icat? it really works
Posted December 19, 2004 - 07:19 AM
Posted December 19, 2004 - 07:29 AM
Posted December 19, 2004 - 04:55 PM
OK, I don't know about the icat but I would like to know how you got your picture small enough to go in the avatar space?? I'm all over tires that are better than IT's, how much? I just bought a Kenda Carlsbad from the Baja 1000 guys but haven't tried it yet. Indy, I went for my first ride yesterday with the new stainless knees (100 miles) and they worked great. It's sure good to get out on the Baja sand again and I'll say it again, The 450 is "Bad Ass" in the desert, right with the XR650..
Hey Blireef! Great to hear you are well on the way to recovery! Great to see you riding already! Take care of those SS knees! You can shrink any picture to 80 x 80 pixel size by using a computer program like photoshop. TT will now store and host the avatar for you.
Posted January 01, 2005 - 06:24 PM
did anyone actually make up an one of these diodes to the bike and try it out?
Posted January 01, 2005 - 08:21 PM
The CRF ignitions also use this technology above about 8000 rpms. Single spark down low though...not sure why.
As for removing the resistor in your coil/boot, I wouldn't recommend it, for the following reasons:
1) As Mr. Wizard said, it can increase the heat in the coil, thereby reducing it's life. As long as you are using a -R plug though, this shouldn't be a big issue.
2) Removing the resistor WILL give you a higher voltage spike, but also a FASTER spike. The whole point of the iCAT is to prolong the spark, so that the fuel burns more completely. By removing the resistor, you would actually be doing the opposite of what the iCAT was trying to accomplish. The only way this would be beneficial, is if you wanted to run a longer spark gap for some reason...
3) Increasing RF emissions just gives the environmentalists one more thing to bitch about. Like we need that.
Personally, I can think of one REALLY BIG advantage of the iCAT, if it works as claimed: have Yamaha put one of these on, and take off that POS AIS gizzmo that they put on to achieve green-sticker status!
Posted January 01, 2005 - 11:00 PM
i have all the things i need to build 5 ICATS...., ive bought the by8424 diodes from RS components, for $2 each in australia. i also bought a couple of tins of epoxy to set them in. the only thing i cant figure out is how to connect the tiny diode wire to the big coil wire?? i dont think i would even be able to crimp the diode wire,
Posted January 01, 2005 - 11:42 PM
Posted January 02, 2005 - 12:33 AM
Now put the diode with two screws on each end in a cylindrical mould, pour in the epoxy, and use a jig to hold the screws (and diode) all parallel with each other, and centered in the mould.
As an idea for the mould, I would "practice" with melting a AA battery in a block of parrifin wax. I don't think the epoxy would stick to the wax, and even if it does, you could just melt it right off.
Good luck. Let us know how it works!
Posted February 01, 2005 - 09:11 PM
How yer commin' with that homemade icat? Any luck? Inquirin' minds wanna know.
Posted February 02, 2005 - 07:28 AM