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Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By LonerDave
You say you hear a faint clicking sound (from...

You say you hear a faint clicking sound (from under the tank?). If so, that suggests that juice is at least getting to the relay. The electromagnet is moving the contacts, but no current is going to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By LonerDave
They're fun alright. Less than 375#, IIRC. And...

They're fun alright. Less than 375#, IIRC. And came with turn signals, if mine is proper example. A '71, though.

You do need to keep the revs up to get the most from the motor, but I'm told...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,680
Posted By LonerDave
Sounds like you've got several things going on...

Sounds like you've got several things going on here - some bike-related, some life-related. The tool I reach for most frequently from my cognitive problem-solving toolbox is "reduce one big problem...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,156
Posted By LonerDave
You're right. Classic vs Romantic understanding...

You're right. Classic vs Romantic understanding of the world. Seems like it would be difficult to just switch, like a leopard changing his spots. Even for such worthy reasons as marriage and...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,156
Posted By LonerDave
Maybe it's not so dichotomous. Seems like you're...

Maybe it's not so dichotomous. Seems like you're leaving out an important element - you.

The pleasure you get from wrenching on (and understanding at a deep level) those machines isn't something...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By LonerDave
Well, that there seems to be the problem. ...

Well, that there seems to be the problem.

Repro parts? Can you get carb rebuild parts from Mother Honda? Sometimes worth the extra money to go with OEM.
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,318
Posted By LonerDave
IMHO, $4k is toward the high side (given...

IMHO,

$4k is toward the high side (given mileage), but could still be a good deal if most everything else just needs sorting.

R90S fairing and Krauser (?) bags are worth a few hundred if you...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By LonerDave
New float needles, too?

New float needles, too?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By LonerDave
Just crossed that bridge myself on '75 T. ...

Just crossed that bridge myself on '75 T. Ordered new nicasil sets, but supply dried up before I could get mine. Took old jugs and pistons to US Chrome (less than an hour from me) and had them...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,131
Posted By LonerDave
Nice bike! Guzzi is certainly a disease, but I...

Nice bike! Guzzi is certainly a disease, but I suffer happily.

I believe some Guzzisti consider the 1000SP to the be best of the early Tonti bikes. Also believe that the fairing is one of the...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By LonerDave
Yes. Easier to reach turn indicator switch now. ...

Yes. Easier to reach turn indicator switch now. An added bonus for the short-thumbed crowd. Now if I could just remember if 'Up" on the switch is left or right! :D
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By LonerDave
Crummy pix, but hope they help. From rider's...

Crummy pix, but hope they help.

From rider's POV. Note how switch housing is rotated forward to allow wires to clear MC clamp.

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/davebohnsack/IMG_0062.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By LonerDave
Think you're correct about which parts got ground...

Think you're correct about which parts got ground off - the pivot point for the lever. Will try to take pix tonight.

In the meantime, here's a thread from a while back. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By LonerDave
Yep. Welcome. This site has been a great...

Yep. Welcome. This site has been a great resource for my '75.

At some point someone will mention Snowbum's site (http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/technical-articles-list.htm ) as another good...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By LonerDave
Here's 2 cents worth: I did a similar mod on...

Here's 2 cents worth:

I did a similar mod on my '75 and am glad I did. Like yours, the MC was leaking and the bore on the original would have needed resleeving. I ended up getting a universal...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 312,349
Posted By LonerDave
Like the OP, I imprinted on Triumphs when I was a...

Like the OP, I imprinted on Triumphs when I was a kid. They've always been the quintessential motorcycle to me.

My uncle Mert (aka Merv or Red Eye, depending on which circles you ran in) used...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By LonerDave
Assuming that your fuse block is similar to mine,...

Assuming that your fuse block is similar to mine, find the terminal marked LKK. Located in brown/black section near lower right corner.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By LonerDave
I knew I should have taken a pic before I closed...

I knew I should have taken a pic before I closed it back up! Will try to remember tonight.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By LonerDave
Just fixed a similar problem on my /6. Might work...

Just fixed a similar problem on my /6. Might work for you, too.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23884934&postcount=929
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By LonerDave
Done!

Done!
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 413,253
Posted By LonerDave
Quick Fix - Neutral Light Diode /6

Posting this here for easy reference after having first posted in general Airheads section.

This might be covered elsewhere. Might be very obvious to most folks. Might not be a good long-term...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By LonerDave
Quick Fix - Neutral Light Diode /6

This might be covered elsewhere. Might be very obvious to most folks. Might not be a good long-term solution. But here's a quick fix I used to get my R90/6 functioning right again for about $1 and in...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,514
Posted By LonerDave
Got one a couple years ago. Coupon works with...

Got one a couple years ago. Coupon works with sale price, but not with other coupons. Coupons appear in dozens of mags and papers.

No problems with hydraulics or anything else. Worth every penny....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By LonerDave
Finally Buttoned Up

Finally got around to finishing the Dyna-to-points conversion (downgrade?). Bike fires right up and no intermitent loss of spark on the left cylinder. Fixt!

Sloppy scientific method prevents me...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By LonerDave
Ummm...sorry. Yet another of my projects delayed...

Ummm...sorry. Yet another of my projects delayed by "other stuff".

Have removed all DYNA bits and wiring. Installed new breaker plate (thanks Nessman!) with new points and condensors. Making new...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By LonerDave
Many thanks to inmate nessman for breaker plate...

Many thanks to inmate nessman for breaker plate (received it yesterday).

Ordered new points, plug wires and caps from MG Cycle. Will post updates.

Thanks all.

Dave
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,415
Posted By LonerDave
Is that a Lotus in foreground? Had one when I was...

Is that a Lotus in foreground? Had one when I was a kid.


http://www2.antiquesnavigator.com/ebay/images/2011/220737889019.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By LonerDave
Don't recall leaving key on without motor...

Don't recall leaving key on without motor running, but generally not a big fan of black boxes either.

I did attempt to troubleshoot the DYNA by reversing the wiring from the sensors (as suggested...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By LonerDave
Diagnosing Misfire Guzzi 850-T

Hello group,

Hope everyone had a great 4th.

Here's the back story:

The Guzzi had been running great all year, when on a short (20 mile) trip around the countryside, I noticed it feeling...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By LonerDave
BTDT. In my case Lake Five Road. Doh!

BTDT. In my case Lake Five Road. Doh!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,816
Posted By LonerDave
Had the same issue with mine - rear brake pedal...

Had the same issue with mine - rear brake pedal way too high. Moving pedal arm on splined shaft put it too low.

Wasn't able to find any way of making finer adjustments to resting height, but...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,390
Posted By LonerDave
I've read several descriptions of the shorting...

I've read several descriptions of the shorting method, but some were so detailed that I lost sight of the core procedure. Here's my very high-level synopsis. Has worked for me, but YMMV. I made the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,356
Posted By LonerDave
On my '77, seem to recall shimming needles up a...

On my '77, seem to recall shimming needles up a bit with a washer or two in order to cure off-idle stumble. The stumble occurred as a result of a lean condition, so maybe that's what's causing...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,284
Posted By LonerDave
Yes, I do. For many reasons. Unfortunately, more...

Yes, I do. For many reasons. Unfortunately, more snow forecasted for this week.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,284
Posted By LonerDave
Think I might be done. I've reached a point in my...

Think I might be done. I've reached a point in my life where instead of taking on more projects, I'm trying to finish the ones I've started. :wink:

I swapped exhaust (those are Dunstall replicas...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,219
Posted By LonerDave
No experience, but have heard that the threes are...

No experience, but have heard that the threes are much smoother than the fours. Suspect it has something to do with 3 going into 360 degrees (120 degrees) so much better than does 4 at 90 degrees....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,180
Posted By LonerDave
Now I'm envious in two ways. :D Good on ya!

Now I'm envious in two ways. :D

Good on ya!
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By LonerDave
I believe that is the approved procedure (hitting...

I believe that is the approved procedure (hitting and prying), but have never used it. Had my trans out when I replaced the neutral switch, so never needed to.

Maybe drive the tube up to break...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,867
Posted By LonerDave
Patina for me. You might call me lazy (and...

Patina for me.

You might call me lazy (and you'd be right).

You might call me a cheap SOB (and you'd be right).

But I prefer to think of myself as a disciple of Wabi-Sabi. "an aesthetic...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By LonerDave
Just to be clear, the motor is "cranking" right?...

Just to be clear, the motor is "cranking" right? In the sense that the starter is spinning the motor over. But it isn't "firing" or "catching" or "starting". At least that's what we'd say in my neck...
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