Can anybody tell me anything about this bike?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by civhatch90, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. civhatch90

    civhatch90 Been here awhile

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  2. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    Been looking at that for a while myself.

    Never saw that fairing either, looks like a batwing!

    Sexy bike, imo.


    only 13 g's..............
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  3. bmwrench

    bmwrench Long timer

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    The fairings were made by Wixom Brothers. The lower section is very rare-This is the second one I've ever seen.
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  4. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I have one. :D

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  5. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    It is pimped out with all of the period correct accessories. Wixom fairing, lowers and trunk, Enduro bags and who now what else we can't see. There is probably $2000.00 in accessories on it. The minimum you will need to drop the oil pan and clean the slingers and do the normal service stuff.
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  6. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    I have one too, Wixom on a '68 R50US, oddly, this bike also resides in New Jersey.

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  7. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I thought the engine had to come apart to clean /2 slingers... can it be done dropping the pan?
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  8. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    13K? IF it was a R69S and IF it just had its slingers cleaned by someone that knows what they are doing and IF it was in real good shape, sure.
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  9. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    Let's give him a call, do a group buy!


    Here's the deal: seller (attorney as I recall) mentioned, all original & matching, from a collection,still titled in PO's name, not currently registered but ridden regularly, slinger & "full" svc performed @ 5k mi ago, though no record of such, 3rd owner-maybe...


    Did not get the sense there was to be a price negotiation.

    As an editorial comment, seller left me with the impression he is pretty much a dickhead.

    FWIW.
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  10. 97oilhead

    97oilhead Been here awhile

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    Isn't that the 1967 R60LT.:eek1
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  11. disston

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    In case you haven't figured it out yet, the top portion of the fairing is mounted to the forks and the bottom portion is mounted to the frame. In operation the top part turns with the handle bars and the bottom portion goes with the rest of the bike. I've always thought it was a really neat idea but I have no idea what this is like in practice.

    A lot of my friends and riding buddies had /2s in the old days, I had a /6. The R69s could take me in the corners but I would pass them on the straight away. The R60 was slower.

    I think it's ruffly 4 or 5K over priced. But not really being in tune with current prices I might be off. It seems the experts say it's over priced too.
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  12. riggpigg

    riggpigg Known,but not famous

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    I too have a set like this, my panniers are different, they are Wixom, just different. Mine fit a US style fork. They were on my 1969 R69US I purchased from the original owner. He had it all installed at the dealer when the machine was new. Kinda Buck Rogers lookin' for me, I took it all off and made it a solo. Yeah, a /2 LT.......good description! :rofl
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  13. Tracknod

    Tracknod Been here awhile

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    For some reason, I really dig this fairing without the screen.... If someone has one FS, let me know!

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  14. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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  15. Tracknod

    Tracknod Been here awhile

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    Ummm... no, but Gwendolyn does look a lot like a couple of my Exes.

    Funny story here on "you know you're a biker..."

    I have never seen another '51 R51/3 in person other than pictures and a few yourtube videos. Well, nothing is ever in HD and then I found (CAUTION NSFW LINK) this (CAUTION NSFW LINK)

    I had to put this on my big screen and went through the video pausing it on the items I needed to see (air filter, controls...) I really said out loud... "Damn it, just show the freaking bike!"

    Then, I thought about what I said and just laughed at myself.
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  16. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    I have never seen another '51 R51/3 in person other than pictures and a few yourtube videos. Well, nothing is ever in HD and then I found (CAUTION NSFW LINK) this (CAUTION NSFW LINK)

    Wow I never knew there was a video of that photo shoot. Thanks for posting. I once sent the photos from this same shoot to a friend and his wife intercepted the email and decided that I was a pervert. Actually she always knew I was a pervert and the photos were far more tasteful than most pictures guys email each other! Anyway, long story short, I lost my lifelong friend over that girl on the R51/3, because he chose to side with his wife and stop talking to me. You know what? That is his problem, not mine, and I still love the female form especially on a beautiful BMW motorcycle!
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    Tankad Pure Shenanigans

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  18. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I have a Wixom fairing, but the lowers are more conventional looking than that. They have the bulges and cutouts for the cylinders, but the "batwing" at the top is missing.
    I've intalled the upper section for trips before, it's only held on by three bolts, but never installed the lowers.
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  19. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Want to trade..
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