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Old 10-23-2010, 07:27 AM   #61
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So, I bought some WD40 and scotchbrite today.

Little dab here, little spray there, rub, rub. Hey, these cheesy ape hangers sure are cleaning up..

Eh, screw it. Sprayed the whole bike down with WD40.

Ok, I must be an idiot. I can't get the locking gas cap off the sport tank (VW rig) and I can't get the key out of the sidecar rig (I got it stuck half in, half out.)

Without photos it didn't happen.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:27 PM   #62
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Without photos it didn't happen.


Ok, I got it to go back down today, but it still won't come out.

...

I think I'll keep updates on the sidecar rig to this thread, and start a thread about the conversion bike later. The sidecar rig is my primary focus. I'll request to keep it in Old's Cool because I will be working on the bike primarily, as the sidecar itself is sound.

Today, all my homework's turned in and nothing pertinent lingers. Well, a test on Tuesday.. but anyway. I decided to do some exploratory scotchbrite/WD40-ing.

It's a shame the ol' girl's got so much surface rust. The metal seems solid everywhere. Inside the tank toolbox, there's even good paint. (Sorry for any blurry pics, they looked better on my camera.)



The inside of the tank looks damn near perfect.



The seat, too.



I'm surprised this doesn't say "R60/2," but then again, I know nothing about these.



I guess a fuel line goes across these to equalize reserve?



Gotta love cool little details.



I got the air-cleaner choke(?) piece free'd up. Additionally, someone used sealant on the gasket.



Is this a special side-stand? Looks kinda cheesy.



This is kind-of a bummer. At least it's mostly the valve cover, but.. it looks fresh. Neither the position on my trailer, or the trailer of the guy I bought it from, would have caused it. Hmm. Anyone got a spare /2 valve cover they don't want?



Metal probably shouldn't be green.



Pleased to hear solid thuds everywhere I tapped on the sidecar bottom. Someone brushed on a tar bedliner-like stuff. Thanks, whoever you are!



Ball-joints. (What's it about tear-drop shaped cooling fins? I can't remember.)



"Yeah, it's safe.."



Can't wait to hook these back up.



I was pleased to see they're lights on the fender, not just reflectors.



What's this? It has a spring loaded flip cap, and a wire coming out.



I tried to polish a BMW logo, in case the badges all fell off. I got my angle wrong.



Well, expect crappy, infrequent updates like this until I get a break from school.

Speaking of which; I never thought I'd see the day where I turn in an application for graduation. I did so today.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:51 PM   #63
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Speaking of which; I never thought I'd see the day where I turn in an application for graduation. I did so today.
Congratulations on your impending graduation! I can't wait to follow your threads when you're working on bikes 50 hours a week. The interruptions caused by school were so annoying.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #64
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Congratulations on your impending graduation! I can't wait to follow your threads when you're working on bikes 50 hours a week. The interruptions caused by school were so annoying.
Think of all my other projects!

The Model A, the hit n miss engines, the kiln, the gasifier, the foundry, the ...
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:33 PM   #65
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Think of all my other projects!

The Model A, the hit n miss engines, the kiln, the gasifier, the foundry, the ...
Precisely. Whatever you do, don't get a job! That'll just get in the way of the good stuff. Find someone to win the lottery for ya.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:42 PM   #66
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hey drummer i've titled vehicles through broadway title. good people to work with.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:43 PM   #67
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the good stuff.
Speaking of which (I hope I don't jinx myself), I have a line on an antique Wisconsin-powered concrete mixer.

I've got a big project in mind.. I'll start a thread if I can get the ball rolling.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:44 PM   #68
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So, I bought some WD40 and scotchbrite today.

Little dab here, little spray there, rub, rub. Hey, these cheesy ape hangers sure are cleaning up..

Eh, screw it. Sprayed the whole bike down with WD40.

Ok, I must be an idiot. I can't get the locking gas cap off the sport tank (VW rig) and I can't get the key out of the sidecar rig (I got it stuck half in, half out.)
+1 on the WD40 spray down. Leave it on for few days you may not need the scotch brite.

This one had been sitting outside for a while.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:56 PM   #69
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hey drummer i've titled vehicles through broadway title. good people to work with.
Seems like they require more than some others.

http://www.broadwaytitle.com/PDF_Forms/Car-Package.pdf

Power of attorney? Current insurance? All the bill of sale stuff?

WHY CAN'T I JUST TITLE THIS RUSTY PIECE?!
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:42 PM   #70
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Re: cheesy sidestand. Did /2 even come with them?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:03 PM   #71
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sidestand

I've seen that sidestand on /2's before. It is a good working stand, could be a M. A. Brown stand.they make an excellent stand for the /5,/6, etc that looks just like that, but the mounts are slightly different.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:34 AM   #72
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The side stand is a Flanders. Functional as long as it is tight, and you do NOT kick start the bike while it is leaning on the stand. This is true for any sidestand. then again you are attachend to a sidecar, sidestand not needed.

Teardrop fins, only R60/2 motors have those.


nice piece, have fun!
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:46 AM   #73
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re-pop valve covers are pretty cheap or hunt down a used one.

There ARE lots of /2 parts out there. Ya just gotta know somebody that has a horde. Ask around and work through IBMWR or the /2 list. Some good guys out there that just want to help and some that want to bilk ya.

Even tougher is selling used parts. It's tough to know how much they're worth. Some people think they're made of gold and some want to give you $20 for a NLA part that was worth $300 new when it was available.

Those flanders sidestands go for big $ on fleabay. People want them.

I suggest (for what that's worth) that you don't get rid of ANYTHING until you're done or if you have 2 of them.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:43 AM   #74
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then again you are attachend to a sidecar, sidestand not needed.


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I suggest (for what that's worth) that you don't get rid of ANYTHING until you're done or if you have 2 of them.
That's my plan.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:54 AM   #75
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Datchew is correct

Save EVERYTHING! Every nut, bolt, washer, rusty bit...etc.
Take a photo, put the piece in a zip lock, and label it. You can't believe how valuable that little action becomes down the road...it may take years for something to come back together...your memory's not THAT good...
I wish I had the Flanders side stand, the OEM is too short. The bike leans over too far and fills the left carb.
I just had a job refinishing ancient pitted door hardware. I started with scotchbrite, but quickly moved to 0000 grit steelwool. ( it's a lot more like wool than steel....) Try it in a discreet spot first. It should remove all grime, oxidation, etc., without removing what remains of the cadmium or chrome finishes...looks like there ain't much left anyway.....your mufflers are toast.
Once you've buffed off the nasty stuff, seal the surface with a paste wax. I use Butchers Bowling Alley Wax. It will do a good job of preventing further damage by neglect.....
It's the little things like the speedometer bezel, key escutcheon, headlight trim ring that will cost $300 each to replace in a coupla years. You WILL be having them rechromed eventually...when you finally get that dream job and are raking in the big bucks after graduation!
We'll be watching....
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