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by wa1nca
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Rallies, Rides, Events and Gatherings
Topic: AMCA Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 42

AMCA Meet

AMCA campout this weekend
Friday 9/18
Sunday 9/20
Mohawk Park Campground
Charlemont Ma.
Their will be a R17 on site
This is an extremely rare machine, reputed to be one of only four remaining worldwide.

https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/barb ... 37-bmw-r17

Tommy
by wa1nca
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 – kick-start won't turn engine
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: R51/3 – kick-start won't turn engine

Not sure if they are the same pitch but mostly are
and the bevel is the same at 60 degrees
If they are then you can shorting the ones you have to 15mm
Tommy
by wa1nca
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 – kick-start won't turn engine
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: R51/3 – kick-start won't turn engine

Very likely they are hitting the clutch when installed
Salis has them
https://bmwclassicmotorcycles.com/index ... -head.html
Or if the ones you have are beveled can you take a larger drill bit and open up the top of the holes so they seat flush with the case
Tommy
by wa1nca
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Front shock
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Front shock

Checked the other front shock
It was ok but removed it anyway and put it back together with lock tight
The bike ran well with missing shock
Glad it happened when it did as were are off to the green mountain national forest in Vermont this week
Tommy
by wa1nca
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: let the games begin - R69s engine rebuild
Replies: 40
Views: 1597

Re: let the games begin - R69s engine rebuild

Very nice
Well done
Good luck with the crank
Tommy
by wa1nca
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Front shock
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Front shock

My front shock separated from the top eye the shock unscrewed from the top eye after 17 years I had some used upper and lower shock covers Repainted the top cover and cleaned the lower cover with Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish Used fine steel wool 1st to remove dirt then just paper towels applying ...
by wa1nca
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Sheepskin covers..
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Hella flashers

Nope
the lens are the same and keyed
the housing is made so one is outward and the other points inwards
to change which one is outward the whole assy most rotate 180 degrees
I like the rear lens going outwards and the front inwards
Tommy
by wa1nca
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Sheepskin covers..
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Hella flashers

I will not comment on sheep skin (personally, I do not like the way it looks) but I think your Hella flashers are not mounted correctly (backwards?). Unless this is the shape of your handlebars... :roll: IMO I agree the rear lens should be pointed outwards not inwards rotate your signals 180 degree...
by wa1nca
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1956 R50
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: 1956 R50

Yes you will need 4 shorter cables if you get the low bars
Good question not sure if the high bars were a option back in those days
Im sure someone knows
I like the high bars myself
looks like a lot of body weight leaning too far forward with the low bars
Tommy
by wa1nca
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.
Replies: 44
Views: 4513

Re: Horn Adjustment.

[quote=wa1nca post_id=74145 time=1595967263 user_id=6496] Picture are good now I have 2 of the same horn Dont adj the screw in the back The adjustment is the screw on front and locks in place when the nut is tightened The Bosch HO/FDF is a great horn, very loud Tommy [/quote Did you get your horn wo...