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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #210 on: January 26, 2017, 07:14:48 pm »
Was it also a diesel? Need battery for spark....

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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #211 on: January 26, 2017, 07:25:32 pm »
Was it also a diesel? Need battery for spark....



Tell that to every pushmower or kickstart-only dirtbike.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #212 on: January 26, 2017, 08:24:31 pm »
Tell that to every pushmower or kickstart-only dirtbike.

I told my pushmower, but it just sat there and looked at me like I was the idiot in the room.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #213 on: January 31, 2017, 09:58:50 pm »
In a rare penny-pinching moment I attempted to just refill the battery cells with distilled water. I think I overfilled one and can't really tell where the others are at. Whatever, that's stupid and this is 2017. Lithium battery it is.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #214 on: February 04, 2017, 03:47:26 pm »
In a rare penny-pinching moment I attempted to just refill the battery cells with distilled water. I think I overfilled one and can't really tell where the others are at. Whatever, that's stupid and this is 2017. Lithium battery it is.

Spent too much on the El Camino today and it's 55F and I want to ride, so I went to PetSmart and got a syringe and got the water level corrected. Should do for a while. $5 instead of $140.

edit: just kidding it's dead. Drops to 8v when it's hooked up to the bike. Barely got 3 seconds of cranking out of it and doesn't even seem to have enough juice to provide spark for a kickstart.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #215 on: February 06, 2017, 12:39:25 pm »
Lithium battery mang.

Is so light.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #216 on: February 07, 2017, 04:06:09 pm »
Happy?

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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #217 on: February 07, 2017, 04:16:36 pm »
Yeeeee


You going to do the swingarm mount?
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #218 on: February 07, 2017, 04:22:27 pm »
Not right now. I'm not ready to commit to the open triangle, which involves re-wiring and cutting tabs/mounts off permanently. I'll just stick it in the stock location for now and leave the side covers on.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #219 on: February 07, 2017, 04:28:47 pm »
Yeeeee


You going to do the swingarm mount?

For the battery? :confused:
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #220 on: February 07, 2017, 05:52:08 pm »
"On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high." - Ayrton Senna

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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #221 on: February 07, 2017, 05:57:35 pm »
For the battery? :confused:

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You guise could use some help reading, huh?

I could do Lithium and move it to the swing arm. Then I'd be one step closer to dat clean triangle.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #222 on: February 07, 2017, 05:59:24 pm »
What is happen?
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #223 on: February 07, 2017, 06:20:57 pm »
With this tiny thing, it might  be easier to build a box to have it sit sideways under the seat. Said box could also store paperwork and an extra fuse.

That's a ways off, however. Need to get started on the brake swap next.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #224 on: February 07, 2017, 06:58:44 pm »
Inverted forks + brakes?
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #225 on: February 07, 2017, 08:02:25 pm »
Stock forks + CBR1100RR rotor, Kawasaki 2 piston caliper
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #226 on: February 11, 2017, 02:07:33 pm »
DCC has a mild set of Clubman bars that I may order. It'll bring the bar lower, but not as low as most Clubmans which emulate clip-ons. This seems like the best option because I won't have to change the headlight brackets or worry about rearsets.

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/7-8-inch-gloss-black-cafe-clubman-handlebars.html

I'll also get some mini gauges.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #227 on: February 12, 2017, 01:25:41 am »
BTW here's the battery in the old box. Took a few layers of foam to get a tight fit. Can turn it upside like a DQ Blizzard and it won't budge. I was worried because the terminals are level with the strap that ties the box down to the frame, but it's a rubber strap and I also have a rubber boot over the positive terminal. Hopefully should be fine.

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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #228 on: February 14, 2017, 11:03:31 am »
Insurance renewal was emailed to me today. It dropped a whole $1.50/month!

When you only pay pennies a month it can't be discounted very much. :lol:
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