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by Jim D 5112
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: De-rusting R25/2 Tank
Replies: 35
Views: 1565

Re: De-rusting R25/2 Tank

Just find an old petcock and use the open nut off of it. Solder a piece of metal over the one open side that does not thread onto the tank. Cut a coin like disc out of a thick piece of rubber that will fit down into the nut and bottom out against the disc that you soldered on. Just tighten it up on ...
by Jim D 5112
Tue Nov 01, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1967 R69S restoration
Replies: 79
Views: 9481

Re: 1967 R69S restoration

I would suggest that you keep the fuel tank far away from the bike and covered, it should be the last thing that you put on the bike. Also keep the fenders covered at all times when working on putting the bike back together. I used to paint for people and could tell you stories of paint damage accid...
by Jim D 5112
Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Stripped Drain Plug Woes - Update
Replies: 26
Views: 1343

Re: Stripped Drain Plug Woes

Find a used low mileage final drive and just replace it.
by Jim D 5112
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: This is why you need to clean/change your slingers!
Replies: 32
Views: 3064

Re: This is why you need to clean/change your slingers!

Vech
My sidecar bike has the aluminum pan. The other 2 solo machines have the steel pan. Thanks for your response to my question. I will order magnets for them.
Jim
by Jim D 5112
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: This is why you need to clean/change your slingers!
Replies: 32
Views: 3064

Re: This is why you need to clean/change your slingers!

What would be the best way to attach the magnets if an aluminum oil pan is used?
by Jim D 5112
Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 59' R50 - Fuel Vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: 59' R50 - Fuel Vacuum

Maybe you could put the cap in an ultrasonic cleaner tank.
by Jim D 5112
Sun May 08, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1967 R69S restoration
Replies: 79
Views: 9481

Re: 1967 R69S restoration

I have a good original wide seat if you are interested in Pa. You can PM me.
by Jim D 5112
Tue May 03, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50 and R69 at Oley
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: R50 and R69 at Oley

I saw both of your bikes at the meet, and they are really nice, I was impressed with the quality of the restorations. I am a member of the chapter and help out in the shirt sales and also vend. The meet is always on the last full weekend of April.
by Jim D 5112
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Pertinax Terminal Board
Replies: 25
Views: 2834

Re: Pertinax Terminal Board

A small steel tinners rivet or even a modified nail of the proper size would work. Not all aluminum rivets are created equal. Some of the ones used in the aircraft industry are quite strong. I have thousands of rivets in all sorts of different sizes, materials and configurations.
by Jim D 5112
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Pertinax Terminal Board
Replies: 25
Views: 2834

Re: Pertinax Terminal Board

I would remove the end screw and drill a hole in through the center of it. Insert an aluminum rivet down through the center of it and through the board Put a washer over the rivet and rivet it to the board. Use a piece of round stock inserted down through the center hole to support the head of the r...