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by San Arthur
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Zenaida is back

http://web.me.com/san_arthur/Arturo_%26_Lorena_Ibarras_Blog/Blog/Entries/2011/8/14_Preparation_files/IMG_0090.jpg Perry brought Zenaida back from Fort Worth but it was too late for a test run. He didn't find anything wrong with the cylinder measurements, he cleared the air flow which was obstructed...
by San Arthur
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Low compression piston

Was there such a thing as a low compression engine for low quality gas countries?
by San Arthur
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Zenaida in Fort Worth

Thanks Kurt, we warm the engine, opened the throttle and only got 90 psi. We took the tank off to adjust the valves but in the process we found a bad wheel bearing and a broken spoke that need to be fix. I took the carb off, and only got 80psi with a cold engine. I bought Zenaida in Mexico City almo...
by San Arthur
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Bad news, low psi

After a lot of investigation in the forum and other BMW forums, your great comments, suggestions and PM's I did a cylinder compression test and didn't get more then 80 psi.
To make a long story short tomorrow I'm towing Zenaida to Fort Worth to visit my mechanic.

I’ll let you know.

Thanks
by San Arthur
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Pi = 3.1415926535....

Thanks a lot to all of you for your answers, great suggestions and comments! I'm a little concern about the top speed and will make some research on what I have on the bike. I’ll post the information latter. I talked to my mechanic, Perry Bushong and he gave me some homework. We order a new set of H...
by San Arthur
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Test ride # 1 and help, again....

Yesterday I took Zenaida, that’s the name of my R26, for a test run, with and without the oil type air filter. http://web.me.com/san_arthur/Arturo_%26_Lorena_Ibarras_Blog/Blog/Entries/2011/8/14_Preparation_files/IMG_0070.jpg (I used a GPS to measure the speed). It runs a little faster and accelerate...
by San Arthur
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Itinerary and a question for you all.

Some of you recommended me to take some nuts and bolts. Which do you recommend I take, what sizes do you think would be more critical or which ones would be very difficult to replace while on the road? Since this is my first long trip on the R26, m I already over reacting? ITINERARY Saturday October...
by San Arthur
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

This is the list so far:

Things to take with me: ELECTRICAL • voltage regulator • spark plugs • spark plug wire and cap • condensor • points • spare coil • Ignition • spare bulbs • spare cables • some wire • very bright LED tail lamp • foot of electrical tape TIRES • tire repair kit • spare tube • air pump • good tire irons...
by San Arthur
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Day light, if everything goes according to plan, yeah right....

I don't think Murphy's law apply to BMW's 1958 R26 and it's riders?

We are supposed to ride only during day light, but I will follow your advice and bring extra bulbs and use bicycling rear lights.
Thanks scottiesharpe.
by San Arthur
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Long trip preparation inquiry
Replies: 97
Views: 2121

Thanks for your suggestions

Kurt, is good to know there are e few /2 in town, we should get/ride together, weather permitting. Please PM me. Bruce thanks for your suggestions and yes the battery is brand new. My itinerary looks like this: Day 1, 116 miles; Day 2, 203 miles; Day 3, 120 miles; Day 4, about 160 miles; Day 5, 110 ...