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    Post photos of your vintage (pre-1970) BMW motorcycle

    1954 R68



    1954 R51/3



    1955 R67/3



    1967 R69S



    1967 R60/2



    1967 R60/2



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    1967 R60
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    66 R60




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    66 R69S


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    1953 R51/3



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    1928 R52

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    My baby

    Love this old girl... runs like a champ, has had great care over the years... original paint on the fenders and tank, some "touching up" and repaint of frame, etc etc. All in all, a real keeper!

    Bob Peckham
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    1966 R50/2

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    Where is that photo...?

    Sorry, cannot get photo to load...
    Bob Peckham

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    Finally loaded the ole girl

    This is my 1966 R50/2.....glamour shot!
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    Front seat

    Good Morning, could you please tell me if the driver seat is a Corbin? If so their website says it fits the bike with the larger fuel tank, the one with the glove box on top. Tim

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    If your talking about the /2 Bobber, just got to talking to one of the guys that that knows the bike. No it's not a Corbin. He says it's some type of Denfield/Pegusa covered in leather. That's what I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpeckham136133 View Post
    This is my 1966 R50/2.....glamour shot!
    Could you please tell me what brand seat this is? If it's a Corbin they claim they only make this style to fit with the larger of the two tanks that were available for that model. The smaller tank had the glove compartment on the side as yours does--according to them, the larger tank had the glove compartment on top. Tim

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    Dougfur -

    Welcome to the forum! The picture you're referring to is from this post:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...l=1#post333851

    Unfortunately, that member hasn't been on the forum in nearly 3 years, so I suspect he will unlikely see this.

    But I have seen this Corbin seat on other /2s with the small tank as you suggest. It fits, there is a gap from the front of the seat to the tank and the nose of the seat sits up a bit. I understand from another forum that Corbin did some extra work for him to shave the nose a bit to lessen that effect. So, it can fit as is...if you like the look.
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    Here's my '66. Almost finished with a basic resto. Needs fine tuning. Awful hard to get those carbs balanced, even with my $4 carb balancer tool!
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    I visited the Sinsheim (Germany) Technical Museum last week and, among all the planes, trains, cars and bikes, I found this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbrackr756 View Post
    Here's my '66. Almost finished with a basic resto. Needs fine tuning. Awful hard to get those carbs balanced, even with my $4 carb balancer tool!
    How are you able to use the $4 tool on those early carbs? You must have a vacuum takeoff port specially machined into them. My /2 carbs don't have any such port...I've seen pictures of carbs with this done, but I'm not too sure I want to mess with original equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    How are you able to use the $4 tool on those early carbs? You must have a vacuum takeoff port specially machined into them. My /2 carbs don't have any such port...I've seen pictures of carbs with this done, but I'm not too sure I want to mess with original equipment.
    I bought a pair of special carb to head gaskets that had ports glued into them by the guy making and selling them. I think it was on EBay but not sure. They work but the suction on both sides agitates the oil in the gauge tubes so much that readings are almost impossible. Maybe I should use heavier oil in the gauge tubes?

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