This motorcycle has the standard dual saddle, which was the most common on motorcycles delivered to U. No miles have been added since the restoration. English is no problem for Andreas. Tim completed the restoration of this R69S for me in 2008. Indeed, we are not sure if the improved acceleration can be attributed to reduced backpressure, or reduced weight. Cylinders were painted with high temp black. At 85 to 90 mph, with the suspension smoothing out the bumps, the engine vibrationless, and the exhaust note a steady drone, nothing but the whistling of the wind and the needle of the speedometer indicated one's speed.
Total R90s Heavy Duty Clutch installed, Oil pump and cover. After storing it in my sun room for nearly half its life, I rolled it out, put a and gasoline in it, and fired it up. The original seat needed a new rubber block and I decided to swap seats for now. It was just like riding a big, comfortable car. If there are eight smaller fins and they are are round, it is a 500cc model photo below, right.
One of the last 200 produced per the serial number. Duane Ausherman explains it all nicely on. It never expires, so you are done with paying license fees on old motorcycles if you use the Collector plate system. We have also serviced and replaced the seals in the the forks, inspected the rear suspension, and gone through the electrical system and replaced the coil. In 2009, I had Tim Stafford , which long ago I had named Iowa, because that is where I found her. Or you could read the engine or frame number and consult the handy serial numbers list you always carry in your pocket. To see more of these 1968 photos, click.
It had just been unloaded and prepared, and was waiting for a buyer. Some riders find the solo Denfeld or Pagusa saddles a little hard on their rear ends during a long ride. With both brakes in action, the best figure ever obtained in a Motor Cycling test 20 feet from a corrected 30 mph, the speed was 10% fast was obtained in the two first tries. For any questions or comments about the web site, the club forum or the club itself,. Bike comes with 2 ignition keys, original owners manual and Shop Manual. Since that time bike has had approx 6000 miles and has recently had the fluids changed.
To be honest, we think that anyone who would worry much over its performance-potential is a bit of a booby. Unfortunately, I could not afford it at the time. All of the miscellaneous hardware is just like the frame. Also, can the horsepower of an R69 be increased to the level of the R69S by bumping the compression and changing the camshaft? It is Earles' own diagram of his concept. If you are looking for a great rider or the basis for a full blown restoration project, this is a great choice! There is no accounting for taste.
That sounds pretty darn reliable to me!!! Bearings, seals, and gaskets were replaced, including the spherical rear crankshaft bearing. This bike was restored 1 year ago and has only 300 miles. I have driven the bike approximately 350 miles since. Daryl Richman's excellent web page on explains their function as follows: In a slinger oiling system, the oil is pumped into the main bearings at either end of the crankshaft, and is then captured on the inner side of the bearing by the slingers, which centrifuge the oil and then direct it into the hollow crankpins. I have a 58 R69 which I've owned since 1989. Please ask questions before bidding should you have any. This color was available originally on special order from the factory.
Actually, the heads are strong enough to take a dreadful whacking without breaking. It was restored impecably in 2008 by Tim Stafford, San Diego. One is seated a little more to the rear a result of the transverse engine. You have to love the old slash-2s! Similar Bumm mirrors are also available but are inferior in that they use flat glass rather than convex glass, as on Albert mirrors; this limits your vision and increases apparent mirror vibration. Below: A friend's beautiful R69S in the fall foliage of Wisconsin. The remainder is due within 7 days of auction end. But if I had a true R69 I would never, ever try to convert it to an R69S! This photo was taken by John Harper, of Anniston, Alabama, who, with me, cofounded the in 1972.
As a direct result, the brake action is light and smooth; you couldn't want anything better. We accept Cashier's check or wire transfer for full payment, allow up to 7 working days for the cashier's check to clear before we can release the bike. Speaking of Jill, after I dropped battery acid on our kitchen counter, permanently changing its appearance, I decided I wanted sealed, maintenance-free 6-volt batteries for my slash-2 motorcycles. The engine, transmission, and final drive were disassembled and the cases bead blasted before a high-temperature clear coat was applied. These models were designed as relatively high powered, high compression sport bikes, although the R69 and R69S came with sidecar lugs installed on the frames.