1956 BMW R69 Motorcycle--SOLD (Colorado) - $0

1956 BMW R69 Motorcycle--SOLD (Colorado) - $0

This 1956 BMW R69 VIN 652614 was built on April 5, 1956 and delivered to Butler and Smith on May 22, 1956. In April 1990 it was purchased by latest owner in North Conway, New Hampshire. During subsequent years, this machine (and its stablemate also being offered) were used to travel the back roads of New England. This bike was recently thoroughly recommissioned by the experts at Barrington Motor Works, renowned BMW motorcycle specialists. The frame and engine VINs on this machine do not match. The frame on this machine was originally fitted to a BMW R50 VIN 560191 built on March 4, 1959 and delivered to Butler and Smith April 3, 1959. A reproduction steering head ID plate was installed by a prior owner and reflects the R69 engine VIN and R50 frame VIN. The paint on the frame and fenders is in good condition and is either original or an older (prior to 1990) repaint. The fuel tank paint is checked and should be repainted. The paint and striping on the fenders is certainly acceptable on a rider machine. The indicated mileage is 34,300 and may be actual. Recent services performed include the following: Draining of all lubricants and, after noting the quantity and condition of same, replacing the lubricants with the correct type and quantity of lubricants. Chevron Delo 400 SAE 40 engine oil was used in the engine and Rotella T1 SAE motor oil was used in the transmission, swingarm and final drive. Th cylinder heads were torqued and the valves were adjusted. The valve clearances were within spec. The carburetors were removed, degreased and then treated to a 1.5 hour hot soak in an ultrasonic cleaner after which they were washed in hot water, blown out, and dried. The carburetors are correct to the R69 machine. All internal components were inspected and many found to be in error. The carburetor mounting flanges were trued on a surface plate. The carburetors were then reassembled with the correct internal components and reinstalled with fresh base gaskets. The air cleaner housing was cleaned and the reinstalled with a fresh base gasket and air cleaner element. The original magneto body with manual retard mechanism had been replaced with a non-manual retard version sometime before the current owner's possession of the machine. The magneto body was disassembled, cleaned, blasted, and reassembled with new ignition coil, new ignition points and new condenser. The magneto rotor was replaced with a re-magnetized one. After installation of the re-magnetized magneto rotor, the magneto body was installed, The ignition advancer was evaluated and found to be in good condition, lubricated and installed . The magneto rotor was timed to the flywheel after which the ignition points were gapped and the ignition static timed. New high tension leads were fabricated out of 7mm lead wire core and zero resistance spark plug caps. The new NGK B8HS plugs were installed with the new high tensions leads. The generator brushes were serviceable The generator body and voltage regulator were cleaned. The generator armature commutator was polished and then installed. The now cleaned generator body was reinstalled. The clutch, front brake, and throttle cables were installed with fresh upper and lower boots on the throttle cables. The carburetors were static synchronized. The aged and cracked solo seat top rubber frame were replaced with a reproduction seat top rubber frame. New foot rest rubbers were installed. New hand grips were installed with a new left side bar end mirror. The OEM chrome wheel rims are in excellent condition. During service here both tires were replaced with Heidenau K34 3.50" x 18" tires. Heidenau or Metzeler inner tubes were used and the wheels were balanced. As far as possible without the removal of the wheel bearing, the bearings were judged to be serviceable. The new hubcaps were installed front and rear. The rear brake shoe linings were cracked and therefore replaced. The front brake shoe linings were uncracked and judged to be serviceable. After cleaning the rear wheel hub, the final drive and rear wheel drive splines were lubricated before reinstalling the rear wheel. The driveshaft boot was cracked and therefore replaced. New driveshaft to transmission flange bolts were used. The installed Flanders sidestand was removed and replaced with an OEM sidestand. The headers on the machine were judged to be in good condition and left on the machine after lubricating the exhaust flange threads with Neverseize. New reproduction mufflers were installed. The fuel tank had some internal surface rust and a bottom layer of old fuel sludge which was dissolved with lacquer thinner after which the tank was filled with Evapo-Rust for 72 hours. The Evapo-Rust was used to dissolve the surface rusting noted on the interior of the tank, after which the tank interior was recoated with Mark Hugget CmbH fuel tank liner. The BMW/5 petcock was disassembled, cleaned, reassembled, and reinstalled. New fabric covered fuel lines and fuel filters were installed. The original speedometer cable was replaced. After the initial start-up of the machine, the carburetors were adjusted and synchronized and the ignition timing dynamically checked. The generator and voltage regulator were judged to be functioning normally. With fresh fuel in the tank, fresh lubricants in all boxes, and new tires on the wheels,this lovely R69 was taken down the road and found to be a delightful ride. The engine makes excellent power, the transmission shifts up and down well and does not pop out of gear and the brakes function as they should. The speedometer and odometer function normally. The only known still existent issue with the machine is that the shaft for the transmission kick start idler is loose in the transmission rear cover. The shaft was previously repaired by drilling the shaft and installing a bolt and washer to prevent the shaft from falling into the transmission. Nevertheless, the shaft is loose and will eventually require repair. For sale or trade. We enthusiastically welcome trade offers for other classic or specialty vehicles. Easy financing available. For more information call Tim at 2077106699 or send us an email at info@motorlandamerica.com

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