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The_AirHawk 04-20-2007 03:48 PM

Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?
You mean 480/3? Yeah, but you're not very likely to find that in your average home. Mostly limited to Industrial.

Some of the Euro-stuff is 575v/3ph/50hz, and you even find an oddball (compared to typical US applicatons) that runs ~2500-odd volts for special-usage in power plants, and I've heard of some high phase-order equipment being run at the thousands of hz (but no idea of application).

I've never worked with any of that specialized equipment. But, I *DID* get to see this huge-ass motor when I was taking classes on Inverters - thing was brought in on a flatbed tractor-trailer; it was nearly 8' across and about 15' long. I was told it was a 6-phase 7800-volt cooling-pump motor. The sucker was water-cooled and was so heavy it bowed-in the trailer deck about 6''.

The_AirHawk 04-20-2007 03:55 PM

Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?
Rational thought and clear, informative answers have no place in this forum.

Please refrain from answering thusly in the future, or you will risk being listened-to and your opinion valued above that of The Sock-Monkey Prophet.

seruzawa 04-20-2007 04:19 PM

Re: Stainless lines and RD350's
White and purple like mine was?... until I painted it bright orange.

Really hauls for a little bike, doesn't it?

And that double leading front brake does a better job than most people would think.

cugel 04-20-2007 07:27 PM

Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?
I own a small-displacement cruiser, but have had a lot of bikes over 25+ years of riding. I use rear-only when powering through a sweeping turn at about half-throttle. If you need to cut down on your pace or correct your line, but don't want to back off on the throttle which will will make the bike "stand up", then drag the rear a little, which also has the effect of dragging the front end into a turn. In more-or-less straight line stopping, use both brakes.

Different rules apply for dirt riding, but I'm not a dirt rider.

seruzawa 04-21-2007 09:41 AM

Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?
I was an Electrician's Mate in the Nav. Our ships systems used 450V 3 phase generators. It's striking how much smaller a 3 phase 450V motor is than a 220V or a 110V single phase for the same horsepower.

Don't get bit though. Gives you the St Vitus dance for about half an hour.

anrajala 04-23-2007 12:59 AM

Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?
I am also using 7800 volts with my kitchen applications. Microwaving an egg takes 0.2 seconds flat plus it melts the snow on the driveway at the same time.

- cruiz-euro

The_AirHawk 04-23-2007 08:45 PM

Re: When to Use Rear Brake Only?
You look very tanned. Have you been spending a lot of time at the Beach?

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