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by The Plunger
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: License plate holder
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: License plate holder

David,
it should be the flat variety, not the stepped style of the Earle fork bikes and I don't know of any reproductions.
Brian
by The Plunger
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3: Space between the two sides of the front wheel - pic. inside
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: R51/3: Space between the two sides of the front wheel - pic. inside

It should be centered. I’m guessing your hub to rim offset is incorrect. Should be about 6mm
Brian
by The Plunger
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: The Perfect Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: The Perfect Restoration

Every fastener and washer and it’s plating type(ATR, Phosphate or Chromium) are listed in the BMW parts manual(ersatztielle). Of course, non plated are listed without notation. There was discussion on this a couple years back, try the search function on fasteners.
Brian
by The Plunger
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 - Muffler and Exhaust question
Replies: 20
Views: 2264

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: 20
Views: 2264

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: 660

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: 660

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: 20
Views: 2264

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: 512

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: 2863

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