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halbritt wrote:... I'm assuming that your speedo is in km/h (got it up to 140?)
Yes...and you have to knock off some of that
as the front wheel is smaller

and you were in 3rd gear?
Nope. Second.
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hi octane ............... what happened to your AVON VENOM's?
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halbritt wrote:One would assume that soldered connectors would be ideal, but it turns out that they aren't. At least as far as I know, the aerospace industry uses mechanical connectors (crimped lugs) as soldered connections tend to break under vibration...
That depends on the applicaton. The wiring harnesses used for the Shuttle and the Space Station are all terminated in couplers. On most cases, the pins in the couplers are first double crimped, then soldered, then additional layers of wire support similar to shrink wrap is placed along the wire, then it's potted into the connector, and then a jacket is placed on the entire harness.

The wire support layers are really key. For homebuilt stuff, two layers of tapered shrinkwrap over crimped and then soldered connections is almost overkill.
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modernbeat wrote:
halbritt wrote:One would assume that soldered connectors would be ideal, but it turns out that they aren't. At least as far as I know, the aerospace industry uses mechanical connectors (crimped lugs) as soldered connections tend to break under vibration...
That depends on the applicaton. The wiring harnesses used for the Shuttle and the Space Station are all terminated in couplers. On most cases, the pins in the couplers are first double crimped, then soldered, then additional layers of wire support similar to shrink wrap is placed along the wire, then it's potted into the connector, and then a jacket is placed on the entire harness.

The wire support layers are really key. For homebuilt stuff, two layers of tapered shrinkwrap over crimped and then soldered connections is almost overkill.
27 years I worked on Helicopters as an Aviation Electronics Tech for the US Navy. To attach 2 wires together a crimp connection was considered a "temporary repair" to meet the flight schedule. At the end of the day you would cut out the crimp splice and do a solder repair. A good solder connection cleaned with a bit of Alcohol ( to remove flux residue) then a layer of heat shrink was considered a permanent repair.
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Apparently, there's no right answer, but there are staunch proponents on either side of the fence. I suppose as is often the case, it comes down the the skill of the person doing the connection. Here's an article on the topic:

http://www.virginiawind.com/tips/060801_01.asp
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octane wrote:
halbritt wrote:... I'm assuming that your speedo is in km/h (got it up to 140?)
Yes...and you have to knock off some of that
as the front wheel is smaller

and you were in 3rd gear?
Nope. Second.
I thought it might have been second, but I had difficulty believing it. It looks like you wound it out over 10k rpm?
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halbritt wrote:....

I thought it might have been second, but I had difficulty believing it. It looks like you wound it out over 10k rpm?
Yep. As I said ; the rev-counter lags behind,
so I just don't know that it's at 10500 rpm
till it's too darn late .-(

...besides I just do not have the attention-capacity
to check the rev-counter all the time.
I'm too busy desperately clinging to the handlebars,
hanging on to dear life
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Even as distorted as the dash-cam is, you can still hear the sweet whining of the supercharger... I hereby suggest we change Lars' status from exhalted guru to Dhalai Llama!
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Hey Lars, I do like the seat you finally put on there....

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Can you tell me what kind it is and where to get one?

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Hey Lars, I do like the seat you finally put on there...
Can you tell me what kind it is and where to get one?
Hi Barry
it from a new Triumph Speed Triple.
Got it off Ebay.
It's a lot more confortable than it looks.

There's more about it and how it was modified here
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glforever_v2.0 wrote:Even as distorted as the dash-cam is, you can still hear the sweet whining of the supercharger..
No. It's me whining in fear and terror

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Octane, thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do to help out us mortals.

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THANKS a lot Steve !

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Yeah...I like it!
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I'll put it on right now.
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Design revision, ala NGW P.B.

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My pleasure, Octane.

But, like the NGW Project Bike this one had to be tweaked.

I had to round out the wheels and make them the same size.

Like you, I sometimes worry about things like ... is anal-retentive supposed to be hyphenated ... or is anal retentive just two words?

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By-the-way, I loved this thread! Thanks again.
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octane wrote:(Z and Bart; we covered that in the other thread, right?!)





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Just ordered a set of these



same as these on Menkelwings


at only 120 US$ for a set....that really isn't too bad .-)
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