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by Rob Frankhamr
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2498

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

Glad it's sorted I would still want to track down the voltage drop. It dies signify that there is a connection or wiring problem and it's unlikely to get better on its own, in fact it'll probably get worse... stll, the urgency is off.

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2498

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

Hmmm, a voltage drop on the positive line of around 2 volts on a 12 volt circuit is quite a lot. Not sure if this is the problem or the relay is faulty but a voltage drop of that magnitude is well worth sorting out anyway. Back to bits of wire... 1) Remove the relay from the circuit and use a wire t...
by Rob Frankhamr
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2498

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

OK, One further test to confirm that the earths are good... With the indicators switched on, check the voltage between the negative pole of the battery and the various bulb grounds. The reading should be very close to zero... any substantial voltage would indicate an earth fault on that bulb holder ...
by Rob Frankhamr
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2498

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

Insi tinct say that this is going to be an earthing issue... but instinct doesn't always get it right. Can I just check understanding... Before you changed the bulb, the left indicators came on and stayed on, the right rear came on and stayed on, the right front didn't work at all... After the Front...
by Rob Frankhamr
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 47
Views: 1732

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

OK, I'll be there...

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

Even though I'm a lot more mature now........ ahem..... I still don't see an issue. We had the right clothes, stuff to dig us out, no pedestrians, animals, road signs, ditches etc. Not too far from houses if we needed to walk if there was a major issue. Wrong maybe, I still enjoyed it. Therefore......
by Rob Frankhamr
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 47
Views: 1732

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

Well...

Is anyone up for House of Bruar on Sunday?

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

Unless of course.... you’re 18 years old, prepared, popped a shovel in the back, grabbed your friend so there’s two of you.... to help with your digging and then crash through the drifts to enjoy frolicking, read spinning the car round, :grin: John There's an adjective that tends to describe people...
by Rob Frankhamr
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

Unless of course.... you’re 18 years old, prepared, popped a shovel in the back, grabbed your friend so there’s two of you.... to help with your digging and then crash through the drifts to enjoy frolicking, read spinning the car round, :grin: John There's an adjective that tends to describe people...
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

Yes, people don't seem to get it... when it says 'No through road in Winter conditions' it isn't just some bureaucrat playing games, it means 'NO THROUGH ROAD' with side helpings of sudden freezing death if you're not prepared... even if its rather more than twice as far by the other route. I was sp...
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: What is it?

Ok have to guess where from. Is it from a cylinder head? John Keith and John... Spot on... The central stud hole for the right hand cylinder head cover... :sad: The whole thread came away with the stud and much to my surprise I was literally able to unscrew it from the stud thread... Just one small...
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

https://i.ibb.co/sKQNzcz/IMG-3622.jpg https://i.ibb.co/6H8Z8PJ/IMG-3621.jpg https://i.ibb.co/k8HTbgG/IMG-3626.jpg Glen Quaich Road (Amulree to Kenmore) 12th April 2018... The signs mean exactly what they say. No, I didn't try to get through... it was at least four or five feet deep!!! There hadn't ...
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: What is it?

Well whatever you call it I call it a clear sign of abuse in the spannering. :)
Getting warner...

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS 1978 Rear Brake Master Cylinder
Replies: 52
Views: 3358

Re: R100RS 1978 Rear Brake Master Cylinder

Mostly but not completely. The other factor in the equation is the stop boltat the very end of the rear brake lever. The head of this is what actuates the brake light switch. THis is the bolt that sets the rest height of the lever so actually, it's the first port of call when adjusting from scratch....
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Injection?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Injection?

I knew Tim from way back... must have been about 1974... when he was working for a BL dealer selling Austin Aggros (yes really... it was a hard job but someone had to do it). I lost touch with him later but found his business near Charlwood when I moved to Horley about ten years later. He sold me my...
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: What is it?

Yes... but you're both wrong!

Not totally cold but lukewarm...

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Injection?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Injection?

I recall, in the 90's, seeing a R100 converted with parts from a R850 in the workshop of Harman Enterprises in Sussex (anyone remember Tim Harman?). Don't know if they ever got it to run properly or, if it did, whether it was any improvement...

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 476

What is it?

Todays mystery object... Who can guess what it is...

Image

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Scenic rides in Scotland

A few pictures from this afternoons little ride in Highland Perthshire and Stirling... https://i.ibb.co/SPmDrn8/IMG-7633.jpg https://i.ibb.co/T1w7GXm/IMG-7637-a.jpg https://i.ibb.co/jvzK4X7/IMG-7638.jpg Glen Ogle https://i.ibb.co/r0Y9jPZ/IMG-7643.jpg https://i.ibb.co/hmKpNKt/IMG-7645.jpg https://i.i...
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

I wopuldn't even take mileage into account if I was buying a bike say more than 10 years old. a) it's probably not correct anyway. b) many parts are likely to have been replaced and c) it gives no account of how the bikes has been used or looked after. Any second hand machine has it's risks, I belie...
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: fork oil/ springs
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: fork oil/ springs

You will probably find that, under the fork top nuts, there are spacers. These were fitted to full faired machines to compensate for the weight of the fairing. Removing them might help. Of course, all depends on what has been done previously, what springs are fitted and whether there are additional ...
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Official Club Event Listings
Topic: Possible restart of events
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Possible restart of events

I'm all for a 'gradual resumption' and I think that the outside stipulation is a good one, even given the UK climate. If venues could be found that have covered outside seating areas it would certainly help, though it may mean a move away from some of the traditional meeting places. I can't help thi...
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2498

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

Really glad we got there in the end... it would be great to share a pint if we're ever in the same part of the world at the same time... ride and enjoy.

Now to the 'RT :???:

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2498

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

Yes, that's exactly right. I suggest you make a temporary link first just in case but it looks like that's where the problem lies. It also looks like someone has been moving the connectors around in the two multi plugs. The yellow/white should be in the red plug along with the yellow and the white b...
by Rob Frankhamr
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2498

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

OK... moving on... No, there shouldn't be any connections from the left handlebar switch outside the two multi connectors... although, if we realy get stuck, that's always an option. In the new image I can see a yellow wire to the red connector which I couldn't see in the earlier picture it's probab...

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