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by RainyRider
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1957 R50
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Kurt has you covered with the

Kurt has you covered with the instructions on hookup. I was just happy to see another owner of a 1957 R-50 on the forum! Great old bike. Mine is stock engine except 50-S cam. Good luck with the signals and happy riding. fred Raymond, WA. 100" rain (+/-) per year "Washington, where the state color is...
by RainyRider
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 6v led?? who has em?
Replies: 13
Views: 451

To answer your question...

The LED tail/brake sold by Vech, made by Bulbsthatlast4ever.com, works very well - very, very small drain on the system - VERY bright brake/tail. However, if you intend to run rear saddle bag lights in parallel, (either brake or tail), then you will have to install blocking diodes,, OR,, make sure y...
by RainyRider
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Electrical Issues!!
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Bad/broken connection(s) on

Bad/broken connection(s) on the electrical board in the headlight....maybe?
Just a thought.

Good luck,

fred


by RainyRider
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: sticky tranny 1960 R50?
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Shifts different now?

Does it shift differently now than before you changed to synthetic? IF so, try going back to 40wt.

And, you might call Kevin and ask him about it.

fred
by RainyRider
Mon May 23, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: BMW bike scenery thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1481

Didn't go far for this

Didn't go far for this shot....just out the door into the front yard...


fred
Raymond, WA.

"If you don't like Washington's weather, just wait five minutes....and it will probably still be raining."
by RainyRider
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Battery not charging
Replies: 7
Views: 262

1. Did you, (by chance), wire

1. Did you, (by chance), wire the batteries in "series" rather than "parallel", (i.e. 12V rather than 6V)? If so, it won't charge. 2. Two batteries in parallel (6V), especially if discharged, might draw too much current, and roast the generator/voltage regulator....Check your generator voltage outpu...
by RainyRider
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R69S Oil Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Oil leak...

I had that problem when I first got my R-50....I think I replaced the transmission input seal...I should remember, but I've slept since then....
by RainyRider
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: electrical gremlin with '68 R60US
Replies: 5
Views: 277

LED Conversion Issues...

This may, or may not, be of help to you, but a few comments... Your LED tail light upgrade may already have "blocking diodes" on the ckt board to prevent feedback to ground, (some do, some don't), but these MAY needed in order to run additional tail/brake saddle bag lights in parallel with the coffe...
by RainyRider
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Greasing Hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Hey, Killer Tux...

KillerTux: I'm not sure about the grease, but....just wondering...did you ever have a Honda ST1300? Reason I ask....there was a guy on the Honda ST forum named "KillerTux" in the Seattle area - think he sold his ST1300 and moved...really nice guy - just wondering if by chance...... Have fun with you...
by RainyRider
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New (soon to be) rider
Replies: 1
Views: 111

New rider...

Based on what you are doing/going to do, suggest buying "BMW/2 Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manual" by Christopher Betjemann. I think you can order the book direct from Barrington Motor Works, (603) 664-2673. Worth the money for the wealth of info provided in those 490 pages...others may sugge...