We have a 6 year history with this bike. We bought it and fixed it up and gave it a 10K service in late 2006 with 67,219 miles on it. At that time we resealed the fuel tank, de-carboned the heads and lapped the valves, cleaned the carbs, disassembled and inspected the forks, and installed a ground upgrade kit on it.
Over the years the new owner installed a master cylinder kit and installed new front brake pads in the winter of 2007-08, a new sealed battery in April 2008, and he installed new fork seals and resealed the motor top end in April of 2009. Sometime during his ownership he also painted the tank, battery covers, and front fender. The rear fender was not painted, but is in very good condition where it shows (it has some scratches you only see with the seat open) and a good match to the rest of the paintwork. At the time of the trade in, the previous owner reported oil consumption on his last trip of only 1 pint in 2,000 miles. This is at the minimum of normal oil usage for an air cooled BMW!
In September of 2011 we got the bike back on a trade in and now we have given it another 10K Service, and disassembled and cleaned and inspected the front forks and replaced the internal bumpers. We installed a new battery, a new crankcase breather valve, new steering neck bearings, and had the final drive splines welded up and re-cut and re-hardened, then the drive was reassembled with new seals. We also cleaned and serviced the instrument cluster. The bike now has just under 93,000 miles; it starts easily and runs smooth and strong. It has many years of good service left in it, ready to go!
The black paint is solid and shinny, without any nicks or dings. The MAC mufflers are in good physical condition, but the chrome shows the years and they have some staining on the top of the right one. The controls all work well, and electrics all function as designed. The seat is missing the original lower edge trim, but looks good with stainless fasteners along the edge. There is a tool tray, but no tool kit. The transmission shifts properly, and has no unusual noises. The bike does not leak. The Bridgestone tires are in very good condition. There is 1 key for the ignition and the seat lock, and a second one that only works the seat lock. There is no key for either the fuel cap lock, or steering lock. All in all, this bike is in much better cosmetic and mechanical condition than would normally be expected of a bike of this age and mileage. It has obviously been well cared for.
We would be happy to answer any questions you have about this BMW motorcycle; please call us at 614.837.1160. To see more high resolution views of this bike in detail, please click on the link below to direct you to our online photo storage on Picturepush, or request our series of high resolution photos via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on one of the thumbnail photos on the left to see it larger on the right. Then click on the larger photo on the right to see it in a full screen pop-up window. Then scroll down to the bottom right and click on the word “Full”. This blows it up to maximum size (about 6 times window size) and you can use the scroll bars to move around your view point like your eye is 2 feet from the bike.
If you would like to take this bike out on a test ride, please plan it for a dry day, and call 24 hours ahead to schedule.
We would be happy to provide you with a quote for enclosed, insured, to-your-door delivery by a carrier we have a good history with.