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Old 05-25-2015, 08:15 AM   #1
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4 out of 5 aint bad...

Today is a national holiday over here in the UK, so I get a bonus garage day....
It was fun too. It started with me fettling the carbs on the TriBsa, this now starts real easy hot or cold, and doesn't dance across the floor on the center stand like it used to. I then had a go at testing the dynamo, I read up on this on line last night, and it is really quite easy when you know how! the result of which shows my dynamo giving out between 7vdc and 11vdc, which should be perfect when I fit the new regulator. MoT this week? well just maybe.

Next I dragged out the Commando, had a go at setting the carbs on that one too, and then took it for a short ride, it still pops and misses when warm, not sure what is going on there? what a fun bike to ride though.

Next out for a ride was the 1200 Shovelhead, this has been in the garage having new springs in the gearbox, it now changes both up and down, and I can even find neutral now too. I have a mis-fire on this one too, that needs to be sorted, I like the bike, it is fun to ride on the open road, but hates low speed traffic.

Finally I got to have an extended ride on the R80st, this has always been my most reliable bike, until it all went wrong last summer going to the Rabbit rally, but now having bought an Alpha electronic ignition system from Rick at Motorrad Elektric, over in the US, and then having to replace the Dyna coil, it is now running sweeter than ever,
The only bike in the garage I never got to ride was the old Norton project, but that may happen later this year too.











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Old 05-25-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Nice bikes Kev - and the right kind of dog (my GSD is currently pushing 13!)

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Old 05-25-2015, 09:01 AM   #3
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Not my hound, he just came to say hello when I pulled up on the bike...
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 AM   #4
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Nice collection of motorcycles. May I ask if the alpha ignition thing is a plug and play replacement for the BMW Hall sensor? Recently I heard, that new hall sensors are no longer available and prices for used sensors are already increasing. Just when I thought that the alternator of my GS would live forever, it died on a trip to austria - after 26 years and 160,000km. First electrical problem ever with this bike. Now I am a bit concerned about the rest.
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Old Yesterday, 10:44 AM   #5
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Nice collection of motorcycles. May I ask if the alpha ignition thing is a plug and play replacement for the BMW Hall sensor? Recently I heard, that new hall sensors are no longer available and prices for used sensors are already increasing. Just when I thought that the alternator of my GS would live forever, it died on a trip to austria - after 26 years and 160,000km. First electrical problem ever with this bike. Now I am a bit concerned about the rest.
Hi Frank, yes it is plug and play, and takes much less than an hour from start to stop.

Seat off.
Disconnect battery.
Tank off.
Front cover off.
Unplug and Remove old CDI unit from frame.
Remove old bean can.

Fit new bean can ignition, and plug in.
fit new CDI unit, and plug in... (I had to cut a llittle off the heat sink on the new one to clear my Dyna coil)



Connect battery, and set timing.
Disconnect battery and replace front cover.
Replace tank.
Reconnect battery,
Replace seat.
Go for a ride.


I bought mine from Rick at Motorrad here

http://www.motoelekt.com/ignition.htm

you can also get a similar product from Motorworks...

https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/S...BA_15_20_IA_40

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