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Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By rustygardhouse
From Boyer Bransden: 'if it has a Micro...

From Boyer Bransden:

'if it has a Micro Power or Micro Digital system, you must use some radio suppression (not with the MK3 system). We always suggest copper wire but with NGK 5k ohm plug caps....
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By rustygardhouse
OK, I'm a bit confused by all this. In the...

OK, I'm a bit confused by all this.

In the bad old days ('60's) when ignition leads were wire, vehicle spark plugs in the US were mandated to have a 5k ohm resistor built into them to reduce RF...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By rustygardhouse
So, does any body know what happens if you run...

So, does any body know what happens if you run the Boyer electronic ignition conversion using aftermarket copper leads without the 5k ohm resistor?
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By rustygardhouse
Now for the heretics view... In my misspent...

Now for the heretics view...

In my misspent youth, I played with a lot of BL stuff which meant I spent a lot of time trying to tune SU carbs.

When I got my R65 & started to play with the Bings,...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By rustygardhouse
Well, the connector pulled off but with lots of...

Well, the connector pulled off but with lots of rocking & WD40 & praying!

Bulbs are change, lots of DC4 on connectors & bulbs, God is in his heaven & all is right in R65 land...

Thanks; I'd...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By rustygardhouse
Removing R65 electric tach

The neutral light has packed it in on my R65 & I need to get the tach apart. Anybody know how to get the electrical connector off the back? Can't find it in any of my manuals
...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By rustygardhouse
OK, is everybody sitting down? Good... ...

OK, is everybody sitting down?

Good...

I got my 144 main jets today so I changed my 145 for the 144 in the RH carb.

Bike runs like a top. A/F ration between 12.5 & 13.7 through all throttle...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By rustygardhouse
I raced home after work, pulled both elbows off...

I raced home after work, pulled both elbows off the carbs & looked to see how the slides lift LH vs RH.

And the fatal flaw in the idea revealed itself: There's not enough load on the engine to get...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By rustygardhouse
Thought about that... But if the fuel level...

Thought about that...

But if the fuel level is too low, it would be low across the needle jet range & not go from rich to lean. Isn't that the purpose of the fancy taper on the needle: to change...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By rustygardhouse
Ooooohhh! I like the ideas of pulling the elbow...

Ooooohhh! I like the ideas of pulling the elbow off & reving the engine as well as swapping slides side to side. I'll give them a try.

For gits & shiggles, last night I pulled the RH cover off &...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By rustygardhouse
Except the carb passes both the WD40 & butane...

Except the carb passes both the WD40 & butane torch test for external leaks. No leaks anywhere so it would appear that the problem is internal, not external.

Pulled the cap & cover & checked the...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By rustygardhouse
The slide can only go in one way; the diaphragm...

The slide can only go in one way; the diaphragm has a dimple for the slide & a dimple for the body. Both dimples are aligned correctly & when I stick my finger down the carb throat & lift the slide,...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By rustygardhouse
Been there done that. In chasing this...

Been there done that.

In chasing this problem, I've changed the needle jet a couple of times. Everything seems smooth running & happy
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By rustygardhouse
Bing CV 64/32/3040 needle not lifting

It seems that the needle is not lifting in my Bing CV 64 carb.

This carb was disassembled, ultrasonically cleaned, the passages blown out with clean compressed air & reassembled with a new...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By rustygardhouse
So.. The 1980 R65 was a cross over year &...

So..

The 1980 R65 was a cross over year & there are at least 2 different horse powers available. The easiest way to change horse power is to change the carb: smaller carb, less horse power. This...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By rustygardhouse
1980 R65 timing

I've got a bit of a mystery about the point of full advance on my 1980 R65. The frame & engine match with 6348245 on both. The previous owner has installed a Boyer electronic ignition.

Manual - ...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By rustygardhouse
But of course! If I had taken my tank off &...

But of course!

If I had taken my tank off & taken pictures, I'd never have bothered with this post...

Wonder...

If the car that pinched my RH leg between frame & bumper had come at me from...
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By rustygardhouse
'80 R65 foot pegs

OK, here's a really 'interesting' question...

Noticed that the foot pegs on my bike aren't the same height & position: the LH one is higher & forward of the RH.

So I get out my handy universal...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By rustygardhouse
Because of the o-ring on the flywheel & my...

Because of the o-ring on the flywheel & my experience on pinching o-rings in this type of installation, I was REALLY careful when I drew the flywheel down to make sure I did it as evenly as possible...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By rustygardhouse
'80 R65 front thrust bearing

A comment came up in one of my other post & I thought it deserved a new thread...

I had to pull the flywheel on my '80 R65 to get the timing marks in the correct position.

Because this is a...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By rustygardhouse
crank blocking

OK you caught me; I normally don't read things in the posts that don't directly pertain to my question...

So, no, I didn't block the crack; it was not mentioned in my version of Clymers. Before...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By rustygardhouse
complete the circle

Thought I'd complete the circle on this...

Made sure the timing marks were filled with yellow paint & reinstalled the flywheel in the correct location.

Buttoned everything up & finally got a...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By rustygardhouse
OK got it. Nice of them to drill out the...

OK got it.

Nice of them to drill out the timing marks! I'll get them filled with yellow paint as well.

Thanks all!
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By rustygardhouse
1980 R65 flywheel markings

It seems that my flywheel was installed incorrectly & I couldn't read the timing marks. So I bit the bullet, jerked everything apart and pulled the flywheel off.

But...

The only markings I can...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By rustygardhouse
Alrighty then... Changed the RH float today....

Alrighty then...

Changed the RH float today. For those at home, new float 12gms, old float 14.2gms (dry but not dried out).

That surprised me so much I rechecked the level & zero of the scale....
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By rustygardhouse
So I tried the white lightning jar as a float...

So I tried the white lightning jar as a float bowl idea...

I first tried it with the carb as is & holding my jar against the float bowl flange. The rake on the carb is such that the fuel spills...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By rustygardhouse
OK, you got me: I'm lazy & tried to get a less...

OK, you got me: I'm lazy & tried to get a less than ideal system to work.

Like I said, I like the idea of a clear float bowl so that I can see the fuel level wrt to the jet stock which is what...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By rustygardhouse
well... CRAP!!!!

well... CRAP!!!!
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By rustygardhouse
clear fuel level checker

here's my concept for a clear fuel level checker:

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w484/rustygardhouse/fuellevelchecker01.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By rustygardhouse
More info

So where to begin...

I didn't forget: with all the variation in the castings of the carb body & float bowl as well as the gasket & gasket compression, the marks are only a relative measure of fuel...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By rustygardhouse
OK, I'm back

So, I dropped both float bowls, took them to work, futzed a round a bit & marked the front of the bowl with dimples at 1mm increments form 21mm to 25mm....
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By rustygardhouse
'80 R65 Bing 32 float level

Yes, I'm going to flog this again...

Yes, I've read the other posts...

Yes, I've read Snowbum's article on float bowl fuel level.

I rebuilt the Bing 32 carbs on my '80 R65 & I'm now in the...
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 213,322
Posted By rustygardhouse
Come & gone?

I'm trying to buy one of these. The last I saw on the thread was new supply in June. Now it's the middle of summer.

Did I miss the production run?

If the latest batch has come & gone, how were...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,042
Posted By rustygardhouse
Gerrry, Thanks for the offer. Never thought...

Gerrry,

Thanks for the offer. Never thought such a simple request would get such a variety of odd answers!


I've welded UEGO bungs in the exhaust & I'm tuning my R65 Bing jets using a homemade...
Forum: Australia 05-08-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,042
Posted By rustygardhouse
Want to borrow a Harmonizer in Canberra

Anybody in Canberra have a Harmonizer I can borrow? Interested in buying one & want to see ow it works

Thx
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,085
Posted By rustygardhouse
So... How did this end? Smiles or...

So...

How did this end?

Smiles or tears?

Did you find a source of 31 42 2 301 885 VALVE HOUSING?

Got the same problem on my '80 R65 & looking for a fix.
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By rustygardhouse
That's what I thought but in case I was WAY off...

That's what I thought but in case I was WAY off base I figured I'd ask.

If ya don't ask, the answer's already 'NO'.

I know what a loonie is; I'm a displaced knuckle head in Oz! The Bruce...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By rustygardhouse
Bing CV type 64 plug rattles in cover

I'm rebuilding my Bing 64/32/3030-40 carbs. Now that they are sparkling clean, the steel plug in the top of the diaphragm cover rattles around. Looking at the parts diagram & reading the operation...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By rustygardhouse
Well, it's sort of this way... I like the...

Well, it's sort of this way...

I like the Harmonizer but can't get one. Being a design engineer, I started to look at how this & the Twinmax work to see if I could build my own.

I'm a mech so I...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By rustygardhouse
Wow! I thought this would be a post-a-thon! I...

Wow! I thought this would be a post-a-thon! I know this subject sucks (sorry) but I expected more.

Thanks for actually measuring the vacuum; it gives me a good starting point.
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