I am the proud new owner of a '75 R60/6. I bought it a few weeks back and with the strange CO weather, I've only had a chance to ride it once so far - we had 4" of snow yesterday!
I've owned several bikes over the years but this is my first BMW and it seems a little quirky.
Obviously its a pretty old bike, but the transmission seems agricultural to say the least. I can feel every gear engaging and downshifting makes me clench my teeth. How smoothly should these things shift?
The previous owner is an enthusiast, owns several of these bikes and performed all his own maintenance. He rebuilt the carbs recently. The bike idles nicely and runs well, but it seems to bog down a little during the transition off idle. Normal, or do they need adjusting?
How much valve train noise is normal? It has a pretty good tick to it once warmed up.
Lastly, do the valve seats need lead substitute?
Thanks in advance. I'm sure I'll have lots of other questions as time goes on.
My first post ... lets see if I can attach a pic: