Well, here it is………didn’t think I would dig this far into the old beemer, but, the engine was out, the old frame paint was showing lots of wear in spots, so, no time like the present. Strip it and paint it.
Earls fork out……..note the tapered bearing on the steering tube……..the conversion from ball bearings to tapered rollers had already been completed…….another small victory for me……….I had a huge dark blue quilt on the floor of the shop ready to rescue the flying ball bearings when I dropped the fork out……..this was a nice surprise.
Using Jonathans bulkhead jig as a parts hanger for the freshly primed R60
One primed /2 ready for the booth.
With the bulk of the bike in the paint booth it’s time to mess with the smaller jobs………fire up the polishing wheel. These are the front shock top mounts.
Before and after. The results are great, but the work is VERY tedious.
Front shock lower sleaves…..same treatment.
Next job is to cut the hubs out of the wheels and send them off to Woodys Wheel Works;
Woodys is going to build the wheels up with stainless spokes and shouldered aluminum rims. This will save a bit of unsprung weight and I really like the look of the shouldered alloys.