B ags on R12

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Was checking out your saddlebags on the R12. Was told the brown ones were used by the couriers
and the black the police. Seems there was another but slipped my mind.
Do you have any idea what the couriers bags are worth?


They used what was there. I

BMWR12's picture

They used what was there. I have never seen black bags in a wartime photo.

Black Bags

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I believe that the brown bags turn almost black over time with aging and oiling and dirt. Those old black and white war time photos maybe just make the old leather bags look black.
My R12 has Metal boxes.. The hurt when you walk into them or have the bike lean on your leg. I prefer the Leather for that. I think the metal boxes work better when a side car is attached.

Very cool pictures. BMW R12

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Very cool pictures. BMW R12 has got all the tough features of a military bike. Please post the features associated with this bike. Am a huge admirer of BMW bikes and would love to know about BMW R12 as well. Looking forward to get more such nice posts from you. Please keep posting.

Nice references!

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Hi I used this photographs for references while I was modeling the BMW R12. After finishing the modeling part I need to star texturing and that is why I need some detailed pictures so I can use them as texture files. Is there any chance that you can point out someone who owns this kind of motorbike in London area, please, so I can goo and take some pictures of the different details.
Thanks in advance and here you can see the model I did so far.

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