Overheating/electronics on a r69s & oil breather
OK, so probably the last sunny day in fall today, go on a ride to a restaurant that has a history for me - years ago, I ran out of gas on my R50/2 on this road. Damned if I didn't run out of gas today in the exact same place! I felt it getting low, so I switched to reserved, it got me maybe 2 miles before it was bone dry.
Turns out a fellow BMW rider lived about 300 yards from where I stopped, so he set me right.
But then, about 40 minutes later, I'm on a main drag, and the bike just dies.
Acted like no spark, no fuel.
The bike cooled off for about 30 mintes, push started, got it running again.
I remember hearing something about overheating coils. Can anyone fill me in on this?
I also have a question about the oil breather. This bike tends to burp up a nice mist from the breather tube. What does this signal?
Thanks for all the help and advice, and I hope all of you had weather like I did today (but better luck!)
I'll bet I solved part of the problem...
Gotta love the internet. I'm going to check the the intake and exhaust valves. I'll bet that the exhaust valves are too loose. That being the case, they don't open enough to fully vent the exhaust, and that means that the only way out for the gasses to escape are past the rings, hence the oil barfing. The faster I go, the worse it gets.
This would also result in a poor mixture in the combustion chamber.
If the exhaust valves are out of spec, I'll bet that the intakes are probably off as well, and that too can effect my top end performance.
I don't know what role any of that would have in killing the motor, other than choking it, but I'll let you all know.