Welp... had my first BMW breakdown that required a friend to come get me and the bike.
This is on the conversion that I recently got running. I've put about 200+ miles on it since then.
It's been running great after getting the carb issue sorted.
I took it out for about a 20 mile ride, stopped for lunch, got back on it.. going about 40 mph and
then the bike did a big stutter.. almost like fuel related. I knew I had a steep hill and a long bridge to cross
so I babied the throttle so I could hopefully make it home.
But no such luck. The bike just stalled as riding on the St. Johns bridge. Almost like I ran out of fuel.
Now I'm sitting in a lane of traffic ON THE BRIDGE with a dead bike. Looked inside the tank.. it's got about 1/4 tank of fuel
Tried starting it.. motor cranks, no start though.
I ended up pushing the bike up to the top of the bridge and coasting it down to the other side. My legs definitely were feeling the burn, hahaha. Called my buddy up and he rescued me with truck and trailer.
Got it home and we determined no spark. is it the new dual coil? Is it the new points/condenser? Bad/loose ignition switch? Checked the easy stuff first. Swapped out new condenser with original one. Bike starts right up!
So far it appears that the new condenser that I purchased from MaxBMW is the culprit. I haven't ridden the bike since, but plan on doing that today.
Did I happen to get a one time crappy condenser?
Does MaxBMW sell crappy condensers?
Is there something causing my condenser to go bad?
I'm going to ride it with the old condenser and see if that problem comes back. Time will tell I guess,
Pictures of bridge and condenser..
I think condensers can be hit or miss. I thought I had some info on aftermarket condensers...what I have are items for a /2 and the suggestion was one for a 1973 Ford Torino.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2
Hope that is all that is wrong and you can enjoy the rest of the riding season. St.
BUT the most likely explanation is that the case was not sufficiently grounded when installed. That could be nothing more than an oily film on the surface of the case.
LOL, I got rid of my points and condenser a long time ago, best thing I ever did. St.