Coil Upender Basics
Coil Upenders are the modern alternative to the classic Harley Davidson convertibles and are available in both manual and automatic styles. The concept is simple enough: on electric motorcycles, you can take your foot off the pedal so you can steer your bike more easily; on a standard model motorcycle, the same effect is achieved with the windscreen wipers and your hands off the throttle. Coil lenders take advantage of the fact that the foot is still doing most of the work even on a motorbike. They have been specifically developed to suit Harleys without taking away its standard features.
Most standard upenders work using a roller conveyor. In a standard model, the motorbike rider shifts his weight from his legs into the tank which is then pushed by the crankshaft through a roller assembly which rolls up and down on two large wheels. The process is very similar to the way a car works – an external force then acts on the vehicle to move it. However, when you are riding a Harley it is acting on the coil system just like the engine.
It’s important to understand the basic workings of a standard upender because this knowledge will help you decide whether a coil upender is the right option for you. A standard one has two rollers, one inboard and one outboard. These rollers are connected to the engine and driven by the crankshaft. To make the upender work, air is passed through the two coils. This air is combined with the oil to lubricate the rollers and, the result, you have an effective, durable and efficient mechanical device that is designed to cater to your specific needs.
As a standard feature of a standard upender, it will have a pair of hollow tubes attached to the body. These tubes enable the rider to change the amount of air that is fed through the coils. When you are purchasing a hand held pendant, you can easily change the air amount because there is a feed tube just below the headstock. In addition, you can choose from a variety of handheld pendants, so you can find one that best suits your needs.
When you are looking for the ideal motorcycle accessory, it is important to consider the various standard features that are included in the design of the Harley Coil Upender. One of the standard features is the presence of a variable air volume control. Most of the models of the Coil Upender will have an air tank located above the rear wheel. The tanks are available in a number of sizes, so you will be able to fine tune the amount of air delivered to the coils, depending on your specific requirements. Another feature that you can find in a good quality coil upender is the presence of a variable air speed control. This control allows you to set the speed of the airflow as well as the speed at which the air travels through the tubes.
The best quality Harley coil lenders will also come with a twist rate tachometer. It is important to note that when the air twists through the pipes, some of it may be lost. Therefore, the tachometer allows you to determine how much air makes it through the pipe and thus, how much air is delivered to the front wheel. The hydraulic arm of the device will help in controlling the tilt of the inverted bike. Most of the models come with a manual or a power clutch, meaning that you will need to use the proper amount of force to engage or disengage the clutch. If you need to change the tilt of your bike, you will need to engage or release the hydraulic arm of the device, which may require some muscle strength.