condition: excellent engine displacement (CC): 600 fuel: gas odometer: 80000 paint color: custom title status: clean transmission: manual
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I'm Gonna sell the "1956" R69 BMW...... It will be a sad day, as I've owned it since 1978. I'm committed to playing artist and need to acquire a Vacuum Forming machine to purge the demons for my next project. Total & complete mechanical rebuild about 5 years ago with maybe 3,000 miles ridden since then.
Motor: Rods, bearings, pistons (1st over), valves, slingers cleaned. Mischlers BMW in Beaver Damn Wisconsin did most of the machining or jobbed it out. New carburetors and many other details. I did all the assembly.
Transmission: Complete rebuild, Mischlers in Beaver Damn, Wisconsin, did the trans rebuild, cutch relined at a facility in Milwaukee Wisconsin that works on large trucks and heavy equipment.
Wheels: Stainless steel Spokes, aluminum rims clear powder coated, new tires and tubes, new bearing. I did most of the work and had them fine-tuned, trued at a guy that races in ARMHA in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Swing arms; New bearings, in both the Earls front end and rear swing arm, tapered roller bearing installed in the goose neck.
Many extra parts: Rear Fender (original metal, if you can find one?), 2 sets of carburetors (original if you can find them) in various stages of disarray (they do need to be rebuilt), 6-volt generator, wiring harness, clutch, etc., etc., approximately $3,000.00 worth.
Frame, swing arms, head light bucket and various other parts are powder coated. I did most of the painting on the tank, fenders, and various small parts. Original seat with brown leather cover.
About 80,000 total miles on the speedo, as stated maybe 3,000 since the rebuild.
It needs Shocks..................
It was a daily rider, so it's not a concourse bike, but I am the 2nd owner and have the original shipping papers from Germany. If memory serves me correctly, (DON'T QUOTE ME ON THIS: they only made about 800 of these bikes). Don't give me any flack regarding the paint as I'm an artist, it was my bike and I decided to paint it any way I wanted to. I understand it's not the original black with white pin stirpes. PM me if you have any questions or are interested. I'm not going to give it away but will be looking for a fair price? (NOTE: might trade for a vacuum forming machine in workable condition with at least a 48" x 48" platen}
According to the 2012 edition of "Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide", the value for a pristine concourse version of a 1956 R/69 BMW in 2012 was $12,000.00. I am understanding that in 2018 the value has risen but I'm not sure to what? I also know the bike isn't a concourse version and isn't painted the original color, BLACK. The bike was a daily rider for many years, year-round in the Chicago area and has its blemishes plus it needs shocks which are around $500.00. But, it's also in great mechanical shape regarding the motor (cleaned slinger, new pistons, reworked heads, new rods and bearing), trans (rebuild), new tires & tubes, re-spoked (stainless) with aluminum rims, new bearings, new clutch, etc. Plus, it comes with about $2,500.00 to $3,000.00 worth of extra parts (rear fender, 2 sets of carbs, one set needs total rebuild, additional clutch, 6-volt generator, 2- original regulators, and various other small parts). It also comes with the original shipping papers from Germany, which should add some value to the bike. I am asking $9,000.00 for everything.
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