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Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Brun
a7grenade, here is a link to a couple of wiring...

a7grenade, here is a link to a couple of wiring diagrams for your bike:

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/R65Schematic.htm
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,167
Posted By Brun
G'day Dusty More frustrations, eh? Sympathy...

G'day Dusty
More frustrations, eh? Sympathy attached.

You ask, "What is the "supposed indication" of 56a on the circuit board when powered up by the key?"

My reading of the Haynes diagram is...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By Brun
East High, that 4 pin relay would do for one...

East High, that 4 pin relay would do for one beam, high or low. You could get another 4 pin, one for each beam, but I think you'll be happier with a 5 pin. Less stuffing around, less terminals to...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By Brun
This may help. I'm just redrawing my /6 wiring...

This may help. I'm just redrawing my /6 wiring diagram in Autocad to accommodate some changes, including adding a headlight relay.
(Embracing BMW electrickery is one of the little challenges I've...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,167
Posted By Brun
Dusty, I feel your frustration. There are a...

Dusty, I feel your frustration. There are a couple of odd things going on here.

You mention that you think yours has the UK wiring. If this is the case your left handlebar switch should have a...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brun
I think that's called "hiding in plain view". ...

I think that's called "hiding in plain view".
Mine will probably spend some time there before it finds its final hiding place.
Thanks, TDL.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brun
Nice work, TDL. I've sewn a couple of seat...

Nice work, TDL.
I've sewn a couple of seat covers but haven't tried the pleated look yet. Next one, perhaps.

I have just bought a Speedhut speedo to fit into a chinese (CJ750) bucket.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,845
Posted By Brun
Yep, go for it. I gave my old girl new coils...

Yep, go for it.
I gave my old girl new coils for her 40th birthday. Thin yellowish spark became fat blueish spark.
Starting is easier and points are lasting much longer. We are more cheerful and...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Brun
G'day Trumped, and welcome. I've drawn a...

G'day Trumped, and welcome.

I've drawn a colour wiring 'map' for the '74 R90 that might help your quest. Here's a JPG of the A3 sized PDF.
...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,030
Posted By Brun
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516...

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516543/409251946.jpg

Stopped to help a bloke with a flat tyre in 2009. I'm pretty sure he would be carrying a patch kit, spare tube, tyre levers and...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Brun
Am I doing it wrong by making use of the existing...

Am I doing it wrong by making use of the existing wheel bearings?
I just clamp the axle horizontally in my woodworking vice. The wheel rotates very easily.
I like the string idea for when I'm away...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Brun
G'day REVz, and welcome aboard. I've drawn up...

G'day REVz, and welcome aboard.
I've drawn up a wiring diagram for my 74 R90, which should be the same for your R75. Here's a low res JPG
...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By Brun
Schwartz, I made my own silnylon hex tarp, very...

Schwartz, I made my own silnylon hex tarp, very similar to the Maccat Deluxe.
I've sat out quite a few rainy days and nights under it and regard it as an essential item.
It is completely...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By Brun
Thanks BJ and BH. No ride report as such, but if...

Thanks BJ and BH. No ride report as such, but if you have time there are fragments in this long, rambling and very Australian Boxerworks thread: ...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By Brun
It is all to do with developing confidence in...

It is all to do with developing confidence in your bike's reliability. I recommend that you take a few weekend rides, loaded up with all your camping gear, going further each time from the Big...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,443
Posted By Brun
Everyone's tool requirements are different. Make...

Everyone's tool requirements are different. Make yer own, to suit your bike and what you like to have with you when you are far from the Big Toolbox. This is one I made for my BMW airhead years ago. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,434
Posted By Brun
I pack too, but I'm more of a bag man than a box...

I pack too, but I'm more of a bag man than a box man. And SIY (sew it yerself) is my thing.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407876308.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5,881
Views: 2,343,118
Posted By Brun
Ferrino has an excellent range of tents. I have...

Ferrino has an excellent range of tents.
I have a Ferrino Spectre 2, and can recommend it.

http://www.ferrino.it/en/catalog/tents/91149-tent-spectre-2.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,831
Posted By Brun
If you want a cheap and lightweight torque...

If you want a cheap and lightweight torque wrench, get yourself the correct size box wrench, a length of threaded rod that will fit through the holes in it, a few nuts and a spring scale graduated in...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Brun
Sympathy attached. It's awful when you see...

Sympathy attached.
It's awful when you see that expensive OEM smoke escaping.
That red wire should have a fuse - a pretty simple addition.
And do check out the addition of a handlebar mounted...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 118,110
Posted By Brun
Funny you should ask - my 2853 died about a month...

Funny you should ask - my 2853 died about a month ago, roughly 1000kms from home. The body cracked and the electronics stopped working. Perhaps the bolts were a bit too tight, but it was good for...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,673
Posted By Brun
Very nice. The bike is pretty good, too. I can...

Very nice. The bike is pretty good, too.
I can tell you are already grinning, and that is good.

I suggest you also get the Clymer manual - it is much better, with pictorial step-by-step...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,849
Posted By Brun
But, didn't they follow that with, "They said...

But, didn't they follow that with, "They said Californie is the place you ought to be"? Clearly bad advice in the current circumstances.
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,508
Posted By Brun
Well done, dodging that particular bullet. ...

Well done, dodging that particular bullet.

When it's time to install the new seal, I suggest you make up this simple tool - the fibreboard disk with the three bolts shown on the left.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5,881
Views: 2,343,118
Posted By Brun
Thanks, Rango. The tank panniers have a fabric...

Thanks, Rango. The tank panniers have a fabric panel connecting them. There is a hole in the centre of this panel which the proud fuel cap goes through. There is also a strap connection across the...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5,881
Views: 2,343,118
Posted By Brun
A typical camp, with the necessary comforts ...

A typical camp, with the necessary comforts

http://pic50.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407241725.jpg

The bike packed up.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,810
Posted By Brun
Here is my modern bike. ...

Here is my modern bike.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407792069.jpg

She's just turned 40, has an e-lectric starter and disk brake and everything works.
She'll carry a...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,757
Posted By Brun
Here is a fine metal one built by member...

Here is a fine metal one built by member Lake_harley (I hope he doesn't mind me posting it).

http://pic50.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407353456.jpg

I've gone for the wood rack...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Brun
The 'r' is likely to represent Ohms, and is...

The 'r' is likely to represent Ohms, and is probably to do with setting up the fuel gauge function.

But, you'd better tell us which model Acewell you have installed.
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,164
Posted By Brun
I'm assuming you plan to use a hammer to bang in...

I'm assuming you plan to use a hammer to bang in tent stakes. In the several hundred times I have erected a tent over 50 years I have never thought, "Gee, I wish I had a hammer!"
If the ground is...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By Brun
Ah, I can tell you are a thinker. Keep up the...

Ah, I can tell you are a thinker. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By Brun
Hmm, ok, 'piloted Allen'. Good. Thanks for that. ...

Hmm, ok, 'piloted Allen'. Good. Thanks for that.

So where on my bike can I find an itty-bitty piloted Allen screw that my 3mm piloted Allen wrench will fit? I already have an ordinary plain old...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By Brun
There there, mate. Don't you fret. Maybe in yer...

There there, mate. Don't you fret. Maybe in yer christmas stocking, once the mystery is solved.

ACTUALLY, my curiosity has been SO AROUSED that I've been reading SNOWBUM'S page on TOOLS. No JOY...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By Brun
I've got one too, and have always wondered what...

I've got one too, and have always wondered what its special use might be.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407444161.jpg

It is a 3mm Allen key. The projection on the long...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Brun
Ha, if you like the idea of asymmetry, the CJ...

Ha, if you like the idea of asymmetry, the CJ bucket may well provide it. Mine came with the ignition switch and speedo hole about 10mm off centre, listing to the right. I'm the only person who has...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By Brun
Nice.

Nice.
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Brun
Would one of these suit your purpose? ...

Would one of these suit your purpose?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CJ750-Headlight-non-shade-black-/251192025006

It's a chinese copy of a russian copy of an early BMW headlight. They are also...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,434
Posted By Brun
The only spare parts I carry are a clutch cable,...

The only spare parts I carry are a clutch cable, one spark plug, a couple of fuses and a set of points. O, and a small collection of nuts and bolts, a tube patch kit, tyre pump, longish tyre irons...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 216,501
Posted By Brun
Browneye, ol' chap, that is a beautiful thing. ...

Browneye, ol' chap, that is a beautiful thing.
Sewing looks great, and you will love how it sets when you can actually stick some stakes into some decent soil at a campsite and get some tension...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 216,501
Posted By Brun
Good idea, Chris. And with the above...

Good idea, Chris.
And with the above affirmations you could start the thread with, "By popular demand ..."

My old German Singer 'Slant-o-matic' is as dear to me as my old German bike, and I make...
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