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by Daves79x
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Easiest way to add images and files
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Easiest way to add images and files

So I've tried everything I know and when I attempt to post photos they are all rotated 90 degrees CCW. I even rotated them in my files to compensate and they still end up wrong. Any ideas? Thanks!

Dave
by Daves79x
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: The Perfect Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: The Perfect Restoration

The specialty fasteners' plating is often not listed in the parts book. I've relied on several experts on early bikes to fill in the gaps while doing my '55 R69. Is there anything in particular you need to know?

Dave
by Daves79x
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1960 R60..EarlsForks
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: 1960 R60..EarlsForks

Congrats on your new bike! Research, research, research! BTW, what is the ratio stamped on the speedo face? Something like 1.2, etc.

Dave
by Daves79x
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Correct bolts and nuts for rear fender - R69
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Correct bolts and nuts for rear fender - R69

Depends on what you mean by 'correct'. Most R69 bikes would have had black fender hardware, of various German manufacture. Possibly some of the very last R69 had cad plated. Stainless is never 'correct', but a very nice option to use on most bikes. Agree, check out Vech for the kit.

Dave
by Daves79x
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: let the games begin - R69s engine rebuild
Replies: 74
Views: 10402

Re: let the games begin - R69s engine rebuild

The test with the flywheel installed on the bench is probably not worth much. The test will be after installation in the case and then truing the flywheel to that. A lot of trial and error may be necessary, but sometimes they come right in.

Dave
by Daves79x
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1959 R60
Replies: 104
Views: 7312

Re: 1959 R60

I agree that $2400 is plenty for the tins only. But, just for fun, I got quotes from a couple of the biggies in the business. $6500 for just the tins. For that money, I would expect that the painter would supply mint tins and the paintwork! But there are obviously guys out there that will pay it. I ...
by Daves79x
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Hard starting r69s
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Hard starting r69s

It is indeed amazing how many guys think the tickler is a 'pump'. As a general rule, the R69S tends to flood, more than be starved for fuel when starting. And when hot, this is especially true. If it does not start with slight throttle opening on one or two kicks, hold the throttle wide open and try...
by Daves79x
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Newbie introduction

Welcome as well! Dig right into the R50. Ask away when issues arise.

Dave
by Daves79x
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50 advance curve
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: R50 advance curve

With that later style 'stop' spring, it must take lots of centrifugal force to compress it, hence the relatively high rpm needed for full advance. Love to see curves for the old style stop spring. My timing light says the old style spring gets to full advance far before 5000 rpm. It appears that the...
by Daves79x
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Fender paint advice solicited
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Fender paint advice solicited

I have always thought that BMW's method of mounting the dual saddle was quite Flintstonian. If you have freshly restored bodywork, you are absolutely stuck if you want to install the dual seat, with the option of changing to the solo in the future. There is no way to install the dual saddle without ...