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Dcrowe
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I have been looking around for some custom BMW builds for some time now. I have recently inquired a 1967 BMW R69S and instead of restoring it back to the original look, i wanted to give it a face lift with some newer technology. I have found a couple builds that i have bought my eye and mainly was wondering if anyone on here has done such a build?

Here are some pictures I have seen of other builds.

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These things are always a

These things are always a personal choice. I might suggest keep the R69S as is...at least update it mechanically with the patina showing. Then, find bikes that have already been parted out and pull together the pieces to make the bike you want. That way, two bikes result from the effort!!

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Bitsa bike

I agree, keep an original matching number bike original. Its easy to buy a R50/2 or R60/2 and customize it.
Matching number R69S will only go up in value if you keep it original and by customizing it the value will go down. Its personal choice but
I would prefer to build a custom bike out of a mix of parts, keeps the cost down and the value up. Plenty of non matching bikes out there to build something cool. Just my opinion for what its worth!

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Don't Customize, Create!

I don't often customize bikes, instead, I create. I often start with things that literally have been thrown away. One of the creations that I have made was loosely based on a 1967 R60/2. The only thing that made it an R60/2 was the engine case, I had a title for it. The engine case was cracked and had some "extra" holes in it but, it was a starting point.

This is what I ended up with,......

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Still Creating

This is a preview of the bike I am building right now. This is a photo of the bike when I brought it home. Yes, I HAVE built bikes from less!

And, this is what it looks like now,...

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WOW

Incredible looking creation.

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I did a “conversion”

I did a “conversion”

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‘83 BMW R80 – ER Motorcycles winner 2013

You can feel their attraction

Blaž Šuštaršič is the owner of ER Motorcycles and creator of this bike, which he calls ‘The Mobster’
here is link of Slovenian Guy

‘The Mobster

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pokie wrote:

This is a preview of the bike I am building right now. This is a photo of the bike when I brought it home. Yes, I HAVE built bikes from less!

And, this is what it looks like now,...

Tell us more about this project! And don't spare the photos!!

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