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by niall4473
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: My new 1954 R51/3
Replies: 38
Views: 1761

Good luck with your project

Hi, Good luck with your project, I wonder if you could do me a favour? I am collecting parts to resurrect an R67/2 which my Dad dismantled in the 1960s, he wanted the engine to give my Mums R51/3 sidecar outfit a boost, and much of the rest of it got given away over the years. I have about 95% of th...
by niall4473
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Bmw map of west Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 546

West Berlin

Darryl, not being an expert on German political history, I once again rely on anybody more knowledgeable to correct any mistakes. Following the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, parts of Eastern Germany were given to Poland and the USSR, and what remained was divided into Germany and Austria as per...
by niall4473
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Bmw map of west Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 546

"Really? I would like to know

"Really? I would like to know more about this. BMW bought out a company called BRAMO just before WWII as a part of their research on building jet engines. BRAMO's plant was in the Spandau district of Berlin. After the Berlin Air Lift and the building of the wall, the BRD realized that they had to ta...
by niall4473
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Bmw map of west Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re. West Berlin

West Berlin was never a part of the German Federal Republic until reunification, hence it would not be shown on a map of it. I have a similar map which came with my Dad's new R60 in 1960 which was an official UK import, I shall root it out and compare it, if I can find it. Possibly BMW themselves ha...
by niall4473
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Plunger steering lock lug
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Hi Guys, Thanks for both your

Hi Guys, Thanks for both your replies, yes Matteo, it would not be difficult to make something up to do the job, but I was hoping top produce something that resembled the original, so thanks Ian for going to the trouble to post the pics and produce the sketch, I'm sure, with the hope of those, that ...
by niall4473
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Plunger steering lock lug
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Plunger steering lock lug

Hi All, one of my long term projects is the resurrection of a 1953 R67/2, which my Dad bought for its engine around the time my sister was born, in order to put it in my Mums R51/3 sidecar outfit to give a bit more power, most of the rest of the bike was dispersed and I have been collecting parts f...
by niall4473
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Gas tank R51/3
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Sport Tank

No it isn't, its a Meier tank, the Sport tank was made by BMW and came out in the late 1950's I believe, and eventually replaceded the Meier tank which was made by Schorsh Meier, (the company, not the bloke) which came out about 1952 to fit the plunger frame twins. They are completely different tank...
by niall4473
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Post photos of your vintage (pre-1970) BMW motorcycles
Replies: 158
Views: 6203

Hi, first posted this pic


Hi,
first posted this pic some time ago on another thread, but its an interesting one and deserves another airing...

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by niall4473
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 speedo; Km or MPH
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Barry, FWIW the original

Barry, FWIW the original speedo on my 1953 R67/2 project is an MPH one, and BMWs were only imported into the UK in tiny numbers, so I would be surprised if the officially imported ones in the US had km ones. Some BMWs were privately imported second hand into the UK (often by servicemen serving in W...
by niall4473
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Merciless Flogging
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Handling

Did about 300 miles break in before really pushing it. As for the handling, I'm just damn impressed that a 50 year old frame and vintage style tires corner so nicely. It takes a bit of a push to enter a corner, but once there, it tracks wonderfully. And that Earles fork does it's job also, you can b...