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    Thank you Robbie, I have no idea what I was...

    Thank you Robbie,
    I have no idea what I was doing wrong but, I gave it a try again today and she started right up. I hate not knowing what I was doing wrong but, I'm not complaining. Also the...
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    Shorted out battery BMW R69s

    I screwed up, while I had my 1961 R69s BMW on a charger I shorted out the battery. I didn't find this out until later when the cables to the charger were melted. Later I put it back on the charger...
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    Thanks, I'm gonna have to take it back off and...

    Thanks, I'm gonna have to take it back off and have a good look. I'm pretty sure I set the level correctly.
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    Linkert Carb over flow

    I'm still working on my 1941 Sport Scout. I got it running but today the carb was over flowing with gas. Am I right to assume that the float is stuck?
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    Thanks Tom and Harry, Are you guys in...

    Thanks Tom and Harry,
    Are you guys in agreement that the Hoyt is correct for 1941 Sport Scout?
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    Sounds better than what I have now. I'll do a...

    Sounds better than what I have now. I'll do a search for it thank you.
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    Thanks Tom, Can you tell me what "Resto...

    Thanks Tom,
    Can you tell me what "Resto Guide" you are useing? I need to get one of those.
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm not 100% sure but I...

    Thanks for the reply. I'm not 100% sure but I think the original for a 41 SS is the Hoyt ammeter.
    I found one of those for $99.
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    Ammeter 1941 Sport Scout

    I lost the bezel and glass from my ammeter on the road some where.
    I got the old one out of the dash to try and just size it up for replacing the glass and bezel. I found that it is a plastic and...
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    And that's what makes you the artist Cotton. ...

    And that's what makes you the artist Cotton.
    I'm very happy with my apprentice level work. Even with my Mason jar at home nickel plating. I hope to buy you lunch some day for all your help.
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    Cotton, We make a hell of a team! I used a...

    Cotton, We make a hell of a team!
    I used a punch as you suggested to make three tiny indents in a triangle around the hole. Then it snapped in like a champ. Now the low speed needle rolls on it...
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    Hi Cotton, I have another question; I have...

    Hi Cotton,
    I have another question;
    I have the new spring and ball bearing for the lifter lever. I like the length of the spring. The problem is that when I push them both into the housing they...
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    I looked it up, it seems that they have...

    I looked it up, it seems that they have discontinued that product but, they refer you to a product called V530 which seems to be the same thing.

    I tried something a little different to remove the...
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    Dude!!!! Everyone already knows your an artist,...

    Dude!!!! Everyone already knows your an artist, beret or not.
    Thanks for the tip, I'll start a search for a product like that.
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    I like your cad plating for sure, it's what the...

    I like your cad plating for sure, it's what the original finish was.
    When I was researching cad plating I saw a lot of warnings about toxicity. Thats why I chose nickel here at home. Maybe I should...
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    Thanks Cotton, I was thinking you would be the...

    Thanks Cotton, I was thinking you would be the guy with the answer.
    I'll give this a try.
    Also I recieved my intake manifold for this bike back from you, it looks great and no leaks.
    In our emails...
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    Linkert Carb low speed needle lift lever

    My 1941 Sport Scout carb has a problem. When adjusting the low speed needle the ball bearing does not push hard enough against the knurled knob of the low speed needle to hold it from vibrating out...
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    Thanks Robbie, I assume I should look that area...

    Thanks Robbie, I assume I should look that area over well for frame cracks if the reinforcement straps are not there.

    Yes, I thought three days was a short trip too, but I'm sure that February...
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    Ok, I got the info back from BMW, they wrote; ...

    Ok, I got the info back from BMW, they wrote;
    "The BMW R 69 S VIN 655307 was manufactured on February 10th, 1961 and delivered on February 13th, 1961 to the BMW importer Butler & Smith in New...
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    Thats a great site, thanks. I emailed BMW for...

    Thats a great site, thanks.
    I emailed BMW for info, the exact delivery date is not on the sites.
    It is a very early production though. Its 307 out of 11317 manufactured.
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    I have the serial #, where can I look it up?

    I have the serial #, where can I look it up?
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    Will the serial # tell me any of this info?

    Will the serial # tell me any of this info?
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    Thanks Robbie, Its a 1961 R69s

    Thanks Robbie,
    Its a 1961 R69s
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    Thanks Peter, I read the site you sent and did...

    Thanks Peter,
    I read the site you sent and did send an email to Vech. Thanks for your help.
    Also, that Vincent of your is stunning. Those motors are such works of art to look at.
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    What to look out for when buying a BMW R69s

    I know this is a very broad question but,,,
    I'm considering buying a early 60s BMW R69s and dont know a lot about them. I'm gonna go look at it next week and am wondering what are some of the...
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