Hi to the Fourm:
I purchased the bike in 77? from a BMW dealer in Warren Ohio. Some dummy, cut off the rear mounting ball before I got it, and it appears to have taken a rear-crash too. Repainted, but the pin striping is missing on the rear fender. The dealer did a lot to replace noisy bearings at the time, and rebuilt some of the engine, and the transmission. About 13000 miles then. I had the side car professionally installed that same year, and the mounting beefed up a few years later. I?d not had to change the alignment since 79. Serial numbers match.
I?ve maintained the bike myself, with yearly 5000/10000 mile services for lubricants, valves, and the like. I switched to a slash /s rear end with lower ratio, and a wheel expert modified a Harley Rim with SS spokes and put on the classic brit sidecar tire. Replaced the shocks with Konis and the heavy duty sidecar spring. Put on 6V halogen headlight, and have most of the removed original parts. I redid the brakes in the 80?s, new double seat maybe 15 years ago. I had the bike?s serviced in dealers in Peabody, MA 2003, and once in Ithaca. Both dealers are defunct. I?ve done oil, valves, lubricants, ignition, etc. New Carb floats about 3 years ago.
Only leak is gas if you hold the prime/ flood button too long. No oil, etc. on the floor of the garage, not significant old consumption, and compression test was fine a few years back.
About 22,000 miles on it now. Maybe 100 miles a year use.
Much of the Magura rubber needs replacement. Starts on 1-2 kicks if you tickle it right.
Pics show most of the major warts, scratches. Sidecar is very nice, chrome still shiny on wheel, brake is working.