This project came to me in 2022 along with a 1968 R60US which I am planning to finish as an R60/2. This bike was very rough and had been in a cold storage for many years. The oils and fluids and the grease were very old and dirty. I spent a few days getting the bike apart and sorted. The rear fender pin was rusted in place and needed to be drilled out, the carburetor slides were frozen with built up oxidation. The motor came apart easily and the interior was in very good condition, bore was clean but new pistons will be fitted. The heads will be rebuilt with new valves and guides. The tank was clean inside and free of dents. Chrome went to be re-done and all polished parts went to my polisher. The hardware will be sent to be CAD plated. I am planning to do the bike in Dover White and will powder coat the frame and rear swing arm. I got a jump on the media blasting of all the small parts for the painter and most is now finished and ready to leave with the paint and powder pieces.
The paint and powder coat is back. Both were media blasted to bare metal before the finished color applied. The frame and swing arms received Prismatic Color powder and the tank and fenders were finished in Dover White, base/clear. All of the electrics were totally dismantled and cleaned and rebuilt with new points, condenser and coil. The carbs were chemically cleaned and the bodies media blasted with a 9 mil bead for a softer looking surface and the internals fitted with new jets. Swing arms have been fitted with new bearings and seals as well as the frame, getting new taper roller steering head bearings. Euro low bars have been purchased and the clutch and throttle perches stripped and painted, and fitted with polished levers, new switches and harnesses along with newly re-chromed risers.
The motor and all the cases have been cleaned with a solvent cleaner and a brass brush. Normally, I media blast the cases but this process will maintain a “used” patina to the drive train.