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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
Can you be a little more specific? Your light...

Can you be a little more specific? Your light switch is also your ignition switch. By switch button do you mean the key?
If the light "button" won't stay down your bike will shut off...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
Take the front cover off so you can adjust while...

Take the front cover off so you can adjust while running and start the bike with the timing light installed.
At idle you should see the S mark in the window.
As you rev it up you will see the F...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 89,270
Posted By danedg
Update

Once again I am reminded these bikes like to shake, rattle and roll. Stuff I wouldn't think about on BMW seems to loosen up and need attention on a regular basis.
The neutral switch was twisted...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
Richard Coyle is a great guy... knows his stuff. ...

Richard Coyle is a great guy... knows his stuff.
The whole gang down there are patient and competent. They'll talk you through the system or component if you ask.
If you ask three times, they...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
Wow! That coil is literally puking it's guts...

Wow! That coil is literally puking it's guts out!:puke1

Even when working correctly the coil is only going to give you 6 or so volts at minimal amps. You want all the juice you can get to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,742
Posted By danedg
This is what I had

http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MotoG/i-bKjVShg/0/L/DSC_0132-L.jpg

A castellated nut. I reused what was there. I might have used a Loctite and factory torque. I'd dump the locktabs...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
David, What are the numbers on your...

David,

What are the numbers on your plugs?:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
Pull the caps

apart and make sure they are screwed in to the end of the wires....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 89,270
Posted By danedg
I pulled the switch and it was located sideways....

I pulled the switch and it was located sideways. Turned it down and the neutral light remains on. So it must be contacting something all the time to remain on. Is there a depth setting? I pulled the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 89,270
Posted By danedg
Neutral Head Scratcher

I'm not sure what's going on with my neutral indicator/relay system.
I get my share of false neutrals due to sloppy linkage but I'm getting better at it. It seems easier to find neutral while still...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
Here is how it is done

On the original setup:

Remove the front cover.
Remove the plug from the tranny housing exposing the flywheel.
Remove the sparkplugs.
Using the kickstart, rotate the flywheel until you find...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
You don't have the machine to test the coil....

You don't have the machine to test the coil. Benchmark Works does, but he won't even bother because it's ancient.
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
I PM'd you before I saw the pitchers... The...

I PM'd you before I saw the pitchers...
The original setup would have used a Bosch condenser. They are quite hardy, and usually only fail because the wire lead was soldered to the can sometimes...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By danedg
Your Coil Is Shot

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/quiteastorm/BMW/20140720_140714_zps4309d755.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/quiteastorm/BMW/20140720_140714_zps4309d755.jpg

Chuck that cloth wrapped...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By danedg
BMW spec'd 30W for winter and 40W for summer. Up...

BMW spec'd 30W for winter and 40W for summer. Up here in the Pacific Northeast, my local automotive superstore stocked the Shell 30W up until this summer. It was cheap and available. Until they...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By danedg
Stamped in the housing is ZU and AUF. Closed and...

Stamped in the housing is ZU and AUF. Closed and Open
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By danedg
Good news!

Things are looking up!:clap

After the initial startup and 100 miles, I would recommend you drop the engine, tranny and rear drive oils, for the initial inspection. If there might be something...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 174,383
Posted By danedg
Starting issues will not involve the battery. ...

Starting issues will not involve the battery.
The magneto will spin, send voltage to the coil, and the points will fire the plugs.
Hard starting will be a coil problem or a plug problem.
Pull...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By danedg
There is only one float needle available for your...

There is only one float needle available for your carbs.
What are the numbers of your carbs?
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By danedg
There is a notch on the float needle that goes...

There is a notch on the float needle that goes through the float that the two wires on the float fit into to locate the float at the correct height. You can easily move the guide in or out to find...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 174,383
Posted By danedg
This is what I've been using

From Batteries Plus . $37 It's a sealed battery,no leaks. 14AH
What you want is the T1 model. It's got the right connector with the fuse inline.




RAYA6-14T2 Rayovac 6V 14Ah Battery with H...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By danedg
Looks like the needle is stuck. Halfway open,...

Looks like the needle is stuck. Halfway open, halfway closed.
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By danedg
Anyway!.... Fire that sucker up Dave! Let us...

Anyway!....

Fire that sucker up Dave! Let us know what it does and doesn't do....
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By danedg
Am I hanging out with the "wrong" crowd???

p.s. the /2 and earlier bikes are not 'airheads' in that they are pre-1970.

I've heard that before. Pray, do tell how pre 1970 disqualifies the /2's from being "airheads". :lurk

For that...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 174,383
Posted By danedg
Sparkplugs

While we are on the subject of sparkplugs.....
I've had bad luck with the NGK B8ES (B8HS) plugs that I've been using from day one of this saga. The last batch of 8 that I got have resulted in 4 of...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By danedg
Randy Long

Quality cylinder head, cylinder, piston, and general machine work.

Long's Custom Mechanical Services
Randy Long
74 Risbon Road
Honey Brook, PA 19344
610 286 5870

Randy has been fixing these...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By danedg
Here lies the remains of a welded insert...

Here lies the remains of a welded insert sparkplug repair. There was a wee crack near the spark plug hole and it was decided to drill it out and weld in a new alloy threaded insert. That let loose...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 174,383
Posted By danedg
What's the number on the motor and frame?:eek1

What's the number on the motor and frame?:eek1
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By danedg
He's right...

We're all used to hearing, "it's not the years, but the miles..."
In this case it MIGHT be the opposite. The bike's 46 years old. Gum and goo and stuff harden up if the bike hasn't been ridden....
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By danedg
You can pull the valve covers and oil the rocker...

You can pull the valve covers and oil the rocker arm shafts easily enough. While you're there you can check the valve lash. If the spark plugs are not new, replace them.
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 174,383
Posted By danedg
Hi Tom! We cut quite a swath across No.MS:D ...

Hi Tom!
We cut quite a swath across No.MS:D
4Guys... 2 from Ohio,1 from NY all stuffed into a wagon with Wisconsin plates...:rofl Lookin' for breakfast!:freaky

I've no doubt the guys at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 1,603,800
Posted By danedg
http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/513/i-Wk...

http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/513/i-WkmDx5C/0/L/DSCN7355_2-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 89,270
Posted By danedg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 89,270
Posted By danedg
If it has chrome bores...

... you'll be changing them out first.
Take a small magnet on a flexible shaft and insert it in the sparkplug hole until you contact the cylinder wall.
No stickum? ...chrome. Bad
Some...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 89,270
Posted By danedg
Looks clean!

If you've been following this or any of the other Ol' Guzzi threads you should be aware of the essential checklist before you try and start it.

Has it been sitting long?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 89,270
Posted By danedg
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 174,383
Posted By danedg
Deep Thinkers

The Best Man at my wedding a few decades ago just sent me this.
...thought I'd share...:D

What deep thinkers we men are... I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so
I sat down and had a cold...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,758
Posted By danedg
:lol3 We did 3 Damn Yankees Rallys 2 up on...

:lol3

We did 3 Damn Yankees Rallys 2 up on this old black piece of German junk....
http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Other/Damn-Yankees/i-3cdkHqP/0/L/DSCN0164-XL.jpg


I found I had to keep my...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,993
Posted By danedg
And so is this

Put 150 on this morning up in the Catskills... 5 hours ... no butt burn.:evil

http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Other/TAG-14/i-2Mpj76X/0/L/DSCN7449-L.jpg
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,993
Posted By danedg
Yeah!!!! Football!

:freaky


Now THAT... is a comfortable seat!!!!
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