Paging Sweller

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by SteveH, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. SteveH

    SteveH Guest

    You still got the ETZ300?

    If so, it looks like I'll be needing something like that.....

    Unless anyone else has suggestions for a cheap to buy (this is
    important), cheap to run commuter that could cope with 80 miles / day in
    the Welsh mountains?
    SteveH, Nov 17, 2003
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  2. SteveH

    sweller Guest

    Yes, you're more than welcome to come and have a look and a test ride.
    Email me if you want more details (let me know if you do).
    sweller, Nov 17, 2003
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  3. SteveH

    SteveH Guest

    Cool - I'll let you know later in the week. Once I've confirmed the new
    job and all that.
    SteveH, Nov 17, 2003
  4. SteveH

    sweller Guest

    Where abouts are you living ATM?
    sweller, Nov 17, 2003
  5. SteveH

    SteveH Guest

    Milton Keynes.... so it's a bloody long way down to view a SOB.

    However, I'm happier buying from someone known rather than some dodgy
    dealer, IYSWIM.
    SteveH, Nov 17, 2003
  6. *Waves*

    Seriously, I bought an MZ sight unseen off Sweller, because he knows his
    shit here and I trusted him. And the little TS150 was exactly as good as
    he said it was.
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 17, 2003
  7. SteveH

    SteveH Guest

    D'you reckon this is the way to go?

    I'm struggling to think of anything else that will be as cheap to buy
    and run for serious year-round commuting.

    I'd love a K75 / K100, but they're massively more expensive in all ways.

    So I reckon the ETZ300 with a screen, heated grips, muffs and rack could
    be the way to go.
    SteveH, Nov 17, 2003
  8. Abso-bloody-lutely. And Sweller would be the bloke to buy one from.
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 17, 2003
  9. SteveH said:
    Will the alternator pump out enough to run grips (about 48 Watts) as
    well as all the lights and stuff?
    Simon Atkinson, Nov 17, 2003
  10. Of course not, but who cares?
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 17, 2003
  11. SteveH

    SteveH Guest

    Any chance you could put the pics back online? - the missus wants to
    know what I could potentially be buying.
    SteveH, Nov 17, 2003
  12. SteveH

    sweller Guest

    sweller, Nov 17, 2003
  13. The Older Gentleman said:

    I do - I worry about our Steve...
    Simon Atkinson, Nov 17, 2003
  14. SteveH

    sweller Guest

    Too late to work out whether it can cope, but the alternator is rated at
    either 180 or 210 Watts, dependent on which factory publication I read.
    sweller, Nov 17, 2003
  15. SteveH

    SteveH Guest

    SteveH, Nov 17, 2003
  16. Don't want to wake her up screaming, eh?
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 18, 2003
  17. SteveH

    sweller Guest

    I've got a fairing for it too [1], black it is.

    [1] Where "I've got" means the previous owner still has it and would like
    me to remove it from his garage where it's taking up an awful amount of
    sweller, Nov 18, 2003
  18. sweller said:
    Headlight 60 watts
    tail light 5
    coil 15
    Grips 50
    Simon Atkinson, Nov 18, 2003
  19. SteveH

    sweller Guest

    A few more alternator details may be of help (my I/V=W at any time of the
    day is shaky)

    Voltage 14 v
    speed at 2/3 of maximum current 2,200 rpm
    2/3 maximum current 10 A
    Maximum current 15 A

    redlines at 6,000 rpm

    My reckoning is it wont need to be continually be at full rpm to cope
    with an additional load.
    sweller, Nov 18, 2003
  20. sweller said:
    Bit borderline once you take losses and stuff into account - prolly be
    OK though - with a kickstart you only need a glimmer in the battery to
    get a spark to start the engine.
    Simon Atkinson, Nov 18, 2003
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