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by fastdonkey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: sat nav mount
Replies: 0
Views: 376

sat nav mount

Good day all, Looking at getting a bike (c650gt) which has a Nav5 mount in place. I have used one and did not like the screen. Has anyone successfully mounted a Nav6 into a Nav5 holder with no problems ? Is it a case of nearly but not quite and not worth the hassle ? Is the short answer get another ...
by fastdonkey
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: to washer or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: to washer or not?

Hi guys, Thanks for the replies. Everyone I spoke to on this made the same comments as voiced here. No one could come up with a good reason for not using a washer under these circumstances. Washers it is then, albeit thin ones as there is no 'extra' stud length to accommodate them. Thanks again for ...
by fastdonkey
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: to washer or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

to washer or not?

Hi all, The question revolves around my 1952 Condor( side valve twin). The barrel, sleeved alloy, has six m10 retaining nuts. There are no washers under the nuts on either side. I do have a schematic which does not show a washer under the nut. There is a little bit of 'graunching ' under a couple of...
by fastdonkey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: RIP Boxerman
Replies: 77
Views: 11479

Re: RIP Boxerman

Does anyone that will be attending Phil's sendoff have the time/ability to print off the many tributes to Phil, so that it can be in a book and presented to his family, so that they are aware how much he was respected by all. Many thanks in advance. We will be with you in spirit on the 30th

Sheila
by fastdonkey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: RIP Boxerman
Replies: 77
Views: 11479

Re: RIP Boxerman

What can you say? Sheila and I only knew Phil from the Ireland trips but felt we knew him for far longer. Great company.
As everyone has said, a real gent and will be sorely missed.

Slainte.......Warner
by fastdonkey
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Honda Deauville
Replies: 23
Views: 3129

Re: Honda Deauville

Hi Dave,

Having ridden the son in laws DV I would say be very wary of how much leg room you want/need coming off the RT.
Nothing like comparable, you need to try one and be sure.

Regards, Warner
by fastdonkey
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no caliper pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: no caliper pressure

Hi guys, Interesting point KH, would bleeding be easier under warmer conditions ? Will we ever find out ?? Checked the lever early this morning and it had firmed up a tad and yes, a few more pesky bubbles came out. Just need to get out now and bed everything in. As always, thanks everyone. Warner
by fastdonkey
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no caliper pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: no caliper pressure

Afternoon all, Thanks guys for chipping in on this. Lever now stops short of the handlebars. Still feels spongey but with new everything I guess it will for a bit. I will have another go today then tie the lever back overnight. Check tomorrow. In the end I back pressured using the pads, working N/si...
by fastdonkey
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no caliper pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: no caliper pressure

Sorry Phil, Bike is 97' r1100rt on 73k. ABS works fine. The post from KH rather mirrors my own experience in this instance. I do possess a vacuum pump (Mytivac) but never had to resort to it on previous occasions. Is there anything else I can check before breaking out the vacuum pump ?? Off out to b...
by fastdonkey
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no caliper pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 865

no caliper pressure

Hi all, Recently overhauled front calipers and now find that I cannot generate any pressure at the lever. Pulled the Master Cylinder piston and inspected bore, all seems good,no problems prior to this. Clean as a whistle inside, vent and feed holes are clear. Removed the brake line and blocked the e...
by fastdonkey
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: lower fork bridge
Replies: 0
Views: 480

lower fork bridge

Evening all, Having removed the fork legs from my r1100rt I was rather surprised to see that the lower fork bridge when unloaded does not sit on the centreline of the bike. The joint feels fine and the gaiter is intact. The bridge sits off to the right by almost 2 cm. Does this need to be rectified ...
by fastdonkey
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: disc runout
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: disc runout

Hi KH, Unfortunately I don't have a large surface of the necessary quality to check the discs for distortion. In the end decided that given the mileage the discs do not owe me anything and decided to replace them. This would seem to be rather a grey area with common sense being the guide. Thanks aga...
by fastdonkey
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: disc runout
Replies: 2
Views: 479

disc runout

Hi guys, Bike is 97' r1100rt @ 73K. I have read what I can on this but remain uncertain on how much runout is allowable on floating discs. Bike picked up an advisory recently on pulsating front brake. In truth the bobbins were done. Replaced the bobbins as per Jaythro's suggestion(not all new), made...
by fastdonkey
Sun May 07, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Re: condor electrics Report this post Quote Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu May 04, 2017 6:42 pm Hi Warner, Hello Ced, Well that seems to have gone well! It was a good move to acquire a modern 6v HT coil as it allows you to compare the spark quality between old and new coils. Your observation of the...
by fastdonkey
Thu May 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Re: condor electrics Report this post Quote Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:01 pm Hi Warner, From your last post, it would appear that the plug connected directly to the HT coil is now sparking in all the tests. When you open/close the points by hand, you will likely not get as good ...
by fastdonkey
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Re: condor electrics Report this post Quote Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:40 pm Hi Warner, Summary so far: S1. The plug sparks well when connected directly to the coil and when the points are insulated with a cardboard strip and an earth is rapidly tapped on and off on the points mo...
by fastdonkey
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Re: condor electrics Report this post Quote Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:53 pm Hi Warner, Kicking the engine over produces nothing. Cardboard in and tap to earth produces a spark which looks quite decent. I assume that is the result of the TEST B2/6 test? That result would appear...
by fastdonkey
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Hello Ced,

Kicking the engine over produces nothing.
Cardboard in and tap to earth produces a spark which looks quite decent.

Regards, Warner
by fastdonkey
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Hi Ced,

Coil has single outlet into distributor cap.
If it's of any value I tried the same test from inside plug cap to inside dis. cap, one side gave 5.4, the other 0.9
This was on the 20k scale

Thanks, Warner
by fastdonkey
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Hi Ced,

My apologies that this is such a laborious process, thanks for sticking with it.

I suppose it helps to have the meter set up correctly.
Test 1 gave 3.4 amps.

Test 2 battery reading of 6.3, coil terminal now reads 5.8 (was 4.5, I suspect operator error!)

Regards, Warner
by fastdonkey
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Hello Ced,

When doing Test A1 I get no reading,is there something else I can do an amps test on to check that I am doing this correctly.

Regards, Warner
by fastdonkey
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Ced,

Sorry, but can you just clarify that the black lead simply goes to the fixed contact, or would any earth do on Test A1 ?

Many thanks, Warner
by fastdonkey
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Hello Ced,

Test #4 With ignition on 6.0v across terminals.

#9 Both plugs are new

Test #7 repeated No spark @ either plug but 'new' ignition light flickers.

Test #8 Condensor disconnected, still no sparks.

Regards, Warner
by fastdonkey
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Ced, This is a 6v dynamo single coil system. Fully charged battery shows 6.7v Points closed, capacitor side of coil shows 0.1v other side shows 4.5v Points open/cardboard inserted, capacitor side shows 5.9/6.0 other side 5.9/6.0 moving terminal of points shows 6.0 fixed terminal of points shows 0.0 ...
by fastdonkey
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: condor electrics
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: condor electrics

Hi guys, The first beer goes to Mike D. !! The flickering light is indeed to indicate oil pressure. I had rather assumed the light I had was ignition, and the no-show light (only 2 ) was oil, or lack of. Wrong way round. Have managed to get the proper ignition light working. At least I now know I ha...

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