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by kenrcruise
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: The Right Photographer Makes all the Difference
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: The Right Photographer Makes all the Difference

Beautiful bike Scott! If you sold would your only /2 mount be the R50S?

Ken
by kenrcruise
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1959 BMW R50 Top Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: 1959 BMW R50 Top Speed

I have a '55 R50 which I hope to have complete by next season (not ridden yet). It has 35:11 gearing. Does anyone have observations on riding an R50 with my ratio?
by kenrcruise
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50S Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2344

Re: R50S Restoration

I look forward to it, Scott!
by kenrcruise
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50S Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2344

Re: R50S Restoration

Sorry Scott Blaylock! I thought I had mistakenly replied to Scott Williams so wrote you twice!
by kenrcruise
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50S Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2344

Re: R50S Restoration

Scott, we met in 2018 when I rode over to Oak Bay with some parts for you. I am building a 1955 R50. While I do not possess your technical knowledge I am having Shail's build my bottom end. Top end has been thru the machinist, and there are new SS rotating valves, new guides, etc. I am doing as much...
by kenrcruise
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50S Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2344

Re: R50S Restoration

Scott, we met in 2018 when I rode over to Oak Bay with some parts for you. I have little technical knowledge so I am having Shail's build the bottom end of my R50. Yes, a 1955 model. I'd love to see pictures of your build as it progresses! I am a member of the /2 FB group, so you can look for me the...
by kenrcruise
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50 Running with battery disconnected
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: R50 Running with battery disconnected

Good info, Vech and dougthat doug! I had read that the electronic voltage regulator resulted in lighting bein somewhat brighter. Is this the case? I ran my R60/2 (since sold) with all stock electrics, and the headlight would dim at idle. I have purchased a 6V H4 headlight bulb. Still considering ele...
by kenrcruise
Mon Nov 14, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50 rear axle installation
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: R50 rear axle installation

/5 axle: 29.4 cm. as opposed to 31cm. I ordered the correct one (stainless) from Capital Cycle, but will get an old one for when I am working on it, as Barrington manual suggests.

Thank you!

Ken Cruise
by kenrcruise
Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R50 rear axle installation
Replies: 2
Views: 286

R50 rear axle installation

Despite having removed and re-installed rear wheels numerous times on my R60/2 and R60/6 I am stumped with my R50 rear axle! Part of the problem is that it has been disassembled down to the frame for nearly 10 years. I sold my R60/2 in 2015, so I can't do comparisons. Upon inserting the rear axle sp...
by kenrcruise
Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: torquing driveshaft bell on R50
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: torquing driveshaft bell on R50

Kurt that is obvious! Thank you! I always read your comments when I see them. You are a valuable resource!

Ken