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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Brun
Ah now, as it happens I was tossing up the idea...

Ah now, as it happens I was tossing up the idea of naming by bike Rocinante but she became Brunhilde instead.
Happy reading.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Brun
O yes. It's a profound wish of mine to fully...

O yes. It's a profound wish of mine to fully understand the book before they carry me out of here in a box. I'm on a third reading now.

In the meantime enjoying and caring for an elderly airhead...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Brun
Thanks for the link to the Pirsig...

Thanks for the link to the Pirsig discussion/interview.
I'm pretty sure that 54 minutes won't be subtracted from my lifespan.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,029
Posted By Brun
Good job on the side stand, Jeff. Bike is...

Good job on the side stand, Jeff. Bike is standing up closer to vertical ...

... but now your shed has a list to starboard. You gonna fix that next?
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,121
Posted By Brun
Yep, sure. Did a few days here under mostly...

Yep, sure. Did a few days here under mostly steady rain.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407241730.jpg

I had plenty of food, booze and ebooks to read. Almost...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,121
Posted By Brun
I can't imagine choosing a camping spot without...

I can't imagine choosing a camping spot without at least one tree or a 'No Camping' sign being available.

I carry one 6 foot pole - 4 segments of half inch aluminium tent pole bungied together....
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,297
Posted By Brun
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/2451...

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410870439.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Brun
No shame involved, DnD. I'm fortunate to have a...

No shame involved, DnD. I'm fortunate to have a kind, local, German speaking, airhead-owning electronics engineer at my disposal, and I'm not afraid to use him. Good luck with it.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,029
Posted By Brun
Oo, a new depth gauge, Jeff. Very nice. You'll be...

Oo, a new depth gauge, Jeff. Very nice. You'll be able to quantify despair with that, should you have the need.
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Brun
Well done with fixing your indicator relay. It'll...

Well done with fixing your indicator relay. It'll probably work for another 40 years.

With the VR, if you can't fix it you can replace it with a solid state version for about $40 - the Bosch RE55...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Brun
Hi DnD, I don't have much time at the moment but...

Hi DnD, I don't have much time at the moment but suggest you check out this thread for info on plug caps, wires and coils:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042455

PS: Catch that...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Brun
Same with mine. Shining a strobe on the advance...

Same with mine. Shining a strobe on the advance mechanism while the motor is running will highlight the problem.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/15385054/309930412.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Brun
Here's an excerpt from my wiring setup using a 3...

Here's an excerpt from my wiring setup using a 3 pin relay with pins marked L, P and X:

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410824690.jpg

This is on a 74 R90/6. Works great.
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Brun
G'day DnD I haven't had much luck interpreting...

G'day DnD
I haven't had much luck interpreting your sketch. That's ok, if you have thought it through properly it may well work.

Reading your first post again highlights an issue to sort out -...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By Brun
Therm, I struggled for years with a weak yellow...

Therm, I struggled for years with a weak yellow spark - difficult starting, points burning out and so on. New leads and caps helped but still had troubles. Two years ago I bought two new Bosch coils...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Brun
That's good. Well done, etc Ok, it seems you...

That's good. Well done, etc

Ok, it seems you have the earlier left handlebar switchgear without an actual switch to turn on the lights. On the 1974 /6 the ignition switch has 5 positions, and...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Brun
G'day DnD Since this thread has been here a few...

G'day DnD
Since this thread has been here a few days with no responses I'll offer some thoughts. Firstly, it's frustrating, isn't it? Sympathy attached.

A quick flick through the wiring diagrams...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,029
Posted By Brun
I think Disston should hop on a plane and deliver...

I think Disston should hop on a plane and deliver that output shaft in person. I want to meet him. I reckon he could spin a decent yarn or two at a camp-fire. Well done, everyone.
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,980
Posted By Brun
An update. I have spent the last week or doing...

An update. I have spent the last week or doing some serious fondling and dealing with some irritations. Main problem concerned the ignition and lighting switches - I simply didn't like the aesthetics...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Brun
Therm, I have heard that the perch with 13mm MC...

Therm, I have heard that the perch with 13mm MC from the monolever bikes is what you need. Could be wrong - hopefully someone here will be able to confirm.

Or you could try to find the much...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,814
Posted By Brun
Ah now Jeff, I know how worried you were about...

Ah now Jeff, I know how worried you were about nothing going wrong with the ol' RS for months on end. Praise the gods - you have a proper problem to deal with. Waiting with bated breath to read the...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Brun
The 4.00x18 Pilot Activs are even difficult to...

The 4.00x18 Pilot Activs are even difficult to put on a spoked wheel, but worth the effort. As stated above, cleaning the bead wells is important - make 'em shine. And proper labelled tyre lube makes...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Brun
Hi Toshi If you can't take the bike to a shop...

Hi Toshi
If you can't take the bike to a shop to get the new brake hose made, you could use a length of plastic hose to work out the length and the best path. I would take the caliper and master...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,250
Posted By Brun
Therm, good to read about the progress,...

Therm, good to read about the progress, especially the 'embracing' bit.
You have obviously been doing some fondling as well. Grin.

Yes, you can test for continuity through the various switches....
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,250
Posted By Brun
Therm, the wiring for the 75-76 bikes has some...

Therm, the wiring for the 75-76 bikes has some frustrating complications:

1. There is a kill switch that can become intermittently faulty.

2. The 'Light Relay' is not set up like a normal...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 151,075
Posted By Brun
When I had a 2853 I did a bit of pondering about...

When I had a 2853 I did a bit of pondering about converting the fuel meter to a voltmeter. The idea was that the middle bar would indicate 12.0 volts with the bars either side showing 0.5 volt...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,300
Posted By Brun
Number 1, a 1951 BSA Bantam. Cost $50 in 1967. ...

Number 1, a 1951 BSA Bantam. Cost $50 in 1967.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/21476713/355343862.jpg

Number 3, a 1951 Matchless 500. Cost $130 in 1969.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Brun
This is a problem I have just solved on my 90/6...

This is a problem I have just solved on my 90/6 after far too many years of 'irritation factor'.
What I eventually found was that the split ring on one side had too small a gap. When I squeezed the...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,541,006
Posted By Brun
Ah, what a beautiful machine. I think my first...

Ah, what a beautiful machine. I think my first attack of airhead lust started with one just like that. Thanks. (sigh)
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By Brun
And when you get further along you'll need a tool...

And when you get further along you'll need a tool for fitting the seal. These can be purchased fairly cheaply. Pic shows a home-grown tool and the bolts and nuts for clutch removal (plus a ground...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By Brun
Yep, you've got it, and no need to drain fuel....

Yep, you've got it, and no need to drain fuel. It's good to think first about where you will put the tank once it's off. I normally put it on a bench or chair with the petcocks hanging over the edge....
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By Brun
Me too. Happened to me exactly as described. It...

Me too. Happened to me exactly as described. It turned out that the negative battery connection was crusty and only able to temporarily light the idiot lights. Pressing the starter button would give...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,899
Posted By Brun
Charles, that's not a toy. It's a lifestyle...

Charles, that's not a toy. It's a lifestyle change.
Well done, you lucky bastard.
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By Brun
Ha, well done. I love how all that frustration...

Ha, well done. I love how all that frustration and fear can dissolve in a single lightbulb moment.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By Brun
I'm embarrassed to write that when this happened...

I'm embarrassed to write that when this happened to me it turned out, after hours of frigging around, to be a faulty connection at the negative battery terminal. I would get a single click from the...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,541,006
Posted By Brun
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410535317.jpg

The wood is spruce, milled from a WW2 army tentpole (stamped D^D 1942). There are 10 mortise and tenon joints,...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,568
Posted By Brun
Oh no, the unintended pun slipping through. I...

Oh no, the unintended pun slipping through. I expect I'll get mercilessly needled about this.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,568
Posted By Brun
Nice. I'd like a walking foot machine. For now I...

Nice. I'd like a walking foot machine. For now I have this, a Singer 401G Slant-o-matic, circa 1960

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/15385054/289738881.jpg

Maybe there should be...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,541,006
Posted By Brun
Here's me airhead ute, mates ...

Here's me airhead ute, mates

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410006500.jpg

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410481261.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,568
Posted By Brun
Ha, yes, thanks. I take your point. But as...

Ha, yes, thanks. I take your point.

But as a cheap bastard and being time rich and money poor I would find it difficult to throw a bunch of dollars at something so generic, however sweet it may...
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