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Dual socket

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:20 am
by wa1nca
Autozone also has the dual contact pigtail part # 85801 $2.99
I did not use the upper insulator with the tab
Added 2 short pieces of heat shrink below insulator
Need 2 file off the 2 tabs on the bulb
Then with a pair of pliers squeeze the socket to make a snug fit, top part only you want the spring and contact plate to be free to move to make a good connection
Align the bulb contacts with the pins on the socket and push the bulb in
You can also add a zip tie to tighten the bulb to the socket

Added 5 more pics

Painted inside of lens holder with chrome metallic paint
Other pic show it working
I was using a 12 volt bulb and only had a 6 volt battery so the lights would be brighter if it was powered by a 12 volt source

If anybody does this let me know how it works for you
Not a bad upgrade for $2.99 and a little labor


Dual scket

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:36 am
by skychs
Thanks Tommy,
The bike is coming apart soon to get painted so it may be awhile. I will keep you posted.

Yes keep me posted

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:36 am
by wa1nca
Is that the original paint on your bike
If so it looks dame good and I would keep the original



Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:07 pm
by skychs
No, the paint is not original. Not only is it not original its been spot painted so if its in the sun or bright light you can actually see multiple shades of black. It looks like the last guy who painted it painted it white then overshot it with black to get the white stripes. Everywhere the paint has chipped its white. The frame seems to be ok. All Im going to do is paint the fenders, tank, ears, headlight and shock tops. There is a local guy who hand pants the white stripes.

While the bike is apart Im going to go through as much as I can and clean it up. Good chance to look at all the bushings and seals. Good winter project.


Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:19 pm
by wa1nca

Please post before and after pic's


R60/2 rebuild

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:37 am
by skychs
Hey Tommy,
I think the best thing to do now is start a new "rebuild" post to reflect what Im doing. At best it will only be a partial restoration so look for a post called 1968 R60/2 Partial Restoration.

Enduro saddlebags

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:08 am
by wa1nca
Thanks for the input guys. The striping is flaking off so Im going to remove it and get it taped later on. For now its going Matt or maybe a Satin finish. I found the bags locally here in Virginia from a guy who restores and works on these old bikes. I paid $500 for everything. They were not cheap but since they are the originals and in such good shape I went ahead and paid it. It won't coast much to get them looking good, just a lot of TLC. If they come out nice Im sure they will be worth every penny I have invested. They really fit my R60/2 well.

Just sold on ebay
Item # 23230461850
Yours look a lot better


Enduro saddlebags

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:36 pm
hi, i buy in ebay UK 1/2017 for 500 €
original enduro saddle bags
very nice condition with original holders

its bigest and very soft plastic like our saddle bags
new red lamp plastic i buy from blumoonscooters - ebay

i have our new inox holders if you need

dual socket

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:32 am
by wa1nca
Did you ever add a dual bulb socket to your saddlebags for running and brake lights ?
If so want did you do


hi yes read my post up side

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:58 pm
read my post up side :)

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 20:51

i make myself LED for our BMW Saddle Bags
look photos

you can buy LED festoon , must be

6 for 6 volt bikes instalation
12 volts for 12 volt instalation

for stop light you can install directly
for park light you must put resistor pictures

try resistor 100 - 400 ohms cca 1/2 w