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Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By bisbonian
Those are correct, at least for a '99 and I can't...

Those are correct, at least for a '99 and I can't imagine they changed them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By bisbonian
12.4 volts is not a fully charged battery. ...

12.4 volts is not a fully charged battery.

12.6 volts is the magic number. I'd take your battery in and get it tested.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,940
Posted By bisbonian
Did you just order too big of a size N44 or do...

Did you just order too big of a size N44 or do you just not like the fit?
I've had 2 Nolans, an N102 and now an N44. Enough time had passed since the N102 that I'd forgotten that after initial...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,351
Posted By bisbonian
Defective is probably not the correct term. ...

Defective is probably not the correct term.

It sounds like it was found that the original part was of a poor design and was then later upgraded.

I've had this happen with many parts for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By bisbonian
Installing 2 o-rings for a spin-on filter is a...

Installing 2 o-rings for a spin-on filter is a recipe for oil leaks. You should be good.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,348
Posted By bisbonian
I find these much better looking (and desirable)...

I find these much better looking (and desirable) than any of the new sport bikes.

Congrats!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By bisbonian
Take it off and take it apart. Very possible...

Take it off and take it apart. Very possible you'll be looking at a lot of parts to be replaced.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By bisbonian
Have you tried pulling in the decompression lever...

Have you tried pulling in the decompression lever when starting?

Perhaps your auto decompression isn't working correctly, too much compression is bogging the starter.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By bisbonian
What does your spark plug look like? If...

What does your spark plug look like?

If it's running really rich then you could have fouled the plug, this might take 30 minutes or so.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By bisbonian
You can put a 6 volt bulb into a 12 volt socket,...

You can put a 6 volt bulb into a 12 volt socket, there is no difference to the bulb.

However, you will want to pay attention to the size you have under the lens for the bulb to sit.

For...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By bisbonian
I think it depends on the state. When I...

I think it depends on the state.

When I bought my 640A, I went to the Washington state DMV with the seller and we were able to buy a temporary plate for something like $30.

I later looked and...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,911
Posted By bisbonian
Not a surprise, I worked for an auto parts store...

Not a surprise, I worked for an auto parts store back in the 90s that used the exact same tactics.

I still try to stay with smaller, privately owned, auto parts stores for my business.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By bisbonian
I doubt it would harm your charging system. ...

I doubt it would harm your charging system.

But I'd bet the bulbs are dimmer than the 6 volt bulbs would be.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
I went ahead and bought the knock-off. I got it...

I went ahead and bought the knock-off. I got it in the other day and it is almost identical to the original (without all the crust). Right now I have it at the shop to get a throttle cable made. It...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,409
Posted By bisbonian
+1 Double check your timing.

+1
Double check your timing.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
Holy cats, looking for rebuild parts and find a...

Holy cats, looking for rebuild parts and find a place who has new replacements for these carbs. Should have honed my google skills better before jumping on this used carb...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
Got my "new" carb in the mail today. Once...

Got my "new" carb in the mail today.

Once slight difference, new one is on the right:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/DKW/P1000497_zps1f1ddd04.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,826
Posted By bisbonian
I need some plastic blocks that hold the trim on...

I need some plastic blocks that hold the trim on my DKW. Only source is out of stock and claims they will not be getting anymore in.

They're small pieces and I was thinking about 3D printing but...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
Well I guess I had to have a bit of a downer...

Well I guess I had to have a bit of a downer somewhere.

Decided to work on the carburetor since cleaning it up would be cheap. Screwed off the float bowl and found this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
Well that didn't last long, got home from work to...

Well that didn't last long, got home from work to the smell of gas in the back yard. Studio floor is awash with gas, all coming from my tank.

Not sure what to do now.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By bisbonian
I made a valve spring compressor out of some...

I made a valve spring compressor out of some square tubing, a piece of 1x4, threaded rod and pieces of PVC tubing after having one of the cheap universal c-clamp style compressors come apart on me.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
I picked up my repaired tank this afternoon. ...

I picked up my repaired tank this afternoon.

Looking forward to putting it all back together tomorrow!
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
After reading up some more on plastic welding,...

After reading up some more on plastic welding, I'm beginning to feel a little more comfortable.

I have been able to locate some PA 6 weld rod but it was a hassle. My problem was that I was...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
Found a good web resource for this today:...

Found a good web resource for this today: http://www.zweirad-union-mopeds.de/shop/galerie/2/auto-union-zweirad-union/1/

It's all in German so I've been making good use of Google translate. They...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
I read a lot of reference to the rally tank being...

I read a lot of reference to the rally tank being less expensive (different material).

Is this the actual 660 Rally tank or something else?

I see a part number of 58507013000/06 for the rally...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
Well the first place says the tank is not...

Well the first place says the tank is not repairable. I think they mean it's not repairable by them as they only do Polyethylene, all they could tell me was that the tank is not made of polyethylene....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
I think I may have this figured out. The...

I think I may have this figured out.

The right side cover has the DKW badge screwed on. If I unscrew that badge then I open up a large hole in the side cover through which I can see the clutch....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
Just found this page:...

Just found this page: http://moped-museum.de/dkw/index.htm

Looks like oil:fuel ratio is 1:25.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
That makes sense.

That makes sense.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
I've looked through the cybermotorcycle websites...

I've looked through the cybermotorcycle websites and have not found much pertinent information for what I have.

On the plus side, there is a DKW yahoo groups page which appears to be fairly active...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
I have most of the motorcycle apart by this time,...

I have most of the motorcycle apart by this time, just to replace absolutely worn out items (cables) and to figure out how things work (wiring).

One of the questions I have now is where would I...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
The filter puck measures 2-1/4" in diameter by...

The filter puck measures 2-1/4" in diameter by 3/8" thick.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/DKW/P1000470_zpsb2ec9bd9.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
For the moment I'm planning on enjoying the...

For the moment I'm planning on enjoying the natural patina but I won't count out more of a restoration in the future.

I do need to get the seat redone as it is horrible and a bit of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By bisbonian
I posted in the 2 Smokers section here: ...

I posted in the 2 Smokers section here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945023

It's a 1965 DKW model 158. I brought it home on Saturday and picked up the rest of the parts...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
I haven't got that far yet. I'm anticipating mix...

I haven't got that far yet. I'm anticipating mix but should know soon.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks! I'll pass that along.

Thanks!

I'll pass that along.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By bisbonian
1965 DKW, chain definitely needs some oiling!

1965 DKW, chain definitely needs some oiling!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By bisbonian
Ended up going a different direction and brought...

Ended up going a different direction and brought a 1965 DKW home today, this one is much more complete than the Hercules I was considering.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By bisbonian
1965 DKW model 158

Alright so I finally can go into Old's Cool and feel like I belong!

I just picked up this 1965 DKW:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/DKW/2013-12-28114907_zpsd88b31b3.jpg...
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