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The Completely Vintage R60/2

Tuesday, January 22, 2019   (21 Comments)
Posted by: Ted Moyer, 100360

 

Norman McLeod, YOu WOn!

 

The BMW MOA Foundation is back with another unique find for the the 2019 Completely Vintage Raffle. The popular fundraiser for the Foundation features a very special 1967 R60/2 acquired from the BMW Museum at Bob's BMW. Tickets for the Completely Vintage Raffle will be available online through March 31, 2019.

This expertly restored motorcycle featuring, nearly 100% period correct NOS parts, is truly an exceptional example of vintage BMW motorcycles. Bob Henig of Bob's BMW acquired this flawlessly restored example of BMW’s sturdy, dependable motorcycle over 15 years ago. It came to him from a friend intimately involved in restoring classic BMW motorcycles and is one of the finest and most accurately restored R 60/2 motorcycles you will ever see. The restoration, which took place from 1995-97, utilized as many new old stock (NOS) BMW parts as possible. Even the paint and pinstriping are correct for the period.

At the time of restoration, the bike was all original, had only two previous owners, and had just over 20,000 original miles on it. This specific machine underwent a full stripped-frame restoration. All driveline components were rebuilt including new bearings, seals and gaskets. The crank was done over, and the engine blueprinted. New original BMW pistons were used along with NOS valves, guides and seats to fully rebuild the heads. All cases and covers were painstakingly blasted with walnut shells to return them to the exact same luster as when the bike left Berlin. Special hardware was reused as long as all edges and faces were perfect; these were all sent out to be cadmium plated to the exact appearance of what BMW provided in the 1960s.

The details really make this restoration shine, things like axles, Europa handlebars, bar risers and pinch bolts, bar end turn signals and harness, the main and rear wiring harnesses, ignition switch plate, switch assembly, chrome hardware, ignition coil, plug caps and boots, lenses for the headlamp and tail lamp plus the internals and chrome trim rings, left and right control switches, wheel bearing retainers, chromed steel rims plus spokes and nipples and the painted hub caps, internal clutch assembly components, the header pipes with exhaust nuts and cross over, the factory side stand and a standard bench seat. The standard width bench seat and the optional 6.5-gallon sport tank are the perfect visual combination. Even the control cables and adjustors are original BMW and from the correct era. Inside the engine under the oil pump gear inspection cover is a BMW tach drive gear in case the new owner hunts down and adds that rare option in the future.

There are a few more NOS parts included and installed, but they are not original BMW items; they are period correct accessories or options offered through Butler & Smith and Flanders Corporation, the two authorized U.S. importers from that time period. This includes items like the Bowman cast aluminum deep oil pan, stainless steel mufflers, KONI heavy duty front and rear shocks, finned exhaust nut covers and the Albert left-hand mirror. Wheel rims and spokes, NOS to start with, are also perfect, as is the exhaust system, all chromed and plated parts, fasteners, hardware, rubber, cables, adjustors and springs.

All the paint and expertly applied hand pinstripes of the correct size and location were done utilizing the factory-correct Glasurit Avus black materials. The machine has always been stored in a temperature-controlled environment and is always parked on wood or carpeted floors. It has never been in the rain since the restoration, and it has seen regular dustings, shines and the occasional bath and re-wax.

The rubber parts are perfect. A NOS original battery strap from Bob’s personal stash will also be included. Not one drop of oil has collected under this machine over the years, and while it has been over a decade since it was last ridden, it was expertly pickled for long-term storage. The fuel tank is clean and dry, and there are fresh oils in all driveline components.

This machine is supplied with additional items such as an original owner’s manual, a complete original tool kit in the pouch, a rare original BMW shop rag, the correct tire repair kit in the small tin and one black knob key, one flat spare key plus one special square key to fit the tool compartment on top of the sports tank. There is simply not another BMW R60/2 available anywhere on this planet that one could acquire that is as perfect as this machine.

Tickets are on sale through March 31, 2019. Purchase online at bmwmoaf.org, by calling (864) 438-0962 or by mailing an entry blank and payment to the Foundation. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at Bob’s BMW in Jessup, Maryland, on April 27. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. 

 

CONTEST RULES

  1. Raffle ticket sales begin February 1, 2019 and end March 31, 2019. All ticket orders must be RECEIVED on or before March 31, 2019. Prize drawing to be held April 27, 2019 at Bob's BMW. Ticket buyers do not have to be present to win.
  2. Raffle tickets may be ordered online at BMWMOAF.ORG, by calling (864) 438-0962 or by mailing a ticket order blank posted in the BMW Owners News. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a ticket. Multiple ticket purchases by a single buyer are permissible.
  3. Confirmation of ticket orders and ticket numbers will be returned via email. A complete list of ticket buyers will be published at bmwmoaf.org before the drawing on April 27.
  4. Odds of winning depend on final number of tickets sold. Complete winners list will be posted at BMWMOAF.ORG. Winners claiming their prize must present winning number and PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Winners are subject to all applicable taxes. Consult your local tax professional for exact tax liability.
  5. The BMW MOA Foundation reserves the right to replace, substitute or exchange any of the prizes listed with a similar prize of equal or greater value.
  6. BMW MOA Foundation Board members, BMW MOA and Foundation employees, contractors and their immediate families are ineligible to win. Immediate family defined as spouse and dependent children. The BMW MOA, BMW MOA Foundation, their officers, directors, employees, volunteers, sponsors or any person or organization affiliated with BMW MOA will not assume any liability for any loss, injury, claim or otherwise resulting from any prize obtained through the sale of a ticket. By submitting an order for a raffle ticket and receiving a drawing number, the buyer acknowledges this limitation of liability and assumes any liability and will hold harmless the BMW MOA Foundation or any affiliate for any liability resulting from the purchase of this ticket or any prize resulting therefrom.

Comments...

Tom J. Benn says...
Posted Saturday, May 11, 2019
Norm... enjoy the Beemer... she is gorgeous! A true piece of history...you are gonna have a blast...I can almost hear her quiet smooth idle...I have an offer... I can send you a vintage leather helmet that’s been in my closet for decades - I was going to donn it when I won her... BUT not the case...let me know if it’s a wishlist item...I will donate it to my friend.its a six e large. I think it Harley gear...and it’s vintage was 1965 or so and was given to me by my best friend’s uncle who always had “German Engineering” in his garage... RIDE ON MY FRIEND!!!
Tom J. Benn says...
Posted Saturday, May 11, 2019
Norm... enjoy the Beemer... she is gorgeous! I can send you a vintage leather helmet that’s been in my closet for decades - I was going to donn it when I won her... BUT not the case...let me know if it’s a wishlist item...I will donate it to my friend.its a six e large. I think it Harley gear...and it’s vintage was 1965 or so and was given to me by my best friend’s uncle who always had “German Engineering” in his garage... RIDE ON MY FRIEND!!!
Tom J. Benn says...
Posted Saturday, May 11, 2019
Norm... enjoy the Beemer... she is gorgeous! I can send you a vintage leather helmet that’s been in my closet for decades - I was going to donn it when I won her... BUT not the case...let me know if it’s a wishlist item...I will donate it to my friend..dive large. I think it Harley gear...and it’s vintage was 1965 or so and was given to me by my uncle who always had German engineering in his garage... RIDE ON MY FRIEND!!!
Tom J. Benn says...
Posted Saturday, May 11, 2019
Norm... enjoy the Beemer... she is gorgeous! I can send you a vintage leather helmet that’s been in my closet for decades - I was going to donn it when I won her... BUT not the case...let me know if it’s a wishlist item...I will donate it to my friend..dive large. I think it Harley gear...and it’s vintage was 1965 or so and was given to me by my uncle who always had German engineering in his garage... RIDE ON MY FRIEND!!!
Harry B. Heywood says...
Posted Thursday, May 9, 2019
I was also a Metro courier from the 70s and I want to respond briefly to David Paull's post. The only parts dealer in Adams Morgan at that time was Capital Cycle and their parts were definitely not 'bent'. David: are you the same David Paull that ran a motorcycle training business named 'The Right Track" ?
David Paull says...
Posted Thursday, May 9, 2019
I just want to personally recognize the contribution of Bob Henig to the BMW community. I've known Bob since he was selling quality used parts out of his garage in Wheaton, MD back in the '70s. At the time, the 100 or so BMW-riding motorcycle couriers in DC (of which I was one) were pretty much stuck with buying parts from a dealer located in the Adams-Morgan area of DC who was notorious for selling 'bent' stuff that would leave you stranded and/or out of work for days or weeks. Once Bob and Suzanne started up their business, we flocked to him for all our BMW parts. While an astute and well-informed salesman, Bob was, and remains, a man of personal integrity and is dedicated to serving his customers. That Bob's BMW donated this bike, truly a piece of art, to the Foundation, exemplifies the generosity and commitment to our community that Bob and Suzanne have exhibited for lo these many years. Many thanks.
Douglas Barnes says...
Posted Monday, April 29, 2019
Congratulations Norman, I won a 1200 RT at the 2017 Rally. I took the the cash and with what Uncle Sam left me I found a low mileage 1964 R60/2 with original patina. I had always loved the looks of them from the first time I laid my eyes on one up close back in 1967. I was buying parts for my Honda 160 at Hank Slegers in Hanover NJ. Many think I am crazy for trading a new bike for one 53 years older but I have never regretted it. For me simplicity is the key to happiness. It's a daily rider. I bought tickets for the one you won and figured I'd sell my 64 in order to pay for paving my 1/4 mile gravel/dirt driveway to ride from my garage to the paved road if I had won. It just wouldn't be right to ride it on dirt. Enjoy the BLUE highways, the R60/2 EXCELS on them. For Interstate Travel I ride my 1973 R75/5 LWB. You are another lucky man. ENJOY
David J. Cowgill says...
Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019
Hey, Norman, Good for you!!! I won the R90s raffle bike last year! They sure are a couple of beauties! Enjoy!!!
Dan Myers says...
Posted Saturday, April 27, 2019
Congrats to Norman! A beautiful machine that you just won.
Ted Moyer says...
Posted Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Timothy Medinger, the MOA will help arrange and manage the delivery, but the cost of delivery is the responsibility of the winner. In past raffles, we have made delivery very easy for the winner.
Timothy Medinger says...
Posted Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Is the winner responsible for shipping the bike or does MOA deliver it to the winner?
Steven J. Draher says...
Posted Sunday, February 10, 2019
This bike looks awesome! If I win this bike it will get bugs and road dirt on it as I ride my grand children around so they can have the wonderful memory of riding on such a special motorcycle. Family pictures of the our kids growing up on my R65 are priceless.
Michael St John says...
Posted Sunday, February 10, 2019
This motorcycle was my introduction to BMW Motorcycles. It was the fall of 1968 and my boss had one he kept up at Tahoe during the summer and he wanted it back in the Bay Area for the winter. We flew to Tahoe and my "job" was to ride it back to Pleasant Hill, CA in the SF East Bay Area. It took my 6 hours to get back; I wandered over 89 and 88 and then back through Jackson, no direct route for me. This bike was a joy for a 16 year old with a Hodaka Ace 100; it cemented my love affair with BMW's...
Richard Klain says...
Posted Saturday, February 9, 2019
The R60/2 was the first time I paid attention to the BMW brand, which was too expensive for my budget in '67. A few years later I went on a ride with a friend, inland from San Diego, me on a two-stroke Japanese bike and he on his R60/2. I was in the lead as we entered an off-camber turn. Neither of our bikes had folding footpegs. I barely made the turn, and as I checked my side mirror upon exiting the turn, noticed the R60/2 going end-over-end. Both rider and bike were scraped up, but rideable. My comment was, "Man that bike is tough!"
Creighton Demarest says...
Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2019
I hope the drawing is April 27, 2 0 1 9 , and not 2017 as stated in the rules above ? !
Brent Larson says...
Posted Sunday, February 3, 2019
When I think of how many of these machines I purchased in the 60's for usually not more than 300.00, In 1965 I purchased a perfect barn find R-67 1953 for 200 and thought I did great getting 350. a week later, who would have thought. Brent Larson
Allan S. Atherton says...
Posted Sunday, February 3, 2019
Unleaded valve seats have been used in restored heads for the past 20 years. Bobs used them in one of my bikes. I restored three pre-70 BMWs from 1999-2003. The price of parts and labor is much higher now. A restoration that was $10,000 in 1999 was $20,000 by 2003. Worse, some critical parts and expertise are now gone. Crankshafts are NLA and few people are left who know how to rebuild them, if they are even willing to take the risk. This bike could have $30,000 in it because of the quality of restoration, but is essentially priceless because such a restoration can no longer be duplicated. And its value will only increase. Riding causes wear and breakage, leading to maintenance and repair, which is expensive and also diminishes the value of the bike. I rode my restorations for thousands of miles, and they sold for far less than I had spent on them. If you cannot afford to hold this bike without riding it, I would sell it and find a more average restoration to enjoy.
Carlos Coroalles says...
Posted Friday, February 1, 2019
I hope so because it should be ridden, not just looked at.
Walter Eisenbeis says...
Posted Thursday, January 31, 2019
Will this bike run on unleaded gas without additives?
Mark Van der Voort says...
Posted Monday, January 28, 2019
I’m thinking that if I win this beauty, it should be ridden.
Mark Van der Voort says...
Posted Monday, January 28, 2019
I’m thinking that if I win this beauty, it should be ridden.

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