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by R.D. Green
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: new poster, a few questions..
Replies: 6
Views: 348

New poster, a few questions

Regarding cleaning: If the paint is in good shape but a little dull and dirty, wash it first with a good automotive car soap. Lots of suds. Then try a good quality cleaner/wax like Mother's. I would only use this one time, though. It tends to eat away at pinstriping if you use it excessively because...
by R.D. Green
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R27 Inaugural Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 226

R27 Inaugural Ride

Thanks, guys. I'll post some pics when I get the wheels sorted out. I may have asked this question before so, if I did, please bear with me. Does anyone have any recommendations for R27 tires? Stock size is 3.25-18 which should equate to 100/90-18 or thereabouts. The bike has 3.25-18 Cheng-Shins now...
by R.D. Green
Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R69US on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 168

R69US on ebay

Stunning machine! I don't know if it's $15k stunning even with the extras, but stunning.

by R.D. Green
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Rallies, Rides, Events and Gatherings
Topic: Howdy Spring N. Georgia Classic/Vintage Ride
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Howdy Spring N.Georgia Classiv/Vintage Ride

Ride update - - Coffee and doughnuts at Blue Moon BMW in Norcross, GA at 9:00. Wheels up at 10:00. Lunch at the Cajun Depot Grill in Ellijay where we will meet up with some of the Chattanooga Airheads. British Club may have 10-12 riders along. Blue Moon to Ellijay is about 75-80 miles. A longer and ...
by R.D. Green
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Where to buy Crash Bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Crash Bars

Try Boxer works or Bench Mark Works or Blue Moon Cycle. There are often one or two on eBay as well (motorcycle parts - - BMW - - "Vintage" or "Other").

by R.D. Green
Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Help find Dennis Kanderis
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Help find Dennis Kanderis

Max - - Dennis is a friend of mine and has worked on my bikes in the past. He is, as you probably know, one talented individual. For a long time, he was the only person I would let near my machines with a wrench. However, he has been out of the BMW repair and restoration business for several years. ...
by R.D. Green
Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R27 Charging Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 304

R27 Charging Problem

Thanks, Allan. I appreciate the info. Let me get into it and I'll get back to you if needed. The only reason I even had to mess with the headlight pod wiring was because the previous owner had gotten a new chrome switch cover and rain protector (slide) and had never installed it, among many other th...
by R.D. Green
Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Our dream bike is gone and I have a question.
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Our dream bike is gone and I have a question

From your description of the situation, the dealer was dead wrong and knew it. Nonetheless, this could have turned into a nasty situation unless your state has a "buyer's remorse" law which lets you return a vehicle for a full refund within a certain length of time for virtually any reason. You don'...
by R.D. Green
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Denfeld racks
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Denfeld Racks

Thanks for the pics and advice. I've found a nice one that I think will fit. Aside from the question of what will fit what, there are several different styles out there. They look basically alike but there are differences. I found that out a long time ago with Butler & Smith /5 racks, too.

by R.D. Green
Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: Ignition/light switch installation
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Ignition/light switch installation

Darryl -- Just to close this out - - here's what I wound up doing. Got the switch assembled and in place along with the terminal board. Made sure the mounting tabs were sticking through the board; held the whole thing in place with my left hand; took a Quick Grip mini bar clamp (made by Vise-Grip) w...