BMW R45 — Old bike stuff

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BMW R45
BMW R45

BMW R45

I bought this 1978 R45 3 ago from a local bike when I moved to the New Forest as a whilst I worked on other Not the most exciting bike in the but it does the job, or rather did as the Suzuki is my first choice I’m out for a ride so the R45 is being moved on to way for something new.

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Apart the odd bit of tinkering like setting the clearance it’s pretty as I found it. Let me down once I failed to notice the charge light was on and the battery died I was out for a ride. Replacing a worn out brush fixed that and I the old mechanical voltage regulator for a solid state one while I was at it.

The other thing that me trouble was the centre stand, one of the bolts broke and although it seemed to fix things later on the decided to fold forward than back. Too much in the pivot bolts combined a worn down hook the stand is supposed to engage the frame caused that.

Got the welded up and more robust put in and whilst that was being took the opportunity to junk the useless stock sidestand and it with a Surefoot. Yes, if forgetful you can ride off with the down but I’ll take risk when the alternative is a sidestand that you can’t put while you’re on the bike and will spring back and the bike on the ground at the slightest Working on the centre stand just the old sidestand propping it up was one of my enjoyable maintenance jobs.

The bike was previously owned by a (no, really) who may well used the power of prayer to it running as there’s little of any recent spanner work done on it before I acquired it. My plan for it was to strip it down year and have a good at the state of the engine as after all time it’s well some tlc. That certainly be my recommendation for anyone it even if a full restoration the immediate goal, although the is certainly an option as all the original are present and in good nick for that’s been around 35 odd

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The recorded is 44305 but the true mileage is When I got it I noticed that the speedo works fine the would stop turning time to time and soon it stopped altogether. I’ve added 1500 miles to the so you can figure out a minimum but if the odometer had on the blink for a while the actual could well be higher.

In the box is a s/h unit which should be working but I couldn’t ever be to swap them over, as you can do 250 miles on a tank and probably 30+ on it’s not the kind of bike miles covered is something going to pay much attention to.

The seat base needed to be up soon after I got the bike as it had around one of the hinges. Isopon and mesh plus the usual cures and a coating of Hammerite that.

Ignition timing. I was to change the contact breakers as I bit of maintenance but before getting in thought I’d have a look at the to see how close or otherwise it was. supposed to be a (very visible) mark on the flywheel that you can use to the timing with a strobe or

Much time was spent over the engine by hand to spot this before I that I wasn’t going and that the damned thing wasn’t there. An airhead later told me that not unknown for someone taking the apart to re-assemble it with the on the wrong way round. Makes no to the engine working but hides the mark quite effectively so I’m someone had the engine apart and did just that.

Another good reason to put an strip at the top of the to-do list.

from the speedo mentioned I’ve got a crate of spare and pieces acquired new or from A pair of good cylinder and one piston (that’s autojumbles for plus a crankshaft are the heftier plus a selection of gaskets, air points, carb diaphragms and odds and ends. Not forgetting the sidestand if there’s a purist who to refit it, though personally the of a canal would be my chosen for it.

Also in the box is a Haynes manual and the owner’s handbook.

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