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PostAuthor: bstig60 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:01 pm

Have you tried reverse engineering the TCI using today's discrete components??? Just curious if you or any one else has that you are aware of.

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Re: TCI

PostAuthor: Jake » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:19 pm

He hasn't been here in almost two years.
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Re: TCI

PostAuthor: jiggler73 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:19 pm

i k now youve been following my thread about my bike but i am going to make an attempt of doing so with the one that is currently on my bike as soon as my replacement is in,i work at a casino in atlantic city in the IT dept and my job is to replace similar components on computers/servers/slot machines etc. so i was going to utilize my resources here and make an attempt at doing this,from what i understand through research, the tci is a glorified circuit board with resistors and transistors that have a problem with overheating and blowing the caps from the factory so i am going to match every component that is readily available in my shop at work (ie. transistors the most commonly burnt out part) and solder them to my standards so as to prevent them blowing when at temp. i will share my experience on this thread when i begin and see if it is something that can even be done , a co worker of mine said hes done this with a virago 250 tci and it worked for him but he is also a bit of a story teller :D haha

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Re: TCI

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:50 pm

bill i have pmed pachakutek about a year ago when i fried my metal TCI. havent herd back from him since. i went to a plastic TCI that i had dave rebuild.

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just so you know what you are getting into. the plastics are not that bad to rebuild. but the metal ones have 2 circuit boards and i havent herd of one member doing a complete rebuild on one yet. other then pachakutek.. if you can figure out on how to do it this would be a big help to us that have the metal TCI's.........dan
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Re: TCI

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:34 pm

:yup: They are getting harder and harder to come by and so will the plastic ones as time goes on. It would appear they would be a market for both kinds if it can be done at a reasonable price.
Dan: he lives down the road a piece, (200 miles), from me and I kind of wandered what had happened to him....
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