1973 BMW R60/5 Custom Job
I started building this bike a year ago with one thing in mind - minimalism.
I didnt want anything extra, much in lines of a race bike but with a twist with the inspiration of a 47' Panhead and some Japper bikes. I wasnt sure if I could pull it off - I knew I could make it, but would it look good...
Engine, year and make, model, modifications:
1973 R60/5 Stock engine, new Mikuni carbs (why do they call Bing carburetors Bing? Because its the sound they make hitting the trash can), air box removed and replaced with K&N's
Stock with Por 15 and semi gloss top coat - literally tougher than powder coat.
Stock shortened 2"
Sub frame shortened and poder coated, reinforced.
Tire/wheel size and style:
Stock / powder coated, new stainless spokes
New Thunderchild Diode board, Dyna III ignition, Brand new Cloth wiring throughout the bike, New Ignition switch -
I left many stock parts, just modded the shit out of them, one thing is for sure, BMW has some pretty nifty stuff that just needs a bit of help to make great. I had a custom Battery tray made from solid billet as well a custom one of a kind tail light. I cut down the handle bar levers and re-shaped them, cut the forks down, rebuilt the wheels, made a custom steering stabilizer, started fresh and re-wired the entire bike to a custom application based off of racing BMW's, Cut the headlight ears down and put a bates headlight can on and replaced the lens with a vintage yellow lamp, Powder Coated almost everything that could be powder coated, Cut down a 30 yr old 2/1 Luftmeister racing exhaust system and place a custom baffle in the muffler, did an antique polish on the engine covers and casted alloy parts that I like to call vintage aviation style and made a custom alloy based seat.
Im sure there is more, just cant remember right now. Bike is available for viewing, dont waste my time, no tire kickers, bring a sixer of Micro beer for wasting my time.
All parts can and will be duplicated for you do it your self kind of people.
I will take partial trades - pre 1981 Goldwing, Pre 1973 CB350, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Nortons and Triumph Triples - watcha got?
I can build you a bike like this one. Email me and I will give you a quote.