Cam chain tensioners
js at strappe.com
Mon May 18 09:59:23 PDT 2009
Randy Grein wrote:
> Final bit about this is that a really clever racer might configure the
> alternator so that it stopped producing power during full throttle
> application. Even with an SV much of the circuit is run under
> part-throttle operation. Cutting the alternator to run off the battery
> (temporary total loss) might give the best of both worlds for endurance
> racing - during the daytime anyway. (grin)
That'd be simple to implement.
Just use a vacuum switch to control the alternator - put it in the circuit
between the regulator and alternator.
This was done with air conditioning systems in Ye Olden Dayes when the engine
was puny and the a/c stole too much power (typically about 2 hp, oddly enough).
The a/c was shut off at full throttle.
More information about the SV650