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Old 11-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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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



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Old 11-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Photos would be the only way to tell you it's $5K worth or not



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

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 11-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #5
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You may want to check out this forum also : http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/forum/124

Bunch of good guys there with great information!
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #6
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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....
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:03 PM   #7
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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....
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.

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:05 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:07 AM   #9
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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!

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #10
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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....
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #11
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...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.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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If I were to email a photo of the /2 to someone maybe it can be posted that way...just a thought.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #13
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:14 PM   #14
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #15
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Dan,
You should finish Lulubel first.
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