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by cwf
Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: TR500 Torsion Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

Re: TR500 Torsion Bar

Hello, There was a discussion about 9 months ago here : https://dreiradler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19028&p=248877 It's in German, so you might need Google translate or similar. Here are 3 of the offerings: "About 50 years ago I removed a torsion bar to transfer it. On the outside, 2 shells are vulca...
by cwf
Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: getting the background info on the /7 bikes
Replies: 143
Views: 9094

Re: getting the background info on the /7 bikes

Hello Mal, If you're interested in the handling ie hurrying through the bends, the later monolever type were the best handling of the airheads in my experience. Lighter flywheel, smaller front wheel made it a much more agile bike (the UK has a lot of bends). The /7s have a much more solid, ponderous...
by cwf
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: You Can Do It! series launched!
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: You Can Do It! series launched!

Just watched the arcing video - different strokes for different folks, eh? When doing both shoes together, I get one located, get the other 3/4 way and then use a screwdriver to lift each contact point into place. The problem with the oversize linings was that the shoes, when mounted on the back pla...
by cwf
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: You Can Do It! series launched!
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: You Can Do It! series launched!

Great stuff, reassures us we're doing it right. However, why do you put the actuating arm in afterwards? Isn't it easier to fit it first, then lever the shoes down into place? Also, your method of riveting the shoes, is that some US tool? And you say you 'arced' the shoes to the drum. Easy to say bu...
by cwf
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Antique (1923-1945) Motorcycles
Topic: Star frame
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Star frame

Hello, I have an R 35 with a pressed-steel frame, bought as a box of bits. Now I've got a complete final drive, I find the frame is bent. There's someone here in the UK who has straightened these frames before but he tells me it is going to be expensive, up to £1000. Someone else has told me it can ...
by cwf
Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Source for 40wt Oil
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Source for 40wt Oil

I started using 10/30, same as engine oil on my 50/2 but, after 3000 miles, I felt the gear change was too notchy and neutral was too hard to find, so I changed to a GL4, EP 80/90 gear oil. After another 1000 miles, there's a definite improvement, still not great but easier to live with in urban dri...
by cwf
Mon May 30, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Rallies, Rides, Events and Gatherings
Topic: Bikes on the Job
Replies: 10
Views: 6415

Re: Bikes on the Job

Yes, just ride them, that's what they're for. Getting used to /2 and small roads after 45 years of /6, /7, 80RTs and motorways.

Charlie, UK.
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by cwf
Mon May 23, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Benchmark/max bmw R60/2 led tail light
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Benchmark/max bmw R60/2 led tail light

If you want to know more about LEDs for older vehicles, try this : http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.c ... s-shop.php

Charlie.
by cwf
Mon May 16, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: ‘57 R50 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2508

Re: ‘57 R50 Question

Well, you asked for figures, so I'll give you mine. I bought a 50/2, no details except from a deceased estate, it kicked over and the gears selected. I bought it for $6500, shipped to UK, two years ago. I looked it over and the motor, gearbox and final drive seemed OK, so I didn't touch them except ...
by cwf
Thu May 12, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: New member, new bike need help with windscreen
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: New member, new bike need help with windscreen

Hello Tim, I haven't had anything to do with post-airhead BMs, so it's possible that screen was for /5, /6, /7 only. It mounted on the top yoke, the two holes in front of the handlebar mounts. There was a chromed one-piece bracket that held the screen with four rubber-mounted bolts. I'm in the UK, s...