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by miller6997
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Emblem on timing cover
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Emblem on timing cover

That has to be an add-on. I've been messing with /2s since the sixties and yours is the only one I've seen.
by miller6997
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long Engine Warm Up ‘55-‘69
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Long Engine Warm Up ‘55-‘69

I live in a warm climate where it almost never drops below freezing. My R69S is ready to go in a couple of minutes. I start it, and by the time I've put on my gear I can be on my way with little or no stumbling.
by miller6997
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Greetings from new member, rookie questions about my '65 R69S
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Greetings from new member, rookie questions about my '65 R69S

Regarding Kurt's question about the spark plug caps: Yes, they look like the originals to me, and Duane is right about leakage. Most of the owners I have known have ditched them soon after they reveal their faulty nature. I'm sure I still have a set or two in my scrounge pile, but I would never rein...
by miller6997
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Greetings from new member, rookie questions about my '65 R69S
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Greetings from new member, rookie questions about my '65 R69S

Nice find! Your diligence paid off. Several observations: The polished valve covers, chromed air filter, hubcaps and headlight ears are all after-purchase modifications. The grips are interesting, and not familiar to me. I think they are definitely aftermarket. The storage box with the BMW sticker o...
by miller6997
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Replacing "new age oils"
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Replacing "new age oils"

A couple of data points, repeating something I said here several years ago: I bought my first R69S in '67 and sold it in '77 with 103,000 miles on the odometer. It had thousand-mile detergent oil changes. The slingers were never serviced. The bike was my daily commuter and occasional long-distance t...
by miller6997
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Rear Shock Diagnosis and Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Rear Shock Diagnosis and Recommendation

When the front shocks on my '67 gave up at around 75K miles, I replaced them with adjustable shocks from Ikon. They work well and the company is responsive to questions. You can check them out here: https://www.ikonsuspensionusa.com/

Jon
by miller6997
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Carbs keep overflowing R60/2
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Carbs keep overflowing R60/2

When I come home from a ride, I put the bike on the center stand and turn off the petcock, then let the bike idle until the engine dies. Every /2 I've owned, starting in 1967, has had this leaking characteristic.
by miller6997
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Air tubes for 1959 R60
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Air tubes for 1959 R60

I had the rusty original tubes for my R69S rechromed thirty years ago and they still look good. In fact, the re-chrome has lasted longer than the original.
by miller6997
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Front shock
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Front shock

Several years ago, something similar happened to me on a trip from LA to San Jose. The shop I use had replaced the front shocks a couple of months before the trip and apparently used no threadlocker. Somewhere near Santa Maria, the right front shock came apart at the bottom, not the top, and there w...
by miller6997
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Old Dirty R69 - From Basket to Bike
Replies: 59
Views: 10734

Re: Old dirty r69 - from basket to bike.

Didn't the R50S have a fender emblem, or is that Danny's doing again?