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On 5/29/2021 at 12:29 PM, canthai55 said:

Changed the front brake rotor due to warping on my CRF

CB500X - 1700 THB

Can't one just turn/true a rotor on a lathe.?

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So the last couple of weeks I've de-termited the place and contents, ripped all the old inner walls out and replaced with weather proof gypsum, siliconed (7 tubes of the stuff!) every joint and had a

Today rode 250km to a vintage bike meeting, but currently working on my NSR150SP after it seized a couple of months ago.

Another trip to Bikers for shiny bits and bobs that nobody will ever notice except me

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8 minutes ago, papa al said:

ran ceeber over to shop last week &

had them stick in a couple them LED lamps

 

Did the  Honda CBR already have  headlight relays ?

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1 hour ago, papa al said:

Can't one just turn/true a rotor on a lathe.?

Works OK for a car - a bike rotor is thin.

If it is bent enuf to wobble, it would be paper thin when true again

New one only 1600 THB

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Bit cooler air yesterday had to have blast out and it turned out nearly totality a round trip 20 miles (32k) there by one route to a friends place, 1 beer and 20.5 miles back by another route.

Disappointed by one strip of nice road with many pot holes cause after resent heavy rain.

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10 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

one strip of nice road

Can't wait to get back in Malaysia and ride on their roads.

Best I have ever been on anywhere in the world.

Not been on the autobahn tho'

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1 minute ago, canthai55 said:

Can't wait to get back in Malaysia and ride on their roads.

Best I have ever been on anywhere in the world.

Not been on the autobahn tho'

Would luv to do that in mind but the body doesn't follow this days.

 

Some of roads built here stay good there's many road that are enjoyable going North to CM from Suk.

It's sad many are built badly and don't last.

I'll ride for 1.5 hrs to 2 hours and have a break then go on but not much more than 4 hours a day for these old biker bones.

 

Look forward for this pandemic to go so I can go on 3 to 4 day ride outs staying at many different types of G/H's. 👍

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2 hours ago, johng said:

 

Did the  Honda CBR already have  headlight relays ?

They didn't do any relay stuff.

Lust changed the lamps.

Full illumination at low or zero rpm.

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Took Lifan in for LED headlamp upgrade.

They needed to change out the whole lens thingy.

Was also having intermittent green neutral annunciation light.

He fixed the switch on the tranny.

B480.

Will take KTM Duke in for lamp upgrade soonish.

😉

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5 hours ago, papa al said:

Full illumination at low or zero rpm.

So that means it has relays already   if the lights light at zero RPM 😋

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On 5/31/2021 at 12:37 PM, papa al said:

They didn't do any relay stuff.

Lust changed the lamps.

Full illumination at low or zero rpm.

So for LED I can just change my 2 Blade bulbs which the same as the 3 pin ordinary car headlight bulbs to the H4 LED bulbs that you can buy on-line at Lazada. ?

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19 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

So for LED I can just change my 2 Blade bulbs which the same as the 3 pin ordinary car headlight bulbs to the H4 LED bulbs that you can buy on-line at Lazada. ?

No one will stop you.

 

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On 5/31/2021 at 5:58 PM, johng said:

So that means it has relays already   if the lights light at zero RPM 😋

Relays unnecessary for the low current draw of LED lamps.

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11 minutes ago, papa al said:

No one will stop you.

😂  OK then I guess for the sake of 170 baht I'll find out. 

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17 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

So for LED I can just change my 2 Blade bulbs which the same as the 3 pin ordinary car headlight bulbs to the H4 LED bulbs that you can buy on-line at Lazada. ?

 

You may come across a common problem  of flickering at low RPM's  if the LED's are not driven  by 12v DC direct from a battery     I encountered this  when I fitted an LED  bulb in direct replacement of a filament bulb   to my Suzuki Raider   it did not  have relays fitted  so draws power directly from the flywheel generator and regulator/rectifier  which obviously doesn't do such a good job of rectifying the 3 phase  to a single phase DC  stable voltage   the battery and filament bulbs don't seem to care  much  but LED bulbs are a bit more fussy.

 

 

 

a wiring diagram  to fix "the problem"  

 

HeadlightRelayWiringDiagram.jpg.dcb6d18ad8b7654abac0f6d523430e4d.jpg

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2 hours ago, johng said:

 

You may come across a common problem  of flickering at low RPM's  if the LED's are not driven  by 12v DC direct from a battery     I encountered this  when I fitted an LED  bulb in direct replacement of a filament bulb   to my Suzuki Raider   it did not  have relays fitted  so draws power directly from the flywheel generator and regulator/rectifier  which obviously doesn't do such a good job of rectifying the 3 phase  to a single phase DC  stable voltage   the battery and filament bulbs don't seem to care  much  but LED bulbs are a bit more fussy.

 

 

 

a wiring diagram  to fix "the problem"  

 

HeadlightRelayWiringDiagram.jpg.dcb6d18ad8b7654abac0f6d523430e4d.jpg

Thanks for reply.

My bikes lights come on as soon as ignition is turned on so my twin headlights are powered direct from battery.

The main reason for change is LED's I'm told don't run hot whereas my ordinarily 80/90 ones give off a lot of heat.

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3 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

The main reason for change is LED's

1.  brighter than incandescent

2. less current / amp.

3. longevty

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3 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

The main reason for change is LED's I'm told don't run hot

 

They run much cooler  than filament or halogen

 

 

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27 minutes ago, papa al said:

1.  brighter than incandescent

2. less current / amp.

3. longevty

What about heat, my bikes reflecter housings get quite hot to touch inside the front fairing. 

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26 minutes ago, johng said:

 

They run much cooler  than filament or halogen

 

 

Thanks was asking that question. 😂

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6 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

What about heat, my bikes reflecter housings get quite hot to touch inside the front fairing. 

4. efficiency/ less heat

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On 5/31/2021 at 9:26 AM, papa al said:

While open, had them install new air & fuel filter,

& new rubber fuel lines.

Well she has been running spotty since.

Had to call for pick-up when she died on the road today.

Turns out the rubber fuel line was installed with a kink in it.

All sorted at B500 incl pick-up.

Running super-duper again.

 

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3 hours ago, papa al said:

Well she has been running spotty since.

Had to call for pick-up when she died on the road today.

Turns out the rubber fuel line was installed with a kink in it.

All sorted at B500 incl pick-up.

Running super-duper again.

 

Reinforced proper rubber fuel line is available and ethanol resistance. 

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14 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

proper

Few confuse papa with a proper person.

5 5.

Anywho, checking tires: 

Rear:  plenty rubber, mfg 2 y/a.

√. Okay.

Front:  1/2-rubber, mfg 7+y/a; many fine checks.

Yikes! . Nokay.

I thinks that's an 80/90-17.

So up to iMoto today.

Take some spare balance beads/Dynabeads.

[10/10 product.]

Hoping to take ceeber on a northwest-northern ride

from NongKaI 

when things settle down.

Overnight train Korat==>NK.?

Maybe try 600km. MHS loop

all in one night.

Crazy right.?

😝

 

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1 hour ago, papa al said:

Few confuse papa with a proper person.

5 5.

Anywho, checking tires: 

Rear:  plenty rubber, mfg 2 y/a.

√. Okay.

Front:  1/2-rubber, mfg 7+y/a; many fine checks.

Yikes! . Nokay.

I thinks that's an 80/90-17.

So up to iMoto today.

Take some spare balance beads/Dynabeads.

[10/10 product.]

Hoping to take ceeber on a northwest-northern ride

from NongKaI 

when things settle down.

Overnight train Korat==>NK.?

Maybe try 600km. MHS loop

all in one night.

Crazy right.? 😝

80/90 Deestone tyre good. 

Balance manual OK. 

 

We would ride from (Korat) Nahkon Ratchasima to Khon Kaen then to Nong Khai. 

Nong Khai to CM is hard work but can go by way of Loei then Nan then Phayao then CM. 

CM to Pai then to Mae Hong Son then Mae Sariang then CM or Lampang. 

 

I look forward to dancing with the devil again on our bike rides.

We ride for about 1•5 hrs, Pit-stop small can Chang and snack another 1• 5 hrs or so, another small of Chang then go look for Guest House/Resort whatever, I look forward to it again when this dam covid has gone. 👍

 

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4 hours ago, papa al said:

 

I thinks that's an 80/90-17.

So up to iMoto today.

Mich 'Street Pilot' no longer available.

So ordered 'Street Pilot 2'.

B1000.

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2 hours ago, papa al said:

Mich 'Street Pilot' no longer available.

So ordered 'Street Pilot 2'.

B1000.

Up to you and all good you can enter MotoGP. 😂

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