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by scottiesharpe
Wed May 18, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Rallies, Rides, Events and Gatherings
Topic: Bikes on the Job
Replies: 8
Views: 3091

Re: Bikes on the Job

As a prop at a photo shoot!
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by scottiesharpe
Wed May 18, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Rallies, Rides, Events and Gatherings
Topic: 49er Rally over Memorial Day weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: 49er Rally over Memorial Day weekend

I can't wait! See you there!!!
by scottiesharpe
Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Airhead Mechanic Position Available
Replies: 0
Views: 1474

Airhead Mechanic Position Available

Scottie's Workshop is seeking a 7th employee to fulfill an available position of Expert Airhead Mechanic. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working on airheads, be detailed and meticulous, clean and neat and seeks to relocate to Murphys (or nearby). The position will prima...
by scottiesharpe
Wed Feb 09, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Modern wheel bearing seals for R69
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Modern wheel bearing seals for R69

If you want to "upgrade" to the modern seal, you'll need three parts (per wheel): 36 31 4 038 230--$9.95--seal for hub plug, late style R50/2-R69S 36 31 4 038 243--$19.95--wheel thrust sleeve LHS for late hub plug R50/2-R69S use in 36 31 4 038 272 36 31 4 038 272--$74.95--hub plug late style R50-R69...
by scottiesharpe
Wed Feb 02, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Flash rust after treatment with phosphoric acid
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Flash rust after treatment with phosphoric acid

where the water, iron and air meet, an electrochemical reaction pulls oxygen from the air, forming hydroxide ions in the water. Where metal is covered in water, iron atoms lose electrons, which causes the metal to slowly disintegrate; ionized iron dissolves into the water. In the water, the dissolve...
by scottiesharpe
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Life of brake lining
Replies: 20
Views: 4288

Re: Life of brake lining

Should you worry about cleaning the slingers? As a mechanic who rebuilds engines and crankshafts on a regular basis, I do have a lot of customers tell me they are "concerned" about having dirty slingers. One person even used the term "paranoid" :D But let's consider what happens if your slingers get...
by scottiesharpe
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: let the games begin - R69s engine rebuild
Replies: 100
Views: 37624

Re: let the games begin - R69s engine rebuild

Hello Mal, I haven't checked in on your posts for a while but I just got caught up and enjoyed reading about your crank and engine building adventures. Thanks for sharing your workshop photos. Since I build motors on a regular basis, I use a saw-split engine case created by my mentor Joe Groeger. It...
by scottiesharpe
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Rallies, Rides, Events and Gatherings
Topic: Online Vintage Store ideas .....
Replies: 6
Views: 6889

Re: Online Vintage Store ideas .....

Hunter, thanks for running the store. I wasn't aware we had a store until you mentioned it. There are a lot of fantastic products there. I especially like the pinwheel in a sidecar shirts. I think I'll order some for Christmas. Thank you for helping the club! --Scottie
by scottiesharpe
Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 crankshaft endplay?
Replies: 13
Views: 3008

Re: R51/3 crankshaft endplay?

There is NO endplay on a crankshaft. The crankshaft is held rigidly by the front bearings and does not move fore nor aft in relation to the engine case. The rear crankshaft bearing locates its own position in the carrier. In other words it can walk fore and aft as the steel crankshaft and aluminum e...