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by miller6997
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: /2 service
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: /2 service

The slingers on my R69S were serviced at 57,000 miles after forty-some years of thousand-mile oil changes and otherwise good maintenance. They were half full. The bike just turned 90,000 miles and hasn't missed a beat.
by miller6997
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Need help figuring out the exhaust situation on my R69S
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Need help figuring out the exhaust situation on my R69S

When my R69S needed mufflers, I bought a set of stainless Epcos and regretted it almost immediately. They are ill fitting and LOUD! The guy who makes (made?) them advised me to make a shim out of a beer can to get the muffler to sort of seal where it slides over the header. I soon tossed them on the...
by miller6997
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Best way to maintenance chromed steel rims?
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Best way to maintenance chromed steel rims?

Why would you put grease on your rims? Every bit of dust and dirt will stick to the grease and you'll have a right mess. Why not just use a good chrome polish?
by miller6997
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: How much of the restoration will you do or did
Replies: 32
Views: 1569

Re: How much of the restoration will you do or did

You are right! It is a nice result!
by miller6997
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Solo Saddle - Comfort
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Solo Saddle - Comfort

My R69S has been in the family since new and has had a wide array of seats over the years. It originally had the wide double seat, which for me was too tall. After that it had a Harley tractor-type saddle, which was very comfortable (I still have it), but I never found a good way to mount and positi...
by miller6997
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Gas tanks from India
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Gas tanks from India

I've noticed that a large number of BMW gas tanks, including the 6 gal sport version, have turned up on eBay recently--at a fraction of the cost of surviving original tanks. Does anyone here know anything about the quality of these repops? (I have a good original and am not shopping, but I am curiou...
by miller6997
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Mechanic in Pasadena, CA for 1959 R69 BMW
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Mechanic in Pasadena, CA for 1959 R69 BMW

I live in Altadena, which is adjacent to Pasadena. I don't know anyone near Pasadena who works on old BMWs, but there are several large BMW motorcycle dealerships in the larger area, including BMW Motorcycles of Burbank, Brown Motor Works in Pomona, and Irv Seaver in Orange. I have relied on Seaver ...
by miller6997
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Good value, or...?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Good value, or...?

Someone just paid over $7000 for this disassembled R50/2 (ebay link below). It has some reconditioned parts, but even assuming it's all there, that price strikes me as excessive, The numbers shown in the photos seem to match, although at one point the listing says that the engine and frame are a mis...
by miller6997
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: A question about spark plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

Re: A question about spark plugs

On most spark plugs, and certainly on the NGK, Beru, and Bosch versions, that metal tip simply screws off and reveals the threaded post underneath. The Champions are different. The metal tip requires some effort to take it off, and when you do that, you'll find that it has an embedded screw in it th...
by miller6997
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: help
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: help

In my experience, the oil that escapes from the breather can create a film of oil on the underside of the bike and a few drips in the garage, but it happens mostly when the bike is underway. Is it likely that it would produce that BIG puddle of oil shown in one of the pictures? Even the Nortons and ...