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Old 12-04-2008, 06:20 AM   #61
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i dont fit that description on both counts , but that probably wont stop me having a go at it over the xmas break- just depends how much time I get off.
That never stops me either. Please update when you get into it. Sounds interesting.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:00 AM   #62
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You're a brave brave man. I can happily pull almost anything off my airhead and put it back together at this point, but as far as I'm concerned that bean can is a No Man's Land that says "Here Be Dragons" on it.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:34 AM   #63
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You're a brave brave man. I can happily pull almost anything off my airhead and put it back together at this point, but as far as I'm concerned that bean can is a No Man's Land that says "Here Be Dragons" on it.

I'm going to P-touch that on mine


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Old 12-04-2008, 05:46 PM   #64
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I'm glad this got brought back to life, I hope I can say the same for my annoying can of beans by this weekend. If not I may need a points beancan and a 3 ohm coil.......
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #65
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[quote=datchew]Assuming this is directed at me,

Yep. Thanks for the help and for clarifying things for me.

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #66
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Points in a can

Hello all--For those looking for the canister, here is one on fleabay for your consideration:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-M...1%7C240%3A1318
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:58 PM   #67
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mine is actually working with just a cla. No hall sensor replacement.

I am amazed. I suck as a mechanic and I did it myself.

I am still going to make a wind chime of the old one....

As advertised on ebay.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #68
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yo datchew pm me --I had mine rebuilt not long ago , I'll try to find out if the rebuilder is still active for ya and fyi those spring and advance arm pivots can be had by scraping out and old VW bosh distributor --same parts , I've fixed a few myself but last time I had one go out ,the sensor was toast so I had it replaced and the rebuilder was VERY reasonable
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:40 AM   #69
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Question for Datch or anyone else who's recently been elbow deep in the guts of both points and hall sensor cans:

Is the case for these two types of cans the same part? More specifically, would it be possible to pull the hall sensor junk out of my can and put the points assembly in there? After looking through the photos I've seen on here, and tearing my hall sensor can most of the way apart yesterday, I'm left wondering if this could be possible because they look REALLY similar.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:02 AM   #70
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thx uraldog for the offer and the info. I'm working on a jig to do rebuilds myself.


Airhead Wrangler... dunno if they're the same, but my guess would be yes since they're interchangeable at the top piece part level. I'd have to go back and look at the pics to remember.

outer can and central shaft are most likely the same, but the hall sensor plate is different than the points plate and there may be washer parts differences.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:14 AM   #71
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Airhead Wrangler... dunno if they're the same, but my guess would be yes since they're interchangeable at the top piece part level. I'd have to go back and look at the pics to remember.

outer can and central shaft are most likely the same, but the hall sensor plate is different than the points plate and there may be washer parts differences.
Hmmmmmm. If the outer shells are the same I might just build myself a points can as the internals are all pretty cheap. That and the fact that points cans are kinda tough to come by. I'm guessing the one on ebay will get out of my price range before it ends. This requires further investigation.

EDIT:
Further investigation shows that the points shaft with cam is not available separately, or if it is I just couldn't find it.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:20 AM   #72
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I shouldn't be telling this but since I am not a used Parts dealer: the last R45/R65 points-in-a-beancan on eBay Germany sold for EUR18.50, about $25. Add an other $20 shipping, you're still looking good. And they are coming up from time to time, not too often though.

I would certainly volunteer to scan eBay Germany as the terminology used on eBay is all over the place, even in the "Motherland".
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:47 PM   #73
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I would certainly volunteer to scan eBay Germany as the terminology used on eBay is all over the place, even in the "Motherland".
Sign me up for that favor, I'd like to make the points mod myself......
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:04 PM   #74
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I just left Boxerworks. Nathan's got a box of points-in-can ignitions at the shop.

He has the same price on everything.

Me: Hey Nathan, how much do you want for that insert part here?"

Nathan: As much as I can get, of course.

I'd guess around $200 is what he'd want for one.

Oh, and Dean said that points on a dual plugged bike would fry in 'an hour if not in minutes' without an amplifier so if you're thinking of going that route you'll still have a chunk of electronics somewhere.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:33 PM   #75
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I just left Boxerworks. Nathan's got a box of points-in-can ignitions at the shop. I'd guess around $200 is what he'd want for one.
I know of a guy on the west coast with "a few of those" for $125-ish each.... keeping this under my hat until I decide to go with one or not...

Anyone here bidding on the ebay one?
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