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Forum: Airheads Today, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By 190e
If the OP still needs to convince the dealer...

If the OP still needs to convince the dealer about the recall just quote the original August 84 36 022 84 (2117) service bulletin that was issued to the dealers.
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Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By 190e
If your were to compare all out acceleration I...

If your were to compare all out acceleration I think they post the same 0-60 time of 7.9 secs but in practice I bet the the R60 would hold on to high cruising speeds much better. It may only have 5...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,195
Posted By 190e
I've got to admit the sparkbright solution is...

I've got to admit the sparkbright solution is very neat but I was surprised at the threshold voltages which with the exception of the overcharging voltage all seem far too low even for a wet cell....
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By 190e
When converting an electronic ignition bike to...

When converting an electronic ignition bike to points the wiring is dead simple in principle but those wiring harness connectors are a problem if want to leave them intact. If not you can just cut...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By 190e
Flat tops have no corners on the outer edge...but...

Flat tops have no corners on the outer edge...but watch yourself on that knitting needle.

http://www.bmwr65.org/htdocs/yabbfiles/Attachments/balancer2_001.JPG
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By 190e
R45/65's have very light and nimble handling for...

R45/65's have very light and nimble handling for their day so other contemporary airheads are going to feel a little heavy by comparison. It's a different sort of performance but a R90 or R100 is...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By 190e
Seems to me a puzzle that the motor could run...

Seems to me a puzzle that the motor could run well with the ignition functioning and there be a short circuit in the ignition wiring at the same time as it would have dragged the voltage to the coils...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By 190e
That dipstick would originally have had a washer...

That dipstick would originally have had a washer rather than an O ring as the seal although O rings do work just fine on those earlier dipsticks.

Whatever, it should have a seal of one sort or...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 27,887
Posted By 190e
Lots of good information on the list. One thing...

Lots of good information on the list. One thing that does rankle sometimes is an attitude of I'm giving you this answer but I'm not going to explain why it's the right answer you just have to be...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By 190e
Oil circulation rates on an airhead are pretty...

Oil circulation rates on an airhead are pretty high. Surely all the oil would flow past the drain plug eventually. The manget would have to be a barium ferrite to have some pull.
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,486
Posted By 190e
Antons pictures of the shift kit compared to the...

Antons pictures of the shift kit compared to the old mechanism show clearly how the pawl was widened so that it will make contact with the cam boss and not move to far should the spring break. Even...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,486
Posted By 190e
Anton reckons that not only did the shift kit...

Anton reckons that not only did the shift kit address potential causes of pawl spring breakage but a redesign of the pawl to restrict it's movement meant it would stay engaged if the spring did...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By 190e
Yes. that will be terminal 1. The primary coil...

Yes. that will be terminal 1. The primary coil measurement is made between 1 and 15.




That sounds fine.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,433
Posted By 190e
Well a zenner diode is a simpler device than a...

Well a zenner diode is a simpler device than a transistor but it's not a big difference. I was just trying to give you all the options I was aware of.

The comment about not using a points type...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,433
Posted By 190e
There is an even simpler way to adapt these...

There is an even simpler way to adapt these modules for a points trigger using a zenner diode and resistor. Take a look at this
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Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By 190e
I agree a straightforward comparison is not...

I agree a straightforward comparison is not always easy and in some cases there was also a change form flatops to dome top bings which may have jetting implications. I guess I'm making the point that...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By 190e
Weigh the floats on an accurate scale. Recent new...

Weigh the floats on an accurate scale. Recent new ones weighed 12.5 grams and my old ones weighed 15 grams and 15.7 grams. If they don't weigh the same as new or close - say not more than 13.5 grams...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By 190e
Just an observation that main jet size sometimes...

Just an observation that main jet size sometimes changed when the flat air box with snorkels was introduced. It's a tuned intake system with those snorkels which was presumably designed to have a...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By 190e
Yes but it may to some extent depending on model...

Yes but it may to some extent depending on model change the mixture settings as there are jetting differences between the same engine using the two different intake systems.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By 190e
The primary reading is a little high, it should...

The primary reading is a little high, it should be more like 1.2 - 1.5 ohms but I wouldn't be concerned about your reading as unless you have a very good meter it's near impossible to measure very...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,433
Posted By 190e
Yes the Wells R100 is the same module and there...

Yes the Wells R100 is the same module and there are several other equivalents as well. It's a common module.

And yes it will work OK with your existing coils and wiring although I presume you've...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,567
Posted By 190e
If you are going to fabricate something there are...

If you are going to fabricate something there are at least 3 different types of "easy clutch" that have been built. There's one that retains the original cable.
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Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,567
Posted By 190e
Shims are inserted between the large circlip and...

Shims are inserted between the large circlip and the damper valve body to ensure there is no vertical play when the valve body is secured into the stanchion but I suspect you have the type of circlip...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,567
Posted By 190e
In some ways it's nice to find an obvious fault...

In some ways it's nice to find an obvious fault like that when you have a clunk. The forks should be vastly improved when finished.

It's not recommended to replace the damper piston rings as...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,567
Posted By 190e
Looks like you are missing the rubber topping out...

Looks like you are missing the rubber topping out bush which sits between the valve plate and the damper piston. Very common for that to disintegrated over time and it will result in a topping out...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 27,887
Posted By 190e
I find the list has by far a faster search...

I find the list has by far a faster search facility than any forum. Following a thread through the results presented is another thing but you always have the option to go through posts in date order...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By 190e
Given efficiency is desirable with an electrical...

Given efficiency is desirable with an electrical motorcycle, except for marketing reasons you wouldn't design it with shaft drive.
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By 190e
I think the problem is that some here...

I think the problem is that some here misunderstood what was being suggested and saw it as a radical modification. It's not radical, it has been done many times before as an accepted if compromised...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By 190e
Yes but the main spring would only be preloaded...

Yes but the main spring would only be preloaded when on the stand and not when the bike is at it's ride height as the rebound spring is then unloaded - provided the spacer is not too long.

There...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By 190e
I suspect they are thinking of spacers above the...

I suspect they are thinking of spacers above the main spring which would increase ride height rather than spacers above the rebound spring.

The OP is talking about a spacer above the rebound...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By 190e
Putting a spacer on top of the rebound spring is...

Putting a spacer on top of the rebound spring is a long practised modification to reduce fork travel although it is also done with an additional or longer rebound spring.

It's not going to change...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By 190e
Yes in the absence of a LSD it certainly does...

Yes in the absence of a LSD it certainly does that. In the UK auto's are relatively rare and we are used to being able to feel when the rear wheels start to slip because there is a direct...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By 190e
My old Merc is the worst in snow. Rear wheel...

My old Merc is the worst in snow. Rear wheel drive with an auto box and you haven't a clue what the rear wheels are doing.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,099
Posted By 190e
The thermal paste thing is interesting. I use the...

The thermal paste thing is interesting. I use the stuff working with computers and it really does need to be a thin layer to be efficient.

Compared to an alloy heat sink thermal paste is a poor...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By 190e
No but I had the very same thought - then...

No but I had the very same thought - then wondered what I would do with the information. There would have to be a benchmark value to measure against. Once that was established on a good engine it...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,180
Posted By 190e
Even though I have an electrical engineering...

Even though I have an electrical engineering background I'm not getting into the debate about what percentage of an alternators power is wasted by a shunt regulator other than to say I have a hard...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By 190e
I thought the R60/6's and 7's had a 284

I thought the R60/6's and 7's had a 284
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,445
Posted By 190e
Anyone for 21 ftlbs ! Seriously though I'd...

Anyone for 21 ftlbs !

Seriously though I'd rather blow a gasket than pull a stud.
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By 190e
Anyone who's forgotten to replace the dipstick...

Anyone who's forgotten to replace the dipstick before starting the engine will know oil sprays out of the hole regardless of the state of engine blowby or the breather. A generic O ring is a simple...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,445
Posted By 190e
It's not a nice feeling at all so I chicken out...

It's not a nice feeling at all so I chicken out at 23ftlbs which has never caused problems.

I wouldn't dream of regular re-torquing and except for heads off it only gets done when setting rocker...
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