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Old 01-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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Question Looking for BMW r27 info

I am helping a friend with a '62 r27. Can anyone point me in the right direction for service manuals? I also need a good source for parts online. I have heard good things about Bob's... but I've never used them. Also do these have slingers that should be cleaned out?
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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Go to Vech, www.benchmarkworks.com. Very helpful over the phone. I believe he has both manuals and parts for the R27.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:43 AM   #3
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Yes, the slinger needs to get cleaned out. It is on the front of the crankshaft.

Other resources.

www.cycleworks.com engine & trans tools.

BMW VMCA an excellant old BMW club with a tool loan program instead of buying your own specialized tools.

yahoo groups "slashtwo" or "slash2"

BMW singles are a neat ride with one wonky bit. The engine comes out last, with all other old BMW's you pull the trans then the motor.

With a single the order is:

1. rear wheel
2. rear fender
3. swingarm
4. trans
5. engine

Anywhere before #5 is the gas tank, air, and battery boxes. Oh yeah seat too if you don't have a solo seat.

I have lots of free advice for you, after recently restoring my own R27.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:41 AM   #4
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That was the first bike I owned. I can't remember much but the scary speed.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:32 AM   #5
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"I can't remember much but the scary speed."

Do you mean the scary speed of the passing vehicles?
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:37 AM   #6
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Heck yeah! A passing Falcon could suck me right under.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:52 AM   #7
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I hear you! I sold mine and bought an R69s after losing one to many drag races to 26hp vw beetles.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:33 PM   #8
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Vintage BMW publications

Roland Slabon offers reprints of various shop manuals including:
  • BMW R26, R27 Workshop Manual. Reprint. All separate double sided pages, not bound, stapled or glued. 158 pages. Illustrated, 4-language (English, German, French, Spanish) official factory manual, edition of March/1966. Not a Xerox copy, with all pages resized to 8.5 x 11, with no cropping or loss of images. Clarity of illustrations is unbelievable, often better than the original. None finer, covering all aspects of 1955-67 BMW singles repair. Includes a sidecar and hydraulic brake section and several wiring diagrams. A professional scan of the original. Your Cost $24.
He can be contacted at vintagebmw@comcast.net.

I saw his ad in The Vintage BMW Bulletin.

Additional help can be found at the yahoo group "bmw-mono-club" http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/bmw-mono-club/
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:50 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. What would be the recommended approach with this bike? The speedo says 7kmi but I'm sure it's more like 17kmi or 27kmi, unknown history. We had it running this past weekend and it definatly needs carburetor attention and push rod seals, tires, usual old bike stuff. He plans to keep it for a while. Should we do a teardown on the motor and clean the slingers and address any other issues? He has a few other project bikes and would like to keep the r27 as a runner for now.
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