1966 BMW R69S Restoration: August 1999 [page 2]

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1999 August 27 (Friday)

I was still waiting for a source of wheel thrust sleeves which I thought I had to have to re-build the wheels. The thrust sleeves wouldn’t actually be needed until I put the wheels back on the bike. The goal was to get a rolling chassis sooner rather than later. In the mean while I was working on other things.

Horn/dip switch
horn/dip switch

horn/dip switch

horn/dip switch

It took several tries to get the horn and light high/low switch mounted without the horn contact stuck on. I used a multi-meter to check for continuity and proper operation.

Headlight bucket wiring
In-bucket horn wiring

In-bucket horn wiring

In-bucket horn wiring

After getting the horn switch mounted properly I routed the cables (including the speedo cable) into the headlight bucket and started wiring things up. I used my notes from an earlier disassembly to make sure things were wired correctly.

Headlight wiring
Headlight wiring

Headlight wiring

Headlight wiring

I removed the headlight circuit board from the reflector/lens and wired it to the headlight bucket. There were no left-over wires which is always a good sign. A multi-meter shows no short circuits, either.

Headlight reflector/lens
Headlight installed

Headlight installed

Headlight installed

The last step was to put the headlight circuit board back in the reflector and install the reflector and lens on the headlight bucket.

 

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