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Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Brun
G'day b0mb3r. There are 3 parts to the...

G'day b0mb3r.

There are 3 parts to the throttle that wear and all can be replaced. There's the tube, the gear plus chain thing and the perch housing. If poorly maintained (as mine was) there will...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Brun
Ferret, before you do too much wading in...

Ferret, before you do too much wading in SnowbumWorld do check your battery terminal connections. They can feel tight but have high resistance. Separating, cleaning, greasing and re-tightening can...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Brun
G'day DnD, and congrats on getting the old girl...

G'day DnD, and congrats on getting the old girl back on the road after all the teething troubles.

I'll help here by saying "they all do that, sir." Getting things balanced can take a bit of...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Brun
Welcome aboard, DF. As others have noted...

Welcome aboard, DF.

As others have noted the Starter Relay is under the tank.

The relay in the headlight bucket is called a Light Relay. It's function is to turn off the headlight when the...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,081
Views: 1,670,003
Posted By Brun
Excellent! Always good to have a supply of...

Excellent! Always good to have a supply of Telecom Approved rope on hand for times like that.

But if the cable breaks at the top end there is a more elegant solution:
...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Brun
Daryl, I fitted the Heaterz Premium Sport grips...

Daryl, I fitted the Heaterz Premium Sport grips to my 1974 R90/6 recently and am loving them. I really like the five heat settings and the controller is easy to use with gloved fingers.

Fitting...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Brun
Both the Kathmandu and Aldi sets are hard...

Both the Kathmandu and Aldi sets are hard anodised aluminium, both made in China and probably to much the same quality standards. Hard anodising creates an excellent non stick cooking surface that is...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Brun
Uni, what Warin said. And JT105. You write...

Uni, what Warin said. And JT105.

You write that the battery connections are good - have you actually checked them by removing, cleaning and re-tightening? I spent an embarrassing amount of time...
Forum: Australia 04-15-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Brun
Ah, thanks Dr. That explains all the slippery...

Ah, thanks Dr. That explains all the slippery stuff on the southern end of the Dargo High Plains road on Thursday.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24634276/411111988.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-14-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Brun
Thanks gentlemen. Nice to have some real...

Thanks gentlemen. Nice to have some real information from users about any product, including our roads and tracks.
Much appreciated.
Forum: Australia 04-13-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Brun
Moroka Road near Licola Vic question.

G'day all. I'm wondering what the Moroka Road is like, particularly going over McFarlanes Saddle.

Has anyone been there recently? Can it be safely traversed on a big chook-chaser (Triumph Tiger...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 164,322
Posted By Brun
Well done, Optimus. Not only for drawing that...

Well done, Optimus. Not only for drawing that map, but for wading through the entire thread. Heroic!
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By Brun
Dave, you are most welcome. I hope it works as...

Dave, you are most welcome. I hope it works as expected. I've been drawing up my modified wiring map in Autocad and it was a simple matter to grab some bits from that file to create that little...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By Brun
Old, I think you'll be fine with that Harley...

Old, I think you'll be fine with that Harley relay. Zooming in to the image I can see a pin marked 87a. There are many variations in relays - there are ones with an 87b pin or two 87 pins and so on,...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,092
Posted By Brun
Jeff was looking pretty cheerful yesterday arvo...

Jeff was looking pretty cheerful yesterday arvo ...

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24634276/411065785.jpg



Should have given you another butternut pumpkin for the RH side,...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,092
Posted By Brun
Ah, you have 'extreme sport' spiders too. I...

Ah, you have 'extreme sport' spiders too. I imagine them with their little helmets and goggles, gloves, boots and all those elbow and knee pads, hanging on for dear life and grinning like idiots. But...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brun
Yes Charlie, you did point that out earlier in...

Yes Charlie, you did point that out earlier in the thread about the layshaft being a one-piece affair, but can be dismantled with the right equipment.

And a cursory spin of the bearings did find...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brun
I now have two open boxes and here are the...

I now have two open boxes and here are the interesting bits:

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24634276/411059194.jpg

1974 build on the left, 1973 build - with the thinner support...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By Brun
It may not be pretty but it certainly is a...

It may not be pretty but it certainly is a beautiful thang ...

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24634276/411054489.jpg

Fabricated by Jeff (ME109) from an old driveshaft and a...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By Brun
Ah, so the one you have is suitable for the task,...

Ah, so the one you have is suitable for the task, Jeff? I didn't want to wreck a good one. I've been trying to extract one from the Fireman.

ps: Steve, you can stop looking now. I'll bet you have...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,092
Posted By Brun
An excellent outcome, Jeff. Exemplary, splendid,...

An excellent outcome, Jeff. Exemplary, splendid, and all those other superlatives. That is smooth, with a capital SMOO.

I unreservedly withdraw any skepticism I may (or may not) have expressed....
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By Brun
What a fine place this is for the sharing of...

What a fine place this is for the sharing of knowledge. I'm recalling what it was like before the internet - being stuck, very much alone, with a technical problem. Thanks all for the ideas.

If I...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By Brun
FD pinion nut tightening?

Bike is a 1974 R90/6.

I am here:

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24634276/411041635.jpg

Just putting the drive train back together after installing a loaner gearbox and found...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brun
Thanks Anton. Good to know.

Thanks Anton. Good to know.
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brun
Yep, me too. Not sure how much misalignment there...

Yep, me too. Not sure how much misalignment there could be. I always thought that the gearbox fitted to the engine pretty precisely, but could be wrong.

Late breaking news is that Mal of Dubbo is...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brun
Thanks all for info, comments and sympathy. ...

Thanks all for info, comments and sympathy.

I still have the original '73 build box with the kickstarter. It was going when I parked it so I'm thinking of shoving it in the bike temporarily so I...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brun
1975 5 speed trans - broken dogs

Bike is a 1974 R90/6.

I fitted a reconditioned gearbox (1974 build) 5 years and 40k kms ago as the original box was feeling tired and grumpy. A few days ago while I was rolling the bike in gear...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By Brun
Old, you should be able to use the numbers and...

Old, you should be able to use the numbers and colours from the wiring diagram to sort this out:

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24634276/411020894.jpg
(stolen from the Haynes...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Brun
Those conversions only suit the '74 /6 bikes with...

Those conversions only suit the '74 /6 bikes with the /5 controls. DnD, I think I recall that your 75/6 is a post '74, with the later control switchgear. Sadly, this means the aftermarket Magura...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,297
Posted By Brun
Well Jeff, it certainly was a surprise to see you...

Well Jeff, it certainly was a surprise to see you and Brother Ken turn up at Jindabyne ...

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24634276/410946155.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By Brun
Ah now, as it happens I was tossing up the idea...

Ah now, as it happens I was tossing up the idea of naming by bike Rocinante but she became Brunhilde instead.
Happy reading.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By Brun
O yes. It's a profound wish of mine to fully...

O yes. It's a profound wish of mine to fully understand the book before they carry me out of here in a box. I'm on a third reading now.

In the meantime enjoying and caring for an elderly airhead...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By Brun
Thanks for the link to the Pirsig...

Thanks for the link to the Pirsig discussion/interview.
I'm pretty sure that 54 minutes won't be subtracted from my lifespan.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,297
Posted By Brun
Good job on the side stand, Jeff. Bike is...

Good job on the side stand, Jeff. Bike is standing up closer to vertical ...

... but now your shed has a list to starboard. You gonna fix that next?
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,231
Posted By Brun
Yep, sure. Did a few days here under mostly...

Yep, sure. Did a few days here under mostly steady rain.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407241730.jpg

I had plenty of food, booze and ebooks to read. Almost...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,231
Posted By Brun
I can't imagine choosing a camping spot without...

I can't imagine choosing a camping spot without at least one tree or a 'No Camping' sign being available.

I carry one 6 foot pole - 4 segments of half inch aluminium tent pole bungied together....
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By Brun
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/2451...

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410870439.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By Brun
No shame involved, DnD. I'm fortunate to have a...

No shame involved, DnD. I'm fortunate to have a kind, local, German speaking, airhead-owning electronics engineer at my disposal, and I'm not afraid to use him. Good luck with it.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,297
Posted By Brun
Oo, a new depth gauge, Jeff. Very nice. You'll be...

Oo, a new depth gauge, Jeff. Very nice. You'll be able to quantify despair with that, should you have the need.
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Brun
Well done with fixing your indicator relay. It'll...

Well done with fixing your indicator relay. It'll probably work for another 40 years.

With the VR, if you can't fix it you can replace it with a solid state version for about $40 - the Bosch RE55...
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