R69S restoration

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Darryl.Richman
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Coming along!

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We're all rooting for you! The excitement is building and we can hardly wait to hear your report about your first ride!
--Darryl Richman

Hawaii
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With an engine so clean, I

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With an engine so clean, I would put in my living room. I would be afraid to put it in the garage.

808Airhead
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Have some more pictures

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Have some more pictures coming soon........frame/forks,etc.all powdercoated,waiting for rims/air tubes/small bits to get back from the chrome shop,and am presently rebuilding the heads and putting new seals in the transmission after inspecting the internals.
Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

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Peter
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Looking Forward

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You won't be disappointed in that twin lipped vitton seal, they work a treat. I see no empty beer cans? Was the transmission all ok just seals needed. Keep us all posted

Cheers
R42, R12, R51/3, R69S

808Airhead
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Thanks for your interest

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Thanks for your interest Peter.......I do LOVE good beer,however with the price & rarity of BMW parts,I tend to drink the beer AFTERWARDS to celebrate a successful job.....this bike has been frustrating at times,especially with pattern parts or parts on order,so I can only imagine booze fueling the fire during a intense situation,haha!
Here are some pictures of my progress,it is now getting exciting and I am soon getting my rims and intake tubes/brake links back from the chrome shop and getting the wheels built .........
As for the trans,there was almost no metallic swarf at all,and everything seems original and in good shape (30k on trans).I am hoping the new seals/gasket and some synthetic oil will give me a good operating trans for years to come,if not,I will be prepared to take it apart and change bearings/etc......
I had a badass,tattooed biker friend of mine with YEARS of experience come over and help me put some things together,without his help I might have been stuck on some of the jobs....many thanks for his help.
Here are the pictures I took today.........
Here is the fork,rebuilt with all new bearings/seals/stainless swingarm bolt & axle,as well as tapered fork bearings and SS hardware on the friction damper conversion (got rid of the hydraulic setup since the damper was shot,I have the complete setup if anyone is looking for one,other than the damper being no good,etc,.)
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Beautifully powder coated frame with front fork/rear swingarm,wiring harness,center stand,battery tray/battery installed.If you look in the background you can see my powder coated air cleaner with the wonderful Hengst decals sold by a member on here,applied,and the knob that holds the aircleaner down was found,NOS on ebay Germany for 70 dollars......It was expensive,but a new one in the US is $130.00!
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Front fork with new SS hardware,bluemoonscooter SS damping knob and cover,new rubber for headlight bracket,and original VIN plate (some history there,decided to use the original)
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"Fake" old battery with gel-cell inside.
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I just installed these new guides today and with my new rotating valves,the machine shop will cut the seats and I will have some nice heads......I got lucky ALL the threads were good and the seats and guide holes were great condition as well,a testament to the 33k mileage.
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Trans,looks great inside,am going to seal it up and soda blast it.
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Rebuilt rear end and swingarm with new bearings/seals
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Here is the badass tattooed biker dude that helped me......
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Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

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R60 Sweden
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Grrrrrreat!

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Nice to see the pics & read the tips! No, inspiring... I am working on my R60 '68 that's been outdoors by the salty seaside for 20 years. Mechanically good but rusty & in need of all chrome, rubber & paint done.

I see some Vespas in the background, any more pics? Next to my R60 is a Vespa GL '64!

Cheers from Tobba in Sweden
BMW R60/2 1968 x 2
BMW R60 1959

Carl R50
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Bolt

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You said you bought new SS Bolts from bluemoonscooter.
Have you heard of anybody buying the full bolt sets from "The Bolt Guy" ?

Would you recommenced it or not ?

Sheers from Sunny South Africa

808Airhead
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Tobba,good luck with your

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Tobba,good luck with your rebuild.....I have a bunch of Vespas/Lambrettas......I just sold one Lambretta for 12K US believe it or not,it was a mint original,I have 2 GS's a 150 & 160,and they are very fun to wrench & ride on.I also did a couple Lambretta resorations as well.
Carl,I used Bluemoonscooter for the fork top bolts,damper knob & lower cover,as well as rear shock caps,and swingarm caps,pushrod tubes,and the stuff is great,it all fit well and looks much better than my aluminum stuff even after polishing the hell out of it,the SS looks so much better!
Carl,I also want to HIGHLY recommend Tom the Bolt guys stuff..........I am SO HAPPY I bought his "kit" it comes with almost ALL the fasteners you need.There are even SS D-bolts for the axle pinch area,as well as the handlebar riser pinch,and the headlight bolts are polished to look like chrome,and the transmission bag even has the bolts for the gear shift and the kickstart,a lot more included than I ever imagined.
Just got some stuff back from the chromers,so will be building the wheels and posting more pics soon.......
Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

808Airhead
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OK,here is where I am as of

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OK,here is where I am as of June 2010,rear brake linkage getting pieced together,rear brake shoes re-lined and installed,newly re-chromed risers and bars installed,seat installed,stop light switch and wiring clips,......now to building the wheels and getting the transmission finished...
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Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

Carl R50
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Hey Man Must say the Bike is

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Hey Man

Must say the Bike is looking Good at this when do you expect to have it done?
I have a few questions on where you acquired some parts.

I see you have replaced all the Rubbers on the bike did you buy a whole set or just individual rubbers. The only place I have found rubbers was at S Meyer and then you need to take the whole set?

I also noticed you have a new brake “relay / switch” seen on you last picture where did you get that

Thanks

Carl

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