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sblaylock
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Does anyone know if the auxiliary fuel tank shown in the picture was an option on the R62? I've only seen them on R42s, but not on the R62.

Thanks,
Scott.

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Ian R11
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The tank is not listed in my

The tank is not listed in my copy of parts book, (did BMW or some other manufacturer make it?) but If this part was available in 1926/7 for the R42 and R47 who can say it would not have been fitted to some other models in 1927/8/9 if the owners chose it. It seems to be a very practical modification for anyone wanting to cover reasonable distances, and as they fit the other models up to 1929, I can’t see why would they not be fitted.
I think it looks great and would fit one. If you get cold weather where you live fill it with scotch whiskey!

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Hi Ian, I was thinking the

Hi Ian,

I was thinking the same thing, but had only seen them on R42s. As the R42, 52 and 62 are all considered touring models it would make sense that they could all have the extra fuel option. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the tank for the R42 was the same size as the R52 and 62. If not, that may explain why I've only seen them on the 42.

We have about six months of snow here so the whisky idea is a good one.

Scott.

PS. I should finally be able to get to the carb slide this afternoon to compare the measurements you gave me to mine. Thanks again for the help with that.

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