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paul25g
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Hi guys,

I've got a new to me 1958 R60. Engine and frame numbers don't match but they're close...both from '58.

The carbs on the bike are 1/24/151 and 1/24/152. I believe these are actually from a later R60 or an R60/2.

First of all, which carbs would have been original for '58.....1/24/?.

I know that at the least the main jet from these carbs would be different than the early original carbs. Is there an issue with using these carbs on my earlier R60 engine? Should I at least replace these main jets with ones that would have been in the earlier carbs? Thanks!

Paul

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Paul -From the Bing

Paul -

From the Bing chart:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roundel/66174400/

I would say that the original carbs would have been the 95/96 version or maybe the 133/134s...all 24mm carbs. I wouldn't think the later carbs would be an issue. You would have to look at how the bike starts, runs, gas mileage, plugs, etc., and see if it was way off. You could then begin to tweak the carbs to improve that. All the while, you could be watching for a set of earlier carbs if you wanted to eventually go back and back it more period correct.

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Thanks Kurt!I had seen that

Thanks Kurt!

I had seen that chart before but just wasn't sure which would have actually been correct for '58. Seems to run ok, I'd just like to know what to keep my eyes peeled for as far as what would have been original. Thanks for your help!

Paul

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1/24/94-95

My early (feb 5th) 1959 R60 seems to have had 1/24/94 and 1/24/95 carbs. The left one has been changed out to another in the 1/24/XX series but the folks at Bing assured me the carb is the same but was delivered with different jetting, which it seems, has been changed. With the years and miles these bike have on them carbs would have been replaced for wear. If yours are in good condition and work well I would not change them.... especially in a non-matching bike. What is the point really? Enjoy riding this great machine!
Ralph

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Thanks for your help Ralph, I

Thanks for your help Ralph, I appreciate it!

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