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That’s odd Tom Tom, mine was water cooled shaft drive with a hydraulic clutch, never had it worked on in 50,000 miles. Dual overhead cam 16V V4. Drove the snot out of it too! Started easily from 10-115 degrees, rode it daily regardless of weather. Love Honda’s. Love
Averaged about 41 mpg, got 51 on the rare occasion I could stay out of the throttle. Never got less than 33 even racing it constantly to 147 mph, it’s top speed.

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That’s odd Tom Tom, mine was water cooled shaft drive with a hydraulic clutch, never had it worked on in 50,000 miles. Dual overhead cam 16V V4. Drove the snot out of it too! Started easily from 10-115 degrees, rode it daily regardless of weather. Love Honda’s. Love Averaged about 41 mpg, got 51 on the rare occasion I could stay out of the throttle. Never got less than 33 even racing it constantly to 147 mph, it’s top speed.

Perhaps we are talking about different bikes.

In the UK we had the Honda VF750 and 1000, which very quickly developed a terrible reputation for camchain, and other, problems. They were also chain drive.

Eventually Honda gave up completely on their camchains and put in an all-gear system.

Read about it here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_VF1000

http://honda.vf1000.com

Though they all run on chains again nowadays, those gears are too expensive, and I think they must have found an engineer who could design a simple chain system to be reliable.

By the way, the replacement chains and tensioners were extremely expensive, HyVo silent, engine out job, complete disassembly, crankcases split, etc. If you neglected to do this, the chains would get so loose that, as well as sounding like a bag of nails, they would chew up the passages in the block and fill the engine with swarf.

I traded my worn-out CB750KZ for a CBX550, and was glad to see the back of it. Curiously two weeks later my father was visited late at night by the Police (it was registered there) to enquire about who I had sold it to (a reputable dealer as a part exchange, though they had not yet sent in their half of the paperwork.) Turned out that it had been used as a getaway vehicle for an armed robbery of a jewellers in London, then abandoned.

I spoke with the dealer later, they were a bit sheepish, it was bought with cash, and they had neglected to keep any record of the buyer, nevermind fill in the forms. Sold for spares, apparently.

The VFR750 that emerged from this mess was one of the sweetest, most reliable bikes ever made. And the RC30 one of the best racers.

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I got hurt in an on-the-job incident and both arms were down for a long time, surgery at both elbows. I sold my Sabre to my cousin and with a month it was totalled in a crazy parking lot accident. A driver was arguing with someone standing beside the car, angry, he stomped the gas and backed out of his space as my cousin drove in to the gas station for fuel. The impact of the pick-up truck sent my cousin flying nearly 40’ and trashed his ankle, the bike was smashed beyond repair. Sad

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Any news on when this little beaut will start shipping? I’ve heard on the other thread from FireFlies that it is beginning to, just wondering…

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Any news on when this little beaut will start shipping? I’ve heard on the other thread from FireFlies that it is beginning to, just wondering…

I got my shipping notice Sunday (yesterday)

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Cool! Thanks, I’ll be on the lookout! Smile

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Looks like my PL47 is in Denver CO, have no idea why Colorado instead of LA or Chicago. Beijing EMS still shows on the initial response but the dotted line and green pin shows it to have landed in the States at CO. I have NO idea… still no estimate on delivery date.

Tracking shows the last scan at Beijing on Dec 4, 8:47AM, oddly enough.

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Looks like my PL47 is in Denver CO, have no idea why Colorado instead of LA or Chicago. Beijing EMS still shows on the initial response but the dotted line and green pin shows it to have landed in the States at CO. I have NO idea… still no estimate on delivery date.

Tracking shows the last scan at Beijing on Dec 4, 8:47AM, oddly enough.

I dont know much about shipping/mail services but that could simply be due to overload at other locations or something like that maybe?

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Well, I see something coming into customs at LA, Chicago always struck me as odd. But Denver? Man that’s way into the country to be intercepting customs packages! But as you say, could just be an overload overflow thing…

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The tracking on my PL47 now shows that it went from Denver to Chicago. What a weird trip to get to the Heart of Texas!

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The tracking on my PL47 now shows that it went from Denver to Chicago. What a weird trip to get to the Heart of Texas!

Ahhhhh! The old Boomerang shipping path ploy strikes again!

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This may get here so late I’ll be forced to gift it as a Christmas present! lol

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This may get here so late I’ll be forced to gift it as a Christmas present! lol

…Christmas 2019??? Big Smile
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My pl47 was sent on November 27th. Tracking number start with LT. it’s not in the USPS system.. hopefully it’s show up..

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I use the Deliveries app on my Apple i8, plug in the LT number… it follows it like 17 Track would… Wink

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I just got my light, and I have a stupid question.
The manual is rather cryptic to me, I’m not used to that kind of “evolved” UI, lol Smile

Read what I could find about Anduril UI, watched a video, so I managed to adjust the floor and ceiling levels of ramping (good but too bad it doesn’t go even lower!), the temperature limit (I think! Will see in real use later), but I can’t find a way to adjust the blue leds.

Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought they were supposed to be adjustable with 2 modes (low/high). All what I see in the manual is on/blinking/off…so I guess that’s it ?

Apart from that, the SST-20 are really a beauty! Nice tint, good CRI…love everything about the leds!

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Only “on”…Emisar D4S has low/high blue LED’s

PL47- OFF (blue’s off, 2 purple switch LED’s on), blink, and ON (blue LED’s on, 4 purple switch LED’s on)

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Oh, ok, my bad. I hesitated between these two lights, and got the wrong one apparently! Just kidding, I love it, just the aux leds that are quite bright.

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mine are kinda dim…

get an Emisar D4S too…awesome magic light!

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I was actually considering this one! Maybe after Christmas…ran out of flashlight money after I bought too many Sofirn with the Yuji leds…

Edit : the aux leds arealmost brighter (but floodier) than the lowest low.

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PL47 “on” and Emisar D4S on “high”

Some other PL47 pics on here show the Aux LED’s to be brighter.

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How many different types of camera/phone were used to take those pics? That’s about how many different levels of brightness you’ll see in the pictures. Wink

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Here is a post with seemingly bright Aux LED’s:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1427723#comment-1427723

I thought I read there is an adjustment screw inside the light you can change the brightness of the Aux LED’s.

Any clean way to get the press fit bezel off?

If I mar the light, I’ll have a freak out!

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I have two of these, and as you can see, they have very different brightness levels.

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Ya…exactly…its not just a matter of camera variances. “Trit” bright is good enough, but would have liked mine to be brighter…but I realize its just cosmetic and dimmer is fine for location in the dark. Thanks for the picture!

Maybe someone will get the bezel off and find the adjustment screw…

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Sorry, the way the PL47’s aux LEDs are implemented, there’s no way for the MCU to turn down the brightness on them. It can only turn them on and off.

And, although there’s a screw inside to adjust the brightness, it’s not physically accessible.

So… the aux LED brightness is just random.

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Someone needs to crack open that bezel!!

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I recall someone made a video overview of Anduril, but it was pretty long and probably could have been a lot shorter. Would have to search through logs to find the URL.

The “N” is the number of clicks. Like, if you want to enter a value of 5, click 5 times. If you’re calibrating the temperature sensor and want to tell it the ambient environment is 22 degrees C, click 22 times. If moon is too low and you want to set the ramp floor to level 10 of 150, click 10 times. I hope that makes sense.

now how do you set the ceiling? Do I need to click 155 times for the highest.

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The ceiling is 1 click for the highest level, 2 clicks for the 2nd-highest level, 3 clicks for the 3rd-highest level… etc.

There are 150 levels total, and the default ceiling is 120 out of 150… or 31 clicks.

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Thanks that clears up a lot . Also I love the lighting mode . Great work

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The ceiling is 1 click for the highest level, 2 clicks for the 2nd-highest level, 3 clicks for the 3rd-highest level… etc.

There are 150 levels total, and the default ceiling is 120 out of 150… or 31 clicks.

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