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Bonhams Motorcycle Department

1959 BMW R69

Date Published:
29 Aug 2018
Mt Vernon, United States

Selling a very beautiful original 1959 R69 that is in great condition. Great collector motorcycle, as everyone knows these vintage BMW’s are very desirable and valuable. The actual mileage on this bike was 7,600 miles. It’s always easy to say the bike is low mileage, but being able to prove it is a very important feature.Before I started riding the bike, I was unsure about the low mileage, but the speedometer and odometer are working great. I am 100% confident that this is a true 8,506 mile bike.The gentleman I purchased this bike from had 6 vintage BMW’s, so none of his bikes ever had many miles put on them.The second most important feature of this vintage BMW is it’s an all matching numbers bike. All four numbers match. Motor, frame, ID plate and title, I do have a clear title in my name. I also have a tool kit and factory owners manual that will go with the sale. The bike starts on the first kick and runs great. Pulls strong, transmission shifts smoothly up and down. The charging system is working perfectly and charging at 7.2 volts . Compression is a solid 120 PSI. Original bar end turn signals work great. High and low beam headlight works great, horn nice and loud, brake light and running lights working.Upgraded aluminum deep oil pan was removed cleaned and a new gasket was installed , When I removed the oil pan, there was no buildup of old dirty oil, very clean. This shows the bike was maintained very well. All others fluids were drained and refilled to factory specs.The only item that is not working is the neutral light, very minor item. The bike shifts great and goes into neutral very easily. 95% of everything else on this 59 year old bike works great!