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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3210 on: August 31, 2018, 09:43:38 pm »
I miss Radio Shack as well, although I do have some parts places here that are great resources. Radio Shack had some great hobbyist components though, like breadboards, enclosures and the like that parts distributers don't generally carry. I grew up in an electronics shop so we always had most anything lying around. I miss that even more.

One thing we had that I never thought twice about, were tons of gold plated pins you could use on a board to create a circuit. I didn't know until well into adulthood that they came from the Apollo program. There was a company in Iowa that played a part in the space program, and my dad got them from there as surplus. Had I have known, I would have kept some. I found out my brother has some though, so thankfully they aren't all gone.

On second look, it looks as if this relay does have a resistor. Still, no amperage rating though. My horn goes beep. That's all that matters, and I didn't have to wait days or weeks to fix it.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3211 on: September 01, 2018, 03:22:14 pm »
A resistor or a diode? Relays often have a diode in them to prevent the voltage spike in the coil when they are opened (un- powered) but I do not think I have ever seen one with a resistor. ??

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On second look, it looks as if this relay does have a resistor. Still, no amperage rating though. My horn goes beep. That's all that matters, and I didn't have to wait days or weeks to fix it.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3212 on: September 01, 2018, 08:22:09 pm »
A resistor or a diode? Relays often have a diode in them to prevent the voltage spike in the coil when they are opened (un- powered) but I do not think I have ever seen one with a resistor. ??

Brian

Resistor, they use both. The one Muph's supplies is a Song Chuan 871-1C-C-R1-U01-12VD. The "R1" is: R1 -- Coil parallel with 1/2W resistor for
 6V 1807, 12V 6807, 24V 27007 Here is the datasheet on the relay. https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/378/20098291912159610-3428.pdf

Not really necessary for a horn relay though.  I see though that, according to the diagram on the new relay, can't really call it a schematic, it seems to have the resistor. Stands to reason as it is used on car A/c which on most now are computer controlled.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3213 on: September 02, 2018, 09:55:32 am »
I'm sorry to hear that one of the heavy duty automotive type relays that Murph uses failed. Even though I know that being electro-mechanical devices (or even the completely electronic ones) there is a possibility of failure, still I was hoping that most would last the life of the bike. I have a lot of extra relays installed on mine and at least 7 of them came from radio shack. All of the Radio Shack ones are soldered to a board so no simple plug in replacement for those. Hopefully if I have a failure it also will be the one from Murph as it is (I think) the only extra relay I have on a plug in receptacle, unfortunately that one is the least used.  Fingers crossed.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3214 on: September 02, 2018, 03:33:08 pm »
I have a aftermarket horn with a relay that wad installed by the p.o.. On a trip this summer the thing started blasting on its own. It had been raining of and on so I assumed that wad causing the issues. I pulled the fuse. About a week later I decided to try it again. Worked well for a while and the would beep randomly. It has been good for a month now. Do you think this is a relay issue?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3215 on: September 02, 2018, 08:18:22 pm »
I have a aftermarket horn with a relay that wad installed by the p.o.. On a trip this summer the thing started blasting on its own. It had been raining of and on so I assumed that wad causing the issues. I pulled the fuse. About a week later I decided to try it again. Worked well for a while and the would beep randomly. It has been good for a month now. Do you think this is a relay issue?
Wayne

Could be.  And probably.  Rain wouldn't help, contaminated enough water could cause the relay to short closed.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3216 on: September 02, 2018, 10:47:46 pm »
Fork seals replaced and front brake pads also done.

Started a 4500Km road trip, and 250Km in, noticed a seal has popped. Luckily we I was back tracking on my trip, and arranged with my mechanic to sort it first thing Monday morning.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3217 on: September 04, 2018, 09:56:40 am »
I'm sorry to hear that one of the heavy duty automotive type relays that Murph uses failed. Even though I know that being electro-mechanical devices (or even the completely electronic ones) there is a possibility of failure

No big deal. Relays fail. This one was probably 7 years old.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3218 on: September 05, 2018, 07:59:32 pm »
Went to get groceries on my Concours tonight as it has ample luggage capacity. My girlfriend decided she wanted to ride it back so we switched bikes. She did a fine job riding it, made sure to go into every pothole on our way (there's a lot of them here). She wants to get more comfortable on it so we can do long trips together and I don't have to do all the work
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3219 on: September 06, 2018, 05:02:36 pm »
Went to get groceries on my Concours tonight as it has ample luggage capacity. My girlfriend decided she wanted to ride it back so we switched bikes. She did a fine job riding it, made sure to go into every pothole on our way (there's a lot of them here). She wants to get more comfortable on it so we can do long trips together and I don't have to do all the work
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3220 on: September 06, 2018, 05:23:15 pm »
Adjusted all the slack out of the throttle cables despite the free play mentioned in the directions. It didnt seem like there was a lot but it really helped with off idle snatch. Used to be bad. Big improvement and well worth the 10 minutes it took.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3221 on: September 06, 2018, 08:13:05 pm »
Adjusted all the slack out of the throttle cables despite the free play mentioned in the directions. It didnt seem like there was a lot but it really helped with off idle snatch. Used to be bad. Big improvement and well worth the 10 minutes it took.

I am always amazed at the difference tightening up the slack makes.  BTW- I am way overdue doing that myself, again.  If only I weren't so freaking lazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3222 on: September 08, 2018, 11:54:39 am »
Had he rear TPMS unit replaced under warranty.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3223 on: September 08, 2018, 12:23:06 pm »
Replaced the rear with Battlax T31 190 55/17. We will see how it goes.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3224 on: September 08, 2018, 04:45:42 pm »
Had he rear TPMS unit replaced under warranty.
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what year bike?

can you call, and ask them to give you the one they pulled out? please...!

try and get it back, we need these as 'donor experiment parts"

please, please, please.......

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