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by schrader7032
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: The Incomparable BMW R90S
Topic: Fork Leg Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Fork Leg Questions

The "legs" as I think you're saying are where the caliper resides...they point backwards when installed on the fork tubes. Not sure I understand what you mean by "facing in towards the hub". All pictures I see online show that both fork sliders have pinch bolts. So, I'm not sure what the second one ...
by schrader7032
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Center Stand Lean?
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Center Stand Lean?

Can you upload a picture from the side/rear of the bike when on the center stand? Sounds like the stop points for the stand have been hammered over the years. I'd get the bike supported without the center stand and operate it manually and see where the stand meets the frame. Likely you'll have to ge...
by schrader7032
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Tacho
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Tacho

So it says" "Adjustable from 1 spark per 2 revolutions to 8 sparks per revolution". We would need 1 spark per 1 revolution...is that right? I'm not sure if that feature is part of the capability.
by schrader7032
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Tacho
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Tacho

Check out TinyTach. A friend of mine put one on his R60/2. I don't recall him grousing about it or how it operated. But they're pretty cheap. You'll have to get the one for our type of engines and ignition systems.
by schrader7032
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: R75/5 Crankcase breather advice..
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: R75/5 Crankcase breather advice..

I also have heard that the screw should be pointing towards the driver's right footpeg. I think that rationale is more appropriate for bikes like my /7 where the cover over the breather has an exit which runs forward and through a channel in the engine block before being routed back to the single ou...
by schrader7032
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Tire air pressure gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Tire air pressure gauge

I've been using one like this for years. Not sure about the accuracy, but I've done well by it.

https://uniongaragenyc.com/products/dig ... sure-gauge
by schrader7032
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: I need sympathy
Replies: 35
Views: 1177

Re: I need sympathy

You're correct...the pre /7 bikes had more of a bullet-proof filter setup. Hopefully yours was set up correctly and that the pressure relief system at the base of the filter cavity was operational. I don't recall the specifics when things went south, but the oil pressure switch alerts for low oil pr...
by schrader7032
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: /6 front wheel offset
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: /6 front wheel offset

I thought about what Duane Ausherman wrote...might support your approach:

https://w6rec.com/wheel-building-and-spokes/
by schrader7032
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1979 R65- Little or no vacuum on RT Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: 1979 R65- Little or no vacuum on RT Carb

Just to add, valve clearances are set for each cylinder with piston at top dead center on the compression stroke. Once one side is set, the engine must be rotated 360° to set the other side.