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I just pick up this killer original bmw r60, I am the second owner of this bike, it has been in a garage for 20+ years, hook battery up and all lights worked, gonna see about motor 2mar night! its a 66 model and has bags and such, but really only missing a couple small parts, mufflers are toast, but they all are like that after a while, can't wait to get this dude running, find a solo seat and go like hell!
 

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Belltown,
You scored BigTime, those are Very Rare 'Craven' hardbags on the bike,
That slash 2 will out live us all, not sure if you are a Beemer Guy but there are tons of great shops out there, Bob's BMW in Maryland is one- Great Customer Service, Speed's as well also in MD..
Good Luck
 

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Nice score. How cheap was she? I've dragged home a couple 60's beemers this year (several from the same 'barn'). Once you start you'll be hooked on 'em. Read up a lot on the slingers and other quirks, though. You wouldn't want to get it going only to blow the motor a few miles down the road. Cleaning the slingers requires pulling the engine out and down to the crank. Kind of a PITA, but necessary on one that's been sitting a lot like yours.

Here are a few of my barn-find beemers:

1961 R69S


1964 R69S (Parts Donor)


1967 R60/2 (Former DC Courier bike, hence the green fender)


And a 'few' extra parts :rolleyes:


I'm digging into the '61 right now, hope to have her up and running by spring. That and the conversion /2 I was riding this year til the trans went up (almost fixed).

 

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thanks guys, I am really excited about it, I have a good buddy who was a bmw dealer and mechanic in the 70's that is going to help me with the project, hope to get it going and clean it up, love the old paint, and its really nice shape, the bags are cool also, if I go long distance I may run them, but for now I am looking for the solo seat and just do it up that way! I'll have some more pics soon!
 

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Great score! Those old Beemers are fun to ride. Quirky, but fun. Here is my '55 R69 that started out as a $250 shed find! I've got a '65 R69S and a '66 R60 too! Robbie
 

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this is what I found tonight on the bike, its had some water or somthing down the cylinder, the one valve is a bit crusty, old gas did a number on that pet cock also, but the tank is in great shape
 

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Those bikes are pretty easy to work on and EVERYTHING is available for them. Spendy, but available. BMW has gone back to many of the original contractors to make runs of parts for for the old stuff under their Mobil Traditions program. Suppliers like Bench Mark works, Bob's, Blue Moon, Hucky's, etc have all you need.
I remember restoring one and when i got ready to re-assemble was sure I was missing a couple boxes of parts. But as I went along I realized that there were half as many as other bikes since every part is serving multiple function or has no extra moving bits. Well engineered!
My current project ( along with the Harleys and Triumphs!) is an R69S with a Hoske 32 liter tank, a sport front fender, solo seat, Euro Bars, and lots of little mods.
My '55 R69 is a weird bookend for my '55 KHK!! Talk about extremes!:eek:
Robbie
 

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yeah I hope to find a solo seat that is used and a luggage rack deal, also going to go with the lower sporty bars on this, my bmw buddy thinks I am crazy but he likes the huge old seats
 

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If you don't regularly carry a passenger (or are over 200#s) a solo is killer comfortable. I think the big seats are butt ugly, especially the wide ones. But bumm stop cafe seats look really good on them too!
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nEAT nEAT nEAT !:)
 
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