1958 BMW R60 No longer available

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Restored - SOLD

This bike is an original, matching numbers BMW, engine, frame, and original headstock plate. It was completely restored, from the ground up. The engine, frame and swing arms were stripped, zinc primed and powder coated Granada Red. The fenders and remaining sheet metal were media blasted and repaired, welded where needed, primed and BSAF paint was used. Hand pinstriping was done by Mark Weld. All chrome parts were re-chromed and Cad Plated by Niagara Plating and all of the aluminum was professionally polished by Barnes Polishing and Plating. Shocks were dismantled, rebuilt, and two new shock cartridges were used and all new rubbers where needed.

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Modifications and/or Repairs:
  • The engine, transmission and final drive were totally dismantled and evaluated. The cylinders were bored and honed to (1st over), 72.5mm and new pistons, rings and wrist pins were installed. The heads and cases were dismantled, media blasted and coated.
  • New valves, four new guides and two seats were installed. All new bearings, seals and gaskets were installed where needed.
  • The cases media blasted and clear coated with Eastwood Clear Coat Satin hi temp sealer to prevent oxidation.
  • Carburetors were totally dismantled, the bodies soda blasted, all internal parts evaluated and totally cleaned, and then fitted with new seals and gaskets from Bing.
  • Swing arms received new bearings and seals and were properly packed and lubricated.
  • The wheel hubs were media blasted and coated, splines checked for wear, (rear spline welded and re-cut), and new wheel bearings were properly shimmed, sealed and lubricated.
  • The wheels were laced with new stainless spokes and installed on professionally polished rims, trued with the proper offset. The front rim is a high-lip Akrot and the rear a low lip Weinmann. Heidenau tires, new rim straps and new tubes, 350-18” were mounted and balanced.
  • The bike received a new wiring harness and was completely re-wired from the terminal board to the taillight.
  • New handlebars, seals, grommets, gaskets, switches and bulbs were installed. A pair of Hella bar-end signals were installed and wired to a new switch. A pair of Albert headlight mirrors and a chrome headlight guard were also installed.
  • The speedometer was totally rebuilt by Foreign Speedometer with new bezel glass and gasket and set to 00000. All new cables, including the speedometer cable, a new battery, a Denfeld Solo seat and a pair of tank rosettes were added along with new emblems.
  • Finally a new set of header pipes, hangers and stock BMW mufflers were installed. Most of the hardware on the bike has been either nickel or Cad plated to keep the machine as original as possible. When in doubt as to the reliability of the existing fasteners, Stainless Steel fittings were used.
  •  Original and NOS parts were used where possible.

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