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by George Ryals
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Troubleshoot help. No Spark R90/6
Replies: 24
Views: 415

Re: Troubleshoot help. No Spark R90/6

http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/v/vspf ... ngines.pdf

If the points are opening, bypass the booster and see if you get spark.
by George Ryals
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: THE OPEN ROAD
Topic: motorcycle loading
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: motorcycle loading

Does a redhead come with every trailer?
by George Ryals
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: BMW NEWEST - R NINE T CAFE RACER
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: BMW NEWEST - R NINE T CAFE RACER

ZM, which new HD motor has solid lifters? Even the motors with hydraulic lifters had adjustable length push rods.
by George Ryals
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Removing Spark Plug Wires
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Removing Spark Plug Wires

Try twisting they counterclockwise. Some coils have a center threaded post that the HT cable "screws" down onto.
by George Ryals
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R100S occasional sputter and idle issues. Coil?
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: R100S occasional sputter and idle issues. Coil?

Coils and plug caps usually show themselves under load not so much at idle. I vote for idle mixture being on the edge of being too lean and perhaps not quite the right balance between mixture and throttle plate opening at closed throttle.
by George Ryals
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: PICTURES
Topic: PICTURE OF YOUR BIKE/BIKES
Replies: 440
Views: 74219

Re: PICTURE OF YOUR BIKE/BIKES

It looks like a serious race bike. Check the intake angle compared to stock. Would love to see the rest of the damage.
by George Ryals
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Cleaning an old master cylinder
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Cleaning an old master cylinder

Since you are not concerned with harming o-rings and seals, I would think anything that dissolves stuff like brake fluid would work. Acetone, mineral spirits, "brake clean", carburetor cleaner, etc. Once the crude is gone rinse in hot soapy water to get rid of any solvent residue.
by George Ryals
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Sticking Brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1756

Re: Sticking Brakes

Allowing time for the air to be absorbed into the brake fluid works to a certain extent as long as there is only a tiny amount of air in the system. However, this also lowers the boiling point of the brake fluid.
by George Ryals
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Sticking Brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1756

Re: Sticking Brakes

Putting a vacuum on the m/c will not pull air out of the system. Take a minute and look over the hydraulic part of the system. Is there any place where a bubble could be that it would have to go down to get to the m/c? With the R90S under tank m/c, air accumulates in the front end of the casting whe...