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by The Plunger
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Badges?! We don't need no stinking badges!
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Badges?! We don't need no stinking badges!

Yes I do!
Finally got my BMW badges on. These are 70mm R12 style repops from "Oldtimers" I had to fudge out the holes just a tad for the M4 screws to fit the Hoske "keg".


Brian
by The Plunger
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Motorcycle shipping.
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Shipping

James, I just had my bike shipped from San Diego to Des Moines and used Haul Bikes. Cost was about $800. I had a little communication problem with the driver and missed the delivery. He went on his merry way so I had to pay another $250 for a missed delivery! It took an additional five weeks to get ...
by The Plunger
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Rear fender hinge pin removal
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Short of prying the loops out

Short of prying the loops out a bit I don't have a clue. It must be rusted solid to something!
by The Plunger
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: What is this part on my Bing carb; R 51
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Grant, I not sure if the

Grant, I not sure if the redundancy will matter, as you said, you've been running with that configuration. Do the carbs have the brass needle seats or no?
by The Plunger
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: What is this part on my Bing carb; R 51
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Grant, that's the newer style

Grant, that's the newer style adopted after the schutzschraube was deleted. See thread below

http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/node/14884

Brian
by The Plunger
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: What is this part on my Bing carb; R 51
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Schutzschraube! Has a fine

Schutzschraube! Has a fine screen within to keep the dirt out. Yes, make sure you have original mixture screws.
by The Plunger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New horse in the stable
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Date

Kurt, you caught me, your database is where I spied that! Also, years ago I emailed BMW Archives to ask what serial numbers of R69S's were built on May 1, 1963 and was told, none, as production had switched to R60's.
I'm not shy about #'s. 657737

Brian
by The Plunger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New horse in the stable
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Here's a better pic. Built

Here's a better pic. Built April 8, 1963 and sent to B&S. This is about as close to my May 1st, 1963 hatching as I can hope to find, as R69S production ceased at the end of April and re-started in October.

Brian
by The Plunger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New horse in the stable
Replies: 7
Views: 427

New horse in the stable

Just arrived, a 1963 R69s. It has a lower quality paint job and rattle can touch ups but the striping is really nice...shame. Some new Metzelers, some polishing and a tune up and she'll be ready to ride. Dang, winter is coming.

Brian
by The Plunger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 telescoping front fork assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Jim, I've never seen a

Jim,
I've never seen a video, I just followed the Barrington book and it went together without issue. The critical part being how far the fork tubes extend on the top plate. Don't forget the leather "dichtung" seals on the spring plates.
Brian