Computer in a Harley gas tank


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/08/computer-in-a-harley-gas-tank.html


#2

I think I need my eyes checked: isn’t that a MacPro? the matte edition
or… wouldn’t it be more HD to have a super glossy coating?


#3

I thought it was going to be a computer in a functional gas tank on a motorcycle, like an integrated tablet.


#4

Being a child of bikers (real ones not weekend warrior chumps) they’d get a kick out of this especially dad.
Hell if I had the bones I’d would even consider snagging it for him.


#5

In before comments about airflow!!!


#6

‘Fuel-Cooled’ is a thing. Not this thing. Sad.


#7

Harley computer? Then it will be slow and loud…


#8

Finally, a method to put Harley parts to good use.
As my old friend Marcus used to say, “There just is no place for pre-war technology from Milwaukee in my garage. And just to be clear, I mean WW I.”


#9

So does it come with a drip pan to keep all the oil from leaking all over your house. Also being kind of old school can I get one with a kick start?


#10

Expected this to be a sensor that prevents the engine from starting if you use the wrong brand fuel.


#11

And used only on Sundays by mid-life crisis suffering upper middle class gangster cosplayers.


#12

But it’s gonna be amazing for doing the accounts!


#13

He’s missing out.

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=17643
http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=9137


#14

And marked up waaaay over MSRP by the dealer.


#15

Or if you aren’t wearing official Harley branded leathers.


#16

Where does the oil leak out and is it made using 60’s tech, assembled in the US from foreign made parts??


#17

Not bad, but next would be covering up the color cables with some decent sleeves or at least use a modular power supply and some custom cables (which aren’t that expensive). Also wondering why he went with that weird heat sink and not some AIO CPU block. There are a bunch of ones that work well in orange and wouldn’t be as bulky.


#18

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