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Here are the pictures from the restorer taken today:
I would really like to know WHY the timing cover was cut!, Todd says making it right is no big deal.

Vince

  • r2_timing_cover.jpg
  • r2_engine.jpg
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Good question Vince, at least

Good question Vince, at least its an easy fix, I have found similar things in these older bikes - given the passing of time and the history of these machines its difficult to determine why they did what they did. Maybe in the dim and distant past only a non genuine chain was available and this was touching the casing - solution - angle grinder or blow torch. Keep the photos coming, this is very interesting. Cheers

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Update on the R2 and it's good news!

This came from "him" today:

the motor looks pretty good. it had really clean looking oil. probably hasn't been changed since it left Germany. non-detergent. looked like honey with about 1/2 inch of black mud in the bottom.
.007 taper on the cylinder, so it needs to go to the next oversize. no other glaring problems.
nice motor, not abused. i sent the crank off to California to get checked and straightened.
clean up, new bore and piston, seals and cosmetics.
the head has good valves and seats. we got lucky!!
the tranny is also nice. got it torn down today. no major parts needed. new kicker shaft, plating bearing and seals.

Not even 75 years old and it already needs to go oversize, I wonder if this is a warranty issue?

Vince

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Sounds like the usual work --

Sounds like the usual work -- it's good that it doesn't need anything unusual! It's good news about the head and the transmission; I spent over €1,000 on parts for my R12 transmission!

I'm afraid that you've missed out on the time window for the warranty, the original warranty was for 6 months.

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I bought a spare gearbox just

I bought a spare gearbox just in case I needed parts (it was "insurance") so at least I still have the untouched spare to (try) to recover some of my costs.

Vince

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Today's update: Everything is

Today's update:
Everything is back from the Powdercoater and will get painted in the next few days (the PC is for "primer" purposes). Today was Generator-day, he did mine, an R5 and an R12.

Vince

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Progress pictures (the bottom end is together)

As of today:

  • motor4.jpg
  • motor6.jpg
  • motor9.jpg
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I have an engine!,This is as

I have an engine!,
This is as of Valentines day.

Vince

  • engine_1_-_280.jpg
  • engine_2_-_292.jpg
  • engine_3_-_273.jpg
  • engine_4_-_296.jpg
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