No Reserve: 1971 BMW R60/5

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This 1971 BMW R60/5 has been with the seller for five years and is equipped with a 600cc flat-twin and 4-speed manual gearbox. The previous owner was a close friend of the seller’s, who acquired the bike in stock configuration and modified it with a custom exhaust system, K&N air filters, Laverda handlebars, Corbin seat pan, Oshmo rear-set foot pegs, and aftermarket lighting. An oil change was performed a year ago, and this R60/5 is now being offered for sale at no reserve with a clean California title in the seller’s name. Equipped with an electric starter and telescopic forks, the /5 series are said to be the first line of BMW motorcycles manufactured entirely in Berlin. According to the seller, the engine, chassis, gas tank, and frame are original to the motorcycle. A small chip and some bubbling are noted on the gas tank from a substandard previous repair, and the tank has since been lined with Red-Kote and no further issues are reported by the seller. A custom exhaust system was added by the previous owner and the rear taillight and turn signal assembly were replaced with a single circular brake light. Some corrosion is present on the exhaust pipes, rear swing-arm hardware, Laverda cafe racer-style handle bars, and triple-clamp. The Corbin seat-pan was re-upholstered and Oshmo rear-set foot pegs were added. No gauges or instrumentation are present, and thus, true mileage is unknown. The seller estimates that under 1,500 miles were added during their five-year ownership. According to the seller, the carburetors leak fuel at times and a small oil leak is present under the engine body. A new side-mounted gel battery was fitted in an aftermarket battery assembly, and the previous owner installed K&N air filters. No service records are available, and most maintenance was personally performed by the seller during their ownership.

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