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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Brun
G'day Jowie Assume the gearbox is just fine for...

G'day Jowie
Assume the gearbox is just fine for now. They are pretty robust.

If the bike has suffered from lack of maintenance it's likely that you will find the splines on the gearbox input...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By Brun
Am I the only one left on the planet using good...

Am I the only one left on the planet using good ol' fashioned analogue rope? In fifty years of tying shit down I've never had anything come adrift. Good ropes are soft, grippy and 'tunable'.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Brun
Simple as that, eh? Well done, Steve.

Simple as that, eh? Well done, Steve.
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By Brun
Plaka's suggestions are eminently sensible. ...

Plaka's suggestions are eminently sensible.

Unless you are trying to be slavishly 'stock', slot your negative battery cable ring terminal.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By Brun
Stuart, to answer some of your questions: ...

Stuart, to answer some of your questions:

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516543/409796354.jpg

1. No, doesn’t matter. The triggering circuit is separate to the switched circuit....
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Brun
Ah, good. I'll leave it with you then. Grin. ...

Ah, good. I'll leave it with you then. Grin.

Seriously, thanks for taking the time. It is prompting glimmerings of understanding (but I've had those before ...).

I found this - a concise...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Brun
Ah, thanks Stan. That's how it must be on my 74...

Ah, thanks Stan. That's how it must be on my 74 R90.
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Brun
Ha, that could have been really disastrous. I'm...

Ha, that could have been really disastrous. I'm imagining a Keystone Cops type chase scene. I had a similar thing happen with a shitty aftermarket ignition switch - one with a spring-loaded starter...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Brun
The Plak is back. Good to read you again and...

The Plak is back. Good to read you again and thanks for pointing this out.

I'd really appreciate it if you could elaborate a bit further, since I am new to the intricacies of 'special' relays. The...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Brun
Thanks Stan. I sort of know what it's for but am...

Thanks Stan. I sort of know what it's for but am having trouble figuring out the current path and whether the starter circuit will still work if it is simply deleted from the circuit. In the OP's...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Brun
Try googling "motorcycle headlight switch...

Try googling "motorcycle headlight switch assembly". You will have many options.
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Brun
Gidday Steve What you have is a series of logic...

Gidday Steve
What you have is a series of logic puzzles to solve and all you need is a little more information…

For instance, it is useful to know what the DIN standard colours mean. They are...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Brun
a7grenade, here is a link to a couple of wiring...

a7grenade, here is a link to a couple of wiring diagrams for your bike:

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/R65Schematic.htm
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By Brun
G'day Dusty More frustrations, eh? Sympathy...

G'day Dusty
More frustrations, eh? Sympathy attached.

You ask, "What is the "supposed indication" of 56a on the circuit board when powered up by the key?"

My reading of the Haynes diagram is...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,597
Posted By Brun
East High, that 4 pin relay would do for one...

East High, that 4 pin relay would do for one beam, high or low. You could get another 4 pin, one for each beam, but I think you'll be happier with a 5 pin. Less stuffing around, less terminals to...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,597
Posted By Brun
This may help. I'm just redrawing my /6 wiring...

This may help. I'm just redrawing my /6 wiring diagram in Autocad to accommodate some changes, including adding a headlight relay.
(Embracing BMW electrickery is one of the little challenges I've...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By Brun
Dusty, I feel your frustration. There are a...

Dusty, I feel your frustration. There are a couple of odd things going on here.

You mention that you think yours has the UK wiring. If this is the case your left handlebar switch should have a...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,559
Posted By Brun
I think that's called "hiding in plain view". ...

I think that's called "hiding in plain view".
Mine will probably spend some time there before it finds its final hiding place.
Thanks, TDL.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,559
Posted By Brun
Nice work, TDL. I've sewn a couple of seat...

Nice work, TDL.
I've sewn a couple of seat covers but haven't tried the pleated look yet. Next one, perhaps.

I have just bought a Speedhut speedo to fit into a chinese (CJ750) bucket.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,890
Posted By Brun
Yep, go for it. I gave my old girl new coils...

Yep, go for it.
I gave my old girl new coils for her 40th birthday. Thin yellowish spark became fat blueish spark.
Starting is easier and points are lasting much longer. We are more cheerful and...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Brun
G'day Trumped, and welcome. I've drawn a...

G'day Trumped, and welcome.

I've drawn a colour wiring 'map' for the '74 R90 that might help your quest. Here's a JPG of the A3 sized PDF.
...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,052
Posted By Brun
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516...

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516543/409251946.jpg

Stopped to help a bloke with a flat tyre in 2009. I'm pretty sure he would be carrying a patch kit, spare tube, tyre levers and...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Brun
Am I doing it wrong by making use of the existing...

Am I doing it wrong by making use of the existing wheel bearings?
I just clamp the axle horizontally in my woodworking vice. The wheel rotates very easily.
I like the string idea for when I'm away...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Brun
G'day REVz, and welcome aboard. I've drawn up...

G'day REVz, and welcome aboard.
I've drawn up a wiring diagram for my 74 R90, which should be the same for your R75. Here's a low res JPG
...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Brun
Schwartz, I made my own silnylon hex tarp, very...

Schwartz, I made my own silnylon hex tarp, very similar to the Maccat Deluxe.
I've sat out quite a few rainy days and nights under it and regard it as an essential item.
It is completely...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,280
Posted By Brun
Thanks BJ and BH. No ride report as such, but if...

Thanks BJ and BH. No ride report as such, but if you have time there are fragments in this long, rambling and very Australian Boxerworks thread: ...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,280
Posted By Brun
It is all to do with developing confidence in...

It is all to do with developing confidence in your bike's reliability. I recommend that you take a few weekend rides, loaded up with all your camping gear, going further each time from the Big...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,620
Posted By Brun
Everyone's tool requirements are different. Make...

Everyone's tool requirements are different. Make yer own, to suit your bike and what you like to have with you when you are far from the Big Toolbox. This is one I made for my BMW airhead years ago. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,472
Posted By Brun
I pack too, but I'm more of a bag man than a box...

I pack too, but I'm more of a bag man than a box man. And SIY (sew it yerself) is my thing.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407876308.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,619
Posted By Brun
Ferrino has an excellent range of tents. I have...

Ferrino has an excellent range of tents.
I have a Ferrino Spectre 2, and can recommend it.

http://www.ferrino.it/en/catalog/tents/91149-tent-spectre-2.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By Brun
If you want a cheap and lightweight torque...

If you want a cheap and lightweight torque wrench, get yourself the correct size box wrench, a length of threaded rod that will fit through the holes in it, a few nuts and a spring scale graduated in...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Brun
Sympathy attached. It's awful when you see...

Sympathy attached.
It's awful when you see that expensive OEM smoke escaping.
That red wire should have a fuse - a pretty simple addition.
And do check out the addition of a handlebar mounted...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 119,715
Posted By Brun
Funny you should ask - my 2853 died about a month...

Funny you should ask - my 2853 died about a month ago, roughly 1000kms from home. The body cracked and the electronics stopped working. Perhaps the bolts were a bit too tight, but it was good for...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,780
Posted By Brun
Very nice. The bike is pretty good, too. I can...

Very nice. The bike is pretty good, too.
I can tell you are already grinning, and that is good.

I suggest you also get the Clymer manual - it is much better, with pictorial step-by-step...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,891
Posted By Brun
But, didn't they follow that with, "They said...

But, didn't they follow that with, "They said Californie is the place you ought to be"? Clearly bad advice in the current circumstances.
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,536
Posted By Brun
Well done, dodging that particular bullet. ...

Well done, dodging that particular bullet.

When it's time to install the new seal, I suggest you make up this simple tool - the fibreboard disk with the three bolts shown on the left.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,619
Posted By Brun
Thanks, Rango. The tank panniers have a fabric...

Thanks, Rango. The tank panniers have a fabric panel connecting them. There is a hole in the centre of this panel which the proud fuel cap goes through. There is also a strap connection across the...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,619
Posted By Brun
A typical camp, with the necessary comforts ...

A typical camp, with the necessary comforts

http://pic50.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407241725.jpg

The bike packed up.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,834
Posted By Brun
Here is my modern bike. ...

Here is my modern bike.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407792069.jpg

She's just turned 40, has an e-lectric starter and disk brake and everything works.
She'll carry a...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By Brun
Here is a fine metal one built by member...

Here is a fine metal one built by member Lake_harley (I hope he doesn't mind me posting it).

http://pic50.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407353456.jpg

I've gone for the wood rack...
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