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by Daves79x
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New guy w/ 1959 R50, knows nothing, tons of questions
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: New guy w/ 1959 R50, knows nothing, tons of questions

Indeed, your serial number puts it a very late '59 or more likely a '60. My '59 R50 is a March '59 build and is nearly 3000 ahead of yours. Is there indication this was an original Dover White bike?

Dave
by Daves79x
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Mechanic recommendations - SF Bay Area
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Mechanic recommendations - SF Bay Area

Up to you, for many, 3 hours to a good shop would be a dream. As I said, he is still advertising pick up and delivery. If you would consider paying the top rates for work there, what's a bit more for pick up and delivery?
by Daves79x
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Mechanic recommendations - SF Bay Area
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Mechanic recommendations - SF Bay Area

Scottie has moved not that far. He still advertises pick up and delivery in the Bay area.

Dave
by Daves79x
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Oil to the rocker arms area etc
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Oil to the rocker arms area etc

It takes painfully long, if you have not 'primed' the oil pump. I hook a drill with a piece of fuel line as a coupler, onto the pump drive when assembling the engine. You obviously need to install the oil pan and oil, but at that stage, the engine can stay upright on the stand. I ran the drill for p...
by Daves79x
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: strip to bare metal?
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: strip to bare metal?

A word of caution that's been mentioned before - be very careful with paint stripper on frames especially. It can seep into porous welds, only to leach back out again into your very nice paint job. If you use stripper, heat all the welded joints with a heat gun to as hot as you can get them. This wi...
by Daves79x
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3-Transmissions Breathing ?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: R51/3-Transmissions Breathing ?

No, you asked how the transmission was vented. That's what I answered. Where are we not understanding each other?

Dave
by Daves79x
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Final sidecar gears
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Final sidecar gears

If you set them both on the same stroke, you will have one side very loose. It will be now hard to tell just by feel which side is the proper one to set at the TDC stroke you are on. You'll have to watch pushrod movement to see which set is retracted completely, there are other ways to tell also. Dave
by Daves79x
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Correct carbs for 1959 R69
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Correct carbs for 1959 R69

The 9/10 carbs are correct for any year R69, even though some of the later ones may have had 85/86. No one will knock you for that.

Dave
by Daves79x
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Final sidecar gears
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Final sidecar gears

I assume you mean you set one side at TDC, then rotated 360 and set the other side? You can't set them both on the same stroke. Just wasn't clear from your explanation.

Dave
by Daves79x
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3-Transmissions Breathing ?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: R51/3-Transmissions Breathing ?

I think you'll find on the plungers that those bolts are just cross-drilled for safety/security wire. They are not drilled through for venting. This continued through the early Earles bikes. I assume the venting occurs through the speedo cable.

Dave