SOS Moto-Computer System


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SOS Moto-Computer System

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Has anyone here had one of these? And if so, might you/they have a copy of the installation instructions?

Has anyone even heard of them? 😁

I actually have two of them, one of which is currently installed on my recently acquired 76 LTD, but unfortunately I only have 2 copies of the operational manual. Not all of it (if any) is functional and I want to remove it. But it is so intertwined with the stock wiring harness and includes a bunch of new sensors, etc that it is going to be a bear without knowing how it was originally supposed to be installed. I will probably end up just tracing wires one at a time, documenting as I remove them, with frequent visits to my Honda Service Manual.

I know it's a long shot, but I thought I would toss this out here any way. Thanks, and have a good day.

Ron in AZ
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I have to admit, I have NEVER heard of one of these before. Doing a Google search, the only references I found were: this post you just wrote, and this eBay auction, where someone is selling a NOS (new, never installed) one for $100: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-GOLDWING ... 2188500228
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Good morning. I'm with you. I saw that ad, but opted not to contact them out of respect for their auction. I contacted the company which is still in business, but the people I talked to there have never heard of it, and was told that their archives only go back to the late 90s. It's a rare bird, indeed. Quite sophisticated.

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landisr wrote: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:53 am Good morning. I'm with you. I saw that ad, but opted not to contact them out of respect for their auction. I contacted the company which is still in business, but the people I talked to there have never heard of it, and was told that their archives only go back to the late 90s. It's a rare bird, indeed. Quite sophisticated.

Ron
Very sophisticated indeed, especially considering the era in which it was designed and built. Microprocessors were large (not so micro) and expensive, so I'm guessing that it is either using a small calculator-type processor, although it could be even something like an old Intel 4004. I'd be interested to see the inside of one. :) It must have quite a bit of discrete logic chips, and a healthy power supply to filter out noise from the bike.
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landisr wrote: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:53 am Good morning. I'm with you. I saw that ad, but opted not to contact them out of respect for their auction. I contacted the company which is still in business, but the people I talked to there have never heard of it, and was told that their archives only go back to the late 90s. It's a rare bird, indeed. Quite sophisticated.

Ron
The guy has a business selling old stuff. Some of his prices are just crazy.

I'd send him a msg asking him to photocopy or scan the install instructions and of course offer to pay for his time.
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Google foo turned up this:

http://www.soundoffrec.com/instructions.aspx

The name is different, but that logo is a dead ringer and only one letter off. They may be able to provide some more info if you contact them.
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WA: this system even a servo motor. I will try to get some more detailed pics later today.

Madmtn: Thanks for the link. I didn't think to contact them about this. I personally use products from both SOS & SOR. Perhaps they are 'related'. I have now contacted SOR via email and am awaiting a reply.

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BWT, love the tank rack on your LTD landisr
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Hi, Fred. The tank rack in the avatar is on my first 76. My new LTD has a near perfect stock false tank, rack free. Sorry for any confusion. This brings up a bit of a quandary, tho. Maybe it's time to change my avatar.. Hmmmm

Ron
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Here are a couple more pix of the LTD 'tank'.
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That last pic above is evidence of what I'm up against while returning to stock. It shows just some of the components of the Air Command onboard compressor system. But it also shows off my shiny kickstart lever. 😁
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WingAdmin: here is a down payment on the component pics I promised you. It's just too hot out in the garage right now. Current temp in Gilbert = 110. :roll:

Ron

PS. I heard back from Sound Off Rec and they said no, they did not make or sell them, but he would "do a little digging" and get back to me next week. How cool.
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