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by rjk40
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 52
Views: 17413

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Hi. When you say "priming", can you clarify? My 1975 860GT has Dellorto pumper carbs, with no tickling capability, as, say, my old Norton's Amals that had tickler buttons. Do you mean just pumping the throttle a few times to get the juice running? I've never had an occasion to either prime...
by rjk40
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 52
Views: 17413

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Great! There are "mystiques" surrounding things electrical: As a computer techie, I was working on an old machine whose wires were connected in taper pin "buggies", they frequently fell out for no apparent reason. One seasoned veteran said that "it was the solenoid action of...
by rjk40
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

Thanks kindly. I don't want you to waste too much of your time on this. I am quite a ways away from reaching the point of needing these screws; I just like to have planned ahead, so that when I reach a task, I don't have to wait very long for all of the pieces. I am looking at some sources here, now...
by rjk40
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

Wow! Thanks a bunch for the links. I shall dig into them and see what I can find that might work. What I saw at one place were a bit rough, but that was only the middle link that you sent. Thanks much, for the offer. I may still want to work that out with you; do you have a PayPal account? Know abou...
by rjk40
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 52
Views: 17413

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Yowza! Yeah, if you swapped out the box and the problem persists, that leaves the pickups, coils, and wiring. What brand of coils are you using? Still a bit curious, as Rick mentioned, about the heat, but if it runs fine once started, who knows? I would have thought that the box would be the most li...
by rjk40
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

Many thanks for the info. In looking at the DIN603 bolts, the square faces would have to be removed to allow the bolt to turn, once a slot was cut into the head or if washers were used to stand the facets outside the side cover hole, it would protrude quite a bit, unless I am missing something. If y...
by rjk40
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

Forgot to mention:

I don't need the rubber bushings or washers; I can deal with that. The screws are the

most important item.

Thanks again
by rjk40
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: 1975 860GT side cover screw search

Bless you. I do need 4, and am in no rush.

Please let me know when you exhaust your research, and
I'll settle up with you.

Thanks kindly.

Richard
by rjk40
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: 1975 860GT side cover screw search
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

1975 860GT side cover screw search

On the 1975 860GT, the side covers are held on with two screws each: P/N 0960.91.755 ( M6 x 42 per the parts manual.) I have searched high and low for these screws, and have reached the conclusion that they are made of the rare element: unobtainium Steve does not stock them, but he does stock the ca...
by rjk40
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 52
Views: 17413

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

All good points, Rick.

Thanks for the tips.
by rjk40
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 52
Views: 17413

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

Best guess here, is that a swapout of the presently installed unit will eliminate some unknowns for sure; that's wht we here sometimes call it a "swag". There are times when the process of elimination trumps trying to diagnose the issue. I will be very interested to know how that goes. Is ...
by rjk40
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: New ignition system: need advice!
Replies: 52
Views: 17413

Re: New ignition system: need advice!

I wish I could help but haven't started mine up yet, as I have a ton of resto yet to do. It would help to know the model of your bike. The possibilities are too numerous. Have you contacted Marco at Sachse?: [email protected].de Attn: Marco Patzer Maybe mhr900 has some insights. He has one as w...
by rjk40
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Hi again, Craig, I looked at a few sites and found that a general rule of thumb is to reduce the Dry torque by 20 to 30% when using anti - seize. One link had a guy from Loctite say that just reusing a bolt tends to smooth the threads enough that it can make a huge difference in the torque actually ...
by rjk40
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Thanks, Craig, will do. " an anti - seize by any name...." I have a can of it with a brush in the cap, bought long ago. It's silvery, and very messy if it goes to the wrong place. But, it works great. Probably not the best choice as a laxative. Lesson learned long ago after getting tired o...
by rjk40
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Bosch WR 8 AP spark plug issue

Mystery solved, much to my embarrassment. As before when fitting the rear wheel, I merely needed to give the spark plug a bit of a nudge to get it to seat properly. I'm really embarrassed about making the same "torque" - related mistake; it's the second time. First time was when setting th...

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