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by Lincoln
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Looking for Mechanical Help in Indianapolis Area
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Looking for Mechanical Help in Indianapolis Area

If you're not already a member of the Airheads Beemer Club, joining will put you in touch with other airhead bike owners in your area. They should be able to recommend good mechanics. I've found that many of the members themselves can be very knowledgeable and helpful in maintaining our bikes. Here'...
by Lincoln
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Carb jetting for '59 R60
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Carb jetting for '59 R60

Sorry for the doubling of the one URL. Here's the other one which I meant to send:

https://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tech/carbjet
by Lincoln
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Carb jetting for '59 R60
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Carb jetting for '59 R60

Here's a chart from Bench Mark Works on the specs for your carbs, just so you can check what's on the bike now: http://www.benchmarkworks.com/articles/tech/carb2.html And here's how you can figure what you need to do to rejet your carbs to compensate for altitude: http://www.benchmarkworks.com/artic...
by Lincoln
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Rear license plate bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Vech, at Bench Mark Works,

Vech, at Bench Mark Works, looks to have what you want: "46 62 5 096 195--$39.95--license plate bracket black 11x26cm R51/2-R69S." Better than paying $75 on Ebay for a chewed up, dinged up, used one.
by Lincoln
Mon May 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Speedometer rebuild...
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Terry has done two of my

Terry has done two of my speedos. Excellent work, very reasonable price, but turn around is three months at least. When does riding season (without ski outriggers) begin in Alaska? :) all best, Lincoln
by Lincoln
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Crash bars
Replies: 10
Views: 369

These are available from

These are available from established retailers. Vech's Bench Mark Works has them for $347, plus shipping, whatever that would cost from Mississippi. Uli's Motoradladen in Frankfurt has them for 148.7 euros (about $168), plus 44.5 euros for shipping to the US (about $50). No personal interest in eith...
by Lincoln
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Furthest ridden in one day?
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Well over a half century ago,

Well over a half century ago, when I was going to college in Ohio, I rode my R26 home back and forth to New York in one day several times, a total of 615 miles. The best I've been able to do on my current R1150RT, now that I'm in my 70s and riding a bike with about 4 1/2 times the displacement of th...
by Lincoln
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R60/2 side stand?
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Stock sidestands often appear

Stock sidestands often appear on EBay at more reasonable prices. Here's one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BMW-SIDESTAND-COMPLETE-PACKAGE-FITS-R50-R69S-NEW-PAINTED-BLACK/264051432761?hash=item3d7ab11d39:g:YwIAAOSwf-VWUHfy:rk:6:pf:0 But you may want instead to get an aftermarket one, such as the B...
by Lincoln
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R60/2
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Check out Uli's in Franfurt,

Check out Uli's in Franfurt, Germany. They've got an extensive catalog and, with the euro where it's at, prices are very interesting. I saved a couple of thousand dollars over US prices when I had my 69S restored, and that was when the euro was at $1.41. Now it's a little less than $1.14. Shipping i...
by Lincoln
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Handlebars too wide?
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Just to add: the clamps for

Just to add: the clamps for the handle bars are not original either, but used for later bikes, from 1973 to 1992, according to RealOEM.com.