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Not a 250cc but.........

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by F1dz, Nov 13, 2013.

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    Hey I was looking for a place to post up the rebuild/recondition of my old mans 1967 BMW R69S, all the forum folders are 250/300's and the old girl is a 600cc, soooooo PUB it is!
    Its still very early stages, cleaning and trying to get running, its still got compression and the starting system seems good as there is a spark on the plugs (new).
    Ive taken the carbies apart and given them a sonic bath (at work) they came up pretty well, and on my way to putting them back together i found one of the throtle cables to be frayed so waiting on new ones before trying to start it.
    A new battery, spark plugs, oil, fuel and throttle cables are what ive gotten so far, but in order for her to be looking like the bike in my imagination she still has a ways to go!
    Im hoping that someone here also has some contacts with spare parts or knows a little about the old BMW's or just wants to help out!

    So here we go on another adventure, this time with a 1967 BMW R69S!
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    That handsome devil is my old man :)
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    The girl after a wash, still so dirty.
     
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    In the garage with the Zed, 2 bikes and neither work :( (at the time)


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    Carbie inlet, air box, kick starter, cylinder and engine!
     
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    love it, my uncles got something similar... but its a WW1 german bike with side cart..... that engines sound so nice, they run like a clock when at idle :) hope she kicks over and runs for you!!!
     
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    Great piece of work ! ... what are the plans?

    Something like this? :lolsign:

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    WOW grey that has got to be THE sexiest BMW i have ever seen! But for now Im just trying to get her started >_<
    Thanks for the research grey too, ive got a parts supplier and a version of the users manual, but every resource is more than welcome!
    When I can twist my old mans arm ill be getting new chrome put on, new mufflers and powdercoating everything so its back to original....that and he also wants to get a side car for my mum! hahaha :crazypilot:
     
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    Yea a few dollars invested in that Beemer cafe Id say.

    Your Dads bike will look fantastic cleaned up as original .... I like the style of those old BMWs ..... it looks like all the bodywork and the like is there which is real bonus...... looking forward to seeing its progress.

    My Dad and Mum used to get around with their friends on a bike with a sidecar ... I cant remember what bike it was though.
     
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    Yeah the old twins with the massive cylinder heads sticking out like wings look so cool IMO.
    Yeah just waiting on the cables, may put a video of the first start on youtoob or somthing...
    really looking forward to the first ride in about 15 years, my old man will be stoked to see it running again!
     
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    So it is your Dads bike bike from before and its just been stored away for 15 years?
     
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    When my old man moved out of Nelson Bay around 2000, it was put into storage, mind you he didnt ride it too much after having kids either, but since then its been running once and then it was put back into storage in an old dairy shed. Considering its so close to the coast im pretty impressed with how well its held up to rust...
     
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    A bit of inspiration from Grey here, i think they come up pretty well :)
     
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    well done :thumb_ups:

    they are good candidates for metal polish, being fairly simple and round and easy to get at
     
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    Hmmm yeah they would look good with a bit of shine to them! The throttle cables from Munich Motorcycles in Sydney arrived last night but with the missus wanting to decorate the house for Xmas (in november?!?) i could not get to them.
    Another set back but with the Zed, 2 punctures while riding to work on wednesday :( one a round hole from a screw, the other, 2 shards of flat metal! Just my luck :headbang:
    Hopefully i can get a few hours this weekend to work on the girl and get her started, put the vid on youtoob for everyone to see how long it takes! :lolsign:
     
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    GOT THE BIKE STARTED!!!! the friday afternoon i put some new oil in, new fuel, new plugs and gave her a prime, a twist of the throttle and BINGO! She screamed back to life!
    Just new tyres, blinkers a mirror and she can be rego'd! Stoked, inc some pics of the throttle bits... NewThrottleCables.JPG


    Old chain throttle, cant wait to ride it down the street for the first time!!!
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    Well done mate, man on a mission.:thumb_ups:
     
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    Been a long time since I got back on here so I thought id give you guys an update!
    Since taking her for a ride down the street I got a bit carried away with the cosmetic restoration, sandblasting and etch priming some parts and just generally taking the old girl to bits. Ive only decided last night to stick everything back together regardless of looks and my first port of call will be getting the engine running sweet again, I managed to get an engine seal kit from Munich Motorcycles and am keen to have the guts of the engine looked at by a professional before doing much mor on it, I have a bad habit of taking things apart and leaving them, then not remembering how to put them back together >_<.
    So, while Im waiting on the weekend to rock around ill be rebuilding my ZXR520A's carbies and making up a new wiring harness for the BMW.
    Ill try and get some picks up for your entertainment soon!
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    Good to hear from you, it's been awhile. There is a saying: Rome wasn't built in a day and nor was the BMW
     

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