Peel on a plunger

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by r50us68, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    I was able to get my Peel on my R51/3.
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  2. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    Nice. Front view? Are there openings to allow airflow to the engine?
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  3. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    Here is a picture of the front
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  4. matteo

    matteo Been here awhile Supporter

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    Fantastic bike. I recently went over the deep end and I am currently rebuilding two plungers. One is a 1954 R51/3 the other will be a race replica of a 1939 R51RS. Your bike is inspirational.
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  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy Supporter

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    Wowza, that's pretty sexy, in a "Superchief" kind of way. :evil

    Nice!
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  6. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I recently sold my R69S. For some reason I just decided a few months ago that if I ever go back any further than '81 I am going all the way back to a plunger frame. My dream vintage is a R51 with a breathed on R69S engine in it, a R68 repo front fender, and a /5 front brake laced into my alloy wheel.

    GREAT bike! Those plunger frames are a BLAST to ride! Smaller and I think lighter than a /2!

    I forgot to mention that I like those mufflers! Very racey!
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  7. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    it's beautiful. Very nice.
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  8. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    I have a R69S engine that is in parts in the garage
    The crank has been rebuilt, the flywheel is going to be lightened
    I have to decide if I want to go with R68 pistons and deck the head to boost the CR, or R69S pistons
    Just for fun I am thinking of dual plugging the heads
    Will do some larger intake and exhaust valves.
    The Dellorto's and Hoske mufflers already give the 500cc a good pep.
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  9. bringenufgun

    bringenufgun Been here awhile

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    thanks for the new screen saver. god that bike gives me wood.
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  10. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    awesome..... enough said. :clap
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  11. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    So....wowzer!
    What #Dellorto's are those?
    Do your cylinders stay cool enough?
    Can you post a different picture of that bike, each day, for the next year? Please?:lurk
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  12. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    the Dellortos are SS1 30mm SSFF (flanged for BMW like Bing)
    I have not run it enough to get and idea of the temp that it will run, but I do have a VDO temp gauge, so I will be able to keep and eye on it
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  13. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Well, as we say in New Hampshuh... It's wicked cool!...
    Post lot's of pics, that's a fun lookin' bike!:freaky
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  14. vacantstare

    vacantstare Been here awhile

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    That is really beautiful- any chance it'll make an appearance at Backfire Moto night some time this year?
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  15. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    yep
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  16. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I'm not a fan of the early beemers but I do like that. Not sure about the comfort levels of the seat though :D
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  17. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    did you get the bike like that, or are some of those mods your doing?
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  18. scottyb

    scottyb Been here awhile

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    very nice looking bike. with that tank you need the pillion. how's the package clearence? i would to take the emblems off fairing, otherwise, is it for sale?
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  19. Jon-Lars

    Jon-Lars Jon-Lars

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    Nice detail work. Thanks for doing this combination, one that I wondered about.
    How does it go?
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  20. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    The bike did not come like this. the tank and the headlight were there.
    I found the Hoske pipes, the dellorto's and the Peel.
    The seat with pillion I bought repop, they help with the big tank being able to scoot back, rear-sets are the next thing to work up.
    It goes very well. Took some time to jet the dellortos, had to have cables made for the throttle, and when I had the heads off the first time, found that the bore was 72cm standard is 68'ish so I somethings call it R55/3
    The next thing on the wish list are a set of Hoske wheels
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