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by Bigsieuk
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: New and proud owner of a 1939 R12
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Welcome to the Forum

Whereabouts are you?

you'll find everybody here very helpful.

Regards

John
by Bigsieuk
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: R12 valve adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 837

spanners

Mike,

Does anyone sell those types of spanners?

Regards

John
by Bigsieuk
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: R12 valve adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 837

valve adjustment

There are a number of ways posted here. As space is so tight when the valves are closed, I usually check the gap when the valve is closed, then rotate the engine and adjust when the valve is open as it gives more space and then check again when the valve is closed. It can take an number of tries to ...
by Bigsieuk
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: Correct wiring for late pre-war BMW bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Wiring

What little original wiring that I've come across on my R12's was cloth. There are retailers out there that sell cloth looms.

Are you planning to rebuild the engine on the R12?

Whereabouts in the UK are you? I'm in Surrey.

John
by Bigsieuk
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: R12 gearbox oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Graeme, Who rebuilt you

Graeme,

Who rebuilt you engine? Was it someone in the UK?

John
by Bigsieuk
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: R12 gearbox oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Is it a P numbered civilian

Is it a P numbered civilian bike conscripted into the army?

Are you building the engine yourself?

Whereabouts are you in the UK? I'm in Surrey.

Regards,

John
by Bigsieuk
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: R12 gearbox oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 456

oil leak

Graeme, I've rebuilt a couple of R12 gearboxes but haven't done many miles on either, but sitting in the garage neither have leaked (having said that I bet when I check next time they'll both be dripping a little). All three of my old BMW's drip a little from somewhere and I keep trays under them in...
by Bigsieuk
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: Restoration of BMW R5 (1936)
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Josef Heft

Does Josef Heft have a website?

Regards

John
by Bigsieuk
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: BMW R20 information
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Location

I'm in Surrey. I have two R12's and an R51. There are around 10 R12 owners in the UK plus about 5 R51 owners that I know of. Definitely recommend joining the Airhead for UK BMW advice and contacts.

Regards

John
by Bigsieuk
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: BMW R20 information
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Welcome to the Forum

I see you are in the UK? Whereabouts? There are number of 'Antique' owners/lurkers on the forum.

I'm in Surrey.

Regards

John