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Friday, December 31, 2010

Spotlight bar wiring

Okay here's how my spotlights were wired and working before the rebuild, but they haven't been working since the rebuild.

There's power with ACC circuit under the tank and power to the switch, it's lighting up.

So I either goofed the connections at the relay or the relay quit on me. I'll have to open the headlight bucket and see what is going on. Here's the relay.
Yep, I wired the connections backwards. Now everything is good to go.

Sidestand Switch and Starting on a Vulcan 1500

I am so freaking tired of everyone saying check for a dirty sidestand switch when a 1500 won't start. That switch in connected to the run circuit not the start circuit on the 1500's.

I goofed a bit and said neutral switch when I meant sidestand switch, but I corrected it in my video.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Four years and a few summers at the top engineering school in the nation and I get to do things like this for a living.

Yes that is tape and posterboard so no one will stick his/her finger past the side guards and get hurt by the exposed spinning arbor.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Red Rock Shakedown

Time to add air to the tires and get the electric glove plug out.

Dang! I haven't even put this thing on the street yet and I scratch the fender with the seat digging the plug out.

Twenty miles later in Tuttle. I crossed the Chishlom Trail.

Tuttle's VFW is well armed, too.

Wind farms around Tuttle and Minco. I don't know why they weren't all spinning fast today.

Gas and coffee(or at least warm brown water) at Hinton.

Red Rock Canyon, watering hole on the California Trail. I wish I had a helmet cam video of the descent for folks that haven't been there before.

Sun sinking over the canyon wall.

The east wall.

Here's a close-up of that tree. I thought the roots were cool.
Polish and pose.

I burnt down the interstate coming home. Oklahoma wind and roads are terrible.
Almost Home. Here's how windy it was. Look at the size of that flag and it's straight out.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010