DB com tester

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  1. Jaybo

    Jaybo if you want blood

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    Curious, did the DB com tester get fixed?
     
  2. jcathie

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    That got fixed last year. Just got the 7 rental units serviced. Will have them for the WCC visitors.
     
  3. Ryan Whittle

    Ryan Whittle Rider of Orange V-Twins

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    Nice - I've got my transponder hard wired to the ignition so I won't forget to turn it on
     
  4. ctardi

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    That's the best idea I've heard since remembering to put my bike in gear at the starting line!
     
  5. Jaybo

    Jaybo if you want blood

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    great, thanks John. I rely on the tester because my DBcom seems to sort of wonky for some reason.
     
  6. jcathie

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    Maybe it's wonky as a result of co-starring in the Family Affair video? I wish I had known you were having issues; it could have gone down to dBcom with all the rentals for service. With any luck you won't have any more issues with it after this year.
     
  7. Dean Thompson

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    Mine too. It adds 3 seconds to my lap times. Piece of junk! :dance:
     
  8. jcathie

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    Yeah, but you have to put a resistor in line to drop the 12 volts down to 9 or 10 volts, otherwise you end up cooking the electronics.
     
  9. jcathie

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    A lot of people have that very same issue. Maybe it's in the decoder. Hopefully it will be a thing of the past next year if we get AMB up and running.
     
  10. Jaybo

    Jaybo if you want blood

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    hmm.. Could be. ya, that's too bad. oh well, i'm lucky i've got another one to borrow.

    Dean, you could be onto something.
     
  11. Dean

    Dean Just a beer league racer

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    Not according to dbcom themselves. They say their units run from 9v to 12v. Even their hardwire harness doesn't have a resistor in it. I'd run it with an inline fuse to make sure no more than 1amp goes through, but no resistor needed.
     
  12. Dean Thompson

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    Unfortunately I was being sarcastic. I wish I had a good excuse like that though. :(
     
  13. ctardi

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    The higher voltage gives you faster lap times.
     
  14. Ryan Whittle

    Ryan Whittle Rider of Orange V-Twins

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    It couldn't make mine any slower...
     
  15. jcathie

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    It's all good, Dean. But I'd still maintain some of the transmitters are a few seconds slow.
     
  16. jcathie

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    OK, that's new for me. My bad. I stand (or sit) corrected. I was told there was a resistor in the harness, so I guess I was fibbed to. So a few years back when someone was running a hardwired transmitter and it was giving me all sorts of weird values, it wasn't over voltage. Let's just agree it was dropped on it's head.
     
  17. Ryan Whittle

    Ryan Whittle Rider of Orange V-Twins

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    I set mine up so I can switch back to a 9V if needed. I just used quick disconnect connectors for it.
     

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