1970 BMW R50/5

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SOLD 11.20.23.....2900674 1970 BMW R50/5, Black. 22 Lt. Tank. 8,000?? Miles. Not Running "Project Bike"

SOLD 11.20.23......2900674 1970 BMW R50/5, Black. 22 Lt. Tank. 8,000?? Miles. Project Bike

Paperwork says bike has 8,000 miles, but we have no idea if that is correct. Fair headlight bucket (minor flat edge at 10 O’clock position), wires poor, no instrument (we found & included core with proper ratio to use for rebuild), no ring / lens / reflector insert. Has no key for steering lock and seat lock, good hand controls, good cables, handlebars rusty, one mirror, mirror mount threads are good on right and bad on left, LH switch good, RH switch gone, good steering damper and knob.

Big 22 Lt. tank has rusty front edges, a ding on right by emblem, small ding LH upper, no fuel cap, cap pivot point needs straightened, tank needs relined, no petcocks, no emblems, carburetors slides free, motor does not turn, clutch stuck, good valve covers.

Transmission shifts well in all gears, shifter return spring bad. Exhaust headers good, crossover fair. MAC mufflers solid but finish poor. Aftermarket touring in good condition. Seat pan is OE in good condition. Has missing rear hinge, also has missing pivot on subframe. no grab rail.

Both rims straight with no flat spots; will polish up nicely. Spokes rusty. Small dings on both Hub caps. Both fenders have no cracks. Has rare OE horn. Centerstand has nonstandard tine welded on. Nice rear shock covers. OE taillight has cracked lens, no front turn signals and no rear turn signals or rear mounting bar.

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