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by Slash2
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Is this a mint original?
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: Is this a mint original?

Last I checked, anyone can open a “museum” and freedom of speech extends to auction descriptions.

Caveat emptor.
by Slash2
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Klaxon horn will ping, won't toot
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Klaxon horn will ping, won't toot

There’s a small adjustment screw on the back side of the horn. Maybe a 10mm? Quite possible all you need to do now is turn this in or out until you get the desired tone. Worked for me after a proper cleaning. (Thanks Dave!)
by Slash2
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: /2 Fenders on an R27
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: /2 Fenders on an R27

I believe the headlight bucket is the same whereas the fenders are not. If you pass on the fenders I’d be very interested in them. I have been hunting for a nice set of original (black) fenders for an R69S project. It came to me missing all the sheet metal as well as some other odds and ends. Nice o...
by Slash2
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up
Replies: 52
Views: 4910

Re: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up

Just checking in here. I now have 150 trouble free miles under my belt and the R69S is running beautifully. I’m starting to get to know “her preference” as they all seem to be individuals with regards to cold and hot starting. In spite of the cold temperatures here in Pennsylvania, I’ve been taking ...
by Slash2
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up
Replies: 52
Views: 4910

Re: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up

Great news! Glad to hear you’ve made a break through. Do you have any general feeling which of those issues may have been responsible for the improvement?
by Slash2
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up
Replies: 52
Views: 4910

Re: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up

Tommy, Is that one of the new reproduction original style coils? I purchased one of those a few months ago and while the stock photo looked like yours, heavily shellacked, the one I received was missing the shellac and ended up producing a weak intermittent spark. I returned that unit and sourced an...
by Slash2
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up
Replies: 52
Views: 4910

Re: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up

Any sparking at the safety gap is not good and would certainly get worse under load and at a higher rpm It is usually caused by a bad plug wire or plug cap which you said have already been replaced? check that the gap is at least 10mm and the the plug wire on the coil is not to long coming out of t...
by Slash2
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up
Replies: 52
Views: 4910

Re: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up

Ziggy, I took today to do a little diagnostic and go ahead and do the tear down, rebuild of the mag body. I replaced the plug wires which incidentally were only a few months old. I had sourced them from Vech and they were shorter than I like them to be but that’s another story. At any rate, I tore t...
by Slash2
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up
Replies: 52
Views: 4910

Re: '63 r60 losing power after warmed up

You may want to read the thread from November -19-2017 called R69S Starting Issue. In it is a post about the proper grounding for the magneto and taking that whole area apart to insure good electrical ground contact. There is also a thread called Magneto Anomaly from around September -6-2016 that a...
by Slash2
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 10708

Re: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.

Love the looks of this thing. Great thread!