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Re: Any electronic engineers amongst us?

#76 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:11 am

The straight idiot lights with curved tacho doesn't really work for me. Maybe the arced segments should be concentric to the centre of the ignition switch?

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#77 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:53 am

Like this?
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#78 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:10 am

That looks much better to my eyes

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Re: Any electronic engineers amongst us?

#79 PostAuthor: Gus » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:32 pm

looks good to me but I would put the ign equidistant between the left indicator light and the speedo edge to even up the spacing.

But thats numpty me :roll:

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#80 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:09 pm

Is it done yet? :D

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#81 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:02 pm

Bit of a hiatus courtesy of a burst retina blood vessel. Woke up one morning any couldn't see f all out of my right eye as the gel behind the lens was saturated with blood. Major eye surgery required! On the mend now and back at it. I wont post what they had to do in case anyones eating when they read this but 3 hours of wide awake eye surgery isnt to be recomended. The least uncomfortablei bit was sliding a tube between the eye and skull in 4 places to get the back of the eye anethatised.
Got applaud them though, clever b'stards.
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#82 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:50 pm

warren3200gt wrote:Bit of a hiatus courtesy of a burst retina blood vessel. Woke up one morning any couldn't see f all out of my right eye as the gel behind the lens was saturated with blood. Major eye surgery required! On the mend now and back at it. I wont post what they had to do in case anyones eating when they read this but 3 hours of wide awake eye surgery isnt to be recomended. The least uncomfortablei bit was sliding a tube between the eye and skull in 4 places to get the back of the eye anethatised.
Got applaud them though, clever b'stards.
Instrument face and base plate done. Just got to do the wrap to create the "pod", mount all the leds, clock, ign switch. Reconnect the wiring and its done.
I'll post a pick in a week or so.


OMG sounds awful! I have some early retinal changes due to diabetes but nothing like what you have been though. Modern medicine is amazing. Hope you are well on the way to recovery now.

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#83 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:58 pm

Yeah, wasn't fun. All in the name of hobbies though. Did it lifting a complete engine on the bench for stripping. Not 21 anymore it would seem.
Thanks for the good wishes and fingers crossed there is no post surgery complications. Worst bit is Im likely to miss early summer riding weather. :cry:
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#84 PostAuthor: garyd » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:38 pm

:eek :doh :skep

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#85 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:57 pm

warren3200gt wrote:Did it lifting a complete engine on the bench for stripping.


Holy crap, I'm remembering this next time I'm tempted to do something stupid!
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#86 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:55 pm

I was just unlucky according to the surgeon, apparently more common to do it straining for a dump. :D
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#87 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:21 pm

warren3200gt wrote:I was just unlucky according to the surgeon, apparently more common to do it straining for a dump. :D


Note to self... avoid stiff ones :??

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#88 PostAuthor: Savage » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:14 am

Kwackman wrote:
warren3200gt wrote:Did it lifting a complete engine on the bench for stripping.


Holy crap, I'm remembering this next time I'm tempted to do something stupid!


When I was 18 I decided my engine needed a top end rebuild :roll: , couldn't have taken it out without an older mates help, who actually took over seeing me struggling and lifted the whole engine inside by himself. I remember worrying he was going to slip a disc or something.
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Re: Any electronic engineers amongst us?

#89 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:17 am

Just to round off the thread, need to repaint the speedo cowl, do a bit of polishing, run the tacho drive into the loom and fit to the bike!
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Re: Any electronic engineers amongst us?

#90 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:00 pm

I think we need youtube video of the light show when on the bike :pop :pop


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