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  1. Very good Ron, I can at least get some parts for my BMW from the UK come Brexit!
  2. Thanks Colin, that's exactly what I need. I do not want to upset people but Amals (6/406 & 6/407) were the original equipment on the twin carb R12's - see picture. They are very expensive to buy (£2k+) and the 76/187's from the BSA 1938 350cc B.24, 25 and 26 are a vertical pattern bolt holes that fir the R12 cylinders. They came with box of bits that was the project and I'd like to believe someone swapped the old Amals (which I've been told were not very good) for a set of war time BSA carbs. Does this make the bike a BSAMW?
  3. Carbs back from Martyn, absolutely brilliant job. Coln, quick question - I now have 4 cables to manage. I can get a two cable throttle set up, but the other two are choke? Regards, John
  4. Most of the problems have been ongoing for 2 years! I just had the engine re-built and bolted the gearbox back on the kick starter bush on the side of the gearbox wasn't tight to the gearbox by about two turns of the screws that hold it in place. I tightened them up while the engine was running then bang! So put a stop to plans for Normandy.
  5. Paul, Wow 1300km! I've bitten the bullet with my R12's now and both engines, gearboxes and magnetos have been re-built and emptied my savings account. Despite that I'm still paranoid! Maybe this year I'll build up the mileage and see what reliability is like. Whereabouts in the UK are you? There is a guy called George near me in Surrey with an R75. Regards John
  6. My R12's were both off the road. Maybe next year? Gearbox had a bit of a leak. Regards, John
  7. With thanks to Josuah Josse, he has confirmed that Colonne Notek (German vehicles) will be at Manoir De Donville, near Carentan starting at 08:00 on the 4th June 2019 and ww2 German bikes are welcome to attend (please check that no inappropriate symbols are shown and it seems German uniforms may not be accepted or tolerated by the local police). There may be a small tour with the vehicles and some parts selling. As this is a good gesture on his part please obide by his rules for the event. Look forward to seeing anyone there (if I can get my engine back together in time!). Regards, John
  8. Thanks Lex, I've posted on the FB R12 Forum to see if anyone else is attending. To be honest I'm a little concerned of the reception that Axis vehicles might get? John
  9. Any UK German vehicles planning to go to Normandy this year? John BMW R12
  10. Nick, I have a BMW R12 with sidecar, if there were an opportunity, how do I find out if anyone can join the parades? There aren't a lot of German vehicle groups in the UK that are putting any trips together? Regards John
  11. Thanks Lex, What FB page was this on ? John
  12. Lovely bike. Can you tell me which type of Amal is has. According to references it could be a 76/187. Is the head inlet stud pattern horizontal or vertical? John
  13. I'll ask on the BMW R12 FB page to see if I get any responses.
  14. Thanks for the reply. I'll ask on Kradrider ( a yahoo based forum) if there is anyone there planning to attend and maybe we can get the two sides together? I'll keep the forum posted if I get any responses.
  15. Are there any plans this year for a motorcycle event around D Day and will German bikes be attending? John
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