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Changing from shaft drive to chain drive on 650 v
I was recently asked to make a video on converting a motorcycle from shaft to chain drive, so here we go! In general I do not recommend doing a motorcycle drive shaft to chain conversion, or a motorcycle chain to drive shaft conversion for that matter. In most cases it will cost a lot more money and be more trouble than it is worth, and it is a better idea to simply buy a chain drive motorcycle or shaft drive motorcycle accordingly! Contact: Message via Youtube -or- Email [email protected]
on Nov 25, 2020
What are the tyre pressures for a 2000 Shadow Ace
Like the spark plug gap, the tyre pressure settings often vary slightly when there is a departure from the original fitment and the tyre manufacturer's application chart should be consulted with a suitable adjustment for sustained high speed riding, load carrying, passenger carrying...
on Nov 20, 2020
I found my positive battery cable loose, so i tightening it but I left the bike running while doing so. In the process of tightening it I shorted it to the frame. It shut off and will not fire now. What have I done to my bike?
Your experience is the reason for the rules taught to every apprentice - don't muck about with the battery terminals with a running engine and always fit the ground terminal last and remove it first when connecting/disconnecting the battery.
As a young fellow I managed to short the positive terminal to ground with my steel watch strap. Onlookers must have thought me crazy as I danced around trying to rid myself of a red-hot watch. I learned my lesson the hard way.
You probably caused a voltage surge - shorting the positive terminal would have made the voltage seen by the regulator go down like a stone and the regulator would try and compensate so when the wrench or whatever stopped shorting it there would be a momentary surge until the regulator regained control. As the engine was only idling the surge wouldn't be huge but it would seem it was enough to damage some semiconductors.
A car 12 volt alternator under the same condition with the engine running at fast idle can produce a surge of around 80 volts - enough to wipe out every semiconductor on the vehicle and render it economically unviable to repair.
Your insurer might help...
on Nov 08, 2020
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