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Old 05-15-2011, 05:06 PM   #796
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I've been running 87 octane with 10 % alchohol for 10 years at least. Chicago smog means all the gas sold around here has alchohol added. I don't remember when it changed, but a long time ago. I haven't had any issues other than a possible loss of horsepower which I am now used to. I just rebuilt my carbs and it was the first time they were apart in 20 years. The only thing I saw was some light corrosion on the bottom of the bowls. And I can't even be sure that was caused by the alchohol.


Since my bike is now running, I feel like I can post this. My trip meter does work.

Rebuilt your carbs?.... what was involved? Gasket set?...or did you send 'em back to Bing?
Sam's blaming his lack o' HP and running real hot on the ethanol.
I'd like a better description of the process used to recenter your differential...
I tackled mine Friday and went from 15 to 5 degrees... MAJOR difference!
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:32 AM   #797
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Spoke with Sam today. It's rainin' in Ohio as well.
He was asking if I was having problems related to 10% Ethanol...I said no...
The R60/2 doesn't seem to exhibit any major deficiencies.
He was complaining about his 69S, having problems because of the higher compression and running corn oil through it.
He mused that the way to get an S motor to last on Ethanol was to lower the compression, (thicker base gasket), thereby lowering the compression, thereby turning it back into an R60! With the resultant HP!
I'm happy with my horsepower and my 93 octane %10.
Have you guys had problems? And do you use any additives for shit gas?
I throw a bloop of Marvel Mystery in the tank, it makes the top end run smoother... and cause I remember reading all the Marvel Comics in the corner of Hallsey's Market on High St., Exeter NH as a kid.
Hallsey would sell us packs of cigarettes for $.15.....
And rubbers...
We all proudly had a circle in our wallets from carryin' that prophylactic around for years, you know... just in case you might get laid!!!
But I digress...
Do any of you have problems with gas!......?
I have had problems with 10% gasohol when riding my R60US/2 on the highway. Coming across IL where all you can get is gasohol, it died on the highway a few times. If I let it cool off for a couple of minutes it started right up. It seemed like it was vapor locking. Alcohol boils at a little over 170 degrees F. Is it possible that the alcohol was boiling in the float bowls? As soon as I got to Iowa and got some pure dino gas, it never happened again.

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:30 AM   #798
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The water coming out of your tap should not exceed 120 d. Higher than that and you'll get scalded. My carbs have never, even on the hottest days, been so hot that I couldn't touch them. The cylinders and headers yes, but not the carbs.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:33 PM   #799
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I finally mounted the fairing I came across.




I bought it from David Segal (RIP), From Emerson Motorworks, out of a big pile of other BMW junk, but I'm not convinced that it was mounted on a /2 in it's previous life{s}...
The little slot at the nose doesn't allow the standard key to operate as normal. But guess what boys and girls? ALL the Slash 2's are bi sexual! The key goes both ways!!
Who'd a thunk???


I'm thinking it's gonna make them 6 hour rides a lot easier to take and it doesn't look TOO bad, in a
ZOLTAR from Planet 9! kind of way!
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:30 PM   #800
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That looks like an British made Avon from around the '60's.

Not so sure about the looks though.

On a Panther here:-

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:31 PM   #801
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Hideous In Every Way



The Avonaire HandleBar Half Fairing proved to be less than ideal and performed far below expectations...
The windshield was too low and I banged my visor on starting and centerstanding.
It also created an updraft up into the helmet with a buffetting feature.
It amplified every noise, creak, clicker and clatter that exists on the old girl. The upper mount mirror locations flopped backward onto my gloves, and I couldn't see crap from there anyway...
The key had to be inserted backwards, and was kinda suspect on a positive connection...or is that a negative connection? And you couldn't really reach it from the seat....
I put it on last week and we got rained in for 5 days. I rode for 10 minutes today, and returned to shop, and that thing was off in 25 minutes...
For Sale! $50
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:48 AM   #802
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Looks way better without it. A clear handlebar screen may be OK, there used to be a British one called a Tri-Point or something that would be period.

I find that for the speed I'm travelling most of the time a screen isn't really needed. Even at a steady 70 -80 the wind blast doesn't seem too bad.

I've got hold of a second hand Craven rack, had brackets made and it's away to the powder coaters, I'll post up some pictures when it's all assembled and the panniers are hung correctly.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:25 AM   #803
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How about one like this?





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Old 05-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #804
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How about one like this?






I love that bike...
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:51 AM   #805
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I was trying to find a shot of a nice little R27 that a friend in Florida had, with a sweet little headlight fairing with a flyscreen... can't find it right now... don't know how effective it might have been, but it sure looked good!



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Old 05-20-2011, 08:54 AM   #806
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What was the thread for that bike again? I was looking for it desperately the other day.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:01 AM   #807
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I don't remember.. I stole the picture and put it in my smugmug files...




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Old 05-20-2011, 11:01 AM   #808
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Question FNG, needs some help.

Just joined.
Just dismantled My R69S.
I've been staring at the sport tank deciding were to begin.

Should I strip the paint, and the electrolosis, primer, then liner, primer wet sand and then paint.

I notice a lot of photos from the area (Hudson vallyish, westchesterish thru the Berkshires) looking for some insight, local vendors...AM I in the ball park??
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #809
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Nfg,

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Old 05-20-2011, 11:19 AM   #810
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