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I stay enthused by looking at all the threads and comments.
The old bike waits patiently in the waiting room for attention.

It is coming - just getting all those ducks in a row.

Mal

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Looks pretty good already!

Just paint the tank and you're done!

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Oh, to have a garage like

Oh, to have a garage like that!!

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Why paint the tank? Just

Why paint the tank? Just drive it like it is! Nice bike!

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Why paint the tank....?

Well, um, the pinstripe looks like a lane divider. ;^}

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Not so much the paint

The paint is not great BUT really the issues revolve around the rattles in the engine - cleaning the slingers etc -

After doing my sons bike and riding the bike with a nice tight engine - the difference is like night and day.

I don't need to just get there - I want to be able to purr along.

We will see what we will see.

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after a long delay

Well finally getting started on the R69s project.

Two pronged approach.

1. Start sorting out the splayed out front steering head bearing mount. First pic is my test piece to check the optimum internal dimensions for mounting the new taper roller steering head bearings.

2. Run the bike and run some tests like compression etc - before I pull the engine and clean the slingers.
I also have new pistons and barrels and valve gear for the old girl - and a few other things. Second Pic. She already got new set of carbs and new mufflers - she is getting spoilt.

Let the games begin.

Mal

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bought some replacement carbs - BUT

I splashed the cash and purchased some new 26mm carbs while they were still available - however the left one sticks if it is pulled to full throttle. So now I am going to swap out a second set of 26mm carbs I have on my second bike. They actually will look better as they are the older style and my bike is early 60's not late 60's.

The reality is however that I am not obsessed about making the bike like it came out of the factory - rather I have an image from about 1971 of a guy riding by on a cream R69s - and that is what I am aiming for - a sort of captured glimpse - though I did get to see the bike up close at a later date - he had bought it 2nd hand, near new condition for $1100 from Mayfairs in Brisbane when they were still the BMW dealers.

Seems like most folk were aspiring to get an R75/5 not an superseded R69s.

Mal

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Slides

You may have to massage the slides with some fine paper to get them to operate smoothly. New ones especially.

Dave

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Thanks Dave

I will have to remove the carbs before I do that massage. But I think you are right.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Mal

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A little tweak to the denfield saddles

I got this saddle from Mark Huggett. It came with a little riser that was just a short bit of tube - In the process of getting the seat to fit to my satisfaction I machined up these little spacers to fit.

Now the seat will be just a little easier to fit on the bike because everything aligns and I am using ss nyloc nuts as well.

The joys of one small thing at a time.

Mal

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