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Royalista

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2013, 09:23:38 PM »
Just galvanized
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Jack Leis

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2013, 11:11:30 PM »
I like to ride my G5 until it HERTZ !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2013, 11:15:28 PM »
Make a sine or some kind of wave as you head by on your way to DC
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میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں


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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2013, 11:23:59 PM »
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2013, 11:26:15 PM »
My wife thinks this topic has become revolting .
Now, I'll have to conductor back down the hall from whence she came.
Maybe showing her  one of the new farad's showing the photo of the RE Cafe will help?

If this topic doesn't get back on line I don't know watt  we'll have to do.
Go ohm  I guess.  No, wait, I'm already ohm,  sitting in my darkened room shining my electrolyte around to see with.  :)

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Jack Leis

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2013, 11:28:17 PM »
  Well then concider it rectified !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2013, 12:03:07 AM »
I couldn't resist but to make another comment.

I'm trying to fuse together some witty lines to say but i think my conduct might lead one to believe I know a lot of witty things to say.  Common wisdom states I should resist any further things lest I be viewed as one with  high capacitance to make up such things.
We best switch back on topic lest we get grounded by the powers that run this board and get charged and have to face a circuit judge.
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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2013, 12:54:20 AM »
 After my 200 mile ride today, My Joules hurt !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2013, 01:21:56 AM »
OK, serious followup now:

Tonight I installed the USB power ports I mentioned up-thread, and mounted the unit on the handlebars.

The installation was not actually that difficult (I did see a couple of orange sparks at one point on the negative battery terminal, but I'm a big boy). Except, two things:

(1) On the negative terminal of my battery, the wire doesn't screw into the post. The inner (cubical) housing of the post, where the threaded holes are that grab the screw, is missing. So the screw on the end of the wire assembly basically just flops loosely through the big outer hole on the post, and is held in place by the pressure of the rubber cap and the tight seat of the battery against the back of the housing. Because the battery seats so tight, the connection is fine (in fact I wasn't aware of this until just now, and I've ridden almost 2000 miles). Do I need to fix it, or can I leave it the way it is?

(2) Routing the wiring is a pain. Why do they give you so much damn wire?  I ran it under the gas tank (above the engine), cable-tying it to the wiring that was already in there (to keep it off the top of the engine), threaded it through to the underseat area, then clumped up the excess into a cable-tied packet under the seat just rearward of the battery.

But power is flowing to the bike, and power is flowing to the accessory, so as best I can tell, I did it right. And now I'm not scared of batteries anymore.

Rich

 

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2013, 01:37:49 AM »
.................the wire assembly basically just flops loosely through the big outer hole on the post, and is held in place by the pressure of the rubber cap and the tight seat of the battery against the back of the housing. Because the battery seats so tight, the connection is fine (in fact I wasn't aware of this until just now, and I've ridden almost 2000 miles). Do I need to fix it...I'm not scared of batteries anymore.

Yes, fix it or get stranded.

Congrats on overcoming your justified fear of stored energy.

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Rich Mintz

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2013, 01:56:03 AM »
Gremlin, that's what I expected you'd say (not just you, but all of you).

There may be an aperture on the outside of the (cube-shaped) post that's large enough to fit a bolt into. I would use that bolt to hold the screw that's currently flopping loosely through the hole into the interior of the post. But that would involve sticking my fingers (or poorly insulated, awkward tools) in or near a live battery terminal for an extended period and fiddling, and I'm not thrilled with that.

If that's impossible or unwise, can I get a small steel clamp of some kind that holds the negative wire onto the terminal?

If not, it seems to me that I have to buy a new battery. Do you agree?

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2013, 02:03:09 AM »
Wait, I'm stupid. I may be able to thread a longer bolt through two opposite holes on the post and use a large nut to hold it permanently secured, then bolt the negative terminal wire to that with a second nut. It depends whether the ergonomics work (it's a tight space and the uninsulated overhang of the bolt will be connected to a live battery!) and may not be worth the enormous pain in the ass to make it happen.

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2013, 02:17:13 AM »
I'd hate to short a tool from the negative terminal of a battery to a negative grounded frame... That would be frighteningly uneventful.
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Jack Leis

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2013, 03:04:28 AM »
Desi, I believe its OPEN SEASON.
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack