1959 Bmw R-series on 2040-motos
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1959 BMW R26 Black
I got this bike from my father. During his lifetime he probably put a half a million miles on various BMW motorcycles. When he brought this bike home he was riding it and it had been painted white. It disappeared for a few years while it was being restored. When it was finished he would ride it around town from time to time.
This is a number matching bike that appears to be almost complete and original.
I have a clear title in my name. The bike had been unridden for roughly 6 years prior to which I draimed the tank and ran the bike until it was out of fuel. (I used the three step tank cleaning, etching, and coating at one point)
I replaced the battery, fuel lines, and the rubber manifold from the original Bing to the air box, added fuel and it started right up. I have video of me riding it up and down the street. Although the tires are old they don't appear dry rotted or overly hard so I'm going to put in new tubes leaving tires to the new owner.
I'm willing to deliver this bike up to a few hundred miles from Las Vegas simply for my fuel cost.
For more information on it's condition, general questions etc. please contact me.
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Moto blogMon, 26 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800
BMW announced its four-member celebrity jury panel for its globe-spanning “Ride of Your Life” R1200GS adventure contest. The panel is comprised of Academy-Award winner Adrien Brody, Paris-Dakar Rally winner Jutta Kleinschmidt, actor Rick Yune and noted motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman. The panel will select five winners for the “Ride of Your Life” contest (also known as the “One World, One GS” contest) to promote the new 2013 BMW R1200GS.Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0700
[Ed.: The original spy photos have been taken down by request. Instead, here is a picture of the current R1200R model.] BMW is preparing to launch the ground-up redesign of its iconic R1200GS in a new 1250cc-or-so liquid-cooled Boxer powerplant, a speculative profile of which you can read about here. But there’s more Boxer-oriented news to come from BMW for 2013.Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700
BMW has officially introduced their literbike contender: The 2009 BMW S1000RR. The pertinent numbers are a claimed 193 horsepower (at the crankshaft) and a 403.5-lb claimed dry weight. In a ready-to-ride form including fuel, BMW says to expect 450 lbs of weight.
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