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by mcsherry1328
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: I don't think that my throttle assembly is the correct one
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: I don't think that my throttle assembly is the correct one

I agree it's from a /5 series. There was a thumb screw on the bottom to add friction, an early manual cruise control.
by mcsherry1328
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Farewell to the club for the time being
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Back in the saddle

Mal, So pleased to see your posts again & look forward to seeing more. Like you I have been involved with BMW’s for fifty years. I am your age and still have the same passion now as then. I bought my first new BMW in 1975 which I still have and ride. My BMWMOA number is 6369. Keep building & riding ...
by mcsherry1328
Fri May 22, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Farewell to the club for the time being
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Fees

Not sure how much more the overseas costs are but it's probably still pretty low. I really enjoy your posts and old school tribal knowledge. That is something that's rapidly fading. It would be sad to see you gone. I agree with you that the fee should be same as US. They should change that policy, t...
by mcsherry1328
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Questions regarding lightweight flywheel on R69S
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Lightened flywheel

I have some current experience with many of the things you're describing. I recently finished cleaning the slingers on an R69S engine that I put in my R67/2 frame. This engine has a Bowman flywheel and starts on first or second kick every time. I also have an R69s with a stock flywheel that is on my...
by mcsherry1328
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Clearence when reboring cylinders
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Pistons

Thanks for posting that, excellent information.
by mcsherry1328
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Clearence when reboring cylinders
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Piston clearance

I just had my R69S cylinders bored and pistons fitted. The engine builder used the specs from the original BMW manual . The cylinders were bored and the pistons are at .0035". When I installed the cylinders onto the new pistons (from Ulis) it didn't seem at all tight. I remember from my Motocross da...
by mcsherry1328
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: R80G/S dual seat
Replies: 1
Views: 168

R80G/S dual seat

Looking for a source for a custom dual seat for R80G/S. I want the original orange color and 1 1/2" lower than stock. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks, Michael
by mcsherry1328
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3: Camshaft front bearing extracting - Help needed. Pictures inside.
Replies: 15
Views: 324

cam bearing

When I have problems disassembling engine parts and I don't have the tools, like a big press I take it to a local shop that can do it. It won't cost much and is a simple task to remove with a press. This should be quite easy to remove. I also agree that the Barrington manual is essential. I couldn't...
by mcsherry1328
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: /2 front brake
Replies: 2
Views: 217

/2 front brake

Looking at a /2 conversion online with a newer and larger front brake, it reminded of wanting to ask what you recommend for a larger front brake brake for sidecar use. I see disc brake conversions but am more interested in a large diameter drum brake like Munch style. Years ago I saw a large Suzuki ...
by mcsherry1328
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Strange sludge under front engine case. R51/3. Pictures.
Replies: 13
Views: 227

Oil

Just use Valvoline VR1 40 weight and you will be totally satisfied with the oil performance . You can buy it at NAPA auto supply stores.