1967 R50/2 Trade

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1967 R50/2 Trade

Postby daz » Sun May 12, 2019 10:29 pm

I've owned two K bikes, several R100RTs, /5, R100T and a couple modern BMWs. I "may" have the opportunity to make a trade on this bike. I think it's a '67 R50/2. So my question: Is there something in the upkeep or maintenance of this motorcycle that I should consider. I'm asking about the hidden weak point that I wouldn't think about since it is a different animal from what I'm used to. Like the shims in the wheel bearings of a /5 that I was not aware of. Tightening the axel nut is important. If it works out I will reveal what I traded. You will be surprised!
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1980 R100T
R50/5
G650GS
250 XCW KTM
400 DRZ
1947 James ML

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Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

Postby Jaythro » Mon May 13, 2019 7:01 am

Oil Slingers in the engine need the engine to be dismantled to do proper cleaning etc

But I have not yet worked on one of these
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Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon May 13, 2019 11:00 am

Hi,

Can I suggest your post would be better off in the 'Veteran, Vintage and Classic' section.. You're very welcome here, of course, but this section is mainly inhabited by owners of the later (post 1969) boxers which are a very different animal to the earlier machines. You'll get much more information and advice in the appropriate section.

I hope the swap goes according to plan and you enjoy the machine.

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Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

Postby daz » Mon May 13, 2019 12:33 pm

Well I hope that a moderator moves me. Thank you.
1980 R100T
R50/5
G650GS
250 XCW KTM
400 DRZ
1947 James ML

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Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon May 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Topic and posts moved to 'Veteran, Vintage and Classic' Section. :smile:
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R1100RT 1996.
Sent by Boson Quantum Transmission from the Starship 'Galahad'.
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Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

Postby daz » Tue May 14, 2019 11:13 am

A can of worms? I've just read the article by Craig Vechorik explaining the Importance of Cleaning Oil Slingers.

A guess there are not shortcuts!? Are there?
1980 R100T
R50/5
G650GS
250 XCW KTM
400 DRZ
1947 James ML

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Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

Postby daz » Tue May 14, 2019 11:31 am

Nope. No shortcuts as explained by Sno Bum. Second and third thoughts on the advisability of owning a /2. '
1980 R100T
R50/5
G650GS
250 XCW KTM
400 DRZ
1947 James ML

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Re: 1967 R50/2 Trade

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue May 14, 2019 1:08 pm

We have a member 'Bill Smithson' who is experienced on the older BMW models.

He has not been well but hopefully is better now and able to offer comment on your post.
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R1100RT 1996.
Sent by Boson Quantum Transmission from the Starship 'Galahad'.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication ... ing_bosons" - It works!


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