My new old school ride - R60/2

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by mlaotn, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. mlaotn

    mlaotn Slow Rider

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    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.

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    Just 54,000 original miles

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    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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  2. Curvy

    Curvy Lost Planet Airman

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    Clean the slingers and btw you suck you lucky dog. I still miss my /2.
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  3. storymitchell

    storymitchell Member of the proletariat

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    I agree with Curvrider - that is a cool bike!
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  4. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    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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  5. MikeO

    MikeO Wage slave...

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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
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  6. storymitchell

    storymitchell Member of the proletariat

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    $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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  7. Alchemist

    Alchemist Been here awhile

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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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  8. mlaotn

    mlaotn Slow Rider

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

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    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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  9. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    Here's a good resource for /2 info. Great find and oh BTW, :dizave
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  10. bavarian

    bavarian bavarian

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    Some guys have all the luck!
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  11. vintagemxr

    vintagemxr old fahrt, nobody special

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    You've found yourself a really stylish ride there. It's a REAL BMW! :wink:

    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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  12. tommcbride

    tommcbride Long timer

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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! :thumb
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  13. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Any updates on the /2 Mark?
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  14. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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    VERRRRRRRRRRY Nice man.


    Do enjoy her.
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  15. mlaotn

    mlaotn Slow Rider

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    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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