I went shopping yesterday and I found most of the parts I needed!
-four thermistors LM35 -DZ (336yen each)
-one Reed Switch (315yen)
-thin wires for thermistors (441yen for red, black, and blue, 7 meters each)
-one 50k pot with finger grip knob (no screwdriver required). I'll need it soon for LVC Adjusting mod. (420yen)
-didn't find an LCD panel meter. Either I'll oder this DIY LCD Kit http://www.electronickits.com/kit/compl ... /ck101.htm
.....or find a way to rig up my digital multimeter inside my VHS meter panel.
-didn't find a selector switch so I'll have to make-do with mini on-off toggles for each thermistor. (190 yen each)
-I also searched for IRFB4110 mosfets just to check the price but nobody carries IRFB4110 so I didn't bother inquiring about the 100v caps.
-found two used VHS movies at an outdoor used video stall "Less than zero" (200yen) & " Mosquito Coast" (300yen), the latter being one of my most favorite flicks of all time.
When I got home from my shopping spree, I didn't know if I'd have the time to figure out a way of installing the reed switch. I was just gonna let in stew for a few days to make sure I'd sh!t me a solid installation solution as I didn't want to screw it up and have to redo it and risk damaging the glass switch. . . but I couldn't contain my excitement so I winged it.
First thing was to see if the switch was going to be sensitive enough to be activated through the throttle housing, because if it wasn't then I'd have to install a magnet externally. I used the continuity function on my multimeter and scanned the throttle with the switch and JACKPOT, I found it right next to where the cable runs through. Next was to find out how much throttle twist would it take to deactivate the switch: it felt instantaneous! Excellente . . .
I used the same switch mount that I fabricated.
I bent the prongs on the switch.
Poked pinholes on the mount using . . . RIGHT, a pin! But heated red hot. It went through the plastic like knife through butter making the perfect hole.
Soldered it up and mounted it back next to the throttle AND IT WORKS GREAT!
The job took about 45 minutes. Not bad for just winging it. I don't think vibrations during rough rides have knocked the switch open, but if it did, I would guess the magnet pulled it back together in a split second making it unnoticeable. Now I just need to find a way to enclose it to avoid snagging the switch or wires.
A few things of note: Even when the bike is parked, the switch is always activated. To put the switch at rest, I simply turn the plastic mount just a hair or two to deactivate it. Also there is the PAS 2 second full-on surge: when I let the throttle close (while riding or slowing to a stop) the PAS kicks in causing the bike to lunge. Sometimes the surge is more than 2 seconds, like 4 seconds! Not too much of a problem on the 4011, but can be dangerous with the 408, not to mention an X5! I need to be mindful of my pedaling and/or use e-brakes to tame the PAS surge. I'm sure with a bit of practice everything will be second nature. I may also experiment with less magnets on the PAS wheel.
P.A.S.T. Power Assist System + Throttle
Life is goot, ya . . . ~ tra ~ la ~ la ~
Thanks again fechter, you are Teh King! If I was there in your area, I'd treat you some of my homemade nachos.