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Can anyone confirm this speedo please?

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The face goes to 160kmh,

The face goes to 160kmh, which would be appropriate for an R51 or R66. The die cast case looks like the one in my R12, which I always assumed was a more modern unit, so maybe it is original, unlike a lot of the other parts on my R12...

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This is non original. Maybe

This is non original.
Maybe M72.

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This R51.

This R51.

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Speedo

Came with a R12 headlight shell I bought. I think it needs a new drive, it came with a repro 120 kph face. I don't need it as I think the speedo I have on the bike already is genuine, I need to check.

Be nice to know if it is a genuine BMW speedo. Anyone taken one apart before?

Thanks for the responses.

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John

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Update

Post war speedo, burnt again.

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Oh well... you and me, both.

Oh well... you and me, both.

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BMW - Burned, Masquerading

BMW - Burned, Masquerading (as) Wartime!

Now to see what the vendor says. . .

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Speedo

Did you find out what bike this is from? M72?
I wonder if the parts would fit a war time BMW shell ? Maybe with a few mods.
I ask the question as I have a pile of wartime shells and a few parts.
I have enough parts for one speedo but need 2.
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Bill
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Speedo

It seems to fit in the shells I have on both my R12's. I've looked for pictures of original R12 shells but no success so far. Could you email me some photos of the ones you have?

If your shells are original and you're looking for speedo maybe we could do something? As far as I know it's post war GDR manufactured in former E Germany.

Attached are photos of a non R12 shell I bought believing it to be original.

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Speedo

Sorry you misunderstood me. My fault.
My shells are BMW pre war speedo shells . I have 4 but only need 2.
I was wondering if the parts from a M72 speedo could be made to fit into the BMW speedo shells.
Are you after a Pre war headlamp shell ? I may have one . I would have to look.
All the best
Bill
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Speedo

Thanks Bill, both my R12's are 1939, an original shell, civilian or military would be great. A lot of the shells I've seen have holes drilled in them to fix the ignition in place but the original ignition boards were held in place with a pronged frame which was welded inside the shell (see attached).

If you do have a shell that is original and will fit please send me photos, even if we can see them for reference purposes, I would be interested in buying one from you.

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bosch shell headlamp

Hi, few pix to identify bosch headlamp shell .
Hope it helps.

also : https://www.flickr.com/photos/25741612@N08/sets/72157632606300640/
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Shell

Many thanks Jack this is exactly what I needed to help me source one. Worth keeping these photos for reference. Does anyone have one for sale?

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Just for info, you have here

Just for info, you have here ( http://motorist.ro/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=167&start=140#p1282 ) detailed photos with an Ural M72 speedo.

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Pre war BMW speedo

Thanks for the link on the M72 speedo's.
The working parts look very similar to the pre war BMW speedo's.
Has anyone tried to use these M72 parts in a Pre war BMW speedo?
I ask this question as I have 4 BMW pre war speedo casings , with original dekels but with little other internal parts .
Would be great if I could use the M72 parts , even with some modification in these.
Speedo's would not be original but better than what I have now.
Bill

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It should work, for exemple

It should work, for exemple you can find here a speedo for BMW R71 made from a Ural M72 speedo: http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_45_136_14... . Just read the description.

Do not try to use the later russian speedos from K750, Dnepr MT9, Ural M62/M63/M66 because they are different on the back and a little taller.

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Speedo

Thanks for that .
Nice reply.
Bill

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Heres a real one ....

Prewar 1938 R71. For reference.

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This speedometers were common

This speedometers were common used also after the war my mz BK 350cc build in east Germany has the same speedo meter as my BMW R61 only the plate is different BMW has Veigel and The MZ maw as far as I remember both 1.0 geared.
Be carefully these teller plates are easy to buy on the internet ,so they change a Russian teller into a BMW one.
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