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Rotor Winding Tooling

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jim, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Counting the turns only requires looking at the counter periodically. Yeah, measuring the length would also work, but you'd need to know what length is required and a means to measure it without creating a spaghetti monster in the process.
     
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  2. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    How many Watts is that soldering iron? My old iron from 89 is only 15W and a bit limited for use on the bike harness, no good for those wires on the rotor, but great for PCB work. Combined with an air gun it is fab for desoldering ICs, just blasted the melted solder off but aim at the floor or out the door because the fine solder spray goes everywhere.

    Recently I bought a new 80W iron with adjustable temperature. 7 Weeks ago I successfully used it to remove its first wart. Set it to 200 Celsius, gently tapped the wart until the nerves ceased to register pain, then held it on for 2x 4 seconds. It blistered and died. I had tried every medicated approach but none worked. Just have a slight red patch remaining now.
     
  3. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    :yikes: Is that from the book of do-it-yourself surgery entitled Suture Self ?
    And, generally, for electronic work, a 30 - 40 watt iron is sufficient.
     
  4. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    This may qualify as the greatest thread segue of all time!
     
  5. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    59Tebo, the 80W is max output. If I set the controller to 300 Celsius then the element only fires up enough to maintain temperature. I checked the temperature control and it consistently gives the tip temp as within 10 - 15 Celsius.
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    Comes with a range of tips.
     
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  6. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It's an ancient dual heat Radio Shack. 20 or 40 watts. It's so old the wire are getting stiff. Do I replace the wires... or move into the 21st century? Hmmm....

    IMG_20200125_111254.jpg
     
  7. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Replace the wires, or don't, but it looks like a perfectly adequate tool to me. For the "heavy" stuff, I've got a Weller from the '70's, and it still works every time I pull the trigger. Even the "headlights" work! As long as I can get replacement tips, (I just put a new one on not that long ago, so it oughta last me for years), I'll keep it. It heats up fast, and it's great for auto/cycle/trailer wiring...
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2020
  8. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    And regularly tighten the tip holding nuts.
     
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  9. Hondo57

    Hondo57 XS650 Member

     
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    Hondo57 XS650 Member

     
  11. Hondo57

    Hondo57 XS650 Member

    Hi Jim, I have sent you a PM over on the 1100F forum about winding a rotor for me..Thanks
     
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  12. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks for letting me know Hondo. I'll pop on over there..
     
  13. Hondo57

    Hondo57 XS650 Member

    It will be in your message box..not on the thread. Just need to send you the rotor and looking for an address..Thanks Jim.
     
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  14. Hondo57

    Hondo57 XS650 Member

    Sorry you are having trouble with the log in. The code letters need to be capitalized when you enter them. Maybe that is the problem?
    I have read the terms and agree so I will mail it out tomorrow Jim. I left you another message on the other forum with my address and phone number.
    The rotor is an Yamaha XJ 650. They mount right up on the CB900F engine and are lighter in weight. The details on the rotor are in my other message and I got them from the XJ forum. Thanks Jim..give a call or email with any questions.
    Greg
     
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  15. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yeah, that's been the problem I guess. Not used to that stuff. Anyway, finally got logged in. I'll keep you updated one way or another.
     
  16. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Just adding info here for a backup. Move along folks... nuttin' to see here.... ;)

    honda rotor 2.jpg
     
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  17. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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  18. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    More backup/housekeeping. Move along...

    xj650rotor.jpg

    Use a half round file to make clearance for inner lead.

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    Link to 21ga. wire for Honda rotors here.
     
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  19. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    Good Old Hogan's Heroes. I loved that Gonkulator Episode and how it fooled the Germans. I remember watching it mid to late 60s on a friends portable TV with a 6" screen. It was the thing to watch on Saturday night TV in NZ. I think it was replaced by Love American Style.
     
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  20. JAX71224

    JAX71224 jax71224

    Used machinisd friend for remove mass from ring on back of rodor on '83 cb750sc Nighdhawk and removed around a pound of spinning mass! Helped a bunch.. Rode once w/no rodor and WOW big acceleradion, quick revs........Burnoud for 80 feed!
     
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