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Well guys I started working for a gentleman who has 63 r60/2 garages kept since 86. I have been every where google. Will take me to find a value you for it. Nothing. It'd a complete original with all matching numbers and original paint with bags and. Rack and windshield and it seems anything I can find on them are completely restored and worked to the Max. Anyone know where I can find a value for it? I wouldn't think the 3k Kelly blue book takes into account the vintage pat of this awesome bike. Also I am wondering if anyone knows where a good place is to look up how much other bikes have sold for. Like comps thank you very much for your hell craig

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Everything about the bike is

Everything about the bike is totsly original and I am wondering is it better to just wash it and leave it exactly as she is or would it be better to stripe her down and have it repainted and rechromed and such. I don't know if a total restorationis worth doing when everything is there. As you see even the key for the gas tank with spare is with it.. so please anyone who can help me put a fair value on her.

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pictures might help

Pictures of my garages since 86 find

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It's always difficult to put

It's always difficult to put a value on a bike, because there is so much that is unknown about it at the start. We can't even see the left side of this one. I can see that the mufflers, seat (interesting two tone recover) and paint are not factory original. Neither is the chrome on the air cleaner or the throttle mechanism. But more importantly, what condition is the drive train in? You could easily spend $3k bringing them up to spec. A 100 point concours restoration R60/2 can bring in the high teens, but a runner is probably worth significantly less than half that.

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Well, it looks like you have

Well, it looks like you have a survivor there. As for the look of the bike and repainting, etc., there's some severely faded painted and I think I spotted a few dents in the tank and front fender. Given that, I'd be inclined to see about a more complete restoration. Although that might be an unusual color, certainly not the typical black. You can email BMW and provide the engine number to get information from their records. They might be able to tell you a little more about it, especially the color that it left the factory with.

Prices are all over the map. There's a very nice '50s R60 on ebay with a bid up to $3600...that price can't stay that low. There's a '68 professionally restored bike for over $14K.

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owner said its how it came

Believe it or not the owner is 84 years young and says that's how it came and he claims to be the only owner. Guess the title would tell. There are a few dents on it but I have more dents on my 5 year old truck. I don't think its that bad for being as old as she is. The left side of the bike is the same. Not much happening there. I can drag it out and show you if it helps. When I sent the numbers to someone before and the sent back the day it was made where it was ship to and it was a 2 seater...

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And I always go to ebay when

And I always go to ebay when I am trying to get an idea of what something is worth. And lately there hasn't been much of any that year on there. I even tried ebay to look up a set 1912 Lionel slot cars. Turns out they are very rare. Very cool got a collector who said he only knows of 5 sets. Loop sorry off track. If showing the left side will help I will post photos on Monday of it

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There's no need to show the

There's no need to show the other side. My point is that, although there are a number of parts suppliers and craftsmen that work on these bikes, they are not cheap. I just had a set of heads reconditioned for $750. Pistons are several hundred by themselves, plus a couple more to bore the cylinders, if needed. It will cost $1k+ to rebuild a crank. You could spend that again if the transmission needs an overhaul. Even if the crank doesn't need to be rebuilt, there are the oil slingers to look after. A speedometer reconditioning is $2-300.

Assuming you're trying to figure out somewhat rationally what the bike is worth in its current state, you need to look at what the final value is, for the level of restoration you're considering, and then calculate backwards the expenses you will likely encounter, to determine what a fair starting price is. I believe it would be easy to pour $8k into that bike to make it "nice" (not perfect), especially if you're not prepared to do a lot of the work yourself.

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original color?

Light blue /2s were available on special order. I had one:

Tim Stafford and I took off the tank and made sure the colors and layout were as they would come from the factory. It was original factory paint.

However, the bike the subject of this post appears to have a black frame. If so, the blue was not original.

Jim Strang, in Tucson, now owns my blue R50/2.

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Jeff's right

The black frame is one thing and I also noticed how the pinstriping goes over the front fender stay, and through the divot in the rear fender that accommodates the swingarm. That's not how the factory did it, so I presumed that the tinware had been repainted. But it was done a while ago, because the stripes are worn in places.

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