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Fellow owners - I am finding that on disassembly there were no washers as expected between the Magura lever and the perch itself. I understand there is a washer there, but not found in the parts books.

What is the material this washer is made of (stainless? Derlin plastic?) and its purpose? I assume to prevent rattling and snug things up - please educate me if you would.

Thanks! - John

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Bike model? If the parts

Bike model? If the parts lists doesn't show it, why were you expecting it? I know that on the /7 (and others), there is a nylon/Delrin bushing that the handle moves around.

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Apologies...

The bike is a 1959 R69. But my understanding is that this item is a good idea to retrofit. Here again I may be working under an assumption - thanks for educating me.

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Compare the two pictures for

Compare the two pictures for a /7 and an R69:

/7 (see #3) - https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0333-USA-09-1977-2474-BMW-...

R69 - https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0231-EUR-03-1956-T69-BMW-R...

I don't see anything like the bushing on the /7 that is supposed to be there on an R69. Beyond that, the mechanism and attachment seems more or less the same.

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Thanks, great site as well!

Thanks, great site as well!

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No Bushing

There is no such bushing on the R69. You should still have the knife-edge levers on the '59. If you want a look at the '50s-era parts books, try John's Beemer Garage. http://www.beemergarage.com/manuals.html

It was down for quite a while, but looks like it's up now. I tried, but could not get the PDFs open today. Message John on the site and see if there is a problem. Those early parts books are gold.

Dave

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I could get to all of the

I could get to all of the 1956 (German) R69 PDFs except for the Intro and Index. I quickly checked some of the other years and they seemed to download OK. I've found that there are some PDFs throughout the site that don't open. I just chalk it up to an error on initial upload and no one has bothered to correct things. The site gets little attention...members of the VMCA are working on some longer term plans to make the site more stable/permanent...ie, it means the bill needs to be paid!!

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Thanks to all - I am using a

Thanks to all - I am using a 1967 parts book for my rebuild so there is some variety. Best part is the previous owner has penciled in all of the missing numbers throughout the pages, plus notes. Did you know a muffler from Dixie (outlet? manufacturer?) was all of $17.95 including clamps?

Speaking of which, my levers are of blade type and can be seen here. The Magura brake and clutch levers were $3.35 new, each. How times have changed!

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From Slabon's book and for

From Slabon's book and for reference, the newer style levers with the finger grips and end ball contained the bushings in the pivot holes. These began:

R50/2 - with 641437
R60/2 - with 629956 to 630000, then from 1810001
R69S - 661045

He also says that the R69 had an extra lever because for the manual spark control.

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