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weeman 11-07-2012 10:32 AM

slash2 question
 
Hello all,

Almost new to me will be a 1967 r50/2 with 52k miles condition good with some scrapes, no rust but runs with low compression between 65-72 psi per cylinder. Previous owner (77yrs. old) doesn't remember if slingers were done so that's on the list to do.
Question, can this bike run with low compression like this without tearing into it right away? I'm wanting to ride it a few miles (maybe 100 miles) to see how it rides before overhauling the engine.
Does $5k sound like a good price for this Beemer? I know that since I don't posses special tools and the time I will be ready to shell out rebuild costs for the engine.
Thanks!

Steve

lucky6600 11-07-2012 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weeman (Post 19991776)
Hello all,

Almost new to me will be a 1967 r50/2 with 52k miles condition good with some scrapes, no rust but runs with low compression between 65-72 psi per cylinder. Previous owner (77yrs. old) doesn't remember if slingers were done so that's on the list to do.
Question, can this bike run with low compression like this without tearing into it right away? I'm wanting to ride it a few miles (maybe 100 miles) to see how it rides before overhauling the engine.
Does $5k sound like a good price for this Beemer? I know that since I don't posses special tools and the time I will be ready to shell out rebuild costs for the engine.
Thanks!

Steve


Photos would be the only way to tell you it's $5K worth or not



:norton:norton

weeman 11-07-2012 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucky6600 (Post 19992170)
Photos would be the only way to tell you it's $5K worth or not



:norton:norton

I'm working from my smartphone only and can't seem to upload piccys, any suggestions?

Steve

weeman 11-07-2012 01:30 PM

I've posted a picture on the BMWMOA site in the Vintage section under "post a picture" and should be on the last page under weeman.

Steve

zenduddhist 11-07-2012 04:32 PM

You may want to check out this forum also : http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/forum/124

Bunch of good guys there with great information!

danedg 11-07-2012 05:36 PM

Nice find
 
MOA isn't really helpful for /2's.
This site will keep you more entertained.
If it's not too beat up, 5k is the upper limit for initial purchase.
At 52K it must be rebuilt, but you could/should ride a few miles to set the hook....:evil
:freaky

weeman 11-07-2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danedg (Post 19994814)
MOA isn't really helpful for /2's.
This site will keep you more entertained.
If it's not too beat up, 5k is the upper limit for initial purchase.
At 52K it must be rebuilt, but you could/should ride a few miles to set the hook....:evil
:freaky

Thanks for the reply. The r50 has a few scratches here and there but paintwork is descent for the year with no corrosion on the brightwork (chrome). The only dent is on the very front of the fender as I was the noob that did it by carrying a handful of tools when one got away.

Steve

Detroit Steve 11-08-2012 06:05 AM

other resources
 
http://bmwvmca.org/ a /2 club that has an excellent FREE tool loan program for all the special /2 tools for members


slash2 yahoo group, lots of great people and info even Vech posts here.

weeman 11-08-2012 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlackerSteve (Post 19997695)
http://bmwvmca.org/ a /2 club that has an excellent FREE tool loan program for all the special /2 tools for members


slash2 yahoo group, lots of great people and info even Vech posts here.

Thanks for that!

Steve

bpeckm 11-08-2012 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weeman (Post 19993060)
I've posted a picture on the BMWMOA site in the Vintage section under "post a picture" and should be on the last page under weeman.

Steve


...can't get into the photos unless a member? I couldnt' get it to open....

danedg 11-08-2012 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bpeckm (Post 20000376)
...can't get into the photos unless a member? I couldnt' get it to open....


You can't access much at MOA without paying your dues. :deal

weeman 11-08-2012 05:12 PM

If I were to email a photo of the /2 to someone maybe it can be posted that way...just a thought.:wink:

Steve

bpeckm 11-08-2012 07:19 PM

sure... to bpeckm at gmail dot com :D

danedg 11-08-2012 08:14 PM

I'll give you 6K tonight
 
http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Motorc...emanr60-XL.jpg

Beamer Bum 11-08-2012 08:20 PM

Dan,
You should finish Lulubel first.:lol3


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