1972 BMW R50/5

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SOLD 09/21.....#2904219 1972 BMW R50/5 SWB, Black. “Toaster” Tank, 10K Service, Carburetors Rebuild, New Tires & Battery. 44,706 Miles

SOLD 09/21  -  #2904219 1972 BMW R50/5 SWB, Black. “Toaster” Tank, 10K Service, Carburetors Rebuild, New Tires & Battery. 44,706 Miles

This 1972 BMW has a 500cc motor. Not very many were brought into the USA in comparison to the 600cc and 750cc models; which makes it relative rare. It is very clean and correct as delivered by the BMW Factory, with the exception of the exhaust. The exhaust headers were upgraded to a new Chrome set made by MAC, and the mufflers are updated to the two years newer style; a common upgrade. A black period correct Luftmeister engine Guard set was installed.

This is a VIN numbers matching bike. The SWB designation stands for "Short Wheel Base" The 1970 to mid-1973 Models were all SWB, which makes them slightly shorter in overall length, and enables them to easily handle quick directional changes of a twisty road.

This is another BMW that we have done an end-to-end, inside-out, rehabilitation to. First, we did a Major 10K Service. The Carburetors were rebuilt. New steering neck bearings were installed, the front forks were rebuilt, and New Original Style 13 Rib Boots were installed.

A new battery and rubber retaining straps were installed. New Dunlop tires were mounted & balanced. A matching Lock set was installed in the Steering Stem lock and the Seat lock.

The photos tell the story; everything is in Very Good, or better condition. The commonly named "Toaster" configuration used by BMW for only 2 years, has the Beautiful Chrome fuel tank side covers, as well as the Chrome battery covers, which makes for a very striking and instantly recognizable appearance.

We would be happy to answer any questions you have about this BMW motorcycle; please call us at 614.837.1160. To see more high-resolution views of this bike in detail, please copy the link below to your browser search bar to direct you to our online photo storage on Picturepush.com.


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