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BMW Airheads / 1956 R26 Restoration & questions
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:53:07 am »
Hi All

Alex here. Starting this topic for the R26 I purchased from SparkMark a while back. Sorry for the lack of pictures of the stripping of the bike. I will take pictures once the re assembly starts. Currently the bike is in parts all over Gauteng. I have some questions and will post them as they become relevant during the assembly. I have done the wheels already, they were already 90% restored, so just had new bearings fitted by Derek Marsden and cleaned the wheels up. Also had a few smilies pressed out. Now I need to get two new tyres. Any recommendations where I can source two 3.25 x 18 tyres other than new front wheel 90/90x18 tyres most guys use? I was told that  you can get Chinese tyres in the 3.25 or 3.5 size. I already tried Just Bike Tyre and a few other shops but they do not stock any tires in the correct size and type.

Picture of the wheels. (Advantage of being single is that you can leave them on your couch with no fear of pain).

To be continued

Hi Dogs. Apologies if this was covered already. I searched this section but did not get any info. I have a shake on the handlebars between 75 to 80 kph. Below and above it is stable. I have already changed the head bearings. I also have a fairly new Anakee 3 front tyre. It is at its worst when slowing down and the speed drops to between 75 and 80. It feels like a tank slapper starting. I have double checked the head bearing torque as per the workshop manual and material on this site. I will have the front wheel balanced but I think it is not going to help. I have just upgraded the front  fork springs to Wilbers and this made the problem worse. (Was good excuse to upgrade  :laughing4:). I will look if the rim is not running true when balancing the front wheel.  Any ideas?


BMW F800GS / 700GS / 650GS Twins / Indie to set my tappets in Pretoria
« on: March 24, 2014, 03:33:41 pm »
Hallo all

I searched this section but could not find a topic for an independent shop to set my F800GS valves. I looked at doing it myself but it is just too much for me.

Anybody got a name of a shop in Pretoria other than BMW to do this job.  If not then it is to the stealers I go.

Cheers Alex

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