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by jwonder
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R69s Tire Pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: R69s Tire Pressure

I did look into this somewhat seriously when I got my first vintage motorcycle. The published pressures in the owners manuals were for old design tires. With the new tire design (even bias ply tires are made differently) you need to run higher pressures to keep the sidewalls standing up to get good ...
by jwonder
Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R69s Tire Pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: R69s Tire Pressure

I run 32/34 (front/rear) on my R 69 S and all my vintage BMW motorcycles.
by jwonder
Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Front wheel stand query.
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Front wheel stand query.

Ok. I needed to figure this out and try it, so I did. See the pictures below. Following is what I did: 1) Loosened the front stand bolt and let it hit the floor. 2) Took the motorcycle off the center stand. 3) Put my foot on the front stand and pulled it Back. This was not totally horrible but would...
by jwonder
Mon Oct 03, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Front wheel stand query.
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Front wheel stand query.

I got the jack on Amazon.

The extensions (which you are able to screw in and out) were too wide to get to the frame so I made skinnier ones and they get to the frame perfect.

Since it is an old style scissor jack it will stay where it is set forever. No hydraulics to worry about.
by jwonder
Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Front wheel stand query.
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Front wheel stand query.

I too have never used the front jack because I do not want to scratch the paint. But, I would try put it up on the front jack the same way you put it on the center stand. With the center stand up put the front jack down and then roll the motorcycle back on to the stand. It’s not as wide as the cente...
by jwonder
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: /2 Charging question
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: /2 Charging question

Double and triple check that it is wired correctly.
by jwonder
Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Plunger throttle adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Plunger throttle adjustment

Or the actual slider could be worn as well
by jwonder
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1956 R26 Resurrection
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: 1956 R26 Resurrection

Heat it and unscrew it. I forget if there are threads in the fork of the R 26. I would heat the fork and then try to unscrew it, and if that does not work, lightly hist with a drift. It should not be too tight once you heat it up.
by jwonder
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 10 worst defects in '51-'69 twin BMW?
Replies: 18
Views: 1209

Re: 10 worst defects in '51-'69 twin BMW?

I honestly see everything listed above as a reason to own these wonderful motorcycles. I will disagree though with the original #12. The power of the R 68 allows me to control the rear much better than my R 51/3 and I can plant the rear in the middle of the corner with some power, but I guess it dep...
by jwonder
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Restoring frame badge?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Restoring frame badge?

Honestly, please leave it as is. It is original and be happy you still have it!!!