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by skychs
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: LED lights
Replies: 51
Views: 3902

LED

Thanks for the information.

I just sent them an email and hope to hear back from them soon.

Are these bulbs plug and play? I don't have turn signals so all I need is a headlight and running/stop bulb for the tail.

thanks
chuck
by skychs
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 Partial Restoration
Replies: 91
Views: 6158

rebuild

Here I go again. The frame came back from the powder coat. New shocks. All new shock/swing arm (front and rear) bearings and seals. Tapered steering head bearings. The tank and fenders are still out for pin striping. Let the fun begin.

by skychs
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 Partial Restoration
Replies: 91
Views: 6158

Paint

Well ..... Today I dropped off the frame parts to get powder coated. I switched to another guy who was recommended to me from a local BMW restoration shop. Apparently the guy builds custom motorcycles and has a great reputation for detail. Since he specializes in motorcycles I though he would be a g...
by skychs
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 Partial Restoration
Replies: 91
Views: 6158

powder coat

Just a little from my experience - powder coating is OK - IF you prep it correctly. I just don't mean blasting to bare metal, etc, I mean prepping the mounting points, plugging threaded holes, masking anywhere you don't want powder coat. Steering stem, bearing race surfaces, axle bores, all kinds of...
by skychs
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 Partial Restoration
Replies: 91
Views: 6158

Update

Well ..... After a couple of hard weeks and having the dang bike almost taken completely apart I finally broke down and decided to do it right. Im going to finish stripping the frame and have the frame powder coated. The rattle can painting was going well but in the long run I knew the powder coat w...
by skychs
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Available /2 Enduro Saddlebag Mounting Brackets
Replies: 29
Views: 1753

brakcets

hi,Skychc and Thomas 808Airhead

i have brackets in stock :)

send me email and your adress
regards,Mec

My email is skychsva@aol.com. Please send information and price.
by skychs
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 Partial Restoration
Replies: 91
Views: 6158

Update

A little update on the restoration. In the process I found several issue, one being really bad. I discovered my front shocks were leaking and all the bushings need to be replaced. The bad one ...... When I took off the left BMW emblem on the tank I found no holes and the emblem was glued on. Apparen...
by skychs
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Available /2 Enduro Saddlebag Mounting Brackets
Replies: 29
Views: 1753

Brackets

Id like to get a set of those brackets for my Enduro Saddlebags.
chuck
by skychs
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 Partial Restoration
Replies: 91
Views: 6158

paint

Single-stage paint is just that. No clearcoat. Your painter has to get paint mixed that is just that. It requires a catalyst, but goes on just fine and the finish is fantastic. It also can be wet sanded and buffed if any imperfections happen. Hand stripe directly over the paint and no clear. Message...
by skychs
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 Partial Restoration
Replies: 91
Views: 6158

paint

You guys are correct. The Glasurit frame paint is cleaning up very nice. It looks like I will be able to keep the frame original. That leads me to the fenders and tank ...... and I have a couple questions. Avus 086 black paint. Color-Rite has it and there is a match to a PPG as well. I hear its a on...