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    Re: V-strom build

    I think the alternator is 1 wire with integral regulator but if your keeping the stator you should upgrade to the series R/R

    Randy are you going to the peep show camp out... I may

    The exhaust set up looks very good hope it works for you

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    So how does it sound?
    stopped at RMS yesterday, waiting for a side cover gasket from suzuki, before they took it apart, they installed a new battery todiagnose the charging system, so they have heard it, I'm told it's loud, but probably passes the 92db level at idle for inspection and that it does not sound like a 1000cc twin, more like a 1000cc thumper

    when I get it back, I will take a sound video and post

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    Re: V-strom build

    a little louder than I had hoped, I somehow need to quiet it down 3db


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    Re: V-strom build

    That actually sounds really good! Little poppy, but good!

    If you want it quieter, maybe get a large washer with a 1" ID, weld a little piece of 1" tubing to it, and then weld it inside the exhaust tip as a small reducer. Shouldn't loose any power, and it'll give you back a little back-pressure as well as cut the DB's.

    I'm thinking it would look like this when done... only not as nice. Lol...


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    Re: V-strom build

    Coming home the sewing machine noise was ahead of the exhaust

    I was serious about the snuff or not

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    Coming home the sewing machine noise was ahead of the exhaust

    I was serious about the snuff or not
    I searchd for snuff or not on ebay, the one you picured is way more money than I want to spend, more than I paid for the exhaust and only 1-1 size, my pipe is 1 3/4 I found a reasonable price snuff or not for 2-2 size

    has given my idea, may the combination of a short downturned tailpipe, exhaust wrap and lower idle will get me the 3 db that I need to be legal

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    Re: V-strom build

    I never have that much traffic on my street, all my neighbors came home from work at exactly the same time neighbor across street's kid was having a tantrum, tire noise from traffic is as loud as my exhaust , and crickets, locust and other wildlife in background is making quite a racket as well. I may redo the video in a little more quiet time to get better sampling of exhaust sound
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny500 View Post
    That actually sounds really good! Little poppy, but good!
    sounds a lot better in video than in reality, it is easily as loud as aftermarket Harley, my urologist has told me my penis is shrinking, but not that much

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    Re: V-strom build

    just ordered a pair of these

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    Re: V-strom build

    legal @ 91db


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    Re: V-strom build

    emgo ?

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    Re: V-strom build

    getting ready for my next phase of my build

    trying to decide what way to go regarding auxiliary battery

    my current thoughts are

    a.
    multiple motocycle batteries in parallel take smallest space, do CCAs add up when you when you wire in parallel ?

    b.
    Type 51 Optima Yellow top, size for a Honda Fit, 450cca, narrow enuf, but kinda tall for the space

    c.
    other recomendations ? should I consider Lithium Ion ?

    my goal is to have as many CCAs as I need to start in -50f

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    Re: V-strom build

    Assuming thick wiring and a healthy starter solenoid batteries in parallel will have amperage added so more cold cranking

    I think car batteries will work but am concerned about if they are drained they may use so much charging current it would strain the
    regular charging system

    You might look into some marine / camper battery switches allowing you to take some off line or add them when needed. In an old mechanical world you could add batteries in series 24V to spin your starter. If dead cold this will spin it faster but MUST be isolated from modern electronics.

    Lastly lithium Ion grenades perform WORST in cold temperatures requiring a warm up etc before cold cranking power is available,

    The other concern is at some low voltage I think below 9V the electronic control system goes to sleep so won't start

    Also recommend a small hole so a tube from a can of starting fluid can be inserted into the airbox when needed

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    Re: V-strom build

    Remember Rich, that I am also installing a belt driven 60 amp one wire alternator, the auxiliary electrical system will be completely independent of the stock wiring with the exception of a trigger wire for a relay, I don't even think I will add a jump start switch, I will just carry a short set of custom made jumper cables

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    Re: V-strom build

    Fords did have an independent starter solenoid you could add to the starter system

    Or a battery switch and you could choose which system. I would think the 2 R/R might get confused with 2 generator sources

    Perhaps stock run electric clothing and accessories and 60 amp the bike

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    Re: V-strom build

    Congrats....you have the ugliest freakin' exhaust I have ever seen! I hope you were going for that?

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    Re: V-strom build

    We strommers award function over form, I did recommend a look at emgo though

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricklidz View Post
    Congrats....you have the ugliest freakin' exhaust I have ever seen! I hope you were going for that?
    thanks, I'm going for another one ot these


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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    Fords did have an independent starter solenoid you could add to the starter system

    Or a battery switch and you could choose which system. I would think the 2 R/R might get confused with 2 generator sources

    Perhaps stock run electric clothing and accessories and 60 amp the bike
    Yes, I have been contemplating using a Ford starter relay as my primary power switch and possibly a second for a connection to the main bike wire harness in event of yet another oem charging system failure

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricklidz View Post
    Congrats....you have the ugliest freakin' exhaust I have ever seen! I hope you were going for that?
    You've never met Randy?

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    Yes, I have been contemplating using a Ford starter relay as my primary power switch and possibly a second for a connection to the main bike wire harness in event of yet another oem charging system failure
    its not rated for continuous duty

    get a cole heresy continuous duty solenoid

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    Yes sarter duty don't know if coil overheats
    regular auto relays can be found up to 40 amps

    Amazon.com: automotive relay

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    Re: V-strom build

    Probably would of been cheaper to strap one of these on the back of the bike and just fire it up whenever the extra power is necessary.

    Honda EU1000i Model Info | Super Quiet 1000 Watt Inverter Generator | Honda Generators

    Really.

    Wire in a battery charger, DC converter, microwave, stage lighting, space heater, coolant/block heater etc.

    You think I'm kidding, but if you make a mount to attach it to one of your two racks in the back, then you'd be able to run it all winter and take it off in the summer. Plus you'll be able to move it to your next bike that you buy.

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Probably would of been cheaper.
    hardly, and I am paying a local fabrication shop to machine parts and my dealer to install them, I expect total outlay to be about half the cost of that inverter

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