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by skychs
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 New to me
Replies: 14
Views: 791

bike

Thanks guys. I will look into the handlebar. Its a good fit so Im not sure I will change it. That and the chrome filter cap is all Im hearing. On a good note I found some original Enduro Saddlebags this week. Physically they are in good shape but they need some work and have to be painted. I also fo...
by skychs
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: Original Enduro Saddle bag restoration
Replies: 46
Views: 2785

Bags

First impressions are good. The Flex Seal went on thicker (inside) than I wanted but I still like it. I used a Satin finish for the outside and Im happy with that as well. It will take 24 hours for everything to dry so I will post more photos tomorrow. For now here is what I have.

by skychs
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: Original Enduro Saddle bag restoration
Replies: 46
Views: 2785

bags

Thanks for the input guys. The striping is flaking off so Im going to remove it and get it taped later on. For now its going Matt or maybe a Satin finish. I found the bags locally here in Virginia from a guy who restores and works on these old bikes. I paid $500 for everything. They were not cheap b...
by skychs
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: Original Enduro Saddle bag restoration
Replies: 46
Views: 2785

Enduro bags

Here are a couple photos of the bags.

Call me crazy but for the inside I was thinking about applying a coat of that Flex Seal. It would coat the inside, help waterproof and maybe even strengthen the shell.
by skychs
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: Original Enduro Saddle bag restoration
Replies: 46
Views: 2785

Original Enduro Saddle bag restoration

1968 R60/2 I just found a set of original Enduro Saddle bags. They are the textured bags. Overall (structurally) they are in good shape. Most if not all of the mounting brackets are there and in fairly good shape. The surface however needs to be addressed, specifically painted. Has anyone painted th...
by skychs
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: My "New to Me" 1960 R60
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Great looking bike. Congrats

Great looking bike. Congrats ......
by skychs
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 New to me
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Todays ride

I finally got the R60 home and out for a ride today. Wow. Such a smooth bike. Im going to enjoy this one for a long time.

by skychs
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1966 R60/2 Tank coating
Replies: 10
Views: 561

tank sealer

I used Caswell on my first tank. It was an easy application but the sealer was thick and more difficult to get it in all the nooks and crannies. I think its a great sealer but like someone said, its a "clear" coat so you still see the surface of the inside of the tank. I hope that made sense. I used...
by skychs
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 New to me
Replies: 14
Views: 791

R60/2

Thanks for all the good information. History of the bike .... it only goes back one owner but I do know the engine and tranny have been rebuilt. The slinger has recently been serviced. It has new cables, new battery, new coil, new points, condenser and has had the valves and timing recently set. The...
by skychs
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 New to me
Replies: 14
Views: 791

1968 R60/2 New to me

Let me try this again. Sorry Today I picked up a new to me 1968 R60/2. Ive had the bug for many years and have always wanted to own a vintage BMW. I currently own a 2007 R1200GS as well. Here are a couple photos. Please let me know if you see something out of place. Original? What needs to be done. ...