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Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
I'd replace it with new. The starter relay is...

I'd replace it with new. The starter relay is the heart of a lot of the bike's electricals. You're not in too deep...you're in as deep as you have to go. Hang in there.
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Horsehockey
Three Suggestions: 1. Confirm that you have...

Three Suggestions:
1. Confirm that you have no water in your fuel. Remove the float bowls and examine the contents. If water present, drain fuel and refill with fresh fuel. Assuming your fuel...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Horsehockey
I relocated my DYNA III from the downtube to the...

I relocated my DYNA III from the downtube to the top of my voltage regulator (new, flat top VR) on the right side of the main spine underneath the tank. Secured with zip ties and velcro. This...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Horsehockey
Yes. Now you know the bulb in the instrument...

Yes. Now you know the bulb in the instrument cluster is not the issue. Replacing the neutral switch is not easy with the transmission in the bike. If you haven't done it before, the "procedure"...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
Dusty - You get the Gold Electron award for...

Dusty - You get the Gold Electron award for perseverance. I like your plan. Hang in there. I'll be on the road for the next week.
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
This I think I know: the hi-beam flasher...

This I think I know: the hi-beam flasher function in the left handlebar switch bypasses the headlight relay. That's why when you have a failed headlight relay, you have no lo-beam but can still...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
A quote from your first post: "the headlight...

A quote from your first post:

"the headlight low & high beam DO NOT work as they should
lo beam---does not work when left side switch is in the low position(so it NEVER works)
high beam---- does...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,724
Posted By Horsehockey
Since it hasn't been mentioned, do you have an...

Since it hasn't been mentioned, do you have an inline fuel filter installed? How old is it? I had two leak issues in the past few years: the first was cloth fuel line made in Brazil (which...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By Horsehockey
My /6 is 40 years old and I'd take it (again)...

My /6 is 40 years old and I'd take it (again) cross country. I made an annual 3K trip with this bike for eight years straight. Two problems in those trips: 1. burned an exhaust valve one time...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
As I understand it, the purpose of the single...

As I understand it, the purpose of the single diode on the back of the terminal board is to prevent the neutral light from illuminating when the bike is in gear and the clutch lever is pulled in. ...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
I'm not an electrical guru. With that in mind...

I'm not an electrical guru. With that in mind and armed with my wiring diagram, my answers/comments follow:


but still have issues with the HIGH BEAM & HORN:
so I pulled out the TERMINAL BOARD...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By Horsehockey
Bud Provin is an expert with this stuff. ...

Bud Provin is an expert with this stuff.

http://thenickwackettgarage.com/bmw/
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,836
Posted By Horsehockey
There was a drastic loss of power in my /6 when I...

There was a drastic loss of power in my /6 when I burned an exhaust valve (left side) in Princeton Ontario about 8 years ago. I was doing about 75 on 403 and my top speed immediately dropped to...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
Dusty- Hang in there. This will take the...

Dusty-
Hang in there. This will take the patience of Job. At this point, it's hard to say what has been done to the stock wiring. Are you anywhere near an airhead shop or club? If you don't...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
Ok, it is what it is, whatever it is! For gas...

Ok, it is what it is, whatever it is! For gas tank removal, turn both petcocks off and then remove the fuel lines from each petcock nipple. Don't try to pull them off, use a flat blade...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
Dusty- Your two 8 amp fuses SHOULD be located...

Dusty-
Your two 8 amp fuses SHOULD be located in your headlamp bucket, at the top of circuit board. They're not there? The horn notoriously blows a fuse. The fact that it's not working is a...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
Max provides fast shipping (can be next day). ...

Max provides fast shipping (can be next day). Note that the part number has apparently be superseded.
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51887&rnd=04282014

click on...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
Dusty- I think you're right. As I understand...

Dusty-
I think you're right. As I understand it, the function of the headlight relay (on our vintage anyway) is to reduce current to the handlebar switch and save the switch. If that's true,...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
DustyOne- With the ignition switch full on...

DustyOne-
With the ignition switch full on (idiot lights illuminated), and with the lights switch on the handlebar on the "full on" position, you should have 12 volts plus on the yellow wire...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Horsehockey
Yes, fully closing the mixture screw should drop...

Yes, fully closing the mixture screw should drop the idle speed on the right as it does on the left. Two suggestions: 1. Remove the main jet and mixture screw and carefully examine the condition...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,270
Posted By Horsehockey
As noted above, it's either the headlight relay...

As noted above, it's either the headlight relay at fault or the left side handlebar switch. Overall, the success rate for disassembling and repairing the handlebar switch is very low. But I'd...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By Horsehockey
Gorgeous bike. Love the custom panniers. Two...

Gorgeous bike. Love the custom panniers. Two comments:
1. Stick with the S fairing and replace the tall parabellum windscreen with the OEM bubble. Much better handling in crosswinds and behind...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,761
Posted By Horsehockey
Pics? And how is it that you know this anyway?...

Pics? And how is it that you know this anyway? :hmmmmm
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,923
Posted By Horsehockey
Excellent thinking Jwc. It'll be good for...

Excellent thinking Jwc. It'll be good for prospective buyers to have the "full picture" of what they're dealing with.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Horsehockey
I use Kathy's tool rolls. Plural because I...

I use Kathy's tool rolls. Plural because I managed to lose a complete roll on a trip one time (long story). I replaced it with another Kathy's because I like 'em, and she offers a "large" roll. ...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,536
Posted By Horsehockey
If you're a belt and suspenders type, paranoid...

If you're a belt and suspenders type, paranoid about whether or not you're really on OT on the compression stroke (where you want to be), you can place a small patch of paper towel over the spark...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,256
Posted By Horsehockey
Nicely put. Same here.

Nicely put. Same here.
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,205
Posted By Horsehockey
[QUOTE=Plaka;22815995]How about none of the...

[QUOTE=Plaka;22815995]How about none of the above. It's a plain, by the book technicians operation. Follow the bouncing ball, no great thought needed. You can do it by rote knowing nothing about what...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Horsehockey
Having monitored the "lube or don't lube" debate...

Having monitored the "lube or don't lube" debate for years, I've now concluded for myself that the answer is: all cables can (and arguably should) be lubed EXCEPT the throttle cables, which remain...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,172
Posted By Horsehockey
Uh oh. If the bike sat for as long as the carb...

Uh oh. If the bike sat for as long as the carb condition suggests it sat, then the big output bearing (and prolly other bearings) in the tranny are probably crunchy. 80-90W Hypoid Gear Oil + Water =...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By Horsehockey
http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/cylinders.htm

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/cylinders.htm
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,587
Posted By Horsehockey
A note of caution: when you removed the front...

A note of caution: when you removed the front cover to access all of this, I trust you disconnected the battery negative cable (or the bike didn't have a battery in it at the time). This is one...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Horsehockey
Wrong or right, I've concluded that the...

Wrong or right, I've concluded that the speedometer, tach, clutch and choke cables benefit from oiling. Brake cable too, prolly, though I've never oiled a brake cable. It's the throttle cables that...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By Horsehockey
This thread has caused me to try to remember if I...

This thread has caused me to try to remember if I ever actually used a pay toilet. It was something like $.10 for a private stall, with "free" paper. Those were the days.
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Horsehockey
Have you confirmed that the leaking fluid is...

Have you confirmed that the leaking fluid is stinky gear oil and not aromatic motor oil? You probably know this, but if you have a rear main seal or oil pump o ring leak, then the motor oil appears...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By Horsehockey
Disston - check your email.

Disston - check your email.
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Horsehockey
Do you have proper credentials? I think it's...

Do you have proper credentials? I think it's classified.
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,477
Posted By Horsehockey
Bravo! A Phoenix rises from the ashes. ...

Bravo! A Phoenix rises from the ashes. Beautiful job.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By Horsehockey
He's a journeyman neuroscientist working on...

He's a journeyman neuroscientist working on Disston's head at the moment.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Horsehockey
I actually like the sound of that. If you ever...

I actually like the sound of that. If you ever do it, pics would be appreciated.
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