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by goaarongo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Greetings from new member, rookie questions about my '65 R69S
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Greetings from new member, rookie questions about my '65 R69S

Cool bike and great pics. I really like all the aftermarket kit.
Small detail - but I don't think the foot pegs were plated originally either. Looks cool though! Kinda wish mine were now.
by goaarongo
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.
Replies: 51
Views: 7513

Speedo knob from nothing.

Took a page from Bikesmith01 and made a new knob for the one that missing from my speedo. Fiddly little job, and not as nice as his titanium one, but I'm happy with it. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dJxP7j9A7pyTHDqjtaVmcUQgu3vGFbhbPnSZ7ntBTp9F8eVMXPFpb3MgyXWPovHLLUlRpP3-HpY9xiPuw7lYyfMg...
by goaarongo
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.
Replies: 51
Views: 7513

Starting to look like a bike...

Few steps closer... just waiting on carbs and then the final check list and tighten up. Think I'm happy with my shiny / grungy look. These exhaust pipes are glorious. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dmmXdafGa4OR_esQ1lChpsLOQane56BIT25hoUYxVzJ8C-0Rmx76tCGiiNAnCGYaz3RK4amcKFFpgs7vuGp1BRigqH...
by goaarongo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1956 R50 first start
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: 1956 R50 first start

Congrats. Hope to join these ranks soon myself. Gotta be a good feeling.
by goaarongo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.
Replies: 51
Views: 7513

Harvest Classic 18th annual rally

I dearly love this event set in Luckenbach Texas, but for obvious reasons the big gathering aint happening this year. They are doing an online version, so I made this hokey video with a couple buddies to try and help them out. Check out the event here: http://www.harvestclassic.org/ Watch my kinda g...
by goaarongo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.
Replies: 51
Views: 7513

2 steps forward, 1 step back - clutch plate thickness

Got the heads back and I'm excited. With the time, effort and cash that went into overhauling these parts I almost feel silly I didn't do the 100% restore and blast and clean and repaint etc... oh well. I believe this can still be accomplished at a latter date if I ever get there - but for now I hav...
by goaarongo
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Speedometer Question
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Speedometer Question

I'll take a number for one of those knobs. Mine is missing too. Honestly was never sure what (if anything) went there...
by goaarongo
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Ok explain the patina thing to me
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Ok explain the patina thing to me

I'm leaving my bike ratty and dishevelled. For me it was initially a cost consideration, as paint and powdercoat (and hand done pinstripes) cost money that I'd rather spend on pistons. And while I have not completely ruled out the idea of doing all that in the future, I will say its kinda nice to no...
by goaarongo
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.
Replies: 51
Views: 7513

73.00 mm

New piston day. Got my jugs back from the machine shop and they look great. 2nd overbore with new pushrod tubes. Installed my filter and oil pan 1st, then put the rest together. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dcbaqzSzeT_fOrm56P0YtuqUk-dYtljs2rMXDpJTXFV4yaNeFH-6hCwinoiw65GVl6A9kOI_UA1EkSc...
by goaarongo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: R60/2 with R75/5 motor on Craigslist. Strange brew...
Replies: 3
Views: 301

R60/2 with R75/5 motor on Craigslist. Strange brew...

This is not mine, nor do I know the seller. It came up in my local listings and thought it was interesting enough to share. https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/d/elgin-1964-bmw-r60-2-vintage-motorcycle/7194202924.html https://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_hixytk6tNjs_0zt0t2_1200x900.jpg Some really weir...