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Photos courtesy of Max BMW
Max BMW‘s Heritage Service Department, at their North Hampton, New Hampshire, location, has recently been turning out some simply fantastic vintage bike restorations. We will be featuring one of those bikes, a beautiful R69 in an upcoming issue of Hemmings Motor News.
While doing some research for that article, we ran across this 1966 R60/2 restoration video a few weeks ago. The bike was presented by the owner with a few issues, including some transmission work, and it needed brakes, but otherwise was in pretty good shape for a 45-year-old bike. Touring bags and dual bicycle seats were on the bike when it arrived, but the owner wanted it to look more like its 1966 stock appearance by including a frame-contouring flat plank two-up seat.
The video shows the bike starting from basically the bare frame, and the restoration process of the mechanicals. Although condensed into 1:17, it gives you a good idea what was involved and how meticulous Richard and the rest of the Heritage Service Department are, when given the task of refurbishing vintage German motorcycles. Excuse the Falco “Der Kommissar” music in the background.
If you want to slow this process down a bit, you can view more than 200 pictures of the full restoration.
After the rebuild, a test drive was in order.