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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Warin
Check battery earth strap connection to gear box....

Check battery earth strap connection to gear box.

Then use a voltmeter or test light to check battery voltage at



the battery
the ignition switch
the ignition coil
the light switch
Forum: Airheads Today, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Warin
The wet running problems .. high probability of...

The wet running problems .. high probability of the HT leads/spark plug caps faulty ...

Test .. at night, while the bike is running, spray water onto;


the spark plug caps - check running ok...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Warin
The 'old solder' can be reused! A little heat to...

The 'old solder' can be reused! A little heat to melt it and some fresh flux should give you a good joint. If you must .. heat to melt it and then let it flow on to the soldering iron and remove the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Warin
The test you have done is for 'continuity' of the...

The test you have done is for 'continuity' of the wire .. that it is connected from one end to the other.


The other test is for 'insulation' that it is not connected ... you should also do this...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Warin
Wires go faulty by either; going open...

Wires go faulty by either;


going open circuit (like cutting them in to two pieces) OR
shorting to earth (like removing the insulation and bolting that to the frame)


If either of those...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Warin
Yes. From your description; Right side...

Yes.

From your description;

Right side coil .. should have full battery voltage on the terminal with 2 wires. If this does not then you won't get full energy into the ignition system.

...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Warin
You have 2 coils in series... One one...

You have 2 coils in series...

One one terminal there will be 2 black wires .. that SHOULD have full battery voltage .. if it does not then look at your M-Unit.

Measure the resistance of each...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Warin
Standard you have 2 coils in series... One...

Standard you have 2 coils in series...

One one terminal there will be 2 black wires .. that SHOULD have full battery voltage .. if it does not then look at your M-Unit.

Measure the resistance...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,737
Posted By Warin
I'd not pump out the brake fluid and then refill...

I'd not pump out the brake fluid and then refill .. people have problems with air bubbles. I'd replace the fluid as you pump it out .. so the system never sees air .. just fresh fluid. It is very...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,737
Posted By Warin
Engine oil filter... take note of what comes out...

Engine oil filter... take note of what comes out and in what order .. replace the same way!!!
Brake fluid ... bleed off the old stuff while replacing with new. This way you should not have to do an...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,737
Posted By Warin
The spring advance can be checked using a timing...

The spring advance can be checked using a timing light ..
very easy to do if you have a timing light.

BMW regard the bean can as unserviceable. Too much labour costs .. for the home mechanic...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 24,271
Posted By Warin
Yep. But if you have water available then it...

Yep. But if you have water available then it works well.



Dehydrated fruit works well .. I simply eat it without re-hydration, travels well. At home I've done apple, banana, kiwi fruit, mango...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Warin
Post event; Check float bowels for water. If...

Post event;
Check float bowels for water. If there is none there then I'd be replacing the spark plug caps and HT leads.

During ... if you have problems on one crossing and are faced with others...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 24,271
Posted By Warin
Google these .. both available from Coles... ...

Google these .. both available from Coles...
Sun Rice microwave meals
Tasty Bite .. various .. but may not be what you are after ..

If you want to minimise the weight then through the...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Warin
What was the CCA of the original battery ? 110?...

What was the CCA of the original battery ? 110? ...
Think you'll find anything over 110 will be fine.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Warin
Yes, something. And your hoping someone has had...

Yes, something. And your hoping someone has had exactly the same problem with the same symptoms. The thing is those symptoms match a number of faults .. and your not telling us all the information...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Warin
Fundamentals...

When you turn on the ignition .. but before your press the starter you should have two red lights ;
One for oil pressure
One for 'battery' - actually the alternator.

If you don't have the...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Warin
A 'small joint' will maintain connection for...

A 'small joint' will maintain connection for small currents, for large currents it acts like a fuse. A bump can restore the connection ... for a while. Then Murphy will bite and it will fail again.
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Warin
It is all relative ...

Umm ambient temperature ~ 0 C ? So at least 18 C above ambient .. and a bit more as it is inside that cover .. say + 25 C

Now depending on where you ride .. Death Valley for instance .. say 55...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Warin
You should have a basic understanding of your...

You should have a basic understanding of your system

The ignition coil stores energy to provide a spark. The spark comes from a length of wire wound on to a metal core to form a coil, this is...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Warin
It is in the main supply runs... at it effects...

It is in the main supply runs... at it effects every thing.

So..
Battery terminals tight?
Battery ground strap gear box bolt firm? And the strap is in good condition - check the cable is firmly...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Warin
So present situation. From Cold. At startup -...

So present situation.
From Cold.
At startup - red light on, off as motor starts. Battery voltage 14.5v at 2,500rpm.

Once warm - red light comes on, battery voltage all over the place.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Warin
Alternator light ?

If you have no standard instrument cluster ...

Do you have a 3 watt Alternator/Generator/Battery light?

If you don't hen the alternator is not charging the battery .. thus you get a flat...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Warin
The trick is to replace what may/will fail before...

The trick is to replace what may/will fail before you leave. Spark plugs, plug caps, carb diaphragms, HT leads, alternator rotor brushes, tyres, .. rotor, hall effect device.

What parts to take?...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Warin
Does not stop the 'generator' light coming on......

Does not stop the 'generator' light coming on... so not relevant to this fault.
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 262,264
Posted By Warin
10 pairs? You ware them out that fast? PS...

10 pairs? You ware them out that fast?

PS .. If you want there to be stock .. best advise 'us' after you have your 'stock' ... still puzzelled why you'd want 10 ...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Warin
A repeat... Short the D+ /Df wires to ground...

A repeat...

Short the D+ /Df wires to ground at the voltage regulator .. if the light comes on then the wiring is good to there.

If ok, remove that short to continue testing...

next repeat...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Warin
the Diode board D+ ; Inside the diode board...

the Diode board D+ ;

Inside the diode board Has 3 small diodes that then connect to 3 large diodes that go to the battery .. in order for the lamp not to light humm 1 large diode must be short...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Warin
Needs a heat sink. There should be a place where...

Needs a heat sink. There should be a place where it is mounted to the frame.. perhaps the M-Unit has displaced it ..

The bean can .. has a positive supply lead, an earth lead and a signal lead .....
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Warin
Err .. Why? The diode board would have to have 2...

Err .. Why? The diode board would have to have 2 shorts to do that.. Usually you get one fault at a time...

Edit - My error - Only one short required by one of the large diodes. That then places...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,912
Posted By Warin
Ripple .....

Ripple .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripple_%28electrical%29
Transient ... http://www.industrologic.com/transient.pdf

I don't have ready access to an IEEE dictionary for you ... but ripple and...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,912
Posted By Warin
Better to look for 'noise' .. true transients .....

Better to look for 'noise' .. true transients .. usually caused by switching. The ripple is of a lower frequency.

An analog oscilloscope will measure it .. and may be better depending on the...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Warin
No. With the wires jumped like that and the...

No. With the wires jumped like that and the ignition on, engine not running the light should be ON!!!!!!! You have a problem right there .. Short the jumpered wires to ground (that is the third...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Warin
The 'bean can' sits under the alternator, above...

The 'bean can' sits under the alternator, above the exhaust crossover on Big Bamboos' photo.

Inside it is a 'hall effect switch' ... with advance weights like a points system .. but the points...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Warin
No. The terminals have different mountings ......

No. The terminals have different mountings ... one shorts to earth .. the other is insulated .. the insulated one runs to the regulator.

=================================
Once you have finished...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 04-14-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Warin
Try Mapout ... uses OSM data .. with a 3d effect...

Try Mapout ... uses OSM data .. with a 3d effect if your iPhone device has that camability..
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Warin
I don't 'like' that .. Anyway ... check for...

I don't 'like' that ..

Anyway ... check for power at the ignition coil .. there should be one only coil. Unless the ignition system is changed too. If there is no power at the ignition coil...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 460,235
Posted By Warin
Sorry .. but it won't fly. No supporting facts. ...

Sorry .. but it won't fly. No supporting facts.

Move on.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Warin
What year bike do you have? Does it have...

What year bike do you have?

Does it have the standard ignition system?

Are the warning lights connected to the ignition system (as designed by BMW - not "motogadget.com")?

Do the warning...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Warin
Probably heat related. Cold water test it...

Probably heat related.

Cold water test it when hot & failed .. When the fault shows up .. through cold water over;
the rotor ...
the diode board
the regulator

Work from bottom to top and...
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