This 1953 R51/3 motorcycle, Vin # 536383 was manufactured on September 4, 1953 and delivered October 10, 1953 to the German dealer Brodersen in Tonning Germany. It came to me on November 10, 2019 from a friend who got the bike in pieces after 25 years apart and in in storage. Inventory, dismantling, accessing and evaluation are the beginning steps. What is here, what is needed and what is usable. This process will take a few weeks before a restoration plan can be laid out. The sheet metal is in good condition except the tank is an early /3 Hoske 8 gal. and rough condition. The heads are complete and the final drive was rebuilt by Uli’s in Switzerland. The engine is frozen and the fork legs, sliders and dampers are rusted and probably will take a great deal of work.
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