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by goaarongo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

Those Damn Slingers

Oh man - I love this forum site update. I know I'm new here and maybe wasn't used to the old one - but I just wanna say a big thank you to whoever did this work. Came at a great time too, cause I just navigated one of my bigger hiccups. Self imposed of course. The obligatory slinger servicing was on...
by goaarongo
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

International Shipping

After a massive amount of studying and highlighting diagrams and then making a very detailed spreadsheet because I'm a huge nerd, I pulled the trigger and ordered a BIG shipment of parts from Salis Parts in the Netherlands.  Getting the shipment here was a little touch and go (I don't recommend impo...
by goaarongo
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

Kick Stand Shenanigans

Dave - thanks for the scoop on the rims. Love that detailed info. So, going over the frame, things seem good. A little surface rust, but no major damage. But the kick stands - oof. The post for the side stand was broken off flush with the mount, so I had to drill and retap for a larger size post - p...
by goaarongo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

Here you go -

Thanks again for doing that.
by goaarongo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

Haha - close - but its a

Haha - close - but its a whiskey barrel.
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by goaarongo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

Wheels

The spokes were just too gross for me to bear, and in my opinion were likely unsafe to ride.  I think the 2nd thing I bought was the spoke kit - but now I've got a case where I don't want to relace to nasty hubs.  So, I'm basically going all in on the wheels.  Blasted the hubs myself and had the dru...
by goaarongo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

You got the silver...

Thanks for the responses. Mal - glad to see you around - reading some of your threads are what made me want to post here. Schrader - I'm not sure the messaging feature on the site is working. I guess I could just post my VIN here. Frame# 653025. And now a little about the things I'm NOT gonna do.  F...
by goaarongo
Sat May 30, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

Clutch & Transmission

Thanks for the encouragement guys. Schrader - I sent you a message with my frame & motor #s. Here's more from the inventory process. Clutch is garbage in my opinion.  Warped parts and heavy rust pitting.  For about $250 - I'm just going to replace it. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ekl0I...
by goaarongo
Wed May 27, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

Carbs

The carb bodies look to be correct - but the slides were somehow both stuck, and sloppy once loose. One last task for the machinist - new 30mm slides. Sorry I don't have a better pic at the moment (with the #s). https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3e6FHTiGbecLfwMa9_kzSA-_GMw3ME4TCeig5WqAa8NJiX...
by goaarongo
Wed May 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 9825

Graphic Images of Carnage

So, mechanical stuff is the main focus of this project.  The motor, despite being pickled with marvel mystery oil 20+ years ago, was seized.  Graphic images to follow - not recommended for children under the age of 18.   https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dSths1kWNUBfttr2u_T98vHeJWN_FpoXlo_j...