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Old 01-30-2012, 05:47 PM   #646
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:34 AM   #647
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+1 on 1 . They also help fix the mandatory broken middle hole on the dash ... normally centre right .. to go with the broken hole on the windscreen. Now if they only invented a good windscreen gasket that you don't rip off three grommets every time you take it off.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #648
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Regulator fix

After a long long time with a r65 with a totally discharged battery, yesterday i changed the battery and i went over the charging system to test one by one all the system Regulator, diode board,stator, housing, rotor, brushes... etc. everything was ok but with no AMP reading. So as i have another r100 i started to interchange one by one all the parts until i found again that everithing was ok but no charge. So i called a friend and he tell me that i only need to do is to polarize again the system and i only need to put a little positive current on the rotor.
And that was it.
5 hour of work fixed in a few seconds.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:55 AM   #649
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Wouldn't have a part number handy, would you?


Yes. Part number??? I have never seen a lawn and garden battery fit that DIDNT need the battery box altered juts a bit. Please share. Are you sure your battery box is stock and not altered?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #650
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After a long long time with a r65 with a totally discharged battery, yesterday i changed the battery and i went over the charging system to test one by one all the system Regulator, diode board,stator, housing, rotor, brushes... etc. everything was ok but with no AMP reading. So as i have another r100 i started to interchange one by one all the parts until i found again that everithing was ok but no charge. So i called a friend and he tell me that i only need to do is to polarize again the system and i only need to put a little positive current on the rotor.
And that was it.
5 hour of work fixed in a few seconds.
If I'm not mistaken this is a procedure we did back in the '50's for Generators not for Alternators. I hope an electrical genius straightens this out. I'm certainly not one of those. It had to do with the Voltage regulator and I don't think it applies to the Airheads.

Anybody?
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:26 AM   #651
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I looked at an '86 R80 today that has some corrosion on the aluminum: the owner lives near the ocean.

Do the wheels, lower fork legs, engine cases, etc clean up well? There's another bike FS locally that looks better and has lower mileage but is $1,000 more. But if the aluminum doesn't respond well to TLC it may be worth it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:54 AM   #652
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I looked at an '86 R80 today that has some corrosion on the aluminum: the owner lives near the ocean.

Do the wheels, lower fork legs, engine cases, etc clean up well? There's another bike FS locally that looks better and has lower mileage but is $1,000 more. But if the aluminum doesn't respond well to TLC it may be worth it.
See the first few pages of my build thread, another bike that lives near the ocean:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593047

It can be done and an easily maintainable finish achieved. Lotsa work the first time, though.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #653
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Still one of my favorite alltime threads and I continue following along
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:59 PM   #654
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Still one of my favorite alltime threads and I continue following along
Thanks, you're too patient. Action coming soon.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #655
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/5 SWB battery straps

Does anyone have a decent replacement for the battery straps? Having 3 /5's, it seems most all of my straps have dry rotted or will soon need replacement. Any ideas welcome.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:58 AM   #656
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Does anyone have a decent replacement for the battery straps? Having 3 /5's, it seems most all of my straps have dry rotted or will soon need replacement. Any ideas welcome.
Any old pairs of Crocs lying about? The strap might just fit?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #657
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Does anyone have a decent replacement for the battery straps? Having 3 /5's, it seems most all of my straps have dry rotted or will soon need replacement. Any ideas welcome.
I don't know if you're familiar with www.bmwhucky.com but I got some battery straps from him for a resto project. He's a pretty good parts source. ...also, bungie cords/duct tape are pretty effective at most anything.

*edit - I forgot to mention, Hucky's parts are discounted from the list price unless otherwise noted. The battery straps are marked $18.50, but ended up being like $11

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Old 05-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #658
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How about some big honkin' zip ties wrapped completely around the battery box and battery? It's worked on my LS for a couple years now.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:58 AM   #659
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How about some big honkin' zip ties wrapped completely around the battery box and battery? It's worked on my LS for a couple years now.
That works good, done that before. The bigger the better then you can release/reuse them. That's holding a much bigger battery in the garden tractor and that thing takes much more of a beating with me than most airheads ever do.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #660
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In the header there's a suggestion for great places to get parts, so here's mine... BMW bayer in Germany (google them). The service is exceptional, fast postage (to Australia anyway) great advice and I don't think there's a part they don't have. I can't recommend them highly enough.
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