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by schrader7032
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Help ID this Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Help ID this Bike

Interesting to see the Schorsch Meier tag on the front fender. It does appear to be early seeing the flat blade hand levers...later in the run, they had a ball on the end of the lever along with finger cutouts. The intake tubes don't appear to be the standard R69S style...might be the wrong carbs. I...
by schrader7032
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: A small hole in the carburetor
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: A small hole in the carburetor

No, I didn't say that. I was basing it on the fact that the other carb did not have the hole. Maybe someone with a similar model carb can check theirs.
by schrader7032
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: A small hole in the carburetor
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: A small hole in the carburetor

Darryl Richman has mentioned a compound called Muggy Weld to seal up large holes. I suspect with something like JBWeld, a small drop on the hole should seal it up well.
by schrader7032
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Handlebar risers
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Handlebar risers

I read what Vech has said in the past...even Duane Ausherman. Both basically say to do it slowly and only as much as needed. If working with original parts, the wrinkling will go away once the part is returned to normal shape. Vech says he uses some nuts on threaded stems to open/close the riser.
by schrader7032
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Spark plug caps originality
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Spark plug caps originality

Look at page 36...maybe that was what he was referring to.
by schrader7032
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Chasing down rough running on R69S
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Chasing down rough running on R69S

Thanks, James. No I have not touched the carbs in a long time. I did wonder about running lean, but I've had the plugs out several times in the past few months and nothing jumped out at me as being unusual. Certainly worth a look, though. I get between 45 and 50 mpg and have been getting that for ma...
by schrader7032
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Chasing down rough running on R69S
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Chasing down rough running on R69S

I've checked valve clearances several times in the past couple of months. I also run the highest test octane I can get. So I'm scratching my head. Thanks for the ideas!
by schrader7032
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Chasing down rough running on R69S
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Chasing down rough running on R69S

Well, a bit of a follow up. I was able to get out on the bike. I was going through my start routine and did not have the key pushed home. I was priming the engine when the bike rumbled to life. I pushed the key down and began coaxing the throttle. So, it started rather easy. I'm going to have to fol...
by schrader7032
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3-carbs leakage and tuning issues
Replies: 27
Views: 499

Re: R51/3-carbs leakage and tuning issues

Ah...nice work. That plunger is stuck in its position and lets gas through. Definitely soak it some more...maybe even use a penetrant like AeroKroil, PB Blaster...heck even WD40 to help dissolve and loosen things up. Then back to the regular soaking/cleaning bath and blow things out.
by schrader7032
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 - can't kill the engine...
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: R51/3 - can't kill the engine...

The key is supposed to ground (or unground...I can't remember which) the coil and stop the engine when pulled. I've experienced this a little on my R69S. I suspect there's something wrong with the circuit board or key mechanism in the headlight shell. What I've been doing to kill the engine is whack...