zx7rhitch said:I just like to know if anybody has installed any additional grounds to there bike.I had added several grounds to a car I used to have and seemed like it worked it might have just been in my head.I hear alot of japanese cars have additional grounds.
You're absolutely right, but w/ the vibrations we know our bikes deal with and the "possibly" iffy wiring, it's no stretch at all to believe it will help if you know the intracacies of electronics. It doesn't take much to throw them just a bit out of whack. And throttle response that's a bit out of whack in a corner just as you're expecting the suspension to do one thing but does another, well, we all know what can happen there.Anti-Hero said:I'd like to see some kind of tangable data before I ever did this to a bike. Perception is key here. If you do a mod and *think* it's going to make the bike more responsive, then you will most likely perceive it is.
Then I think you point out we have a reason to flashback to science class in junior high. Let's bust out the scientific process. We have enough for a hypothesis now I want to see someone conduct an experiment. We need someone to run their bike on a dyno and record some lap times. Now rewire their bike and run another dyno and record more lap times. Publish results and include the cost of rewiring your bike.vuu16v said:You're absolutely right, but w/ the vibrations we know our bikes deal with and the "possibly" iffy wiring, it's no stretch at all to believe it will help if you know the intracacies of electronics. It doesn't take much to throw them just a bit out of whack. And throttle response that's a bit out of whack in a corner just as you're expecting the suspension to do one thing but does another, well, we all know what can happen there.
I'm going to take it a step further and say even if the bike's current demands aren't being met then this still doesn't apply. The only thing I can think of where this might apply would be if the spark plug wires were bunk and causing a poor spark? With all the modern electronics and circuit protection with voltage regulators and the like - not to mention the digital architecture of the new bikes using CAN - if a component wasn't receiving enough current then it would just stop working - it's not like your ECU would tell the injectors to use half the fuel because it was only receiving 1 amp vs. 1.5 amps.The Buzz said:As far as a bike, the only factor here would be if it's current demands are being met and not hindered by the factory charging system and wiring/connections
Electrical systems are not in the digital domain. The computers might be, but the battery and wires that feed them are subject to fluxuations + or -. I am not making the argument that you would gain 4 hp from a wire swap, but rather that equipment might not run optimally if the electrical system is lacking too much in a category. Your battery sits at around 12.5 volts and is charged while the bike is running from 13.5-15 volts. If there is too much of a load and the alternator/battery can't supply it, the voltage will drop, and problems will happen. If voltage drops too much, some systems may shut off but some may work intermittently or incorrectly.ty454 said:It's either going to work or it's not going to work - and adding a new and imroved GND will take the bike from a "non-working" state to a "working" state only (and only if the GND was funked up to begin with), not from state where it's producing 100hp and upping it to 104hp. Of course I'm under the assumption that there aren't any faulty wiring conditions which I think is the original poster's idea as well.
Heated gear can easily overwhelm a bike's electrics. It usually just kills the battery from not getting a charge while riding.The Buzz said:I have a pretty hard time thinking of anything you could add to a bike that could stress the electical system to the point of bogging it down.