1959 BMW R69 No longer available

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Restored - SOLD

This 1959 R69 BMW motorcycle has been completely restored, from the ground up and was sold in 2012.

The frame and swing arms were stripped, zinc primed, and powder coated. The fenders and remaining sheet metal were media blasted and repaired, welded where needed, primed, and painted with BSAF paint by Dave Sterns of Autopia, Buffalo, New York. Dave has been restoring antique and classic automobiles for 30 years and it is his attention to the details that makes his work stunning. The hand painted pinstriping was done by Mark Weld; the chroming and cad plating by Niagara Plating; and the aluminum professionally polished by Barnes Polishing and Plating.

For more information on this bike, contact Jim using the form below:

Modifications and/or Repairs:
  • Engine, transmission, and final drive were totally disassembled and evaluated
  • New pistons, valves, guides and all new bearings and seals were installed
  • Cases were media blasted and clear coated with Eastwood Clear Satin Hi Temp Sealer to prevent oxidation
  • A correct rear spherical bearing was installed
  • Shocks were¬†dismantled and¬†rebuilt with new cartridges and rubbers
  • Swing arms received properly packed and lubed bearings and seals
  • Wheel hubs were media blasted and coated with clear satin to prevent oxidation
  • New wheel bearings were properly shimmed and seals replaced
  • Wheels were laced with new stainless spokes, newly polished Weinmann Hi lip rims and trued with the proper offset
  • New Heidenau tires and tubes, 350-18, were mounted and balanced
  • Carburetors were dismantled and soda blasted
  • All jets were inspected, made correct for the model, and reassembled with new Bing gaskets
  • A new wiring harness, seals, grommets, gaskets, switches, bulbs were added
  • Bar end Hella signals, Albert headlight mirrors and a chrome headlight guard were added
  • Speedometer was totally rebuilt by Foreign Speedometer with a new bezel and set to 00000
  • New cables and battery were installed
  • Denfeld solo seat, tank rosettes, and new emblems were added
  • The bike received fresh lubricants with 30 weight non-detergent break-in oil in the crankcase
  • Original and new-old-stock parts were used where possible

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