts to receive current (charging status) so the (-) sign appears on the Amp meter.
That last effect was the whole difference after all.
The bike has a more linear idling than before (no more small pauses like all V-Twins sound like),
very powerfull start cranking and while riding in low rpm it is like it is plugged on a generator.......darn
If you haven't installed a Shorai yet, DO IT RIGHT NOW!!!!
Go for the 18Ah cause the price difference is minimal to what you'll get
I would get those in a chains & sprockets shop like anywhere else, if I wanted new ones.
If you mean used ones, then I guess there aren't any lying around....those bikes are hard to find here any more. And if you eventually find one, it's condition would be quite disappointing.
I am not very fond of the Galfer rotors.....I believe you can get a nice brembo set with almost the same amount of money.
Anyways, with Galfer rotors I found out that Carbon Lorraine pads are very good in performance and don't wear out very fast. Plus they seem to interact quite good with Galfer discs.
The radial mc does a remarkable job, I can tell you. Of course I don't take it as the best brake tuning but for the $90 I paid for it, I believe I am more than covered for my once in a while street riding/cornering.
I also found that the Brembo pads I put, give me a very good grabbing feeling on the OEM rotors, so that makes the radial mc's job a bit more easier so I have more room to "limit" it out.
Practically right now I can do the 200km/h --> 60km/h with just 2 digits and with no sweat at all...
Tuesday morning the October 16th....
I decided to install the rizoma grips for start. The steering dumper comes next.
I also have to change the fuel filter and the fuel pump's gasket.
Fuel filter is on for almost 25.000km and the gasket has been never replaced so it's a 12 year old gasket
The day's parts
Remove tank, airbox and release the throttle cable from the TBs
Remove the throttle tube and cleaned the clip on
As you can see in the first picture, the rizoma throttle grip has 2 installing options rings.
2 stroke (large outer diameter) on the left
4 stroke (smaller outer diameter) on the right
I chose to go with the 2 stroke ring.
Turns out that works fine and made me a 1/4 turn throttle.
I'll see how it goes and if I am not pleased with it, I will go back to 4 stroke ring.
I bought a ducati pantah last year that was in need of a lot of work, it had already been butchered so it wasn't worth a resto.
Out came the sawzall, this is what it looks like now!
forks are sportclassic, lower triple is fom a 696, with the old steering tube installed, front wheel is 999.
The purpose of this thread is to document my new-to-me 2000.5 Mille. Purchased 3/30/12.
As you can see, the bike has just shy of 50,000 miles. Does not appear to leak a drop of oil and generally looks to have been cared for fairly well.
Age, mileage, and a bit of winter has taken their...
Picked up my winter project for later this year. Always wanted one. Kid was moving tomorrow and needed money for school. It is rough!. Rough but complete with the little bits intact that are difficult to find today.
Surprising was the OEM exhaust after all these years. It is very quiet. Brakes...
I have not found a straight answer for this. And I have searched pretty hard. And if have missed it in these forums I apologise.
I want to relocate the coolant bottle on a BMW G 650 X. I want to put it lower than the original location.
I understand that it works on pressure changes to suck...
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