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Re: Another MegaSquirt lives!

To: "Dana" <>, "Land Speed" <>
Subject: Re: Another MegaSquirt lives!
From: Sparky <>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 20:56:06 -0500
Dana---MY hat is off to you--what and accomplishment---wmts
> From: "Dana" <>
> Date: 2003/09/06 Sat PM 06:08:27 CDT
> To: "Land Speed" <>
> Subject: Another MegaSquirt lives!
> Hi all,
> Finally ... the world's first fire-breathing Fuel-Injected GS-Twin lives and
> breaths (yes there were some minor flames as the Ether caught fire --
> woo-yaa!! -- KT-on-my-mind, extinguishers in both hands (draw!) --- bike at
> the open garage door facing outside!!
> After a few hours on the phone with Paul B. in VA (referred by a John
> Robinson thank-you-very-much-John!), and shipping the MS unit back and forth
> across the country (user errors in soldering), it finally fired and held
> throttle.
> Not an easy deal. Lots of learning curve stuff. I had two wires from the
> throttle position sensor reversed, half a dozen settings in the software set
> wrong, and oh-yes, the best part ... I had the fuel entering the rail outlet
> and exiting the inlet (hey, I never played with EFI before).
> For testing, I had a red plastic fuel jug with a hole cut in the top to
> insert the submerged fuel pump (from a 1986 Buick Electra).
> I still need to replace my unknown snowmobile injectors with known ones from
> Ford or Chevy, in order to calculate the correct fuel flow. (Anybody know
> where I can get specs on stock injectors for a 1994 Polaris Indy Classic 500
> EFI??)
> Next steps:
> clean up the wiring
> replace injectors
> build a tank/seat/tail
> re-wire the fuel pump and f/p relay with a cutoff toggle on the handlebars
> fine tune the software (need to buy a cheapy laptop on eBay) ... it runs
> very rough right now
> find a dyno (haha)
> go to the drag strip to get some numbers
> put more pics on the web-site
> Go Land Speed racing! ... maybe, just maybe I'll make it by the October
> meet.
> Onward ... Yippee!
> Dana
> 1980 GS-450 (513cc, EFI)
> > 

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