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  1. TexasScoot added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    Thanks man!!
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  2. Fiftygrit added a topic in Non Scooter related   

    Happy Thanksgiving
    Hope all my American friends have a great day, enjoy. I'm going golfing while everyone is eating turkey,  cheers
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  3. cyborg added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    Wow!!!!! Stellar job dude
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  4. TexasScoot added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    Thanks Michael! I noticed also that my iPhone camera isn’t picking-up that phasing effect on the video from the headlights like it was before, the light just looks steady now. So that shows that the phasing effect is an indicator of AC power on a DC lighting system, which was my guess, but it’s nice to see it confirmed. For reference, the Converters were from superbrightleds.com as linked earlier in this thread, the 3cmx7cm breadboards were from Amazon, the electronic components (16V 15000 uF aluminum electrolytic capacitors, 6A 50V rectifying diodes) were from DigiKey. I also used some 20-gauge automotive wire I got from Amazon. Everything was soldered before hand, wrapped in electrical tape, then connected to the bike circuits with bullet connectors which I also got from Amazon. I was careful to use male and female connectors appropriately so that if I ever wanted to, I could remove the entire setup and easily connect everything back to how it was from the factory. This has been a long, but interesting project and I’ve learned a lot from the experience. 😎✌️
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  5. bcyprian25 added a post in a topic CPI Oliver 125 Mods   

    Last week I pulled up in work and left a pool of gear oil, I thought it was the seal leaking, turned out to be a crack in the case cover. Changed it out for another, I also had to transfer one of the bearings across from the cracked case, nothing a propane torch couldnt handle. back up and running. Its times like these I realize how much I like to wrench cause i know a lot of people would throw this thing in the trash where it belongs lol.


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  6. MJSfoto1956 added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    You are the man! A+
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  7. bcyprian25 added a post in a topic CPI Oliver 125 Mods   

    So good joke for you all, at least we can have a laugh, in my rush to get a solution, I overlooked the simplest of things. Drive from an input gear will cause the opposite rotation of the output gear. LMAO I made a high speed reverse, live and learn I say. 
    I was thinking about doing a manual clutch for the bike and I can control the gearing via sprockets. I am thinking of retrofitting the 3D Motorsports Manual clutch for our application. the design is pretty simple and I should be able to modify a few parts to get it to fit out needs. For now it's just a thought but I have to get one anyway for an upcoming project.
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  8. TexasScoot added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    Here's the final version of my schematic with correct wire colors. Glad I finally figured it all out and got it working!
     

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  9. TexasScoot added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    As usual, the video wouldn't upload so I have uploaded it to YouTube, here: 
    In the video, I also show the flashing red LED I installed a while back in the spare red dashboard indicator slot - it's a fake alarm - may as well use that slot for something!
    Btw, the cooling fans for the LEDs seem to be louder now and sound really cool right after you turn off the engine, lol.
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  10. TexasScoot added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    Yep! They have to be in order to be able to fill-in the gaps in power for these 35W LEDs in between waves. 
    And success! I have installed the DC converters and filter circuits I built and they work great! In fact, I think they are even a little brighter. Also, the blue LED I bought a while back for the High-Beam dashboard indicator light works ok now! I am soooo relieved. By the way, the brown wire in my schematic is actually yellow. I'll post an updated schematic when I get the chance. Took me about 7 hours total to build and install the DC conversion system I designed. Not too bad. Now I can relax. Only one funny quirk is the blue led flickers in proportion to the revs when high-beam is off, but I kinda like it, it's like a rev indicator lol. Anyway, here's some pics taken from different angles so you can see how i crammed everything in there lol. The filter circuits were taped over with electrical tape to keep out any stray rain drops and insulate them electrically. Anyway, it all works great!







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  11. Fiftygrit added a post in a topic My Demak 150, The Pride of Davao City, HaHa   

    Ya I've got a Smax, and I would love the Xmax but there not bringing them into Canada, and that sucks. The Smax is a great scoot though, does the highway here in Arizona, 55 speed limit and everyone goes 60 to 65 mph so I keep up no problem.
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  12. MJSfoto1956 added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    those are some pretty big caps!
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  13. TexasScoot added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    Well I got the filter circuits built, and connected to the converters. Next step is to wire them into the bike. I am also hoping that once I do this and it's on DC, that blue LED I bought a while back will work ok.

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  14. TexasScoot added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    Ok so scratch that - it just occurred to me that I no longer need 4 converters - I just need 2! Since we are now inserting the DC-conversion components into the brown wire before the High-Beam Switch, the same 2 converters will now be powering high or low beam, since all the switch does is send the same power to either the low beam or the high beam. I need a total power-handling of 70W and these are 36W each. We still need 2 filter circuits, but at least this gets rid of 2 of the converters from the previous version and so makes it all a lot simpler.

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  15. Easydrifter added a post in a topic My Demak 150, The Pride of Davao City, HaHa   

    It's hard to find parts here for a Chinese scooter so I just ordered a GY6 triangular air filter online from Lazada for about $10.00 US delivered. Today I saw on display at the mall, a real prize- a Yamaha X-Max 400 scooter. WOW, that is sweet !
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  16. TexasScoot added a post in a topic Is Quantum 150 AC or DC?   

    Ok so this is my latest schematic. I have all the parts, just gotta put it all together now...

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  17. Mac added a post in a topic Oil Change   

    You should try to get a new drain plug, an Irwin extractor socket should take it off really easily 
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  18. Mac added a post in a topic Gy6 150 No spark   

    Its really strange there is continuity, the fuse blew and just out of curiosity I bypassed it and it has not shown a drop in voltage on switched power indicating a short, only when the brakes are pulled does the voltage drop significantly and the brake switch wires get hot. Any suggestions as to where the short would be?
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  19. ricardoguitars added a post in a topic Gy6 150 No spark   

    If you get continuity from the battery positive to the engine, there is indeed a short, that will fry your harness and possibly light a fire, disconnect the battery until you find the faulty cable.
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  20. Mac added a post in a topic Gy6 150 No spark   

    I have a new ngk iridium and I have tried the old one, there is a really strange continuity between the battery positive and the cylinder head though, i do not belive it is a bad pickup coil because it is brand new and I am getting about .2vac from the coil wire
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  21. cyborg added a post in a topic Gy6 150 No spark   

    Could be a bad pickup coil
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  22. ricardoguitars added a post in a topic Gy6 150 No spark   

    Have you tried with a fresh spark plug?, the Chinese ones are prone to failure.
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  23. Mac added a topic in Discuss Anything related to scooters   

    Gy6 150 No spark
    Please help, my 150cc has no spark and it is really frusterating me beyond belief. There is power going to the coil and the grounds are good, but no spark. I have bypassed my switches and tried a new coil but still no spark.
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  24. Mac added a topic in Discuss Anything related to scooters   

    Gy6 150 No spark
    Please help, my 150cc has no spark and it is really frusterating me beyond belief. There is power going to the coil and the grounds are good, but no spark. I have bypassed my switches and tried a new coil but still no spark.
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  25. ricardoguitars added a post in a topic Yamaha RS110 F for outside of the city   

    Look at this one, build by a local guy, 11.650 on the 1/4 mile, bored up to 200cc.
     
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