From: Hog on 11 Jul 2010 18:13
Krusty <dontwantany(a)nowhere.invalid> wrote:
> SteveH wrote:
>> Krusty <dontwantany(a)nowhere.invalid> wrote:
>>> Can't wait to hear what tomorrow's failure mode will be.
>> Heh. I'm kind of hoping this'll be the end of it.
>> It seems that the day I took it into The City fried all the electrics
>> - temperature that day was into the 30s in London and traffic was
>> incredibly heavy, plus I had the side cases on, so I was going very
>> With hindsight, I probably should have stopped to let it cool for a
> And to think people slag off Italian electrics. I've spent hours
> crawling around Barcelona, Monte Carlo & Lake Maggiore in the high
> 30s/low 40s on the MV, with the fan running constantly, & nothing's
> ever stopped working. Who'd have thought an MV would be a better, more
> reliable touring bike than a BMW!
It's bog all to do with temp. The OE coils were faulty. It pays to replace
them at the outset.
Just like the mechanical regulator should be replaced with the high output
solid state unit.
Though I now have the nice combined regulator/rectifier upgrade.
From: Buzby on 12 Jul 2010 08:53
> something more reliable like a BSA or James.
I've had both. I think you need help.
"There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot"
From: Jeweller on 12 Jul 2010 17:48
> Krusty wrote:
>> something more reliable like a BSA or James.
> I've had both. I think you need help.
Aprilia Pegaso 650 IE "The Flying Mythos"
Formerly: James Captain, A10, C15, B25, Dnepr M16 solo, R80/7, R100RT
From: Steve Parry on 12 Jul 2010 18:36
"SteveH" <italiancar(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> Got the bike running and dragged it out to take it to London for a
> meeting, but it stalled on the drive and wouldn't re-start.
> The previous afternoon, after replacing the starter, everything was
> fine, managed to get it warmed up and got it settled into an idle at
> around 1k rpm.
> I thought I'd flooded it, so left it for a while and pulled the plugs
> whilst I waited for it to 'dry'. Plugs were black, even though they're
> Cleaned the plugs, put them back in, and it still wouldn't start - I've
> gone back to look at the idle richness setting and wound it back to the
> recommended settings.
> Took the car to the meeting, came back today, and tried to fire it up.
> It's turning over fine, and I appear to have a spark.
> It's definitely getting fuel.
> Any ideas, as I'm running out of them now..... short of a match in the
> petrol tank.
If you think about it Steve, the coil, which were a known problem back then,
may have taken the ICU out or vice versa, or at least "stressed" it somehow.
The starter probably got a load of use when the initial ICU failure
occurred, I know mine did as I tried various things to sort the issue, and I
guess the starter got more than it's few seconds of turning over etc which
would have overheated it to.... it's all "sort" of related.
87 BMW R80RS, 03 BMW R1100S Boxercup, 07 BMW K1200GT SE
02 Suzuki DRZ400SY-GT edition, 87 Yamaha FS1, Sukida SK90PY,
91 Kawasaki AR50, 82 Suzuki GN400, BMW 330Ci
From: Steve H on 12 Jul 2010 19:29
"Steve Parry" <k100rs_1990removethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> If you think about it Steve, the coil, which were a known problem back
> then, may have taken the ICU out or vice versa, or at least "stressed"
> it somehow. The starter probably got a load of use when the initial
> ICU failure occurred, I know mine did as I tried various things to
> sort the issue, and I guess the starter got more than it's few seconds
> of turning over etc which would have overheated it to.... it's all
> "sort" of related.
All fixed now, took it for a run on Sunday and all is fine.
As you say, all related, and now all fixed. Hopefully that's the end of
I kind of like it again now....
Still buying my brothers VFR750, though.