I read in one of the updates that there may be a problem with Motorcycles and the Air. I have a Harley with loud pipes. The Air will be mounted above my bike’s parking spot. Is this going to be a problem?
What is sensitive in the Air module is the strike detection. It won’t go weird from noise but spark plugs could eventually trigger false strike detections. Just test, I guess your bike won’t be running idle for ages in the parking spot. And if you see some false strikes, moving the air a bit around mostly solves it or sometimes just rotating it by 90°
Sorry, I made a mistake. My Air is around the house by the front door. I meant to ask about the Sky? Will me working on the bike or riding around the street effect the Sky?
no, it won’t affect the sky. I guess you think about the ‘sonic wind sensor’ but that is not affected by our ‘regular’ noise at all
You can continue to tweak your bike as usual. The sensor only shows some impact from vibrations of the pole if there is any. But even that is now almost a problem of the past as software is filtering it out.
If your SKY is on the roof and your Harley’s pipes are loud enough to cause a steady vibration of your house, then you might see some “false rain”. But probably not
For testing purposes, can you take the Air tripod test rig that you used on the beach for radio range testing and deploy a test Sky unit at Main Street and A1A in Daytona during bike week? If that doesn’t cause false readings (and rattle a few fillings), nothing will!
Of course, I shouldn’t be laughing up here in NY. I live close enough to Orange County Choppers’ former shop and retail store where I could poach their wifi, and they still run open-header project bikes up and down the street by my house with film crews in chase every few weeks…
Ha! Actually, NSB gets its fair share of Daytona spill-over and many test SKY’s were deployed on the roof of our office during the last Biketoberfest. The office is about 100 yards from US1, and fronts Canal Street. Many Harleys rumbled past. No false rain was detected.