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Forum: Airheads 07-01-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By swanker
I emailed Dyna support and got the following...

I emailed Dyna support and got the following response.
I've yet to check but the theory seems sound.

"The Dyna III cannot hold the timing reduced or advanced, unless there is an
isue with the...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By swanker
For what it's worth, I inherited a Dyna III still...

For what it's worth, I inherited a Dyna III still in the box from my PO and after installing it I seem to be having issues with it not timing correctly at high rpms until it 'warms up' and then my...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By swanker
Well, I'm afraid the Dyna may be the problem. ...

Well, I'm afraid the Dyna may be the problem.
What a great suggestion Warin to check timing before it's 'working' and after.

I checked the static timing before heading out last night and got a...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,575
Posted By swanker
Nice design but that shit looks heavy. Go to...

Nice design but that shit looks heavy.
Go to LifePo, save 15 lbs, add angle iron gain ten back?
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By swanker
Eh? That is definitely interesting as before my carbs...

That is definitely interesting as before my carbs were adjusted and synched by a BMW dealer (had an old airhead guy there) I noticed that some days the starter would turn right over and crank no...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By swanker
I find it most telling about the predictability...

I find it most telling about the predictability and switching nature of the problem going away.
What could cause the switch to all good?
It is remarkable and immediately apparent.
Just this...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By swanker
Bogging until warm then full power kicks in...???

Can anyone help point me in the direction of what could explain this behavior?
It takes about 4-7 minutes of steady 3k rpms before I get "full power".
Before then, it runs smooth but just doesn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By swanker
I haven't needed enricher recently, maybe just a...

I haven't needed enricher recently, maybe just a tiny bit for awhile to keep the idle up until it's warm.
When choke (enricher) is totally off it just has a low idle and may eventually stall. Once...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By swanker
Bogging until warm then full power kicks in...???

Can anyone help point me in the direction of what could explain this behavior?
It takes about 4-7 minutes of steady 3k rpms before I get "full power".
Before then, it runs smooth but just doesn't...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
I'm pretty sure that's the brake light switch.

I'm pretty sure that's the brake light switch.
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
From what someone posted in my subframe bolt...

From what someone posted in my subframe bolt shear thread...
"MAX BMW lists 46 51 1 231 093 HEX BOLT @ $1.54 this as the bolt for both upper and lower".
12.9 was also mentioned as the strength...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
You should really ensure you have the proper...

You should really ensure you have the proper bolts.
I believe I had the wrong ones installed on my bike (lower) and they sheared when I hit a large pothole.
Luckily I wasn't traveling very fast and...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
Gotcha! Simple. Thanks :clap

Gotcha! Simple. Thanks
:clap
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
Can you elaborate? I've stripped my tranny bolt...

Can you elaborate?
I've stripped my tranny bolt from frequent disconnect/connect so am currently on another bolt.
I plan on time certing it sometime.
In the mean time can you provide pics of the...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
wow :baldy

wow
:baldy
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
So, the 'cold' side plug was oily. But, I did a...

So, the 'cold' side plug was oily.
But, I did a cold compression test and it only got to about 60psi.
A subsequent try got it to around 90psi.
The 'hot' side was well over 120psi.


I put a...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
I don't know what "pulse air system" is. I'll...

I don't know what "pulse air system" is.
I'll double check my valve clearance as well.
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
The hot side has a new rubber grommet, the cool...

The hot side has a new rubber grommet, the cool side does have some cracks.
I did a carb cleaner check not too long ago to check for air leaks but didn't find any, or at least my noob ears didn't...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
So... after about 7 min in stop and go city...

So...
after about 7 min in stop and go city riding it's now completely responsive again.

What might be the problem if after warming up it runs strong? I don't hear nearly as much popping either.
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
I've been planning on having a top end job but...

I've been planning on having a top end job but are there any pointers or indicators to see if I have a hanging valve?
By "hanging valve" I assume you mean a valve stays open longer than it should?
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
What could cause intermittent single firing? ...

What could cause intermittent single firing?
Interestingly, sometimes after 5-10 minutes of easy riding, it 'picks up' and goes full power.

Btw, it's been starting like a champ immediately after...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
'78 R100 No recent work other than full fluid...

'78 R100
No recent work other than full fluid changes (oil, tranny, final drive, shaft).

I rebuilt the carbs about a year ago (synced w/ help of veteran airhead), put a Dyna III on last fall, new...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
Can a bad push rod seal cause a vacuum leak? ...

Can a bad push rod seal cause a vacuum leak?
One of the right side seals is badly deteriorated.
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By swanker
Pissed Glowing Red Hot Header 550F wtf

Changed fluids and took the bike out for a ride after finishing up tonight.
It was running as if it were just on a single cylinder, or maybe not getting fuel as with throttle it would bog down....
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
FWIW I was a bit scared after hearing about this...

FWIW I was a bit scared after hearing about this "2k" o-ring problem and after doing it I think it is overblown. Something to be aware of sure, but it's nothing that should prevent you from doing...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
I didn't know that he didn't have a brace at all....

I didn't know that he didn't have a brace at all.
I thought this was discussion for an aftermarket replacement.
It's a /7 and stock has the under/internal fender brace.
I think that looks better...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
Maybe I missed it earlier, but why the need for...

Maybe I missed it earlier, but why the need for the brace?
Tire size? Stiffening forks for handling?
I like the look of the internal mounts if tire size is not an issue.
Others would know more,...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
True dat on all counts - hijack over (almost,...

True dat on all counts - hijack over (almost, plaka was very willing to help me just sometimes had to sift thru the chaff).

I'm liking this thread b/c this dude has more gumption than I and this...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
Haha, Plaka. He meant well, I think, but know...

Haha, Plaka.
He meant well, I think, but know what you mean.
:norton
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 30,456
Posted By swanker
++++++1! Great layman summary.

++++++1!
Great layman summary.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 102,324
Posted By swanker
[QUOTE=ewilly;26610409]Here is a batch of parts...

[QUOTE=ewilly;26610409]Here is a batch of parts that I have tried to price in market range with my limited airhead knowledge. Please make offer if you see something that appears to be priced high or...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,908
Posted By swanker
That EarthX ETX36C looks great but also $350. ...

That EarthX ETX36C looks great but also $350.
Any experience or thoughts on the Alien Motion (http://www.alienmotion.com/am12.html)?
They have a beefier version of their 12 cell that has an extra...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 31,028
Posted By swanker
I took it as a sarcastic jab at Mike Seate's...

I took it as a sarcastic jab at Mike Seate's questioning of cutting up the "german engineered frame" as Chris's bike was inspired by an example of such an arrogant chop (a la the Imola winner that...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 31,028
Posted By swanker
Amen on the goofy just throw crazy cash at a bike...

Amen on the goofy just throw crazy cash at a bike and think you're gonna show up a supersport winner. Good thing for him it rained, he'd of been smoked I think. Loved the Duc that Ben Bostrom was...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By swanker
Or get a blast cabinet for the smaller stuff.

Or get a blast cabinet for the smaller stuff.
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By swanker
Am I missing something? He reports 0 psi on the...

Am I missing something?
He reports 0 psi on the left side.
I'd think that checking that valve adjustment won't say shit unless they are so whacked out that they are permanently open which I'd think...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By swanker
Well I continue to learn and feel dumb at the...

Well I continue to learn and feel dumb at the same time!
I double checked the valves and thank god I did.
I had previously fixed the large endplay on the left side and had overtorqued the cylinder...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By swanker
Question Cold Start (engine not air) Issues after Electronic Ignition Install (just started)

I installed a Dyna III and all my previous issues were resolved, intermittent timing problems, bogging down etc.
Things were amazingly better as my points were all fuggered up and randomly sparked...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 409,881
Posted By swanker
I've read your warnings earlier in this thread on...

I've read your warnings earlier in this thread on making sure the charging doesn't deliver more than the battery can handle.
a) What is that figure and is it a function of the batteries output AH...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 409,881
Posted By swanker
Alienmotion?

hard to search/wade through all the pages on this forum so apologies in advance if already covered.

Thoughts on the Alien Motion batteries?
Thinking of either the
AM8 ...
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