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by stagewex
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Backfire through carb
Replies: 28
Views: 1173

"And, sure enough, the howl

"And, sure enough, the howl went away when loosening the dipstick. Yay!!"

incredible diagnosis.
by stagewex
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Sharing some photos
Replies: 7
Views: 385

"Clip-On's/Norton/Ducati" All

"Clip-On's/Norton/Ducati"

All buzz words that say you'll be fine with the low-bar position.
Enjoy.
by stagewex
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Sharing some photos
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Very nice. I had both the low

Very nice. I had both the low Euro Bars and solo seat set-up the same way. It was ok for around town but for serious riding I installed the original high US bars and a Corbin Solo. Just a more comfortable position for my 6'2" frame. But they way you have yours set-up... nothing looks better. Beautif...
by stagewex
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1969 R60/2 not running
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

I think you should try a

I think you should try a couple of these almost zero labor and no cost things or you are just going to keep guessing (and us too). I'm the "it doesn't mean crap if you think your fuel tank is clean its now in your carbs" guy. Do a full fuel douche and carb bath in an ultrasonic cleaner to eliminate ...
by stagewex
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Advice for someone looking (Update: New owner)
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Nice and congrats.I and I'm

Nice and congrats. I and I'm sure I can speak of others about the ritual" of getting aquatinted. First service/oil change/cleaning/wax/etc. Even if it's brand-new it ain't really yours until you do some of this stuff. For an older vintage bike you have the aded sensation of "wow, with all its histor...
by stagewex
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1969 R60/2 not running
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

I'm also thinking crap/debris

I'm also thinking crap/debris in the gas. Yes, that will affect both carbs at the same time. And your description sounds all to familiar. Have you flushed or ever flushed your tank and fuel lines? Are you running filters to each carb? Have you personally cleaned and tuned your carbs? You only need t...
by stagewex
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Deep Oil pan question
Replies: 23
Views: 1164

Another lower body (motor)

Another lower body (motor) part that reduces road clearance IMO. Trying not to be the cranky old man but they would have come with a larger sump capacity if it was really needed. Over on the Ural site some folks install the deeper sumps. Primitive Splash-bath. Alway a debate if needed or really does...
by stagewex
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Removing bar end turn signals
Replies: 14
Views: 489

True. The high bars were

True. The high bars were shipped on all '68's & 69's on the US Models (thus US High bars). When I first bought my bike it came with the low Euro bars. Really looks fantastic but for comfort I switched back to the high US bars. really made for a somewhat bigger cockpit position for me not leaning for...
by stagewex
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Interesting Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 559

This guy must be snorting

This guy must be snorting something funny and white unless it comes with Paul Newman's Rolex Watch.
by stagewex
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New to the forum, with a question or two
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Adding a sidecar to one of

Adding a sidecar to one of these antiques will be fine as long as it is done proper. And you have the correct gearbox for it. Cant be just because you have the sidecar lugs on the side of the frame. If you have the $$$ an already completed one will save you time but they can be spendy. There is goin...