Getting ready to make an offer to acquire a pair of /2's soon. Been keeping an eye on these two for a while. They're at a friend's barn, the same place I bought my VW-powered /2 last year. Wondering what I'm getting myself into here and what else I should check before coming up with a decent offer. Here are the pics, for anyone who missed them before (again, that's not me in the high socks, it's the current owner. I'm taking the pics): The first pic, the more complete bike, is an R60/2 (I think it was a '67). The second one is an incomplete R69S (I recall that one being a '64). Both have titles that match the frames and neck plates, but neither has a numbers-matching engine. I have quite a few questions, beginning with 'am I insane'? I'll start with the R60/2. He has a shop manual for it with hand-written service notes going back to new. The bike has 128,000 miles on it, although I didn't see in my cursory examination of the notes where he replaced the engine. He noted replacing heads, pistons, and many other parts but not the engine. I don't know if it turns over, so for now lets assume it's stuck but was running when parked (famous last words). The incomplete R69S is actually the one I'm more interested in. I like to modify bikes anyway, and I think it'd be a really great platform for an airhead cafe bike It has the correct 26mm Bings, although I think I'd rather run something more modern for fuel. Other than that it's got what you see. Not looking for prices on them as they stand, I have a decent idea of that. I guess the question is, what is involved in raising the dead of a /2 that I might not be expecting? Immediate teardown to bare crank required I imagine? Also, since neither engine matches the frame how can I determine they're still the correct kind (i.e. prove the engine in the R60 is an R60 and the R69S engine is actually an R69S)? I'm definitely an above-average mechanic and I do my own full engine and trans rebuilds on my other bikes and cars, but I know /2's are a tricky beast. Anything particularly expensive I should check out before I buy these? Any common problems that may have side-lined these bikes originally that I can look out for? I have too many projects already, but no Beemers, so for some reason I am drawn to these sad looking bikes.