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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By Brun
I was talking with a Harley rider recently. His...

I was talking with a Harley rider recently. His 2005 thing has a 'momentary-on' button on each side of the handlebars. Press the button on the side you intend to turn and the indicators start...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By Brun
I am thinking of installing something similar,...

I am thinking of installing something similar, but wouldn't want it to offend others. A gentle but audible buzzer, perhaps.

The thought of dying because I left an indicator on and somebody...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Brun
Lovely. The 'de-numbering' makes it look like a...

Lovely. The 'de-numbering' makes it look like a real bike.
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Brun
That's a bit harsh, Sunbeem. Those V7...

That's a bit harsh, Sunbeem.

Those V7 Racers come with cool racing plates, all with the number 7 on them in a particularly exciting font.

And they clearly have a huge effect on young women...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By Brun
Gidday Sunbeem. I notice that this thread has had...

Gidday Sunbeem. I notice that this thread has had 168 views and no responses. It's as if nobody cares. Perhaps others are suffering from repressed Guzzi envy. Those jugs are so much more pert than...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,012
Posted By Brun
Hang in there, Dusty. And thanks for the update.

Hang in there, Dusty. And thanks for the update.
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By Brun
Congrats attached, and well done, Saranac. ...

Congrats attached, and well done, Saranac.

Enjoy!
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,455
Posted By Brun
Thanks for the update Hans. Stay well and pass on...

Thanks for the update Hans. Stay well and pass on a big hi to Krista and the pending addition.
Hopefully we'll catch up soon.

I recently stumbled across these pics of the Princess on firewood...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,266,485
Posted By Brun
... and nowhere near enough stuff strapped to 'em...

... and nowhere near enough stuff strapped to 'em

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/407241727.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By Brun
Here's a practice run I did at home - it works...

Here's a practice run I did at home - it works the same at camp.

I use two metal 'billies'. The outer one is a conventional tinplate billy, with inside fitting lid.
The smaller one is stainless...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By Brun
Love yer work, Dave. A proper meal after a...

Love yer work, Dave.

A proper meal after a day on the road (or after a day slobbing about at camp) is one of life's joys. Having a competent kitchen adds to the pleasure. I wonder about those...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By Brun
Unless you are doing a major rewiring job the...

Unless you are doing a major rewiring job the headlight bucket is a pretty good place for them.

But they are nasty little things where they are - difficult to see, prone to loose connection and...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,012
Posted By Brun
Dusty, that momentary flash of the high beam has...

Dusty, that momentary flash of the high beam has been on my mind. Today I stumbled upon a possible clue, on a British BMW forum. I stole a bunch of text from there and will quote it here. Note that...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,140
Posted By Brun
Great stuff, SculptD. Motorcycles should have...

Great stuff, SculptD. Motorcycles should have more wood.
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,012
Posted By Brun
Dusty, that gadget I posted is indeed a test...

Dusty, that gadget I posted is indeed a test light. I'm glad you have one.
I also approve of your plan. Good luck.
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,012
Posted By Brun
Dusty, my reading of the Haynes diagram is that...

Dusty, my reading of the Haynes diagram is that the White wire "coming from the main harness" is just going to the instrument pod plug and on to light the High Beam idiot light, so don't expect power...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,648
Posted By Brun
http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/2...

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/22591876/377928457.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,827
Posted By Brun
G'day Disston. What Sailah said above, but also...

G'day Disston. What Sailah said above, but also make use of the internet.

A great resource is Animated Knots - http://www.animatedknots.com/

My most used knots are the clove hitch, bowline and...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By Brun
I had my frame powdercoated a couple of years...

I had my frame powdercoated a couple of years ago, along with a bunch of other refurb items. I removed and replaced the engine solo - with the jugs removed it was easy. I screwed a couple of car...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
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 07-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,827
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: 1,273
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: 816
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: 1,124
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: 1,273
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: 1,273
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: 1,273
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: 1,273
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: 1,273
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: 301
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: 1,273
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: 382
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: 53
Views: 2,012
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: 30
Views: 1,975
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: 30
Views: 1,975
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: 53
Views: 2,012
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: 1,906
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: 1,906
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: 1,995
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: 433
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.
...
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