The profile photo is a road in Big Basin National park, south of San Francisco. I rode that bike ('70/'71 Commando) for a few days in the region before riding it from San Jose CA, through OR to the INOA 2018 rally at Elma WAstate. All up 4,000 km (2,500 miles) in just over 2 weeks.
The temperatures in CA & OR during the trip were 40°+C and fires destroyed some towns along Interstate 5 (Redding CA burned up a few days after I arrive back in Adelaide).
The rally was great: my tech. talk session was well received and more orders generated through INOA member word-of-mouth since then.
I use Trispark units on my Commandos. Riding the 850 home from 2018 Phillip Island Classic racing was in 40°+C temperature (the sportsground's outside thermometer at Horsham showed 46°C).
The bike cruised at 100 --> 110 kph all day, once we got off the Queenscliff ferry except for the road blockages in Geelong due to a pushbike race... keeping airflow to the engine was a real challenge (hadn't yet fitted the oil cooler to that bike).
good posts Owen, I enjoy, back in '91 I spent 3 1/2 months in the states, saw about 30 states, many I would love to go back, some not so. was disappointed then of hardly seeing any bikes on the roads but think different now. Think you know your way around Commandos see your comments other sites, keep it up
Early Trispark maybe had a problem... not my experience using the later type. I rode to Phillip Island and back plus summer metro riding in 2015 to assess a stator plate with a tightler spec'ed component upgrade: these are the units I have on my bikes. Should a problem ever arise out bush then a replacement unit is only an overnight bag away as Trispark are here in Adelaide, Australia.
Had planned to nip to Mt. Gambier for the MacPark classic racing (5+ hours each way) this weekend but have now committed to work... my point, I have complete confidence that the Trispark unit will continue to perform as brilliantly as ever for me.
2 friends, Commando owners are on their 2nd and 3rd tri- Spark, freely replaced, not any hotter here than where you are. I been on rides when it's happened, just dead no spark at all, and guy fitting the units, Tri-Spark fan and Commando guru
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