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by miller6997
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: GAP
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Another data point

My R69S has Keihan stainless headers and mufflers. On the left side the header pipe is separated from the sidestand attachment point by about a quarter of an inch. Whoever engineered the Keihan pipes must have tweaked the shape just a bit.
by miller6997
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New guy: 50/2 or 60/2 - WHICH WOULD YOU BUY?
Replies: 32
Views: 2816

Too much

With patience, you could find a good R69S for $15K (follow this one , for example). Only a fully restored R50--needing nothing--should command that price. I would first verify the details of the work that has been done on the engine ("rebuilt" is a very flexible term). If it looks good, I would offe...
by miller6997
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Retouch or repaint?
Replies: 275
Views: 20742

Adjustable?

If they are adjustable, they may be set on the stiffest option. My Konis have a significant range of variation, depending on how they are dialed in.
by miller6997
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New guy: 50/2 or 60/2 - WHICH WOULD YOU BUY?
Replies: 32
Views: 2816

Avoid traffic

We all weigh risks in different ways. In my view, present-day traffic is nuts and I just try to stay the hell away from it as much as possible, even on the R69S. The fact is, on any /2 you simply cannot keep up and feel safe in heavy, fast traffic. The modest added power of the R60 over the R50 will...
by miller6997
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New guy: 50/2 or 60/2 - WHICH WOULD YOU BUY?
Replies: 32
Views: 2816

Yeah, probably the R60

Personally, if I had to choose I would go for the R50 because is such a pleasurable ride. But I already have an R69S, so I have the additional distance cruising capability when I want it. If I had no /2 at all and the R69S was out of reach, I would buy the R60 for the reasons already expressed. Duan...
by miller6997
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R60 seat
Replies: 38
Views: 2395

Bates?

That could be a Harley tractor-style seat, but it looks a little small to me. Could it be a Bates saddle? I had one of those on my first R69S, mounted on springs much like the one pictured in this thread.
by miller6997
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Carbs from China
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Probably the same

Thanks for chasing down that earlier thread, Kurt. My guess is that these latest eBay offerings are the same.
by miller6997
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Carbs from China
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Carbs from China

I've seen a lot of replacement parts from China, but this is the first /2 carburetors I've seen--and for under $80 for a pair. I have no need for them, but who on the list is brave enough to try a pair?

by miller6997
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: The R69s dynamic balancer
Replies: 9
Views: 690

I would leave it off

My present R69S has 80,000 miles and the balancer was removed by my brother, a BMW tech at the time, when the bike was new. I've never known anyone who did not take it off. The original rubber donuts wore out quickly and caused a hellacious wobble. I never get rid of anything, so I may still have at...
by miller6997
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Headlamp Mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Common accessory

Those headlight mirrors are favored by many owners and are not too hard to find. Benchmark Works may have them, and they show up on eBay fairly frequently. You should be aware that many people say that they provide a good view of your elbows, but little else. For effectiveness, my personal preferenc...