FS: 1972 BMW R50/5, civilian model

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Timo Geusch, Jul 16, 2003.

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    Timo Geusch Guest

    One last try on UKRMC before it goes on ebay. In my current 'clear
    bikes I can't ride out of the garage' drive, my R50/5 is for sale.

    The good points:

    It's a 1972 (tax-exempt if you can be bothered to contact the DVLA)
    civilian R50/5. Everything is there, it runs, is MOT'd and
    taxed. Stainless steel exhausts as well. It's the rarest of the /5s
    and surprisingly nippy once you get it up to speed - acceleration is
    not great but I've had it up to an indicate 90mph without wetting my

    The bad points:

    Someone hammerited some parts that shouldn't have been (correct colour
    though so it's not that noticeable), there's some noise and free play
    in the drive train and it looks like the engine will need a rebore
    soonish. Not surprising considering it's done 70,000 miles.

    All in all, it's a bike that will need a restoration but given the
    state it's in one can do it as a rolling restoration.

    600 quid UKRMC price, bike located in North London. P/X offers of SOB
    Timo Geusch, Jul 16, 2003
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    WorkTOG Guest

    Got to say that sounds like a hell of a good price, although I'm not
    too much of an expert on ShiteOldBeemer values. I'd have thought some
    idiot on Ebay would give you a lot more than that......
    WorkTOG, Jul 16, 2003
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