This bike was brought back from Germany in the early 60's by my uncle.
I've not personally seen this bike in probably 30 years. I can't even tell you the last time it's been attempted to start. If i was to hazard a guess it would be close to 20-30 years as well. It's been in storage in a garage in central Wisconsin.
However I'm chomping at the bits to get my hands on it. I can't attest at this moment what it's overall condition is either but I expect to be here asking tons of questions. However i do believe the bike to be 100% complete and original which is the exciting part for me.
And yes I'm going to share lots of pictures as the project moves along.
Hope to be in my possession soon.
Peruse the photos and any input is appreciated.
From what you can see what are my chances of restoring her to be road worthy againm
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PS Nothing that some $$ and some work won’t fix. Looks pretty complete. I would tear down the engine and give it a once over before you try to start it, even though it would be tempting to do if it turns over. 40 years of crap in the engine to come loose and mangle the crank. I just went through that headache and expense on my ‘68 that had been sitting for 30 years.
Slinger service, and a good cleaning might be all it needs internally. I will posit that that the final drive gear oil has most likely seeped onto the brake shoes, so at the very least, pull the rear and give them a good look.
Have fun, there is no beginning and ultimately no end. I resurrected mine 3 years ago, and still tinker with it every day I ride it. Lots of fun, and many long looks. Funny, it was “modern” when I bought it in ‘73, now it is very dated.
Good luck and keep in touch,
PPS. I now see the timing advance lever on the bar...Duh!
I am intrigued by the stacked license plates. If they go back to when it was new, they will make a great display on the garage wall (not to mention the fact that they are likely to be valuable as well).
Not sure what the value of the bike is but it's a cool family memento that needs to be brought back to life.
I.m sure I'm going to be here a.lot looking for parts, answers and questions.
I'm a trust when it comes to classic vehicles. I dont want it modernized I want her to look as close to showroom fresh as possible and original as possible.
40 years old hiding in a garage has me excited for this project