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Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
As I understand it, the purpose of the single...

As I understand it, the purpose of the single diode on the back of the terminal board is to prevent the neutral light from illuminating when the bike is in gear and the clutch lever is pulled in. ...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
I'm not an electrical guru. With that in mind...

I'm not an electrical guru. With that in mind and armed with my wiring diagram, my answers/comments follow:


but still have issues with the HIGH BEAM & HORN:
so I pulled out the TERMINAL BOARD...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By Horsehockey
Bud Provin is an expert with this stuff. ...

Bud Provin is an expert with this stuff.

http://thenickwackettgarage.com/bmw/
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,949
Posted By Horsehockey
There was a drastic loss of power in my /6 when I...

There was a drastic loss of power in my /6 when I burned an exhaust valve (left side) in Princeton Ontario about 8 years ago. I was doing about 75 on 403 and my top speed immediately dropped to...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
Dusty- Hang in there. This will take the...

Dusty-
Hang in there. This will take the patience of Job. At this point, it's hard to say what has been done to the stock wiring. Are you anywhere near an airhead shop or club? If you don't...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
Ok, it is what it is, whatever it is! For gas...

Ok, it is what it is, whatever it is! For gas tank removal, turn both petcocks off and then remove the fuel lines from each petcock nipple. Don't try to pull them off, use a flat blade...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
Dusty- Your two 8 amp fuses SHOULD be located...

Dusty-
Your two 8 amp fuses SHOULD be located in your headlamp bucket, at the top of circuit board. They're not there? The horn notoriously blows a fuse. The fact that it's not working is a...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
Max provides fast shipping (can be next day). ...

Max provides fast shipping (can be next day). Note that the part number has apparently be superseded.
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51887&rnd=04282014

click on...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
Dusty- I think you're right. As I understand...

Dusty-
I think you're right. As I understand it, the function of the headlight relay (on our vintage anyway) is to reduce current to the handlebar switch and save the switch. If that's true,...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
DustyOne- With the ignition switch full on...

DustyOne-
With the ignition switch full on (idiot lights illuminated), and with the lights switch on the handlebar on the "full on" position, you should have 12 volts plus on the yellow wire...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Horsehockey
Yes, fully closing the mixture screw should drop...

Yes, fully closing the mixture screw should drop the idle speed on the right as it does on the left. Two suggestions: 1. Remove the main jet and mixture screw and carefully examine the condition...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By Horsehockey
As noted above, it's either the headlight relay...

As noted above, it's either the headlight relay at fault or the left side handlebar switch. Overall, the success rate for disassembling and repairing the handlebar switch is very low. But I'd...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By Horsehockey
Gorgeous bike. Love the custom panniers. Two...

Gorgeous bike. Love the custom panniers. Two comments:
1. Stick with the S fairing and replace the tall parabellum windscreen with the OEM bubble. Much better handling in crosswinds and behind...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,466
Posted By Horsehockey
Pics? And how is it that you know this anyway?...

Pics? And how is it that you know this anyway? :hmmmmm
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,797
Posted By Horsehockey
Excellent thinking Jwc. It'll be good for...

Excellent thinking Jwc. It'll be good for prospective buyers to have the "full picture" of what they're dealing with.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Horsehockey
I use Kathy's tool rolls. Plural because I...

I use Kathy's tool rolls. Plural because I managed to lose a complete roll on a trip one time (long story). I replaced it with another Kathy's because I like 'em, and she offers a "large" roll. ...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,364
Posted By Horsehockey
If you're a belt and suspenders type, paranoid...

If you're a belt and suspenders type, paranoid about whether or not you're really on OT on the compression stroke (where you want to be), you can place a small patch of paper towel over the spark...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,361
Posted By Horsehockey
Nicely put. Same here.

Nicely put. Same here.
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,947
Posted By Horsehockey
[QUOTE=Plaka;22815995]How about none of the...

[QUOTE=Plaka;22815995]How about none of the above. It's a plain, by the book technicians operation. Follow the bouncing ball, no great thought needed. You can do it by rote knowing nothing about what...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Horsehockey
Having monitored the "lube or don't lube" debate...

Having monitored the "lube or don't lube" debate for years, I've now concluded for myself that the answer is: all cables can (and arguably should) be lubed EXCEPT the throttle cables, which remain...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,940
Posted By Horsehockey
Uh oh. If the bike sat for as long as the carb...

Uh oh. If the bike sat for as long as the carb condition suggests it sat, then the big output bearing (and prolly other bearings) in the tranny are probably crunchy. 80-90W Hypoid Gear Oil + Water =...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Horsehockey
http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/cylinders.htm

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/cylinders.htm
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,415
Posted By Horsehockey
A note of caution: when you removed the front...

A note of caution: when you removed the front cover to access all of this, I trust you disconnected the battery negative cable (or the bike didn't have a battery in it at the time). This is one...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By Horsehockey
Wrong or right, I've concluded that the...

Wrong or right, I've concluded that the speedometer, tach, clutch and choke cables benefit from oiling. Brake cable too, prolly, though I've never oiled a brake cable. It's the throttle cables that...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By Horsehockey
This thread has caused me to try to remember if I...

This thread has caused me to try to remember if I ever actually used a pay toilet. It was something like $.10 for a private stall, with "free" paper. Those were the days.
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Horsehockey
Have you confirmed that the leaking fluid is...

Have you confirmed that the leaking fluid is stinky gear oil and not aromatic motor oil? You probably know this, but if you have a rear main seal or oil pump o ring leak, then the motor oil appears...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By Horsehockey
Disston - check your email.

Disston - check your email.
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By Horsehockey
Do you have proper credentials? I think it's...

Do you have proper credentials? I think it's classified.
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,324
Posted By Horsehockey
Bravo! A Phoenix rises from the ashes. ...

Bravo! A Phoenix rises from the ashes. Beautiful job.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By Horsehockey
He's a journeyman neuroscientist working on...

He's a journeyman neuroscientist working on Disston's head at the moment.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Horsehockey
I actually like the sound of that. If you ever...

I actually like the sound of that. If you ever do it, pics would be appreciated.
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Horsehockey
The last time I started to have a weepy (braided)...

The last time I started to have a weepy (braided) line on the left side, Bud Provin recommended replacing my old inline fuel filter. Fixed that leak. I don't know if the plastic fuel filter...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,635
Posted By Horsehockey
Trouble free with my Dyna for last 65K miles. ...

Trouble free with my Dyna for last 65K miles. Those were my miles. Don't know how many of the other 40K on the bike were logged with the same Dyna by the PO.
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By Horsehockey
An alternative stopgap for carbon reduction is...

An alternative stopgap for carbon reduction is Seafoam. You might consider running a can through your system (added to the fuel tank in the prescribed amounts). You don't have the vacuum ports so...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By Horsehockey
I've used both in this application (straight...

I've used both in this application (straight phosphoric and Krud) and I think there's another sticky additive to the Krud that results in longer lasting positive aesthetic improvements. On the...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By Horsehockey
Yes, switch wires are also technically mated to...

Yes, switch wires are also technically mated to handlebar height (US v. Euro) in terms of proper length (you can order switches based upon handlebar style), but yes...you can pull much of the excess...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By Horsehockey
Note to Disston- This stuff will at least turn...

Note to Disston-
This stuff will at least turn that unsightly rust on your top clamp (and rusty fasteners) a dull grey or black. I think the small jug was about $5 at the Home Depot. I use it on...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By Horsehockey
You're going to be delighted with the new euro...

You're going to be delighted with the new euro bars and correct cables. The setup you have now is, imo, a fine example of what happens when incorrect cables are installed incorrectly. Note the...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Horsehockey
Welcome to the asylum Ewan. If that's your new...

Welcome to the asylum Ewan. If that's your new bike, it's way manlier than mine.
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Horsehockey
I like having a functional neutral light. I...

I like having a functional neutral light. I look at it every time I fire the bike up (even though I've pulled the clutch lever to start) and every time I park the bike...before I release the...
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