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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,969
Posted By Warin
Main course. What is for desert? Humble...

Main course.

What is for desert? Humble pie? :huh
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 534
Posted By Warin
I once explained something .. to a group. One...

I once explained something .. to a group.
One person did not get it .. so I explained again .. differently.
They still did not get it ... so I explained again .. differently.
They still did not...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 201,566
Posted By Warin
Buy one. Test it ... you get the full picture .. ...

Buy one. Test it ... you get the full picture .. if you don't like it ... return it within 60 days with the receipt and its packaging and they give you your money back - they do ask if it is faulty...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 534
Posted By Warin
You mean an 'electrical tune up' ... just to be...

You mean an 'electrical tune up' ... just to be clear.

Meg ohm meters are for checking insulation .. not continuity (conductance). Your better off with a cheap DMM than a Mega for checking...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 534
Posted By Warin
For extra nerdiness .. many voltage regulators...

For extra nerdiness .. many voltage regulators have a temperature response that reduces the output voltage as the temperature increases, thus complying with the battery voltage requirements for...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17,847
Views: 2,145,749
Posted By Warin
Attempt to steel gmail pasword using facebook

Just had an attempt to steel my gmail password .. scam goes like this -

email received from M______ C_____ @ hotmal.com
" I've just sent you a facebook message - click link below to access
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 266,403
Posted By Warin
I've been to Moscow... and Austria. I've also...

I've been to Moscow... and Austria. I've also been to Asia... Turkey comes close .. but Asia wins for terrifying traffic behavior. :eek1 When in a Taxi .. I jumped in towards the center of the back...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 534
Posted By Warin
For what % of full charge? Even charged to 13.6...

For what % of full charge? Even charged to 13.6 volts will be enough for most people to start an airhead .. even when cold. Most people don't need the maximum stored capacity, They do want the CCA...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Warin
Really detailed reviews ... Just read the summary...

Really detailed reviews ... Just read the summary for most people..

www.dpreview.com
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Warin
As standard YES. So a standard wiring diagram...

As standard YES. So a standard wiring diagram won't help if you have 2 coils. You may find a pre 1981 wiring diagram of use for your ignition system .. if it is 'standard bmw' .. The OP needs to say...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
I've dismissed that due to post #1 ... where a...

I've dismissed that due to post #1 ... where a second bike was jumped and the second battery had no effect. I assumed the Triumph rode away? In any event the battery has enough ommph (tecky term) to...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,969
Posted By Warin
Pointless.

Pointless.
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Warin
Detail

Electronic bean cans started with model year 1981.

They are the 'same' .. but have different internal details. E.G. very early HES had hollow rivets to hold them on, later ones have solid rivets.
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Warin
If the use of the headlight and horn bring the...

If the use of the headlight and horn bring the voltage down .. then it is not the voltmeter.

Check the earth terminal/wire on the voltage regulator. That could cause your problem. The probability...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 45,792
Posted By Warin
Chance of a BMW dealer on the way having them in...

Chance of a BMW dealer on the way having them in stock? Best to get them couriered .. Adelaide (if they have them) or Perth... should be people willing to pick them up and take them to you if the...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 201,566
Posted By Warin
Looks like 'we' might get Lidi and Netto?...

Looks like 'we' might get Lidi and Netto? discount supermarket in OZ.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidl

I've been in a Lidi store - very similar to Aldi. :freaky

Netto I've no memory of?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 266,403
Posted By Warin
Won't know because the video doesn't show the...

Won't know because the video doesn't show the start.

Can only guess that the bicycle rider stopped for some reason and was ziging to get started. Why he did not hear the traffic coming and not...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By Warin
I believe someone in England is still making...

I believe someone in England is still making parts for Cravens... I think the Krausers stand up better in a fall. But then i don't have Krausers, but I've had several sets of Cravens.
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,782
Posted By Warin
Good choice. For insulation ... RTV 732...

Good choice.

For insulation ... RTV 732 silastic (yes the stuff you use for engine gaskets) is actually very good for electrical insulation .. I'd rather use the non acidic type but as a quick...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Warin
Umm wouldn't there be 4 wires? +12V - power ...

Umm wouldn't there be 4 wires?
+12V - power
0V - ground
signal - wired to the coil, you can simply check continuity to the coil.
?Light - provides illumination at night along with the rest of...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
Testing with a second vehicle

I'd connect the second vehicles battery to the ignition system (use the engine kill switch to isolate the bike from the second vehicle). Negative to negative as per usual. Second vehicles positive...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
Thoughts... Problem is only evident when the...

Thoughts...

Problem is only evident when the charging system is connected and not 'overloaded' ... hmmm


Ignition system

On the bean can. As the voltage to it is reduced and regulated? by...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
Fine. But repeat with the ICU connected. That...

Fine. But repeat with the ICU connected. That will check pins 3 and 5.

-------------------

Kev any ideas on a second battery/vehicle?

----------------------- Info for others

Along with...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,716
Posted By Warin
The new vehicles tend to get bolt on mods .....

The new vehicles tend to get bolt on mods .. things made for them commercially. The older ones tend to have stuff made for them by their owners. Yep toymotors have taken the market - mainly...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
Ignition on - motor not turning over. Using your...

Ignition on - motor not turning over. Using your multimeter measure the following voltages on the ICU pins;

Pin No 2; should be 0 volts (direct connection to frame)
Pin No 3; should be 0 volts...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,716
Posted By Warin
The bonnet strap and coil overs had me a little...

The bonnet strap and coil overs had me a little intrigued .. but then I've seen a few LRs .. most of them get mods. I'd call it a ultra short wheel base no top.

The only way I've seen 4WDs rust...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,716
Posted By Warin
Bad move on a Land Rover. A British Land Rover....

Bad move on a Land Rover. A British Land Rover. I'm assuming it has a hard top - they are held on by 4BA screws ... the fist ones imported to Australia .. the roofs all fell off .. the threads did...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
Bean can in simple terms The bean can ......

Bean can in simple terms

The bean can ... has 3 wires ...

One wire is connected to earth = 0 volts

One wire is its supply. This is a positive voltage, reduced by the ICU (Ignition Control...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By Warin
Some metal caps are 5k Ohm (personal knowledge!)....

Some metal caps are 5k Ohm (personal knowledge!). Some are 1 (web). Some may be 0 (may be - I see no reason why there may not be ones that have 0).
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Warin
? The neutral light works .. but kills the...

? The neutral light works .. but kills the taco!!! Swapping the coil wire won't change the neutral light working. And the neutral light working demonstrates a wiring error....

Diagram. Think....
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By Warin
It probably also 'kills' the neutral light (and...

It probably also 'kills' the neutral light (and oil + alternator warning lights).




No. If you flip flop the wires you could burn out another wire or fry an ICU. You need to sit down with a...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
Separate the charging system for testing.

The purpose is to find the fault, not present a situation that masks the fault (like a high electrical load on the alternator). And to have the motor work smoothly while testing it is presently...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
To determine if a diode is good (or bad) there ...

To determine if a diode is good (or bad) there needs to be two readings -

one forward .. the other reverse. The readings you have given look to be the forward one. What are the readings with the...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,609
Posted By Warin
In an emergency .. you call 000 (or 112 if...

In an emergency .. you call 000 (or 112 if overseas). End of story. If you know the person or not.

Of more importance in an emergency is the medical information - are they taking medication? What...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,904
Posted By Warin
With your 'diode test' position .. you still get...

With your 'diode test' position .. you still get two readings .. and they still have to be very different from one another in order for the diode to be 'good'.

(and the above 'measurement' of...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Warin
On some models the horn connections have rubber...

On some models the horn connections have rubber boots to keep the weather and dirt out. They disintegrate over time and fall off.

The horn is usually mounted by some metal strip .. that strip is...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Warin
:evil The info 'we' have is what a mechanic...

:evil The info 'we' have is what a mechanic typically gets. The mechanic then gets to investigate, 'we' have to do that remotely. Sometimes the OP will supply more details (because they have not...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Warin
Technically they are the same. Cost wise .....

Technically they are the same.

Cost wise .. if the diodes fail you have to replace it all .. if the regulator fails you have to replace it all. You also loose the ablity to use an old car voltage...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Warin
Check the new line for swelling when the leaver...

Check the new line for swelling when the leaver is firmly applied. Particularly where the new line has the end fittings. Not unknown for new things to fail. Other than that .. air somewhere. Check...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,602
Posted By Warin
Slow?

Nothing wrong with slow ... that is what some do to have a holiday. :1drink

--------- Others for a job say
Quick
Cheap
Good

Pick 2 ... if your not in a hurry then 'Quick' is the easy one...
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