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Old 04-11-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Help identifying this old Beemer.

My grandfather bought a Beemer in 1960. This is the only photo I have of him with his bike, he passed away a few years later. Can any of you bike wizards identify it?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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I won't claim to be a wizard, but it looks like an R60 /2 to me. Someone much smarter than I may prove me otherwise though!
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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R50 or R60...bench seat. I have a '66 R60 with dual Denfeld solo seats. Looks like that one.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:07 PM   #4
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Definitely an R50 or R60: the R69 had different valve covers. And definitely a "Slash 2" series... so either an R50/2 or an R60/2. No way to tell them apart without looking at their jugs....
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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If it was built before the1961 model year it would just be an R50 or an R60. The /2 designation started with the 61 models. There were a lot of modifications and upgrades done all over the bike for the new series. . Even The R69 changed to the R69S in 61. If we had a clear shot of the front of the cylinder I could tell you the engine size, and if we had a clear profile shot I could tell you which generation it was.
BUT you say he bought in 1960, so that rules out the /2 designation. Unless he bought it at the end of the year when the new models were introduced. New or used?
That will sort that one out
It's either an R50 or an R60.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! I wish I had another photo of it to totally figure it out.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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Whatever vintage it is, your grandfather certainly seems to be enjoying it!

Just idle curiosity, where was that photo taken?
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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I'm almost positive he bought it new, but I do not know what time of the year he bought it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #9
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Whatever vintage it is, your grandfather certainly seems to be enjoying it!

Just idle curiosity, where was that photo taken?
It was taken in Colorado. He had a Triumph before getting this bike, I'll scan that photo and post it one day.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:15 AM   #10
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Looks like he was as ATGATT as he could be in 1960!! Just sold two R50's a 59 and a 1960 to a guy up by Minneapolis. Neat pix!!
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #11
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What's the serial number?
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:24 PM   #12
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What's the serial number?
I have no idea, he died a year later and it was sold.
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