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by miller6997
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: How do I make my solo saddle look new again ?
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: How do I make my solo saddle look new again ?

Yes, the link provided by Tommy is the correct one.
by miller6997
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: How do I make my solo saddle look new again ?
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: How do I make my solo saddle look new again ?

I use Rubber Care, a spray-on treatment that I use for all the rubber parts on two cars and two motorcycles. It keeps the rubber supple and I haven't noticed any slipperiness. You could also try Zymol, which is also very good but more expensive.
by miller6997
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Slinger service cost
Replies: 16
Views: 1365

Re: Slinger service cost

I took my engine to Ted Porter in Santa Cruz for slinger service when it had under 60,000 miles. It's been a while, but I think it was around $2500, and that included some serious head work and new seals in the transmission. I also think the quotation from Max is on the high side. The $4000 is proba...
by miller6997
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Kickstarter Rubber Stop
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Kickstarter Rubber Stop

Hmmm...Mine hasn't moved in 15 years.
by miller6997
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Fuel filter
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Fuel filter

Thanks, Kurt. I should have started there! Isolation has fogged my brain.
by miller6997
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Fuel filter
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Fuel filter

I am replacing the fuel lines on my R69S and want to replace the 7mm in-line fuel filters. I haven't shopped for these for a long time. Does anyone have a brand and source to suggest?
by miller6997
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: So where do you live and ride?
Replies: 41
Views: 5629

Re: So where do you live and ride?

I live in Altadena, California, near Pasadena at the base of the San Gabriel Mountain range. I’m just a few minutes away from Angeles Crest Highway (picture 1), one of the better motorcycle roads in the Southwest, and, starting in the late sixties, I have spent a fair amount of time up there, alone ...
by miller6997
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1959 R60
Replies: 105
Views: 10909

Re: 1959 R60

For what it's worth, I had my front fender painted and striped for about $150. There's a local body shop that I've relied on several times in the past, and as an established customer I asked them to shoot the fender during a slow time--after I had done some of the labor stripping away the old paint....
by miller6997
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Is this a mint original?
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Is this a mint original?

Show of hands: How many think that this R60 on eBay is really "mint" and "original?" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-BMW-R-Series/393066199808?hash=item5b84923b00:g:lt4AAOSw8vJf086O I would have just passed it by, but it's being sold out of a motorcycle museum where, I assume, it was also billed as or...
by miller6997
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Davida Helmets
Replies: 37
Views: 2651

Re: Davida Helmets

You are certainly right that nothing is guaranteed, even with the best helmet, but it's also true that a well engineered full-face will offer a lot more protection than a minimal helmet that was designed sixty or more years ago. I guess it depends on how much protection you think your skull merits. ...