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by MikeL46
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The Incomparable BMW R90S
Topic: Why Incomprable?
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: Why Incomprable?

Except for the faded paint scheme, a R100S is very similar to the R90S but doesn't have the cachet. The R90S was a 'Halo' vehicle. Changed the perception of BMW's from stodgy to Wow! There was nothing like it at the time. Of course the same is true of the R100RS, but the RS never had the same impact...
by MikeL46
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 one carb will not idle down
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: R51/3 one carb will not idle down

I would try swapping the carbs or just the carb tops to see if the problem follows either one.

Mike
by MikeL46
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Portland peeps went for a ride yesterday.. more pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Portland peeps went for a ride yesterday..

/5, /6 valve covers fit /2s. They are 2 rib and look like R50S/R69S valve covers but are ~1/2" deeper. Because of the shorter depth the /2 covers won't fit later engines.

Mike
by MikeL46
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: R90/6 stop light switch question
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: R90/6 stop light switch question

I disconnected my front brake light switch. Want to be able to slow quickly w/o brake lights. Of course, sometimes I go a little fast.

Mike
by MikeL46
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: New post indicator
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: New post indicator

I must need new bifocals. Never saw that until you mentioned it. Thanks Kurt.

Mike
by MikeL46
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: New post indicator
Replies: 2
Views: 204

New post indicator

It looks like every post is a NEW post (red). I'm too lazy to open every post so it no longer shows as new? I did the entire page 1, but everything is still red.
Is there a way to mark all posts READ so only new posts will turn the New Post Indicator on?

Mike
by MikeL46
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: R60/7 backfiring after warm up... help!
Replies: 20
Views: 1137

Re: R60/7 backfiring after warm up... help!

Since it runs decent when cold, most things are eliminated. Somethings are affected by heat and metal expansion. The coils are a good guess; but I'd think it could be your valve clearances are too tight. Then, when heated the valves may not close causing poor running and backfiring. You may have ori...
by MikeL46
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Clutch Slipping on R50; Oil turns Black quickly; Piston ring gap -all related?
Replies: 11
Views: 403

If you have free play at the

If you have free play at the clutch arm on the back of the transmission and still have slippage, then it is time to pull the transmission and check the rear main seal. Of course, if you think new rings will improve the situation then you really have nothing to lose by trying that and seeing if it he...
by MikeL46
Fri May 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: 1975 BMW R60/6, foot peg rubber covers removal
Replies: 2
Views: 195

As Kurt said; if you are

As Kurt said; if you are replacing them, just cut them off.
OTOH if you want to reuse them, it is easier to remove the whole footpeg.

Mike
by MikeL46
Fri May 22, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Farewell to the club for the time being
Replies: 15
Views: 538

I've enjoyed your postings

I've enjoyed your postings Mal. I'll gladly donate a dollar to help pay your dues. If everyone who wants to keep you around gives a dollar you will probably have a life membership.

If we can figure out how to collect the money. Anybody know about crowdfunding?

Mike