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Cincinnati Ohio
Joined: 07/01/2010
Posts: 18

Last year I purchased a 1963 R50/2 with a 1958 R60 engine for $3500. The bike was all original (except the engine of course) fully functional and running. I was told that the aluminum wheels and tank emblems where original and kinda rare. Plus it has a signed service sticker from Floyd "Pop" Dreyer on the fork. I'm not sure if these things add any value but I was intrigued. I rode it over the past year and recently have decided to do a complete engine rebuild. After purchasing all the appropriate tools, videos, books, machine work, and parts I am in for over $2000. My question is am I wasting my time and money on a bike without matching numbers? I love the bike and have enjoyed the whole process so it shouldn't matter but it's nice to know I'm not throwing money away.