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Forum: Airheads 10-27-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,605
Posted By nilsey
as far as shielding the sensor wires -- any...

as far as shielding the sensor wires -- any shielding must go to ground to be effective, correct? it's not enough to wrap things in foil or whatever, don't you need to ground that shielding?
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,605
Posted By nilsey
Sputtering under load

I had a short ride yesterday, experienced sputtering when I got ino the WOT range, smooth running otherwise. Could that be related, or is there another common cause of sputtering at higher throttle...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,605
Posted By nilsey
I just installed teh EME ignition too

I just installed the EME ignition too. optic sensor.

I have only put about 10-15 miles on it so far but i have noticed it sort of skips a little when i rev past 5K. seems fine on the low end.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
Solved

Just wanted to report back. Problem solved. I took the stator off, rewired the connector to clean up some of the sloppiness and put everything back together. The bike charges now. Thanks everyone for...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,440
Posted By nilsey
How much?

What the sticker price on these?
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
more tests

following the snowbum test steps.... here: http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/trbleshootALT.htm

1. Batteries: OK - this is a one year old battery which charges fine on a tirckle charger, and starts the...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
Also, a diode board question

Also, a diode board question.

Looking at this diagram:

http://www.frankhams.freeserve.co.uk/images/rectifier_board_2.jpg

Which is is what i was using to test, there are some differences to...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
OK.... back to this alternator issue

Things got crazy at work and i have been unable to get back to this bike thing for a bit... but let me sum up what i know.

Currently the problem is that when the bike is running, the charge light...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
yup, alternator light goes out when brushes are...

yup, alternator light goes out when brushes are insulated from the rotor.
both brushes insulated, rotor is not shorted to ground. one of teh slips rings is shorted to the alternator case but that is...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,873
Posted By nilsey
Seriously?

I don't wanna jinx myself but.... Has anyone posting on this thread or reading it had an airhead stolen?

I mean... Actually stolen.
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
which is where the clymer manual begins as far as...

which is where the clymer manual begins as far as troubleshooting.


yeah dude, i want to take an hour break from working on my bike. i find stepping back when frustrated often makes it easier to...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
yup, standard alternator. i was testing the...

yup, standard alternator.

i was testing the regulator because the bike was runnig and going to higher RPMs with the charge light still on.

i'm going to wtch "breaking bad" and then follow your...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
more data

well, i looked at the plugs and they were fouled from repeated failed starts.

I swapped in some clean plugs the bike started right up. then i performed the regulator jumper test described here:
...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
battery is less than a year old... i did charge...

battery is less than a year old... i did charge it back up , but it didn't want to start the bike this morning...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
i did not remove the brush holder. what i did was...

i did not remove the brush holder. what i did was heat shrink the wire (stator wire, right?) coming out of the housing that connects to the post to the left of teh 3 pin electrical connector, and...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
Thanks for the reply. Obviously i should have...

Thanks for the reply. Obviously i should have supplied more information.

Actually the bike did start and i was able to time the ignition properly after installation of the enduraspark.

Then i...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
let me amplify somewhat

I was installing the enduraspark ignition or the bosch alternator yesterday.

as i was installing the optical sensor, lets just say the condition of the wires coming out of the alternator to the...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By nilsey
clymer regulator test -- This can't be right???

Here's the test from my Clymer manual on testing the voltage regulator:

OK. when i do this the engine does not start at all. what did i get wrong here?
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,807
Posted By nilsey
yeah, like i said, i'm gonna get a crank mounted...

yeah, like i said, i'm gonna get a crank mounted ignition, my cam timed ignition was jittery anways (one side firing a tad behind the other).

now teh choice is, Silent Hektik or Enduraspark....
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,807
Posted By nilsey
haha, quite right! i think the penance is more a...

haha, quite right! i think the penance is more a "don't leave things worse than you found em" impulse i have.....
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,807
Posted By nilsey
That makes total sense, but their other option...

That makes total sense, but their other option (for their own alternator) uses a hall effect sensor on teh crank, as does teh Silent Hektik ignition (which supposedly works with teh Bosch...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,807
Posted By nilsey
yup... the plan is to go with a euromotoelectrics...

yup... the plan is to go with a euromotoelectrics enduraspark... they offer the crank mounted ignition with optical sensor for teh bosch alternator.

i was noticing jittery timing anyways off the...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,807
Posted By nilsey
and another thing

obviously, the reason this broke is because i was setting static timing on teh ignition, replacing my bent points plate with a straight one.

one thing i seemed to notice is that when i had the...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,807
Posted By nilsey
so that threaded end is integral with the entire...

so that threaded end is integral with the entire crankshaft?
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,807
Posted By nilsey
busted cam nose

i feel stupid even posting this because i've read the warnings several times.

i swear -- I SWEAR -- i wasnt exerting very much torque. but when i tightened the nut on the cam nose over the advance...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By nilsey
The plate that the points mount to is slightly...

The plate that the points mount to is slightly bent, and the screw mount on it to which the points are screwed is stripped. The bend is probably not critical but it can't be helping things. The...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By nilsey
Electronic ignition options?

I'm giving up on trying to make my points ignition work properly with its bent points plate and stripped set screw mounts.

I see there are several electronic ignition options.... Anyone have any...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By nilsey
i can take a look in mine if you are interested...

i can take a look in mine if you are interested -- its all apart in my garage at the moment.

what i was thinking is i would see the kickstart cover, lever and mechanism and make a quick buck, but...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By nilsey
well, the one I got had been raced. The boss that...

well, the one I got had been raced. The boss that holds the input shaft had basically been cracked, and eventually tore a hole in the case.

upon opening the transmission to investigate, we discver...
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By nilsey
oh, i will.... just not before this weekend's...

oh, i will.... just not before this weekend's trip, hahaha.....

i also do the paranoid cat clutch out maneuver, ingrained after riding an old honda cb550 with an intermittent neutral switch.....
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By nilsey
looked different

well, let me elaborate:


i had a replacement switch for my old style (1974) trans, because i suspected it was leaky.

before i could install it the trans went kaboom so i located a 1979 trans...
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By nilsey
haha you guys got it exactly right. Well,...

haha you guys got it exactly right. Well, something to do teh next time i'm in teh transmission.... for now i can live with things reversed. DOH!
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By nilsey
5 spd trans - neutral switch issue

I just installed a 78 or 79 R100 5 speed into my 74 R90/6. Since i had a new neutral switch lying around, i installed that as well.

The neutral switch seems to be engaged (lights up the dash...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 324,019
Posted By nilsey
Need 1975 or later transmission

My 1974 R90/6 transmission is giving up the ghost... time to start looking for a new one....

PM me or email me at nilsey (at the ole) hotmail

edit: thanks to a member for tipping me -- what i'm...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By nilsey
on someone's advice i ordered a silicon gasket...

on someone's advice i ordered a silicon gasket already.... waste of time?

do i use the silicon gasket by itself or use some kind of sealer as well?

thanks for your kind advice by the way....
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By nilsey
yeah i am pretty sure after cleaning and baby...

yeah i am pretty sure after cleaning and baby powdering the area and runnig for a few minutes that the oil is coming thru the bolt threads.

the question is.... do i need to re-gasket the pan, or...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By nilsey
uh.... airhead newbie here... shift kit?

uh.... airhead newbie here... shift kit?
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By nilsey
and also by the way, that brass nuetral switch -...

and also by the way, that brass nuetral switch - doesnt seem to work for a 74 R90/6 though huh?

motobins and huckys indicate they are for 76 onwards.
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By nilsey
by the way, theres' not some secret way to...

by the way, theres' not some secret way to replace that neutral switch without removing or backing out the transmission, is there?
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By nilsey
whats the brass aftermarket switch? link?

whats the brass aftermarket switch? link?
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