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Just_Wanna_Ride
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Don't know if this is a deal or not.
It is in Maine on Craigs list.
http://maine.craigslist.org/mcy/4753846085.html

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Doesn't look too bad. Price

Doesn't look too bad. Price might be on the slightly high side, but if the slingers are done by someone that can be trusted, that's worth $1500-2000 that you don't have to spend. Ask some more questions about maintenance, VIN, etc. Looks like the mufflers are not suited for the bike...seems to be an extra hanger in the back to hold them in place.

If things check out, getting a nice running /2 puts you ahead of the game.

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1964 r50

As a fairly new vintage owner (6-7 weeks) I'm no expert. But that particular ad has been running on craigslist for an awful long time. Perhaps because it is way up in Maine which is the main reason I did not pursue going to look at it. Just too far for me.

Who did the slingers is important and also any other maintenance. I liked the way it looked because it is not a garage queen.
Let us know what you find out?

Also, and this is really a question for the board... is a 1964 actually technically a /2?
I thought that was later year models but for whatever reason all these era bikes get generically thrown together as /2's?

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stagewex wrote:

Also, and this is really a question for the board... is a 1964 actually technically a /2?
I thought that was later year models but for whatever reason all these era bikes get generically thrown together as /2's?

Here's a general discussion of BMW naming including the /2:

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/slash.htm

Strictly speaking, the period 1955 thru 1960 and the period 1961 thru 1969 are two separate periods...the later period actually had /2 after their model names although the R69S and R50S didn't. But in the early period, the bikes were the R50, R60, and R69. Beginning in 1961, there were sufficient changes in the bikes, frames, engine, that BMW decided to add the /2 and the S. But in general, people use the /2 to mean the entire range of bikes. Prior to 1955, the rear suspensions were called Plungers and after 1969 the front suspensions were the classic telescopic forks. The /2 era had the full rear swingarm and the Earles front fork, until BMW started introducing the US models with their version of the telescopic front fork which was used across the line beginning in 1970.

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Not a bad price

I don't think that price is far off the mark, if (and only if) you can verify the condition up close. It looks like it has had reasonable care, and with low mileage and recent slinger service, it should be ready to enjoy. Kurt's right about the mufflers; just about all aftermarket versions require those brackets. They are usually chromed so they don't stand out so much. That's not a deal breaker, but keep in mind that "correct" silencers will cost a pretty penny. If you look at recent prices on ebay and see what some people have paid for bikes-in-boxes, you will see that $8000 is not outrageous for something that looks decent and is immediately ride-able.

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