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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I bought my first Beemer 30 years ago today.

    It was a 1970 R75/5, old and tired, but it pulled like a tractor
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    That's a sweet and elegant image.
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    = nasty, unreliable crap...



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    That knob alongside the tank, must be the troll valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    That knob alongside the tank, must be the troll valve.
    It's the shifter

    My Ural Solo had a knob like that: it shifted the bike into reverse. Nice with a sidecar, weird on a solo bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post

    Yum! that bike is beautiful and made for a gentleman - an elegant German flapper sporty and fun!
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    Handle bar wires need tidying... What are the thumb levers left and right?

    Got any more pics of this bike Paul?

    Love the crescent shape handle bar....

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    She appears to be an R32 or maybe R42 rom the late 1920s.
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quite similar to an R32 or R42 too the late 1920s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Handle bar wires need tidying... What are the thumb levers left and right?

    Got any more pics of this bike Paul?

    Love the crescent shape handle bar....
    I think they advance or retard the spark. Maybe.

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    Bicycle technology maxed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    I think they advance or retard the spark. Maybe.
    All three of them? I'm thinking choke, idle, and dunno. Open to being edumicated.

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    the lever on the left controls spark advance
    the two levers on the right are air and fuel control

    it would be a complicated bike to ride, thank god it only has three gears!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the lever on the left controls spark advance
    the two levers on the right are air and fuel control

    it would be a complicated bike to ride, thank god it only has three gears!
    imagine the satisfaction an enthusiast gets when it fires up and runs. The process of setting air and fuel just right after a proper value adjustment. A true hobbyists thrill.
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