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Offline Michael

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #30 on: 11, May, 2013 - 10:22:27 »
I had my first test ride, last Monday, but couldn't wait to get back out on it. Seen a picture from behind and it is just to low and dad said I do need a flag.

Had seen them on bp ebay, but thought someone could easily still the flag, also looking at using the high mast holes and make a kind of flag and mount it in that.


Offline theo

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #31 on: 11, May, 2013 - 13:53:31 »
I would´nt drill extra holes in the bodywork. I just fixed my flag in one of the High-Vis Mast holes.

Offline Michael

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #32 on: 12, May, 2013 - 10:06:17 »
I'm going to use the high vis holders.

I do not want to drill any more holes, just had to fit a Union flag enamel badge to the side to hide a big hole left from the previous owner.

Offline baselpat

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #33 on: 13, May, 2013 - 13:08:28 »
Charging is a pain when doing it daily.  It feels messy, undoing/doing the strap, moving the battery around while keeping cables tucked and the strap out the way.  Has anyone gone for some sort of easy attach charging connector, something like this, perhaps hidden in the boot?


Yes, I've gone down this route - it was getting a pain to keep removing the batteries. 

So I use a modified Type J (to ensure it *CANNOT* be used on a 240V by accident) plug/socket in to boot.  Then using a relay circuit like the one found here http://www.4qd.co.uk/faq/bmnc1.html#chge  to charge a 24V system (2 12V car batteries at the moment) from a 12V charger.  Works well for me....

Offline gertk

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #34 on: 13, May, 2013 - 17:08:54 »
Another usable low voltage connector might be the SpeakOn or even better PowerCon connector series.

Speakon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speakon

PowerCon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powercon

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #35 on: 13, May, 2013 - 20:58:13 »

Yes, I've gone down this route - it was getting a pain to keep removing the batteries. 

So I use a modified Type J (to ensure it *CANNOT* be used on a 240V by accident) plug/socket in to boot.  Then using a relay circuit like the one found here http://www.4qd.co.uk/faq/bmnc1.html#chge  to charge a 24V system (2 12V car batteries at the moment) from a 12V charger.  Works well for me....

I have a regular 12v with the new wiring harness, so I guess no circuit required.  I'd presumed the C5 wiring had to be removing from the battery while charging, as not to blow any of the circuitry.  Are you saying I can charge the battery while it's still connected to the C5?

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #36 on: 19, May, 2013 - 08:55:24 »
I always disconnect the c5alive wiring kit from the battery whilst charging it, I wouldnt be able to attach the battery charger otherwise  ;) But then I do use a tradional style charger with crocodile clip attachments  8)

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #37 on: 19, May, 2013 - 21:10:52 »
I have a regular 12v with the new wiring harness, so I guess no circuit required.  I'd presumed the C5 wiring had to be removing from the battery while charging, as not to blow any of the circuitry.  Are you saying I can charge the battery while it's still connected to the C5?

I've not got any of the original electrical/cabling left on my C5, so I'm not worried too much about damaging the original control pod due to bad electrical connections or signals... That said, I do isolate my batteries from the "new" control box by means of a "motorsport" kill switch:



Does the job and it means batteries can charge without having to worry about what else is being "charged" at the same time.