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by jrapose
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 - updating brake system
Replies: 16
Views: 356

If the drums are steel, how

If the drums are steel, how about metal spraying them ? it is a very common process and not terribly expensive.... the results I have seen look fantastic... or how about installing a sleeve ? they make them in all sorts of sizes and any good machine shop could install one, then grind it to the origi...
by jrapose
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: My First bike, my first project like this - Found a bad rust hole in my R60/2 frame. I am devastated.
Replies: 39
Views: 820

There are several frame shops

There are several frame shops here in California (and elsewhere I am sure) that could easily cut, splice and return your frame to good condition for much less than a replacement frame... I sure would check with them before I gave up... it would be interesting to find out how that water got into the ...
by jrapose
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Pinion "Stiff" When Rotating By Hand
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Years ago, I tried to rebuild

Years ago, I tried to rebuild a differential (prior to the Barrington bookl) I bought all the tools and still made a mess of it.. I had no idea how to seat 6207 and the fit was tight... of course it came back and I learned an embarrassing lesson...I really felt bad and never tried one again.... I th...
by jrapose
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: My First bike, my first project like this - Found a bad rust hole in my R60/2 frame. I am devastated.
Replies: 39
Views: 820

Another thought.... if you

Another thought.... if you are building a conversion... buy a /6 bike and put your Earls Fork on it... most folks will think it is a /2... you can use your /2 light with the speedometer built into it, and it will be much easier...then sell the good parts that came with your original /2 and hopefully...
by jrapose
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: BMW museum
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Something that is neat and

Something that is neat and different on police bikes is that they have a small tube that runs thru the fuel tank to the box on top of the tank...for the electrical wires of the radio.... neat... I have a police tank on my bike so I can run the electrical wires to my heated vest... I made a small car...
by jrapose
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Sources for parts
Replies: 3
Views: 136

I have an Opel Diesel in my

I have an Opel Diesel in my Model A roadster and it has metric hoses like our bikes.... I tried some of that covered line that we use on our bikes and it only lasted several months... so I ended up having to buy diesel braid from Europe and it seems to work well.... I wonder how it would work on our...
by jrapose
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: External Tach /6 R90s
Replies: 3
Views: 140

I think those new computer

I think those new computer tachs are switchable for 2,4,6 or 8 cylinder engines.... and all you would need to do for a waste spark ignition system is tell the tach it is running on a 4 cylinder engine...so it would half the indicated rpm...

Joel
by jrapose
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: My R67/3
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Wow... and those are BMW

Wow... and those are BMW roundel stamp markings before and after the number ?? must have been done by a shop, sure looks too good to be hand done...

Joel
by jrapose
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: Sidecar axle removal
Replies: 5
Views: 243

That arm is bent differently

That arm is bent differently than the arms for right handed sidecar rigs.... I have a left handed one from a rig that I converted years ago... (I would never do that again...much work) Yes it is the end of the axle and not a cap...the axle presses in from that direction...

Joel
by jrapose
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Musings of a BMW Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 285

I read your comments and I

I read your comments and I think you are spot on... I too have a bike that talks to me.... it's funny....it's not a BMW.. and I have lots of BMW bikes in my shop... it's a 1989 Honda Transalp.. I am not a fan of Honda but this bike talks to me..it likes me and never ever fails me...it is amazing.......