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Offline King Louis

Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2011, 12:26:22 pm »
was posted already by Wihan: ulismotorradladen.de
 

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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2011, 12:42:22 pm »
for a tune up there is an old guy in roodepoort that does my 80.  knows his stuff and i think just got one of those running smoothly recently.  pm me if you want his details
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2011, 04:26:22 pm »
Man that bike is beautiful.....

All mine are moderns. I'd love to have an old bike or three.

Where do you find these bikes??? Word of mouth? It's like that with old VW's too. you gotta be on inside to hear about the good ones...
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2011, 11:51:16 pm »
 :drif:
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Offline RedWolf

Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2011, 12:40:59 pm »
Man that bike is beautiful.....

All mine are moderns. I'd love to have an old bike or three.

Where do you find these bikes??? Word of mouth? It's like that with old VW's too. you gotta be on inside to hear about the good ones...

Hi Tintin, I guess it is a combination of luck and knowing the right people... She is for sale you know..  ;)
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2011, 12:42:19 pm »
was posted already by Wihan: ulismotorradladen.de
Thanks King Louis
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2011, 01:33:26 pm »
Jy het n stunning bike gekoop Rooiwolf.
Bliksem ek moes kommissie gevra het!!! :biggrin:
haha, n bier of twee sal in orde wees as ek daar kom kuier.. :biggrin:
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2011, 01:34:59 pm »
Jy het n stunning bike gekoop Rooiwolf.
Bliksem ek moes kommissie gevra het!!! :biggrin:
haha, n bier of twee sal in orde wees as ek daar kom kuier.. :biggrin:
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #48 on: December 08, 2011, 01:37:09 pm »
R60 compression ratio: 9.2 : 1
Stroke: 70mm
Bore: 73.5mm

Honda XR650R compression ratio: 10.0 : 1
Stroke: 82.6mm
Bore: 100mm

Some of the R60's might have additional compression plates installed that lowers the compression further. All these things combined, easy kickstarter. The R60 needs to push a smaller diameter piston (smaller diameter means smaller area) a shorter distance (lower compression). The XR has a larger diameter piston (larger area) for a longer stroke (higher presure). Force = Pressure * Area.

Lets play:

R60
Force = ?
Pressure = 1 bar
Area = 3914.707

Thus: Force = 1 * 3914.707 which is 3914 Newtons

XR
Force = ?
Presure = 1 bar
Area = 7853.982

Thus: Force = 1 * 7853.982 which is 7853 Newtons

If only buying one of these beauties was so simple - write down a few characters and POOF! Tada!

I have it on my short list of bikes: R50/60 with Earls Forks and Denfeld seat.

I am seriously jealous right now

Thanks for clearing that up.
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2011, 01:39:00 pm »
Jy het n stunning bike gekoop Rooiwolf.
Bliksem ek moes kommissie gevra het!!! :biggrin:
haha, n bier of twee sal in orde wees as ek daar kom kuier.. :biggrin:
Sal Iron Brew moet wees ek drink nie!! :thumleft:
Dan maak ons so..  :thumleft:
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Offline RedWolf

Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #50 on: December 08, 2011, 01:51:24 pm »
:drif:

So, how about a trade for that XR...  :deal:
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Offline RedWolf

Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2011, 01:52:58 pm »
Saw this beaut in Greece a few years back. I love the colour combo.

US spec R69 methinks.


Nice color scheme and pipes..
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2011, 02:33:27 pm »
If only I could get the rest of the bike to look as good as the Hoske touring tank.
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2011, 02:39:08 pm »
If only I could get the rest of the bike to look as good as the Hoske touring tank.

I have only once seen a tank like that on a photo previously. Nice find. What amount of fuel does it take?
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2011, 02:50:46 pm »
I have never had fuel in it but I think it holds 25 litres. It is a work of art but weighs a ton.
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2011, 07:04:04 pm »
I have never had fuel in it but I think it holds 25 litres. It is a work of art but weighs a ton.

Did you buy the tank seperately?
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2011, 08:25:27 pm »
Next posts will be some info (and lots of pics.... :deal:) on my 1956 BMW R60

Well, she was bought by the previous owner's brother in 1956.. the previous owner inhereted her when his brother died and so it's been sitting for 18 years in a garage(under blankets) in Stilbay. Only occationally started and the last time was more than a year ago because the previous owner had a back operation and he is 70+ years old.

The bike also spent some of her life in germany because the brother worked there and actually took the bike with him somewhere in the 70's. I received all the documentation showing that she was sent there and when she came back.. with the date and stamp.. If my memory doesn't fail me I read she left in 1972 and came back in 1976.

Even though she was last started more than a year ago (when I was in Stilbay), it only took 2 kicks before she started... flippen AMAZING... really a lot easier also than all my other previous kick start bikes.. Can the technical dogs please explain why it is so easy to kick start this bike.. Lecap??? isn't the mass of all the parts suppose to make it difficult to start, or is it because of the horizontal pistons moving sideways and not up??? Start easier than the 2003 XR650R, 1984 RD350 and 2007 YZ250 I had and it's a 1956.., maybe it's just german engineering... :mwink: (sorry 2StrokeDan)



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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2011, 10:36:01 pm »
Redwolf, ek begin nou eers die thread te lees, dis regtig baie interesant.. 

Daardie R60 foto van jou....dit het my saggies na my asem laat snak. 

Dis nou vir jou netjies!

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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #58 on: December 09, 2011, 09:28:02 pm »
Redwolf, ek begin nou eers die thread te lees, dis regtig baie interesant.. 

Daardie R60 foto van jou....dit het my saggies na my asem laat snak. 

Dis nou vir jou netjies!


Dankie Dusty Rusty, haar looks laat mens nogal na jou asem snak.. jammer haar performance doen nie.. :biggrin:
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Re: General BMW vintage discussion thread (As well as some photo's of mine)
« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2011, 06:53:50 am »
RedWolf, ek kon nou eers die kiekies sien. Bliksem, sy is stunning!!!  :drif:   :drif:   :drif:

En goed om te hoor sy het nie jou Zaar drome beeindig nie....  :deal:    :biggrin: