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Old 09-28-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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My new old school ride - R60/2

Just picked this up yesterday. Got a call from a friend who had a friend who's husband had passed away. She wanted to make room in the garage for her car, and was having trouble finding someone to buy this motorcycle. I was happy to take it off her hands.







Just 54,000 original miles



In the left hand bag were the original owners manual and a service manual. It needs a little tender loving care. It has not run since 1994, but everything appears to be intact. For those of you with experience, what pitfalls if any lurk below the surface that I need to be aware of before I start bringing it back to running condition? I would appreciate any advice or input.
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Old 09-29-2004, 04:26 AM   #2
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Clean the slingers and btw you suck you lucky dog. I still miss my /2.
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:16 PM   #3
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Clean the slingers and btw you suck you lucky dog. I still miss my /2.
I agree with Curvrider - that is a cool bike!
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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For those of you with experience, what pitfalls if any lurk below the surface that I need to be aware of before I start bringing it back to running condition? I would appreciate any advice or input.
Change fluids, put some marvel mystery oil in the cylinders overnight, install fresh plugs and gas. Tickle the carbs and give it a kick.

Then, once you know its running condition, have the slingers cleaned ASAP (not cheap).

Can I ask what you paid for her?
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:55 PM   #5
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What a great looking bike! Can you post a picture of the fairing taken from the front - it doesn't look like there's much air cooling going on there, does it?

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Old 09-29-2004, 04:57 PM   #6
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Then, once you know its running condition, have the slingers cleaned ASAP (not cheap).
$550 - http://members.aol.com/vechbmw/oil.html

Plus the cost of getting the engine there. It's deal, though, compared to the expense of not getting them cleaned.
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Old 09-29-2004, 04:57 PM   #7
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nice...lots of quality accessories..jeez you could probably take it all off and sell to pay for the bike

fairing looks like a two piece job. Top half stuck to the bars, bottom half is rigid. Never seen that style before
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:44 AM   #8
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What a great looking bike! Can you post a picture of the fairing taken from the front - it doesn't look like there's much air cooling going on there, does it?

Mike
There are two cooling tunnels for the cylinders. Sorry for the dark picture.




The two piece fairing is nice. The headlight turns with the wheel. To avoid being lynched I will not disclose what I paid for it, but it was an excellent deal.
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:43 PM   #9
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Duane Asherman's site

Here's a good resource for /2 info. Great find and oh BTW,
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:48 PM   #10
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Some guys have all the luck!
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:53 PM   #11
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You've found yourself a really stylish ride there. It's a REAL BMW!

From the looks of it someone enjoyed a lot of fine rides on that machine. I gotta believe that the old guy it belonged to would be happy to know that the bike wound up with someone who cared about it.

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Old 12-13-2004, 08:59 PM   #12
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Thanks for sharing....now go out and ride take LOTS of picts and share some more, those bike LOVE to be ridden!
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Old 12-17-2004, 05:59 PM   #13
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Any updates on the /2 Mark?
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:56 PM   #14
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VERRRRRRRRRRY Nice man.


Do enjoy her.
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Old 12-18-2004, 12:52 PM   #15
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Any updates on the /2 Mark?
Nothing new yet Mute. there is room in the garage now. I am off from the 22nd to the 3rd and plan on getting into it then.
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