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by schrader7032
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Lube speedo cable
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Lube speedo cable

If you want to lube the cable as a temporary fix, take the entire cable out of the bike and hang it up. Then put lube into the top and let gravity do its job! Best bet is to replace the cable.
by schrader7032
Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Berlin Vintage Shops
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Berlin Vintage Shops

Try the Knowledge Base link and then Useful Links. Select Museum under category and then type in Berlin. Maybe try the radius to see if that helps. Note some of the info might be a bit outdated, but it's a start.
by schrader7032
Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R27 Petcock
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: R27 Petcock

Probably should check that you have sufficient threads if you add a gasket. I'm working on my R25/2 tank and in general, the amount of threads is not great. The coupler nut pulls the petcock and tank outlet stub together against the gasket. One thread is RH while the other thread is LH.
by schrader7032
Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Handlebars Slipping in Clamps on my R26
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Handlebars Slipping in Clamps on my R26

Seek wrote:
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:24 pm
Do you have the wedges in there? BMW part nr. 20 72 223.
Wedges? Aren't those used for the control perches at the end of the bars? I didn't think wedges were used where the bars are clamped to the risers.

As far as you know are the risers original to the bike? Could they have been changed?
by schrader7032
Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Getting an r60/6 running after sitting for over 20 years
Replies: 23
Views: 991

Re: Getting an r60/6 running after sitting for over 20 years

I don't think the pan needs to dropped all that often. What I would add would be a number of rare earth magnets to the bottom of the steel pan. They will catch any bits of metallic items floating around. You should also use a magnetic drain plug. As for the pan bolts, most as I recall thread all the...
by schrader7032
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Idling and vibration R69 1956
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: Idling and vibration R69 1956

Only pull the spark plugs if you know that the magneto safety gaps are set properly. The gaps are there to allow the spark energy to find ground if something happens to the spark plugs or wiring. If the energy can't get to ground, damage to the coil can happen.
by schrader7032
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Idling and vibration R69 1956
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: Idling and vibration R69 1956

General concept on "fixing" differential timing. Rotate the engine so the timing of the cylinder that is farthest out is in the timing window. Take the engine timing cover off. Sit on the right side of the bike. With a blunt point punch, put it against the bolt that holds the advance unit to the cam...
by schrader7032
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Idling and vibration R69 1956
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: Idling and vibration R69 1956

Welcome! Vibration like that could be due to not a good synch between the carburetors. Additionally you might have differential timing, meaning that one cylinder fires a little before the S-mark and the other cylinder fires on or after the S-mark. One can redo the timing so that you split the differ...
by schrader7032
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 exhaust crossover pipe with sump-bolt cut-away
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: R51/3 exhaust crossover pipe with sump-bolt cut-away

Check Vech's old website...thankfully it's still up for reference! Search for "18114090246.1 chrome exhaust crossover pipe with drain plug notch R5R71 R512 R513R68". The ".1" was his way of using the OEM part number but represents a "Vech-i-fied" part.
by schrader7032
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50S Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1215

Re: R50S Restoration

I, too, have heard/read that from Duane. Seems to make logical sense.