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Can anyone give me some information about the history of this R69s

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:03 pm
by huntmiller
I just recently purchased an 1965 R69s and I am interested to learn if anybody knows some of the history of this motorcycle. I've attached a picture. Other information I know is that the title shows it was owned by Novak Kinitec who lived in Newberyport MA. Serial number 659942. It has relatively low mileage is unrestored but has been maintained. I suspect club members will recognize the owner or the bike any information would be greatly appreciated.

I can't help specifically

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:32 am
by schrader7032
I can't help specifically about the history, but if you type the VIN into the frame (or engine) box on the left side of the screen, that will take you to the R69S spec page. At the bottom of the page is a PDF link which lists model year and other general details I've found over the years. In that list is a line for a bike built two VIN numbers after yours which was built on (or at least shipped on) 8/3/1965.

History from factory

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:31 am
by wa1nca
You can email to find out were your bike was 1st delivered

Thomas Byrnes

AttachmentsWed, Sep 18, 2019, 9:44 AM

to info.grouparchiv
Any info on my 51/3
Serial # 540420

Attachments area

Sep 18, 2019, 9:59 AM

to me
Dear Mr Byrnes,

Thank you for your email.

The BMW R 51/3 VIN 540420 was manufactured on July 09th, 1954 and delivered on November 08th, 1954 to the Japanese BMW importer Balcom in Tokio.

We hope this information is helpful for you.

Yours sincerely,

Julia Oberndörfer

BMW Group
Julia Oberndörfer
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Thanks for the reply

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:49 am
by huntmiller
Thanks Kurt

Thanks for suggestion

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:50 am
by huntmiller
Thanks Tommy I will take your suggestion. Also I'm going to look into doing a title search.