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Brammo Empulse / Re: Cut out in rain?
« Last post by Shinysideup on February 17, 2018, 04:08:31 PM »
I've had water be a problem twice:

First, a semi passed me in a low spot on the freeway and sent a wall of water over me and the bike. Bike cut out. Wiggling the plastic multi-wire connector behind the headlight allowed the bike to restart. My fix: blow the connector out with compressed air, spray in contact cleaner, plug wires back in, fill voids with dielectric grease, wrap the whole mess in vinyl electrical tape. No problems since.

Also had water enter the "throttle" assembly. Didn't kill the bike but resulted in no go when twisting throttle and then sudden VERY forceful takeoff. Scary. Happened about a block away from dealer where tech blew out the assembly and sprayed contact cleaner. I sealed up the seam in the assembly with a strip of vinyl electrical tape. No problems since.

OTOH, you may have just had an electrical gremlin. I've had the bike shut off a couple of times under hard acceleration. Started up again just afterward, once while rolling on the freeway with my holding the clutch in, turning the run switch off and back on again, and pressing the START button. Sure wish this bike a 4-way flashers!
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Brammo Empulse / Re: Cut out in rain?
« Last post by HadesOmega on February 17, 2018, 02:08:44 AM »
Sorry yes the handle bar one

It could something up with the switch might want to replace it or open it up and spray some contact cleaner on it and some silicon lube.
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Brammo Empulse / Re: What do you do to secure your Empulse from being stolen?
« Last post by HadesOmega on February 17, 2018, 02:07:02 AM »
I got a Urban UR6 alarming disc lock and I bought the mount for it.  Close to $100 for the whole setup.  I've had the mount on the bike for a couple months and I was worried it would get loose and fall off but it pretty rock solid, it makes it so easy to store on the bike and lock the bike up.

Sorry the vids are pretty long sometimes I ramble
https://youtu.be/yfLxJ6TXj6o

Mount
https://youtu.be/iD0gdhmKnQ4
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Brammo Empulse / Re: transmission vent?
« Last post by HadesOmega on February 17, 2018, 01:26:01 AM »
I made a video of my 600 mile oil change, I'm getting kinda close to 3000 miles I might make a new one when the time comes, would be interesting to see what the oil looks like. 

https://youtu.be/Jx1bOfn9-xk
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Brammo Empulse / Re: transmission vent?
« Last post by Ultratoad on February 16, 2018, 10:32:27 PM »
There is a You Tube video of an Empulse TT having the trans oil changed utilizing the vent tube as a fill point.  Worth a look--good info....
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Brammo Empulse / Re: transmission vent?
« Last post by Jay64 on February 16, 2018, 08:01:22 PM »
Thanks, I was thinking that might be it, but wanted to make sure. Didn't see anything about it in the owners manual.
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Brammo Empulse / Re: What do you do to secure your Empulse from being stolen?
« Last post by Shinysideup on February 16, 2018, 07:44:58 PM »
Yeah, I never felt that this  bike was much of a target. Hell, they couldn't sell very many at half price!

I did get a nifty fork lock  (no alarm) which I use in sections of town that I feel are "questionable."

You can read all about it in this thread:

http://brammoforum.com/index.php?topic=2780.msg20621#msg20621
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Brammo Empulse / Re: transmission vent?
« Last post by Shinysideup on February 16, 2018, 07:34:33 PM »
Yes, it's the rubber hose, with the silver inserted cap that is held in place with a hose clamp, on the left side of the bike, at the rear support of the seat structure, above the foot peg.

I remove the cap (8 mm socket) to pour in oil with a funnel during the 3K mile oil change.
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Brammo Empulse / transmission vent?
« Last post by Jay64 on February 16, 2018, 12:44:55 PM »
Is there a transmission vent on the Empulse R, if so, where is it?
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Brammo Empulse / Re: What do you do to secure your Empulse from being stolen?
« Last post by Jay64 on February 16, 2018, 12:11:50 PM »
Reality is that if a bike thief really wants your bike, there is nothing you can do to stop them, aside from being right there and physically stopping them. You need to just make your bike more inconvenient for them to steal. Locks are good, locking it too something is even better. I once had 2 disk locks on my bike and an alarm, they picked it up and threw it in the back of a truck and drove off with it while cutting the alarm wires at 3pm in a busy shopping center parking lot. Luckily most bike thieves know nothing of electric bikes and the black market for electric parts is very small right now, so they have less incentives to steal an electric bike compared to a gas bike. 
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