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Old 12-30-2010, 06:56 PM   #211
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as each picture, is worth a thousand words, this'll be a long thread

the great story about this bike is Zircon rode it from Cleveland and back for 3 years, and finally holed a piston on the NYS Thruway last year...
Sam was riding shotgun with his '68 R69S in the back of the Ford. They switched bikes and Bob rode Sams bike back to Ohio, with Zircon's '68 as a trailer queen....it is apparently still not back on the road....but he finished the work on this little R60US...



sweet bike...

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:57 AM   #212
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..yer needle ain't fittin' right somehow into the fuel cutoff...
..you might get a little, but not 'gas foot"....
Stagehand gets gasfoot... I was there...
No. The needle seats far better than the original setup. My floats are original and have a lip around them where they were soldered together. That lip can catch on the side of the carb if conditions are just right, preventing the float from going up.
It was much worse with the original tops and float rod because it would cock enough that the needle wouldn't even come close.
It doesn't happen often, not enough to attempt to curl the edges anyway.
It definitely is gas foot.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:23 PM   #213
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:48 PM   #214
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:22 PM   #215
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:50 PM   #216
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:26 PM   #217
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Are my Slingers Full?

.....and can I see them without pulling the crank?



Yes!...and NO!
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #218
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Skirts Up!

So...it's the DEAD of winter...and I'll finally change that Dunlop that only lasted 600 miles on the back....




I picked up a pair of 'em on sale, and when the Bridgestone finally crapped out after 9000 miles, I popped this on. Useless...
So I'm gonna try one of these Michelins I got from Vech...


Between the luggage rack and the buco mounts, it's always an adventure gettin' into the rear fender, to pull the rear wheel...
It was worse when half the bolts had 11mm heads and half had 10....they are ALL now 10mm.!
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:34 PM   #219
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What you'll find under the hinge flap



not pretty...and no accommodation was ever made to keep this spot from accumulating 60,000 miles of stuff....
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:39 PM   #220
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Are you running the same size tire F&R?
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:59 PM   #221
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I put a matched set of Bridgestone Spitfire S11's on it. 100/90 - 18 frt, and 110/90 -18 rear. I put 9000 or so on the rear, and the front is still on there.
Great tires. We'll see how the Michelin wears....





so YES.... it'll have 100/90-18's front and rear....
...the thing's a tractor....!
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So I was telling that other guy about oilflow and I remembers this...

One of the biggest advantages of increased capacity that is rarely mentioned is the fact that with increased capacity, the oil goes through the pump less often. The pump itself heats the oil considerably! Many a tuner has got more power to the ground AND decreased oil temps by downsizing the oil pump. I have worked on one such airhead.

Lowering the sump level away from the crank is often a good thing when you have the room but don't forget that these engines are plain bearing engines. There are VOLUMES of oil squirting out of those rod and crank bearings like putting your finger over the end of a garden hose. All that oil squirting out becomes a big blob of oil that hangs around the spinning crank and rods and actually pulsates and moves around. ALL the while this blob is loosing as much oil as what is going into it from all the oil squirting out of the plain bearings. ALL that oil is up there and ALL around your crank breather until your sump level gets down below the oil pickup. I don't recommend lowering your sump's oil level that far! Your right rod big end is sure to go first and
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:24 PM   #223
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Your right rod big end is sure to go first and
..and?! AND?!

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Old 01-04-2011, 04:37 AM   #224
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Don't laugh, but Chang Jiang carbs look an awful lot like these and may work as a replacement. They are cheap at about US$ 65/pair or so.
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My levertop retainer has failed. Not only has the fibrous washer disappeared but the distressed shaft has worn through the top. My temp solution was to secure it with a zip tie, which proved to be gasoline resistant. At least I didn't lose the lever...
I'm thinking a blob of JB Weld on the right spot as a new retainer...
Any flashes of brilliance out there?



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Old 01-04-2011, 07:56 AM   #225
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Lowering the sump level away from the crank is often a good thing when you have the room but don't forget that these engines are plain bearing engines. There are VOLUMES of oil squirting out of those rod and crank bearings like putting your finger over the end of a garden hose. and
Your aircooled VW has plain (shell) bearings, your /2 has ball bearings. I don't have a lot of experience with these bikes but I understood this era of engine had rather low oil pressure as very little oil is required for a roller bottom end.
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