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by goaarongo
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9827

Re: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.

Thanks for the additional details on that emblem guys. Something told me it wasn't quite right - but I do still kinda like it. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3evCKVSUBmk2Nd2M-KHQxio09ks7ne5W_Gde64W5sNeeldetjAPz0C9IKnQ4PmAJ2_6cXxvlVu7wf0PcxK6lkzEldUVOZFJ4ck6X40GpnWgDbHhBvRGg4e8qfBHK2F3Ql4Y...
by goaarongo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9827

Emblems?

Also filed in the "not quite right" category is this emblem - which is completely bogus I think.  I've never seen one on any original r69 stuff.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think someone made this after the fact and it's not a "real" BMW part.  Whatever it is - I'm gonna use it.  There are no ho...
by goaarongo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Retouch or repaint?
Replies: 275
Views: 17700

Re: Retouch or repaint?

Been looking forward to seeing the paint results. Very nice work! Inspiring.
by goaarongo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9827

Handlebars & Levers to Nowhere....

The left side clutch control was missing when got the bike and this was a real dagger to the heart. I love old knobs and levers, so living without the signature spark advance control was making me lose sleep. I tossed and turned. I posted want ads here and there, and asked many places. I ultimately ...
by goaarongo
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Guidance
Replies: 20
Views: 2439

Re: Guidance

Looks fun - I'll definitely be interested in your progress. I've been on the same road with an r69 for about the past 2 years (the "old dirty" one on this forum). I'd say you have plenty of budget it you go the route of doing it yourself wherever possible. You are also in the lucky position of havin...
by goaarongo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9827

The Roller Comes Together

This is kinda the real unveiling as to what this old girl is gonna be. Or a solid preview anyway... Mismatch bitsa hodgepodge - call it what you will. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fMRxf8CiusQLAptE6ztE6SfAG8itCXzChpdr4fYp9-x0yb7uHkaj3hORoSBbm9cPB89t50W_foBgSWyilZ7JNvkXw-4a6gur0XbDG9c4tQ...
by goaarongo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9827

Re: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.

Thanks FL. Give yourself a raise. :D Short update here - thanks to Micha. I knew something felt odd about the way I folded that tab... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dfb81kXyaoOnl3SFJlUp0gR-ioOnYl_pRfdlklxyx5Snw0ymI070d1NJeN6M2HsH20HPDLF2ORHw4wZfMMAljzuutIJ1ixHSm99_YoQFHku8C1SfR745elZ32F...
by goaarongo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Retouch or repaint?
Replies: 275
Views: 17700

Re: Retouch or repaint?

Love the bare metal and love the progress overall. Keep at it! Since you are just down the road in SA - maybe I'll see you out on her one day (I'm down the road a bit in Austin - but visit from time to time).
by goaarongo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Correct way to bend a securing tab?
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Correct way to bend a securing tab?

Glad you posted this. I just went and fixed mine. :D
by goaarongo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9827

Engine Reassembly

This was another place I almost got my ass handed to me - but after actually FOLLOWING my friends instructions - it came back together. I even got away with heating the case in the stove and not fogging the kitchen with burnt oil smell. Resetting that rear main bearing can be both so easy and so har...