Can somebody answer me a quick question? I need to put a relay on my bike, but the ones im using don't seem to be working, but then i remembered that im pretty sure bikes run on a different electrical system to cars? Ones AC and the others DC or something along those lines. Will i have to get a motorbike specific relay for it to work? Or maybe am i just doing something wrong with my current one?
Actually they are both, the alternator supplies a 3 phase AC current that is then rectified to DC for the battery and electrical system. This applies to both cars and bikes, and tractors and trucks and even light aircraft. 6V systems went the way of the dinosaurs on road bikes way back in the 1960's, it is still used on some smaller offroad bikes from memory.
Now, my bikes, the beasty I raced, (until the third time I broke my back)
a "Boeyang" Works Suzuki GT\TR 750. 113HP at 13,000RPM and no brakes allowed to be fitted. (Speedway regulations)
And my road bike, a low slung chopped Triumph T100, big vavles, big carbs, lumpy cams, "modded" exhausts, ie very little silencing.
The engine is basicly a replica of the last of the old 500cc GP bikes. Yep, she's pretty quick, handles like all Trumpy's, and can eat 900\1000cc Harleys for lunch.
Thnk you for the quick replies, it is for a hid kit I've been given, it's for a car but I've managed to get it to work on a separate switch but I need a relay to get it to work with the standard light switches, will try one of those headlamp relays tomorrow.
That particular series is one that my trackday club, Team Pro-Motion, runs, with only two classes: Supersport (600 class) and Superbike (1000 class). I happened to be at the trackday that day and decided to run the race. Guys who finish well get a little trophy and some money from TPM. I think 1st place is like $100 or something. They only run the races on specific Mondays and only during a trackday, shortly after the lunch break.
CCS is the club racing series in which I compete. They have various regions across the country. I compete in the Atlantic series, which is sometimes combined with Mid-Atlantic at certain rounds. They have classes for almost any type of bike (Ultra Lightweight, Lightweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight, Unlimited) and multiple class types too (Supersport, Superbike, GP, GT). You can sign up for contingency money from various manufactuers if you use their parts and display their stickers, but CCS itself does not pay out money. They do give out plaques (known as "wood") to the top 3 in each race.
ASRA is CCS's national racing series and they do pay out money to Experts in addition to wood, but they don't pay out to Amateurs and the entry fee is slightly higher.
If you have any objection to leather (religious or otherwise), you can easily find the jacket and pants in synthetic material (not mesh, avoid anything that says mesh). That might be a little more difficult for the gloves and boots, though.