1962 BMW R69S

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This 1962 BMW R69S is the 652nd built and is powered by a rebuilt 594cc boxer twin paired with a 4-speed transmission and shaft drive. This early example is not equipped with sidecar mounting tabs or a hydraulic steering damper, and the first 1,275 R69Ss built were not equipped with gusseted frames. The bike formerly resided in Texas, where it was reportedly stored indoors by the previous owner. Since acquiring the bike the seller has performed an oil change and adjusted the valves. This R69S is offered with Georgia registration and a bill of sale.

1962 BMW R69S

The bike is finished in black with hand-painted white stripes, and older aftermarket mufflers are fitted. The seller notes touch-ups on the bodywork, with some repainted areas on the tubular frame. The engine front cover has been polished and the foot brake lever has been chromed.

1962 BMW R69S

The seller notes that the bike is not equipped with side car mounts. It is also not equipped with the gusseted frame used on later R69S models. The front shock covers and handle-bar perches are both unpainted, and corrosion is noted on the wheel spokes, handlebars, risers, fasteners, and steering friction damper knob.

1962 BMW R69S

The bike is equipped with a steering friction damper rather than the hydraulic damper used on later bikes. Instrumentation consists of a 120-mph speedometer, with the neutral warning and charging indicator lights mounted to the headlight shell below the speedometer. Approximately 47k miles are shown on the 5-digit odometer.

1962 BMW R69S

The air-cooled 594cc boxer twin is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission with shaft-drive to the rear wheel. Per the seller, the motor has been rebuilt within the last 100 miles, and new pushrod tubes and carburetor intake tubes were fitted at that time. A later-style fuel petcock has been installed, and a ding is visible on the right side exhaust header.

1962 BMW R69S

Servicing under current ownership included an oil change and a valve adjustment. Wear is noted on the finned exhaust nuts.

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