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dan7629
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I paid $3500 a few years ago for a '67 r69s in need of a full restoration. The bike runs, engine/frame numbers match, the seat is missing, one wheel is from another model but it is otherwise intact. I think the bike was originally red because it show through in many places but anyway, do you think I paid too much for this example of german engineering?

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I think you did ok. You can

I think you did ok. You can easily double your money right now.

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I agree

You did very well. $3500 today for a running, matching numbers R69S would be considered a real bargain. For a point of reference, a friend recently paid $2500 for an "almost complete" R60 that is disassembled, missing its wheels and fasteners, and spread across a dozen boxes.

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I think I would faint if I

I think I would faint if I came across a R69S for that price...you can easily snag those parts off ebay for not too much. Then just start polishing the bits, and in no time you will have a real looker.

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Thanks for the encouraging

Thanks for the encouraging comment. The bike needs pretty much everything done to it. I don't think polishing would help.
I have it in the back of my garage right now and if I can dig it out I will post some photos. This would give you an idea of what it looks like.
I also have a 1961 R-50 with a solidly frozen engine that is all there in about the same condition i.e. needs everything.

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