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by stagewex
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: New to the forum, with a question or two
Replies: 11
Views: 857

I've put a bit more than 4000

I've put a bit more than 4000 miles on my r60/2 in the last 3 years. Probably would be more but I have 3 other motorcycles that I use for different things. Very few hiccups after I got to know her and work out items that needed addressing. She hadn't been ridden in a long time prior and that's not a...
by stagewex
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Headlight mounted mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 434

They look great. Take some

They look great. Take some getting used to depending on your body/frame/size/seat/handlebars/etc.. As a safety matter you really want to see cars behind you and not your knees. They will not ever be as good as handlebar mounted as far as I'm concerned. They may or may not work for you. First picture...
by stagewex
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R67/2 progress
Replies: 22
Views: 1528

I had cleaned my carbs last

I had cleaned my carbs last Spring and for the first time couldn't get them to operate correctly. Tried everything and either it was hard to start or when it would it was running choppy. Finally bit the bullet and brought it to the shop. The mechanic had a hard time as well. When checking to see if ...
by stagewex
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Possible next project - my first /2
Replies: 183
Views: 10353

Kroil is an amazing product.

Kroil is an amazing product. Freed a few engines that were left for dead with Kroil.
by stagewex
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R51/3 Workshop wall hangings
Replies: 9
Views: 555

I bought a set. Yes, from


I bought a set. Yes, from Mike Dunn. He was selling them here and I think on BMWMOA.
Beautiful graphics and even more so framed.

by stagewex
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Recommended shop in MA for complete overhaul R69s/Steib LS200
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Max in Brookfield, Ct, like

Max in Brookfield, Ct, like the New Hampshire dealership has folks that take care of old and vintage BMW.
Brookfield has Master Mechanic Phil Cheney on staff. He eats /2's.
by stagewex
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Aviation Fuel - 100 octane -low led
Replies: 5
Views: 463

I use non-ethanol 97 or 100

I use non-ethanol 97 or 100 octane in all my bikes during the real cold months of Jan & Feb. I don't know if that qualifies it as being "Aviation Fuel"? I do ride during the Winter but with multiple bikes and work it's rare that I'm going to be putting more than a couple hundred miles on any of them...
by stagewex
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: frozen parts
Replies: 6
Views: 557

I've used "Kroil" with great

I've used "Kroil" with great success when PB Blaster has not worked. It does work but you have to have great patience. Several applications over a few days.

by stagewex
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Possible next project - my first /2
Replies: 183
Views: 10353

You can upgrade to a 12 volt

You can upgrade to a 12 volt PowerDynao system for I'm guessing $800.00+. Lot of folks have done it here. You do not have to hack anything up to do this which is a big plus for keeping everything else original. Basically you could "go back" if you or a future buyer wanted to. Make sure you save all ...
by stagewex
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R60/2 chrome air filter repair
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Looks good, nice job. The

Looks good, nice job.
The Chrome one's, I also never liked them but I suppose if you go Full-Chrome like some sort of show bike it can be pretty.