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by Twocams
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Getting the old horn to work "right"
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Getting the old horn to work "right"

I got the 69 R69S out today. She has been sleeping in the shop for the past 6 months. Put some gas in, kicked er a few times then opened the throttle a wee bit. She came to life, so we went for a little ride up the road & back to see how far it was. I have a Klaxon made in France, so it says on the ...
by Twocams
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Tips/Tricks - Compressing Piston Rings
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Best advice. I got a ring

Best advice. I got a ring compressor that is about 1.5 in. wide or tall if set on a table. It only needs to be wide enough to get the rings compressed. Make sure it opens up completely when released and cylinder is on. Or you cant get it off the conrod. I have one for car engine rebuilding but it is...
by Twocams
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Clearence when reboring cylinders
Replies: 12
Views: 466

https://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/p

https://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/piston/index.htm
Malmac Here is some information on the /2 pistons. Don't know if will help or not...but.
by Twocams
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Clearence when reboring cylinders
Replies: 12
Views: 466

I set my R69S to Bench Mark

I set my R69S to Bench Mark Works. .0030" for "Solo use" or .0762mm. There is also a .0035 for "side car use" I haven't had any problem with the .0030 clearance. but this is only one man interpretation.
by Twocams
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Clearence when reboring cylinders
Replies: 12
Views: 466

I used benchmarkworks :

I used benchmarkworks : metric/USA volume, measurements, torque. etc. for 1955-1969 Earles Fork BMW Motorcycles. On his site in 2014. This was the best information I had at the time/used it. Solo should have been .0762 / .0030. I took my new pistons and old jugs to a engine rebuild shop that has wor...
by Twocams
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 - rear crankshaft main bearing color change
Replies: 7
Views: 290

You should be OK. Guess you

You should be OK. Guess you haven't got a book yet? Some Items they suggest putting in the freezer to (shrink up some). You don't have to go that hot, as you found out. I have a used slinger, replaced mine with my rebuild. U pay shipping from Oregon you can have one of them for nothing.
by Twocams
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Certificate error
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Thanks for the reply

Thanks for the reply Kurt.
Snail mail? Ill see if I can find one of my old checks somewhere. Maybe it will get there before I croak. LMAO. I've got so use to paying 99% by puter. I did read this morning from the Vintage BMW mag they are working on a new site.
Fourth time, finally got a reply.
Thanks
by Twocams
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Certificate error
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Certificate error

I can not log into the Vintage BMW site without getting a sign that says "not secure sign". I have called the 414-333-6987 # and no return reply. I have sent Darryl an email without a reply. I would like to renew my Club membership but if this site isn't secure I cant. So can someone tell me what is...
by Twocams
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: First engine inspection/rebuild on an R69S
Replies: 16
Views: 569

When you pull the cam, heat

When you pull the cam, heat up the back of the case some so the bearing maybe will come out with the cam. Or you will have to buy a "blind hole puller" like I did. Or am I to late?
by Twocams
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: First engine inspection/rebuild on an R69S
Replies: 16
Views: 569

I have that tool, got from

I have that tool, got from Joel when I bought my 12V system from him. Wont sell to you but if you want to use, let me know. I have 2 used pistons from my 69 they have about 12,000 miles ( speedo) said the 80 yr old man I bought bike from. I had to bore my cylinders once over. make offer. You need to...