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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #645 on: February 05, 2015, 01:09:00 pm »
I often promise myself that the next time I have some covers off, that I'll redo the Rostra wiring and make it neater...then when the covers are off I take a look at it and say....nahhh maybe next time. That big plastic cover is hiding a rat's nest on my bike as well, and it's much worse now than that photo shows, because I've installed additional wiring for lighting. To ease my guilt of not correcting the wiring mess I did install a lot of labels so that I at least had a chance of success should I actually go in there again and fix it nice and neat. Maybe when I do the next air cleaner change this spring?....nahhh maybe the time after that. ::)


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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #646 on: February 05, 2015, 04:29:17 pm »
I often promise myself that the next time I have some covers off, that I'll redo the Rostra wiring and make it neater...then when the covers are off I take a look at it and say....nahhh maybe next time. That big plastic cover is hiding a rat's nest on my bike as well, and it's much worse now than that photo shows, because I've installed additional wiring for lighting. To ease my guilt of not correcting the wiring mess I did install a lot of labels so that I at least had a chance of success should I actually go in there again and fix it nice and neat. Maybe when I do the next air cleaner change this spring?....nahhh maybe the time after that. ::)

What, there's wires under the tank and tupperware.  I refuse to look, and I believe anything under there is doing fine.....tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #647 on: February 05, 2015, 07:20:40 pm »
 
What, there's wires under the tank and tupperware.  I refuse to look, and I believe anything under there is doing fine.....tp


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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #648 on: February 05, 2015, 09:00:23 pm »
 

 :rotflmao: I like the way you think!

Me too.... I am embarrassed by some of my wiring.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #649 on: February 07, 2015, 07:37:32 am »
Good morning Gents, Yesterday was a 400 mile ride. Note to self.... Stay away from Florida West coast during Snowbird season. The Rostra CC worked flawlessly. Well spent time and money for this.

Well now since Brian mentioned pics, I just happen to have a couple of my install. The pic of the Rostra was before completion. The wiring is cleaned up better now.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #650 on: February 07, 2015, 08:42:29 am »
Thanks for sharing.  I like the pink hair doo daah on the left grip.   Adds a touch of personalization to the bike... ;D ;D 8) tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #651 on: February 07, 2015, 09:44:14 am »
I really, really like the part where you say the wiring is cleaned up better now.  :rotflmao:  I gotta' tell you, compared to the average install, that thing is NASA grade.... before you 'cleaned it up'. You should see mine....  :-[   When I was finished, I took all the excess wire and connectors, folded them into a 'buss bar' looking thing and taped over the whole thing. Looks like a harness that would run the space shuttle.  Now in my own defense, there was a lot of tinkering / changing going on 'cause I was doing that install from the ground up, first time, and I had to determine a lot of the settings through calculation and testing so I was in an out (Easy Boys!) of the wiring for a few weeks. Of course, that is probably offset by the fact that I have now had maybe 7 years to go back and streamline things a bit....

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Good morning Gents, Yesterday was a 400 mile ride. Note to self.... Stay away from Florida West coast during Snowbird season. The Rostra CC worked flawlessly. Well spent time and money for this.

Well now since Brian mentioned pics, I just happen to have a couple of my install. The pic of the Rostra was before completion. The wiring is cleaned up better now.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #652 on: February 07, 2015, 10:24:51 am »
Thanks for your kind words Gents.

Here is a pic of the remote garage door button that I made months ago. It is out of site  and readily accessible under the center plastic tank cover thingy.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #653 on: February 07, 2015, 10:39:24 am »
Nicole, you are just too much, something I greatly appreciate. 

Getting ready to ride half way across Houston to attend a mandatory work meeting.  At least I am being paid to be there...Great weekend to all... tomp

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #654 on: February 07, 2015, 11:05:53 am »
Enjoy your ride and be safe!

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #655 on: February 07, 2015, 11:22:43 am »
The wiring is cleaned up better now.

Yeah, mine too.


sailor_chic, it looks like you were working on an air horn too? (Stebel Nautilus?) I see the compressor and it looks like an intake hose going to somewhere (air filter?) but nothing on the air output side as I can see. A work in progress?

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #656 on: February 07, 2015, 12:02:20 pm »
Yeah, I noticed that too but I <think> it is the compressor of a Stebel and the tubing is the output. It should be going to the actual horn part of the device, which I assume is somewhere pointed forward on the bike. ??

Not speaking for Nicole, I just wanted to guess.... :-)

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Yeah, mine too.


sailor_chic, it looks like you were working on an air horn too? (Stebel Nautilus?) I see the compressor and it looks like an intake hose going to somewhere (air filter?) but nothing on the air output side as I can see. A work in progress?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #657 on: February 07, 2015, 01:48:25 pm »
Yeah, I noticed that too but I <think> it is the compressor of a Stebel and the tubing is the output. It should be going to the actual horn part of the device, which I assume is somewhere pointed forward on the bike. ??

Not speaking for Nicole, I just wanted to guess.... :-)

Brian

I suppose it could be possible that she found a way to make the horn work by sucking (easy boys and girl) instead of blowing (repeat last paren), but I don't think so.
I'm pretty sure the long black plastic going down the side is the air intake and the down facing gray...er... protrusion (I almost called it a tea..nevermind)  at the upper left of the compressor is the air outlet. Regardless, it looks like she ran a nice stout wire to the compressor, so it should really blow (oh I give up  ::)).

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #658 on: February 07, 2015, 01:58:12 pm »
I believe the silver cylinder IS the compressor, and the discharge port (Easy Marty!) is at the top / left, where the vinyl hose attaches and then leaves the area, I assume, to connect with the horn part.

Hopefully Nicole will be along shortly to tell us how her plumbing really works....

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I suppose it could be possible that she found a way to make the horn work by sucking (easy boys and girl) instead of blowing (repeat last paren), but I don't think so.
I'm pretty sure the long black plastic going down the side is the air intake and the down facing gray...er... protrusion (I almost called it a tea..nevermind)  at the upper left of the compressor is the air outlet. Regardless, it looks like she ran a nice stout wire to the compressor, so it should really blow (oh I give up  ::)).
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #659 on: February 07, 2015, 03:18:41 pm »
I believe the silver cylinder IS the compressor (<--1), and the discharge port (Easy Marty!) is at the top / left (<--2), where the vinyl hose attaches (<--3) and then leaves the area, I assume, to connect with the horn part.

Hopefully Nicole will be along shortly to tell us how her plumbing really works.... (<--4)

Brian



1 & 2 (and hopefully 4 {Oh Brian, really?  ::)  :P}) are correct...but (look closer) I see 3 as connected to the bottom of the long black vertical plastic channel/tube going up the side of the compressor to the intake port and nothing attached to the outlet (2).  No?