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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:13 AM
    nd4spdbh

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    Damnit those lil SSC1 LED pods are BITCHIN looking. I didnt need to see those.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:14 AM
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    Which Lithium batt did it come with? My NOCO lithium on my tenere stone cold cranks the bike (which is a notorious hard on battery slow cranker) WAAAAAAAY better than the standard lead battery that it came with.
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:15 AM
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    Do it! I’ve got the SSC2s and love them, you can’t go wrong!

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    I’m not sure, need to pop off the cover to check!
     
  5. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:36 AM
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    In above freezing temperatures all of my LiFePo4 batteries can crank MUCH harder than any of the lead acid's that were in there before have. The f800gs has it's battery up high under a faux tank, so the ten pound or so difference up that high was noticeable. Despite cold weather drawbacks I don't see myself ever going back to standard lead acid.
     
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  6. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:40 AM
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    I think you might be the first rider I've ever seen make a statement like that. Cold weather starting is what's kept me from going to that type of battery. I rode in this morning in 24 degrees and it's below 40 now while my bike has been sitting outside in it all day.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:46 AM
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    just a couple of things tbh
    ive always enjoyed his build channels and his reviews but i also knew to not fully take his review as the best one. id always watch others or read others to see what people truly thought about it but to be fair he does decently well. when did Brian leave? i havent watched any motorcycle stuff or well anything on youtube in a long time!
    at least you can go that far! lol
    man no thanks lol my bike takes like 20mins to start when its that cold out lmao damn cold blooded turd!
     
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  8. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:47 AM
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    Once I knew how it behaves and how to warm up the battery properly, it hasn't been an issue. Like an old pumper that you need to throttle three times, find TDC, then three kicks or whatever, just a quirk of the battery and a new starting procedure IMHO. I had one time, before I really knew what to do, that I gave up trying to start it after about 15 minutes, then did some deeper dives and learned more and it's been solid since.

    Bump starting still works great no matter the temperature, too. Especially now that I no longer have a rekluse on that bike :rofl:
     
  9. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:49 AM
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    I wouldn't count on a 300 mile range. FJR tank is listed as 6.6 gallons and on my 2007 I once managed to dribble in 6.51 or something incredibly close to that after having my low fuel light blink at me for 76 miles. Figure out your "real world" mileage based upon your usage and work from there to determine a "safe" range per tank.
     
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  10. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:52 AM
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    The FJR is listed at 642 lbs. before I put all my stuff on it and sometimes I'm the last one here at work other than our receptionist. I don't think she'd be a lot of help push starting me......
     
  11. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:54 AM
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    Yeah, so far I’ve been filling about 4.8 gallons, and honestly i’m fine with that, probably better for the fuel pump that way anyways.
     
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    Just park at the top of a hill ;)

    Sidebar: I feel SO cool when I can stand, pop forward off the center stand, and bump start and drive off all in the same motion. I should do that again, haven't done that in a while.
     
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  13. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:58 AM
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    I used to park my RX7 at the top of the parking garage to bump start it coming home from work. :D
     
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    just a couple of things tbh
    rx7 you say?
     
  15. Dec 14, 2023 at 11:28 AM
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    It was an ‘85 GSL-SE. Kind of a bucket but was a fun car. Here it is next to my Yamaha WR250X!

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  17. Dec 14, 2023 at 12:21 PM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    looks sick to me! and way cleaner then most out here lmao

    havent seen a wr250x in a looong time!
     
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  18. Dec 14, 2023 at 6:35 PM
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    Here’s where I ended up after half an hour searching for pipe clamp light mount things that ended up being too small and half an hour of figuring out another placement. Sometimes easiest solution is the best. I’m just going to use the bolt where the center portion of my crash bars meets the outer portions to mount the lights.

    The mounting placement:
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    The “backlight” option (seems to only be a few watts?), which is amber not yellow which surprised me:
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    And the full bright yellow:

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    Oh, and I removed the yellow lamin-x off my DRL on the headlight. The main beam is actually the smaller portion on the right side, but doesn't come on until the engines running. Outside left is DRL, inside left is high beam.
     
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  19. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:36 PM
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    Honestly that mounting method/placement looks great. I like the look of the amber backlight, but I was thinking about it and I don't think my idea of using it as a turn signal would work, unless you get a relay that can turn the main light off when the blinker is on, or something.

    Either way, I'm too lazy to do that. Maybe I'll wire up the duck instead. :D
     
  20. Dec 15, 2023 at 3:24 AM
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    I'd say that's exactly the right spot to mount those. Some protection offered by the crash bars, good location for conspicuity and light, should offer a nice field of view when in use. Win-win to me.
     

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