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by jrapose
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Plunger luggage?
Replies: 14
Views: 200

I have two sets of Cravens that I am about to sell

After breaking my back in April, I am going to sell off lots of my old stock stuff.....I am only 8 days out of the hospital now so please don;t ask for pictures or anything like that.... I can only walk to the shop and back but that wears me out....but if you are interested I have a nearly new Rapid...
by jrapose
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: The Incomparable BMW R90S
Topic: R90S Caliper Service
Replies: 32
Views: 513

No, No, No

Please do not use silicone grease unless you are planning on using DOT5 brake fluid (silicone fluid).... They do make brake assembly fluid but all it is thick brake fluid...nothing else do you ever use... I have been doing caliper rebuilds for years and all I use is just brake fluid...it works well....
by jrapose
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Need a different style sidestand
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Correction

My mistake..... #1-2 amd #3 are all the same stands....I just put the bottom piece on backwards in #2...Dah ! They all 3 are Browns /2 sidestands....

All are guaranteed with a full return if your not happy.. (except shipping)

Thanks
Joel
by jrapose
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Need a different style sidestand
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Sure could be.... I am no expert

I do not use side stands on my bikes...just don't like them... these are stands that I took off bikes over the years... I think there are examples on Duane's website... I just always thought they were Browns... At 70 years ole, It is time for me to start cleaning out the shop of stuff I know I will ...
by jrapose
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Need a different style sidestand
Replies: 14
Views: 191

I have a bunch of spares

I am attaching a picture of what I have in my side stand drawer.... I don't use them on my bikes so I would like to sell them if any would work for you....not sure, I think #1 and 3 are the same....#2 has a bit longer underside where it attaches to the frame (all Browns I think) #4 is a Browns S sta...
by jrapose
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Need a different style sidestand
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Another picture of the sidestands I have

The same sidestands just a different angle. joelrapose@frontier.com
by jrapose
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: [1960 - R50] Does Someone have problems with Shaft and Flange?
Replies: 7
Views: 105

I know just what you are

I know just what you are feeling.... the same thing happened to me on my first bike... that was lots of years ago and it was really hard to locate the parts then... Brazil probably does not have lots of spare BMW parts... luckily you have us.... hopefully one of us can help with the parts you need.....
by jrapose
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: "Vintage" Helmet for safety?
Replies: 21
Views: 314

BMW Cruiser

Actually there is one that no one has mentioned..... years ago when BMW was selling those Cruiser bikes they had a helmet in Europe that they sold as a Cruiser.... it is a retro helmet....seems less than a 3/4 and more than a 1/2 helmet.... I bought two when they were new...I totally wore one out an...
by jrapose
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Final touches on rebuilding of R50/2
Replies: 2
Views: 56

I always rub silicone grease

I always rub silicone grease into that cork gasket to prevent it from falling apart...the cork gets dry and cracks...the silicone grease makes it very plyable and seems to last quite awhile...

Joel
by jrapose
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Found an old BMW R60/5 earlier today, Would you bring it home?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

I think I would

Sometimes the license plate is so long expired that the DMV does not have information.... I would find the owner of the property...that is public records... and talk to them... If someone wanted...they could call taking it...Grand Theft...and that could lead to not good times... I think the owner of...