Search found 98 matches

by FloridaMike
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Retard box
Replies: 8
Views: 2659

Re: Retard box

Bit of translation from English to American requested here - a "retard box" sounds like something which could get you declared supremely insensitive or even politically incorrect . . .Is this a knock sensor? (Sheesh, that doesn't sound much better.)OK, I'll try it again - is this item a pizeo-electr...
by FloridaMike
Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: OOPS! alternator wires ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: OOPS! alternator wires ?

No oops here, it doesn't matter . . .The wires are all the same color (yellow in this instance) because there is no reason to have to tell them apart. This is a three phase stator, probably delta wound (or could be wye, again, no real difference) and as long as each wire is connected to a diode pair...
by FloridaMike
Mon May 24, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello From Florida - new W2000 member
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: Hello From Florida - new W2000 member

Turns out the Hercules I'm working on does have a Florida title, and is listed as a 1977 model. In the "old days" motorcycles were often titled the year they were sold, not necessarily the year of manufacture. This is an oil-injection model which means it is a 75 or 76 (am I correct?) so it seems to...
by FloridaMike
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: W2000 plumbing diagram needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: W2000 plumbing diagram needed

Posted a reply previously, it went off into cyberspace and hasn't been seen since . . . could also be I'm looking for it in the wrong place ;-)Big packet of past newsletters arrived last week, dear bride (of 15 years) was quoted as asking "When are you coming to bed, dear???"Wonderful stuff - if tha...
by FloridaMike
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: W2000 plumbing diagram needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: W2000 plumbing diagram needed

Downloaded form some weeks ago, wrote a check on my comatose-from-non-use HSBC bank Sterling account and mailed it in. It arrived, I'm now paid up.Understand a stack of newsletters was mailed to me by sea since airmail would have cost most of the membership fee - I'm fine with that, the purpose of t...
by FloridaMike
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rechrome
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

Re: rechrome

Probably the best thing to do is talk to the plater, see if he understands motorcycle parts.Some of them will protect various internal and external threads and bolt holes, some of them will just heave everything into the tanks and you'll get to play with tap and die sets and reamers so you can re-us...
by FloridaMike
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: W2000 plumbing diagram needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

W2000 plumbing diagram needed

Anyone have a vacuum hose diagram or description of what connects where for the various tubes and hoses on and around the carb, inlet manifold and idle capsule for an autolube W2000?Also would greatly appreciate initial setup settings for carb and autolube.Got this poor bike in a basket (several, ac...
by FloridaMike
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello From Florida - new W2000 member
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Hello From Florida - new W2000 member

Hello from Florida, glad to find this group!I'm just south of Daytona Beach (where it is currently bike week), and I have a 1975 or 1976 Hercules W2000. It has oil injection, so according to the material I have, it is a later model.When I got it, it was in a basket (several, actually) - everything a...