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geekhouse23's "OFFICIALLY DIVORCED" #EAF Overland build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by geekhouse23, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    After reading through option 1, I think I'm going to do the improved version of that with a couple of add a circuits. This way you still maintain circuit protection while not spending an arm and a leg and waiting for something from Australia.

    [​IMG]
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  2. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    I've run a Group 31 for 2 years now with no alternator trickery and never had a problem.
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    I was always of the same mindset and never done anything. But it’s not that you’ll have problems if you don’t, it’s just that the battery will never be fully charged. Some people top them off with a wall charger, some do nothing, some do some trickery. I want to try the trickery and see if I can get longer before my fridge shuts off.
     
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  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    I do admit that I hit it with a wall charger like twice a year to get it good and full as a maintenance/prevention item. My mind says that an 90% charged deep cycle is miles better than playing around with the OEM electrical via diodes and fuses and getting bit when you're miles from anywhere. No fault for experimentation, I just tend to play it safe based on the more austere nature of Utah.

    Very long and hot walk to safety if you got burned out here:
    20181013_081113.jpg
     
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  5. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    Appreciate all the feedback and input.

    My brother found this as well:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...r-voltage-booster.611314/page-2#post-22211354

    Mainly asking for him as he is currently having alternator issues after his 31M upgrade, fridge install and trip. Fridge has been removed as he no longer needs it.

    Since I plan on going this route soon/eventually, I am trying to get all my cute little ducks in a row...
     
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    I did the Ford diode trickery, I get 14.4 at start up and it will run about 13.9 under load. So far no issues. I bought the inline harness kit from David but have never installed it.


    No issues so far with just the Ford part.
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2020 at 4:56 PM
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    Appreciate the input, sir!
     
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    Nice 636! One of the most user friendly 600’s I’ve ever had.
     
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  9. Sep 17, 2020 at 5:48 AM
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    Thanks man. It's pretty great. Love the bike. Was looking to sell it in the late winter/early spring for a 365 day a year daily..thanks Rona. Not sure what's going to happen with it now. It was way too hot this summer to ride and I only have a few weeks left this year to get some 2-wheel time in. We'll just have to see.
     
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    yea it’s getting cold quickly here. They will have salt and gravel on the roads before you know it. But I did regret selling my 636. I went to a gsxr 750 and it had poor throttle response felt a little cheap, instantly had sellers remorse.
     
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    I might actually take that into consideration. A second, 365 daily is the priority now should the truck need to be down for an extended period of time. Actually, it would be nice, if feasible, to have the new daily capable of towing Caitlyn if necessary. Just trying to think ahead...
     
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    I had a 636 for a bit. Then I got a reckless driving on it and went to jail for 3 days and haven't been back on a crotch rocket since. I can't trust myself with fast things.
     
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  13. Sep 17, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    SPICY Randall...

    It's definitely tempting sometimes..I am trying not to let it get to THAT point. But, I will admit, the chicks dig it...
     
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    I just haaaaad to see what 150mph felt like on a bridge with it's own police force (I didn't know that at the time). It's just too damn easy. The guy I bought it from had it set up for the track so the front end was dropped 2" and it had a tuner on it, among other things. They had it on the dyno at 128 RWHP, which is just silly.
     
  15. Sep 17, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    I have flirted with the triple digits myself. It's definitely fun and cool, but it's easy to get spicy with it...especially a street bike.
     
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    This was my old bae. How I miss this girl. I used to take a walk around video of all the motorcycles I sold (had a couple of dirt bikes) which is why the vid exists. My favorite was the exhaust on it, ooooooo did it sound nasty.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6phzibIAHYQ&t
     
  17. Sep 17, 2020 at 6:45 AM
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    They sound SOOOOOOOOOO good bro. That bike is definitely setup for some fun...
     
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    I need to do one of these methods on mine. Lots of people recommended to increase my voltage even though I only have a 27F AGM...
     
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    Interesting. In my VERY, VERY limited research, I have not heard that at all. Again, limited research...




    So, I have the top sheet of plywood for the work table and I was thinking about adding something to the top of the plywood to protect it from the use and abuse it will potentially see. I know it is "just a worktable" but it would be nice to have some protection, regardless.

    I was thinking about skate ramp "armor", however, it can be expensive. I have two quotes out to companies to see if they can cut and ship me a custom size. For example, a 4'x8' sheet is $157 without shipping.

    Does anyone have any other recommendations?
     
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    Have you considered the brown wall board sold in the big box stores? Its not very thick, but you could put that over plywood and replace it when needed. I've used it and its held up well on a couple of projects. I think the last 4' x 4' that I got (and was all that I needed) was under $20... If not, you could also look at Grizzly Tools, they sell a hardwood (Beach or Maple) for about $150 and will stand up to just about anything....
     
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