It has been completely restored, from the ground up. The frame and swing arms were stripped, zinc primed, and powder coated and then scuffed with 300 grit paper and painted along with the sheet metal to make the color scheme of the bike totally consistent. Powder coat product is never the exact color of the final paint. The fenders and remaining sheet metal were media blasted and repaired, welded where needed, primed and BSAF paint applied. All chrome parts were re-chromed. Aluminum was professionally polished.Modifications and/or Repairs:Engine, transmission, and final drive were totally disassembled and evaluatedNew pistons, valves, guides and all new bearings and seals were installed including the correct rear main spherical bearing which was customary on the R50S, R69 and the R69S.Cases were media blasted and clear coated with Eastwood Clear Satin Hi Temp Sealer to prevent oxidationA correct rear spherical bearing was installedShocks were dismantled and rebuilt with new cartridges and rubbersSwing arms received properly packed and lubed bearings and sealsWheel hubs were media blasted and coated with clear satin to prevent oxidationNew wheel bearings were properly shimmed and seals replacedWheels were laced with new stainless spokes, newly polished Weinmann Hi lip rims and trued with the proper offsetNew Heidenau tires and tubes, 350-18, were mounted and balancedCarburetors were dismantled and soda blastedA new wiring harness, seals, grommets, gaskets, switches, bulbs were addedCarburetors were totally reconditioned by Barrington Motor Works, cleaned, fitted with all new parts and vacuum ports for easier balancing and adjustmentBar end Hella signals, Albert headlight mirrors and a chrome headlight guard were addedNew cables and battery were installedDenfeld solo seat, tank rosettes, and new emblems were addedThe bike received fresh lubricants with 30 weight non-detergent break-in oil in the crankcase.New header pipes, hangers and stock BMW mufflers were installed.Original and new-old-stock parts were used where possibleDetails of this complete restoration and others can be seen at airheadrestorations

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