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Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By bisbonian
Take it off and take it apart. Very possible...

Take it off and take it apart. Very possible you'll be looking at a lot of parts to be replaced.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By bisbonian
Have you tried pulling in the decompression lever...

Have you tried pulling in the decompression lever when starting?

Perhaps your auto decompression isn't working correctly, too much compression is bogging the starter.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By bisbonian
What does your spark plug look like? If...

What does your spark plug look like?

If it's running really rich then you could have fouled the plug, this might take 30 minutes or so.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By bisbonian
You can put a 6 volt bulb into a 12 volt socket,...

You can put a 6 volt bulb into a 12 volt socket, there is no difference to the bulb.

However, you will want to pay attention to the size you have under the lens for the bulb to sit.

For...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By bisbonian
I think it depends on the state. When I...

I think it depends on the state.

When I bought my 640A, I went to the Washington state DMV with the seller and we were able to buy a temporary plate for something like $30.

I later looked and...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,703
Posted By bisbonian
Not a surprise, I worked for an auto parts store...

Not a surprise, I worked for an auto parts store back in the 90s that used the exact same tactics.

I still try to stay with smaller, privately owned, auto parts stores for my business.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By bisbonian
I doubt it would harm your charging system. ...

I doubt it would harm your charging system.

But I'd bet the bulbs are dimmer than the 6 volt bulbs would be.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
I went ahead and bought the knock-off. I got it...

I went ahead and bought the knock-off. I got it in the other day and it is almost identical to the original (without all the crust). Right now I have it at the shop to get a throttle cable made. It...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,265
Posted By bisbonian
+1 Double check your timing.

+1
Double check your timing.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
Holy cats, looking for rebuild parts and find a...

Holy cats, looking for rebuild parts and find a place who has new replacements for these carbs. Should have honed my google skills better before jumping on this used carb...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
Got my "new" carb in the mail today. Once...

Got my "new" carb in the mail today.

Once slight difference, new one is on the right:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/DKW/P1000497_zps1f1ddd04.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,734
Posted By bisbonian
I need some plastic blocks that hold the trim on...

I need some plastic blocks that hold the trim on my DKW. Only source is out of stock and claims they will not be getting anymore in.

They're small pieces and I was thinking about 3D printing but...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
Well I guess I had to have a bit of a downer...

Well I guess I had to have a bit of a downer somewhere.

Decided to work on the carburetor since cleaning it up would be cheap. Screwed off the float bowl and found this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
Well that didn't last long, got home from work to...

Well that didn't last long, got home from work to the smell of gas in the back yard. Studio floor is awash with gas, all coming from my tank.

Not sure what to do now.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By bisbonian
I made a valve spring compressor out of some...

I made a valve spring compressor out of some square tubing, a piece of 1x4, threaded rod and pieces of PVC tubing after having one of the cheap universal c-clamp style compressors come apart on me.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
I picked up my repaired tank this afternoon. ...

I picked up my repaired tank this afternoon.

Looking forward to putting it all back together tomorrow!
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
After reading up some more on plastic welding,...

After reading up some more on plastic welding, I'm beginning to feel a little more comfortable.

I have been able to locate some PA 6 weld rod but it was a hassle. My problem was that I was...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
Found a good web resource for this today:...

Found a good web resource for this today: http://www.zweirad-union-mopeds.de/shop/galerie/2/auto-union-zweirad-union/1/

It's all in German so I've been making good use of Google translate. They...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
I read a lot of reference to the rally tank being...

I read a lot of reference to the rally tank being less expensive (different material).

Is this the actual 660 Rally tank or something else?

I see a part number of 58507013000/06 for the rally...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
Well the first place says the tank is not...

Well the first place says the tank is not repairable. I think they mean it's not repairable by them as they only do Polyethylene, all they could tell me was that the tank is not made of polyethylene....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
I think I may have this figured out. The...

I think I may have this figured out.

The right side cover has the DKW badge screwed on. If I unscrew that badge then I open up a large hole in the side cover through which I can see the clutch....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
Just found this page:...

Just found this page: http://moped-museum.de/dkw/index.htm

Looks like oil:fuel ratio is 1:25.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
That makes sense.

That makes sense.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
I've looked through the cybermotorcycle websites...

I've looked through the cybermotorcycle websites and have not found much pertinent information for what I have.

On the plus side, there is a DKW yahoo groups page which appears to be fairly active...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
I have most of the motorcycle apart by this time,...

I have most of the motorcycle apart by this time, just to replace absolutely worn out items (cables) and to figure out how things work (wiring).

One of the questions I have now is where would I...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
The filter puck measures 2-1/4" in diameter by...

The filter puck measures 2-1/4" in diameter by 3/8" thick.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/DKW/P1000470_zpsb2ec9bd9.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
For the moment I'm planning on enjoying the...

For the moment I'm planning on enjoying the natural patina but I won't count out more of a restoration in the future.

I do need to get the seat redone as it is horrible and a bit of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By bisbonian
I posted in the 2 Smokers section here: ...

I posted in the 2 Smokers section here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945023

It's a 1965 DKW model 158. I brought it home on Saturday and picked up the rest of the parts...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
I haven't got that far yet. I'm anticipating mix...

I haven't got that far yet. I'm anticipating mix but should know soon.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks! I'll pass that along.

Thanks!

I'll pass that along.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
1965 DKW, chain definitely needs some oiling!

1965 DKW, chain definitely needs some oiling!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By bisbonian
Ended up going a different direction and brought...

Ended up going a different direction and brought a 1965 DKW home today, this one is much more complete than the Hercules I was considering.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisbonian
1965 DKW model 158

Alright so I finally can go into Old's Cool and feel like I belong!

I just picked up this 1965 DKW:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/DKW/2013-12-28114907_zpsd88b31b3.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
I have the tank at a local plastic welder shop at...

I have the tank at a local plastic welder shop at the moment. I expect them to get back with me relatively soon as to whether they can repair the tank or not.

I'm very hopeful that this tank can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks Bill, wasn't sure if the flexible plastic...

Thanks Bill, wasn't sure if the flexible plastic of the KTM would be weldable, I'll get to work on this.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By bisbonian
KTM 640A, gas tank repairable?

I have a '99 640 Adventure, today I had a pretty hard crash and the gas tank sprung a lead where the front mounting pucks (under the radiator) slide in.

Does the material of these tanks allow for...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By bisbonian
Hercules sources

I'm looking at a 1958 Hercules K100.
I'm not very familiar with these, are there any good sources of information/parts anyone can point me toward?
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By bisbonian
Got it sorted. The screw that holds the...

Got it sorted.

The screw that holds the bracket onto the stator was interfering so I ground a bit of that down. The bracket also had extra "fingers" that hold the wire steady as compared to the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By bisbonian
KTM 640 - Electrosport stator fitment

For those of you who have installed the Electrosport stator on your LC4, did you have any issues with the fitment?

I just received one and the small 90 degree bracket that guides the wires from...
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