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by jwonder
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Magazines not Received
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Magazines not Received

Barry,

The mail is super slow, I just recently got mine. Can you please email membership@vintagebmw.org and we will look into your account and make sure the label is correct.

Thank you!!

James
by jwonder
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: generator rotor bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: generator rotor bolt

Please let us know how it goes in case it happens to someone else. I tried heat and a slide hammer on mine and it was not budging. I was hesitant to hit it too hard with the slide hammer as well.

Again, please let us know how you solve it.
by jwonder
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: generator rotor bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: generator rotor bolt

Frank, That is a bit scary! So, if I am reading this correctly the bolt broke in the middle of two threads. i.e. between the crank and the generator in the open space between the two. If it is flush with the crank a hardened bolt could pull it off, but it will be quite possible that it will bend whi...
by jwonder
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3-front brake adjusting bolt - pic.
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: R51/3-front brake adjusting bolt - pic.

That is the right adjuster, but like Sherman said, it looks like the ferrule stuck. A picture of my early 1952 with dual shoe brakes is attached below.
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by jwonder
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Medford Oregon BMW gone.
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Medford Oregon BMW gone.

Thank you for letting us know, I hope all are okay!
by jwonder
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: New Magazine Bookshelf!
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: New Magazine Bookshelf!

All, We are down to needing only 5 issues! We are very close!!!! I am looking to the membership to help fill the gaps! Issues that are needed follows! Volume 33: Issues 3 and 4 Volume 26: Issues 4, 5 and 6 If you have any, even 1, of these please email webmaster@vintagebmw.org or reply to this threa...
by jwonder
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: strange failure on R27
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: strange failure on R27

The updated one is for purchase, I bought it and I will tell you that what I think you need is on page 10 of the one that Kurt included in the thread. I would start there and then look deeper into the regulator. I will look through my sources, but I seem to remember a section on how to test the R27 ...
by jwonder
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:22 pm
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

Wow, I was following this thread and I never would have expected that! Interesting, and thank you for sharing!
by jwonder
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R25/3 Surging at Idle, Until it Dies?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: R25/3 Surging at Idle, Until it Dies?

Sounds like fuel is not getting TO the carb. I would look at the petcock flow and the screen in there. Take the fuel line off the carb and put the end in a clear glass jar. Turn the petcock on and make sure the flow is consistent and fast. I have seen the following items do this: Gas cap not venting...
by jwonder
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Carbs keep overflowing R60/2
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Carbs keep overflowing R60/2

+1 for Bing incontinence. The upgraded "lever tops" had better needle valves which made this happen less, but they still do it from time to time. I always turn my fuel off before I turn the engine off. I let the engine idle for at least 5 seconds with the fuel off before pulling the key. http://bing...