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by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Winterizin' my '81 R 100 RT ?'s
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Winterizin' my '81 R 100 RT ?'s

1) Besides putting the battery on a battery tender, stabilizing the fuel(i used 'seafoam') and draining/cleaning the float bowls are there any other suggestions?

2) Any suggestions for first start up of season after the bike has sat thru the winter?

Thanx
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: Streamlining The R12!
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Streamlining The R12!

Yes, really...Streamlining The R12. I came across an article regarding a French designer who indeed do this very thing in the fourties, written by Paul D'orleans on his wonderful blog The Vinategent. He writes: "In 1947,Louis Lucien Lepoix founded his own design atelier, initially focussing on two-w...
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: what's the best replacemect carbs on an R11/R16?
Replies: 9
Views: 560

what's the best replacemect carbs on an R11/R16?

i'm thinking about swapping out my R11's single sum carb for a twin carb set-up. anybody have any experience with the real-world usability of the various brands that'll fit? or some good leads on a rebuilt set they'd care to part with? for the sake of correctness i should be looking for amal-fischer...
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: R62 licence plate
Replies: 1
Views: 217

R62 licence plate

Can somebody post a close up photograph of an R62/52 front licence plate and the mounting brackets?
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Interesting article about R69s damper
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Interesting article about R69s damper

Check this out........I was going to rebuild my R69s motor without the damper,this has me thinking otherwise however..........
http://www.sandv.com/downloads/0809lang.pdf
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: BMW R27 Speedometer
Replies: 1
Views: 170

BMW R27 Speedometer

I have a BMW R27 with a speedometer that is half working. The speedometer part works fine, but the odometer is not working. I am
wondering if anyone in the club could tell me of a good place to send
it off for repair this winter?
Michael Muir-Harmony
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Front Horn/Coil Mount - What is it suppose to look like?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Front Horn/Coil Mount - What is it suppose to look like?

Here is a picture of what I have on my R27. What is the metal piece suppose to look like, obviously mine was broken and someone drilled into the frame to attach another "cludgy" piece. As you can see there are two drilled holes in the frame - I don't believe either one is original. If you look a lit...
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Auction Results
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Auction Results

Results of the Midamerica motorcycle auction.

http://www.midamericaauctions.com/showa ... rch&ID=140
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Blasted my R69S engine case,the safe way.......
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Blasted my R69S engine case,the safe way.......

Getting close to putting my R69S engine together,however I wanted the cases to look good so after reading horror stories about media blasting I decided not to use glass bead or walnuts,I used BAKING SODA! Using a small pistol type air gun,I made a home-made siphon blast gun and with some baking soda...
by VBMWMO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R60 Tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 268

R60 Tyres

Have had a look around the forum and got some info. Does anyone have any ideas for a bike that'll be driven regularly. Not too concerned about period tread Pattern - more interested in grip in the wet. Hoping for something that will be a similar size and shape to original to fill up the guards and k...