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    Question Can anyone help (near Albany, NY)?

    I've been collecting parts, have had the engine redone and am slowly putting together my late grandfathers 65 R69S..

    But I feel I'm at a point where I could really use someones knowledgeable help to look over the bike and tell me what I'm missing and any tips on putting it back toghether. I have various books and a video but there's nothing like human help.

    If you have a few hours, I'd be very grateful, how's dinner sound in return?

    Thanks, Andy 518-339-4454

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    I might know someone that could help.. I'll post or PM you tomorrow

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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    You might also want to check out the club list http://www.bmwmoa.org/about/clubs/clubs.htm or even possibly the anon book.
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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    You may possibly get more response by joining the /2 list. You will also be able to get really fast response to most questions about your bike.
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    /2 list

    Darryl beat me to it! The slash 2 list on yahoo is a great site for the /2 owner. Another great site is Duane Aushermans site. Just google his name and you will get his site. Lots of info and he plays on the /2 site and Boxerworks which has a /2 specific area to ask and look around in.

    Good Luck!

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    Andy,

    If you do not have an illustrated parts list, pick one up. (Bob's has them) Ditto, on a service manual. I like the original service manual, maybe your Grandfather had one. That would be great. These will greatly simplify communications when discussing the bike. Using the correct and sometimes unique terminology for the various BMW parts and features really helps when you are seeking advice. Secondly, the parts manual can be used to determine if parts are missing.
    Read up on the engine internal lubrication system. I have a bike in my shop which is in good shape but has not been started in 28 years. I've made the decision to tear down the engine before a start up. I don't want to run the risk of damaging a good engine. Concentrate on getting the mechanical points right.
    If the bike is in reasonable cosmetic condition, I would suggest simply cleaning it up. Nice original bikes are so pretty.
    Good luck

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    Edit -- sorry, I see that you have had the engine redone, You're already on the right track.

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    Thanks for the info

    I joined the slash 2 list and posted a question over there.
    I do have Bob's parts list, and ED Korn video, a Clymer twin book and an original repair manual lent to me by a friend.



    Andy

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    Installing tranny on R69S

    I've got the engine in, now I'm on to the tranny. How do I get it in? Should I remove the drive shaft and if so how do I get the nut off the wheel end (rear wheel is off) and will the rest slide out? What type of grease should I use on the flange, or should I unbolt the engine , slide it forward, bolt up tranny, move unit as one, secure it and then bolt up tranny?

    Thanks,
    Andy

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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    The usual way to assemble a /2 is from the motor back. Install the motor, then the trans, then the swingarm/driveshaft, and then the final drive.

    However, in this case, there's a way to get the trans in. Remove the top motor mount. Block up the motor under the bell housing. Remove the rear motor mount stud. Now you can rotate the motor forward enough to get the trans mounted on it. Have a friend help, because you're going to need to fiddle with the trans a bit to get the trans input shaft splines to mate up with the clutch splines. Once you get the trans onto the 3 mounting studs, you can rotate it back into place and put the motor mount stud back through the frame and case.

    Good luck!
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