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Brammo Empulse / Sachs Rear Shock
« Last post by Roland Stone on September 29, 2014, 10:29:08 PM »
I'm a new Empulse R owner (just said Hello in the Welcome Forum), and this is the first time tapping into the wealth of useful information in this forum which had I done so before the "deed", I would have been a much better informed buyer.  Will have questions, some probably demonstrating my comprehensive electrical ignorance (bear with me), and will contribute with my own posts the time ahead. 

For my first question, - does anyone in Brammo Land know the model designation of the Sachs rear shock?  I'm a little light in the loafers (150 lbs) and would like to get a softer spring if one is available.  From the mounted position however, all I can see is "Sachs" and I really don't want to do an R & R just to check out the model type and #.
Thanks if anyone knows.
Welcome Forum / Recently Married
« Last post by Roland Stone on September 29, 2014, 09:43:22 PM »
Newly wed 1 week.  Married a trophywife.  Met her on-line - her name is "Empulse R" and she's very young, - a 2014 beauty, but can it cook?  She sleeps in the garage with previous brides, - Triumph Bonneville and Aprilia 250 SportCity.  I lay in bed at night wondering if maybe I wasn't too impulsive.  Sex is great but how long can she hang on to that girlish figure?  Already noticing things I missed on the honeymoon, - not much of a rear fender; her cooling fans make a lot of noise when she's charging her batteries and I never know when they're going to start screaming or when they're going to finally shut up.  Lights up like a Christmas tree when she's plugged in and I still can't figure that out, - something lame like her cousins in Europe do it so everyone has to put up with the BS.  And she's got a pair so to speak, a lot of batteries on top.  Was dancing with her in the garage and came within degrees of having her fall in top of me.  Nice when it's straight up but watch out if you give her too much of a dip, - you'll find out how much 450 pounds is.  We don't live close to her gynecologist so I really hope she manages tostay healthy, not to mention the doctor doesn't know much about medicine, - good at swapping body parts but not too handy at fixing 'em.  Oh well, - you pays your money, you takes your chances.  thank goodness there's a lot of information out there about high maintenance wives.  Have done a lot of reading trying to figure out what made me do it and will continue following the stories and sharing with others like me who have been bit by the fraught mouse.     
Brammo Empulse / Re: Removing the batteries for winter storage.
« Last post by Brammofan on September 29, 2014, 12:37:07 PM »
Have you read this topic: ?

I would say removing the batteries is definitely not recommended.

Let's see what other folks chime in with.
Brammo Empulse / Removing the batteries for winter storage.
« Last post by littlefreak3000 on September 29, 2014, 12:27:04 PM »
I was wondering if it was possible or a good idea even to remove the batteries for winter storage. I don't have a garage so my current option is simply parking my bike in my dinning room for the winter to prevent the batteries from freezing. I'm wondering if removing the batteries and just moving them inside for the winter is a reasonable option. Would charging the batteries to full then removing them be good enough to store them for 4 months? Or would this risk damage to them?
Brammo Empulse / Gyro cam testing
« Last post by barboo on September 29, 2014, 09:03:30 AM »
A couple of quick vid tests of a gyro mounted GoPro on the Empulse R...just some boring street riding. Initial tests to see how the mount and gyro cam is working on the Brammo were good. No issues except for a possible limitation on the gyro cam's lean angle. Will work on sorting that out with a Dremel. Looking to use this setup at the Barber race in October.

Gyro test 2 - street ride

Gyro test 1 - street ride
Off Topic / Re: Shirt Idea
« Last post by EmpulseRider on September 29, 2014, 08:46:34 AM »
I like it, and would definitely buy one. A few other ideas I would buy are "R-Tard Sands" or "Go Frack Yourself"
Off Topic / Re: Shirt Idea
« Last post by Brammofan on September 29, 2014, 06:44:26 AM »
I'd buy one too.  ;D
Brammo Empulse Mods / Re: 110V Super Charger Idea. Need Electrical Engineer input.
« Last post by Chocula on September 28, 2014, 04:26:03 PM »
If you have an electric range or dryer, you may be able to tap the line for those.  You might need to make sure you don't use both at the same time.  If you have access to the electrical panel, you could have your electrician convert one of your circuits to 220 volts.  This is actually pretty trivial and won't require new wires to be pulled unless you need to increase the amperage which would only provide a minimal increase in your charge rate, but would significantly expand your choice of EVSE.  Ideally you would find a circuit with only one outlet like the ones for garbage disposals and dishwashers.  The drawback to this is that the entire circuit gets converted to 220 and while many electronics can run on either 110 or 220, not everything can.  You would also want to change any outlets on that circuit to prevent anyone from accidentally plugging in a 110 device.

I charged my car off 110 for a few months before I was able to get the 220 EVSE installed.  Not really a problem, but it is nice having it charge quicker.

Good luck,
Off Topic / Re: Icon Airmada Elemental helmet review
« Last post by Shinysideup on September 28, 2014, 01:19:27 PM »
Thanks, Richard. Good review, as I find usual for their site.

This line jumped out at me;

"Simply put, you're not going to find this much helmet with artwork graphics for this price."
Off Topic / Re: Shirt Idea
« Last post by Shinysideup on September 28, 2014, 01:10:21 PM »
I'd buy one!
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