In the morning, the ordered spare parts arrived.
Now, in the evening they are mounted already:
As it seems my interest in dismanteling my moped in the past is paying off. 😉
And, of course, there was another unpleasant surprise:
The ram for the brake piston of the rear brake cylinder is bent, of course it must be so.
So, I did order this part too…
The battery of the transporter has shown the first signs of weakness lately. Yesterday it has completely failed.
The idea was actually quite simple,
drive another car close by, attach the starter cable, start the engine, and go to the battery dealer for a replacement.
Really quite simple, but: Junior was probably so focused on his task, that he simply miscalculated.
The result is probably the most expensive car batterie exchange in history:
OMG! is it possible, since the end of December I am not coming out of the workshop?
it wasn’t planned like that, surely it wasn’t.
The idea was, to do kind of an alternative training. Speeding over some dirt roads. Something like that.
As this isn’t possible within Vienna or the near vicinity, we had to use the transporter to get the bikes to the dirt roads.
At least that was the idea.
Unfortunately it stayed with the idea.
What happened? We found an oil leakage beneath the Husaberg. The source was easily found. It was the right fork of the Husaberg.
So, instead the whole program: Unload the bike, remove the fork, repair the leakage and replace the fork oil.
After this we mounted the fork back in place, and, what happened? It started raining.
Yesterday the new rectifier arrived,
Today we changed the part and, the van Van is running and loading the battery again….
Test drive done, yep, the rectifier seams to be broken, we need a new one
original one per piece 137,- € Arghhh (searches for some air) , are they crazy?
As the UK are THE VanVan country within Europa iI tried Amazon there, and Jackpot, the same rectifier, incl. postage 67,- € .
Still enough money, but totally worth it.
ordered, waiting commenced…..
I spent some time with the Repairs manual and found out, where to check some parameters in the electrics
Unsurprisingly, the first measurment did show a big deviation from the given numbers.
Without anything switched on, the batterie did give 30mA to an unknown source. So the systematic check started and was narrowed down to the rectifier.
I started to dismount it, and found this:
After some cleaning it looked like:
Hopefully this did the job, the Amps are gone, but I still dont see any charging.
As it seems the rectifier is gone for good. Generator does provide voltage though. So a short testdrive will show. 😉
or so I thought.
Unfortunately we found out, that this isn’t the true fault.
The Van Van stopped operation after 5km travel and only showed the FI light.
I wonder, whats the reason for this? I asume it’s the voltage regulator or rectifier, but thats still to prove.
At least it worked well with a full charged battery, so I think, I am right. But I keep you posted. :-/
With my last tour I found out, that my signal horn wasn’t working (naturally, as I needed it). Grr, what the …?
Back, at home I checked the electrics, but still the horn itself wasn’t working. No sound, no quack, nothing….
Instantely I ordered a new one, as especially this time of the year, car drivers are not prepared and do not expect motorbikes out there on the street.
Today my new horn arrived, and if it proves to be reliable, I must say, its really worth it.
The sound is incredibly good (deep) and very loud. UUppss , maybe I shouldn’t have bought a truck horn? 😉
Despite of the size, it still fits under the fairing, so let the car drivers come 🙂
As it seems, my seat cover did let water through – and not a wee bit.
The foam beneath was rotten in some parts and it is geting harder too. As I intend to join a bike marathon this summer, I pondered, if some repairs, combined with some enhancements wouldn’t be a bad idea?
After second thought and some youtube videos later 😉 I decided to go for it.
I ordered the necessary materials, and yes, I also added a gel pad and an additional layer :-0
– As it seems, not even a Versys can match my high 😛
Next step will probably be a seat heating. At least I will try to adopt one.
I already do have a car seat heat, maybe I can make it fit?
And then, a final cover layer for the overall area.
Hmmm, the finish is still to decide.
Will I go for the orginal cover (a new one), or something quite different? Still looking….
More to come…..
Additional I enhanced it with a new front beam and a led rear light.
Spectacular view in the night and on day! 🙂