Motor starts easily and runs smoothly. Transmission shifts properly. Exhaust is solid. Tires are good, but old.
When we received this BMW, it was missing the clutch and transmission, and had been sitting for a very long time. There is significant surface rust and corrosion, and the paint is faded.
We installed a good used Shifter, Clutch, and Clutch Throwout assembly, and a period correct 5 speed transmission in good useable condition.
There is a key that fits the ignition, frame, and seat locks. The headlight assembly, taillight, rear turn signals, and turn signal stalks were missing, but we obtained those parts and installed them
Master cylinder was bad, and we rebuilt it. We serviced the front wheel bearings so you wouldn't have to learn how before being able to ride the bike. The stock seat needs a cover. There is no tool tray or tool kit with this bike.
We have cleaned and rebuilt the carburetors, and started the motor and performed a compression check and a leak-down check, to insure there are no major problems with the motor. The motor sounds very quiet like a low mileage motor should.
The Odo says 6385 miles, but the mileage on the title is 60,322 miles, which we believe to be an error during a previous title transfer when they made a typo and duplicated the last digit (i.e. 60,322 instead of 6,032). Based on minimal evidence of wear in multiple locations, we believe the 6385 miles is correct. The title is free and clear, NOT salvage.
After taking the bike on an extensive test ride / Shakedown cruise, we discovered that the right fork tube was leaking because of rust spots in the chrome tube. We tore down the forks, replaced the bad tube, inspected the other tube (it was good),and installed 2 new fork seals and fresh fork oil. Problem solved!
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, or to see Mpg movies of this bike being started and ridden, go to our Picturepush.com online photo storage website; please cut and paste the web address below into your browser search window.
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.
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.