Peel on a plunger

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

  1. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    As far as I know, that's not technically a pasenger seat. Those wer so racers could move back and flatten out without sitting right on the fender.

    Never saw that tank on a pre '55 frame. Was it adapted from a /2?

    Seeing really nice examples like this always makes me sorry about selling the R67's, but then I feel that way about them all... :cry
    Looks like it will be so much fun to ride.

    :1drink :D
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  2. danedg

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    Richards' 51/3...bone stock
    And Cuzzin Sam just got his running sweet!
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  3. davorallyfan

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  4. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    Here is a picture with the elephant ear front fender, the fishtail exhaust and Bings, then the change to the fender, carbs and exhaust,
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  5. KLRUSERIOUS?

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    Nice job! Back in black......looks great.
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  6. Grayghost66

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    Stunning bike! Need to ask.....the shifter on the right side...is it for reverse (for sidecar use)?
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  7. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    That is a hold over from the pre-war bikes. There is the normal (todays normal is yesterdays advancements) foot shifter on the left. There were hand shift prior to foot shift, and I have read many different reasons that BMW left the hand shift (for their older riders that could not make that change?) but the transmissions for the R51/2 and R51/3 are just like the pre-war transmission, so the hand shift is still there.
    Since first trying it when I got the bike, I can't remember touching it again.
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  8. danedg

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    It would be more accurate to refer to it as a R60/3, with 72mm jugs....:D
    Jeff Dean refers to the right "hand" shifter, as a 'mechanics' hand shifter'.
    A lot of cool info on jeff's site...
    http://bmwdean.com/

    I like the sleeker profile without the air cleaner. Were you concerned at all about just suckin' the whole world into the little horns without air filtration, or did those sexy little carbs just make you throw caution to the wind and Damn the Torpedoes!?
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  9. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    It still only has an R51/3 crank with the 68mm stroke compared to the longer stroke on the 600cc cranks. I think the term is oversquare, greater bore then stroke.
    I am on the lookout for a R68/r67 crank or R69 (pre R69S) to fit into the case, so if anyone might have one??
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  10. supershaft

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    Don't get me wrong. I have only ridden a plunger frame about five times for a total of 20 miles? I thought using the hand shifter was fun! I used it a lot.
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  11. danedg

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    So....
    ...tell us about that headlight!:ear
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  12. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    Its a Rauch, and it came with the bike.
    Kind of crazy what kind of money they have gone for.
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  13. scottyb

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    your lucky to have the Rauch, very cool!!!!!
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  14. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    I have been lucky multiple times.
    Know what you are looking for, look for it often, and be ready when you find it.
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  15. bomberdave

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    that fairing looks aces. your bike is pretty sweet- i took the low road on mine but there are a few tricks here and there. had a solo seat but my trashed lower back requires a big bench now. i'd be surprised if barrington motor works couldnt provide you with at least a solid lead on the crankshaft your after.
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  16. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    If your bike is an R67, and it has been posted on Barringtons webpage, then yours is the bike were I saw Hoske (edit : hoske pipes) on a plunger, and said
    "hey I want that"
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  17. bomberdave

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    never had a hoske tank but thats my bike on the website. lots of miles since then.

    your headlight shell is worth more than my bike!
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  18. r50us68

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  19. danedg

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    A lot of your previous pics are showing up as deleted or otherwise FUBAR...?
    Personally I prefer PhotoStudio,....


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  20. bomberdave

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    hoske pipes- ok now i get it. ive been real happy with them. they sit much tighter to the bike than the swallowtails did + no crossover pipe let me run the r50s exhaust nuts which look kewl. sounds ballsy too- for a beemer anyway.

    i had a hoske front wheel that came with the bike when i bought it-at that time i didnt even know what it was. wasnt too impressed with it to be honest. sold it on ebay for more than i paid for the whole basketcase and got a stock wheel and dual pivot backing plate.

    my bike has seen a lot of gravel roads, rain, abuse, etc. no point in fancy/fragile/expensive shit.
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