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by The Plunger
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 - Muffler and Exhaust question
Replies: 19
Views: 1571

Re: R51/3 - Muffler and Exhaust question

I just remembered, I initially installed the S-bend pipes on my R67/2 but then swapped them out to straight pipes based on some info I dug up. I also made a mistake regarding the center stand. The 230mm wide one forced the use of S-bend pipes after 526210. So, if you have 190mm, use straight pipes. ...
by The Plunger
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 - Muffler and Exhaust question
Replies: 19
Views: 1571

Re: R51/3 - Muffler and Exhaust question

Micha,
Beware of dealers selling headers listed as fitting both R51/3 and R67/2, they are NOT interchangeable!
Brian
by The Plunger
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Odd saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Odd saddle

Kurt, this is on a bike that’s for sale on EBay. The saddle has Pagusa rubber. I can’t see from photos how it’s mounted or what modifications were done to the seat frame and/or bike frame to do this. And WHY do this on a restoration?! Otherwise looks to be very nice.
Brian
by The Plunger
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Odd saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Odd saddle

Can anyone identify this seat mount on a '65 R60? A strange, twin spring affair.
Brian
by The Plunger
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 - Muffler and Exhaust question
Replies: 19
Views: 1571

Re: R51/3 - Muffler and Exhaust question

Micha,
S-bend pipes and swallowtail mufflers with hanger tab and cutouts for the new 190mm center stand were installed from 526211. If you use the straight pipe and if you have a 190mm stand, it may interfere.
Brian
by The Plunger
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: CLymer manual
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: CLymer manual

I see you are new, so welcome!
Do yourself a favor and just pony up for the Barrington book that covers your bike. Clymers is like the National Enquirer of manuals.
https://www.barringtonmotorworks.com/products

Brian
by The Plunger
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Bike wobble due to grooves in freeway
Replies: 15
Views: 2443

Re: Bike wobble due to grooves in freeway

I had Metzlers that tossed me around. I switched to Mitas H02 with center lugs and it sure helped!
Brian
by The Plunger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Need a ride
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Need a ride

OK, since selling off my plungers I am jonesing for a new ride. I am bikeless now and really want a 1955-56 R69 in decent condition. Anyone?
Brian
by The Plunger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Simple Device for Carburetor Tuning
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Simple Device for Carburetor Tuning

Just get one EMPI.
Brian
by The Plunger
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1952 R51/3 fork rebuild project
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Spacer

There shouldn't be a spacer. Did you replace the bearings with tapered?
Brian