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by MikeL46
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Correct foot peg for center stand R69S?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Correct foot peg for center stand R69S?

I've had several R69S and /2 bikes. Never seen a round foot peg on the center stand.

Mike
by MikeL46
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Bike for sale at Max BMW
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Bike for sale at Max BMW

I guess they wanted to keep the patina.

Mike
by MikeL46
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: The Incomparable BMW R90S
Topic: 1974 BMW R90S - Silver Smoke - Is it authentic?
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: 1974 BMW R90S - Silver Smoke - Is it authentic?

It does have the 74 seat and aluminum TS housings. It does have the wrong spark plug caps and carb cable adapters in addition to things mentioned. The carb adapters are an upgrade, and may or may not be acceptable to you. I've never seen an R90S with two hose clamps at the air filter end of the inle...
by MikeL46
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: I need sympathy
Replies: 35
Views: 4076

Re: I need sympathy

Hopefully a sacrificial rod bearing died to save more expensive parts. It is possible for the crank and rod to be useable and the bearing gone. Having said that, never seen bearing fail like that. Easy enough to check both parts. You can do it yourself if you have the press tools. I replaced a front...
by MikeL46
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: My new bike
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: My new bike

900 bucks so far high beam indicator bulb is bad turn signal switch is wired backwards (up should be right ,down for left ) easy fix all electrics works, clutch is great ,engine no noise, ran shifts all 5 gears well, battery is strong, brakes works well hope I didn't pay too much!! Tommy hope I did...
by MikeL46
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Headlamp “crown”
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Headlamp “crown”

While gas welding will probably cause paint problems, a bit of Mig welding should not affect the paint. A spot welder would be even better if you can get the arms in there.

Mike
by MikeL46
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Conversions (All Topics on Conversion Bikes)
Topic: Heinrich tank
Replies: 12
Views: 5991

Re: Heinrich tank

Heinrich tank.jpg
Ok, it looks like my picture may be here. The other side of the tank has a similar shape.

Mike
by MikeL46
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Conversions (All Topics on Conversion Bikes)
Topic: Heinrich tank
Replies: 12
Views: 5991

Re: Heinrich tank

olebmw,

Sorry I haven't checked in for awhile. I cannot figure out how to post a photo of my tank. Hopefully it is enough to say both sides of my tank are tapered at the front to clear the s/c mount. Same as the right side of the tank R68 posted.

Mike
by MikeL46
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: The Incomparable BMW R90S
Topic: New to this site
Replies: 17
Views: 3532

Re: New to this site

In the Muscle Car world vehicles like that are called clones. Not a real XYZ, but exactly like an XYZ.

I like the term and nobody is offended by the desire to emulate a cherished design.

Mike
by MikeL46
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Tubeless tires?
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: Tubeless tires?

You can change the rear without laying the bike on its side: - Tie the center stand to the exhaust crossover - Remove the front wheel - Tilt the bike forward onto the front forks - Remove the rear wheel - Reverse the process to install I've done this on the side of the road to repair a flat. Not muc...