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    Default 1962 BMW need help what it is and worth.

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    Sorry I started a new thread but this is the barn find save from scrap BMW. I have the engine case # need to know how to read it. Engine appears sized but idk if it's a top or btm end issue. Any help is great thank you!
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    What I saw on a web site it's an R50/2?

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    If it is an R50 the first two digits should be 63. Some are 64 but later than the one you show. If an R60 it will be 61.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    First three are 640..... What does that make it?

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    The case number falls in between 630001-649037. Says it's a R50/2--1960-1969

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    The best things on it are the saddlebags and turn signals. Regretfully it has the small tank, not the accessory large one, has the awful large seat, it is missing the exhaust system one valve cover and intake pipe, and has been allowed to weather badly. The R50 is the least desirable of the various models even though most parts are common between them. In the condition it is in it is all over the board as to value. With that carb hanging like that it obviously had some issues when parked. Does it turn over? Restoration of one is quite spendy! I purchased two in similar condition a couple years ago for $3500 for both, an R50 and an R60. If it has a title it is worth a bit more than without, but it is easy to get upside down on one. The good thing is virtually everything is available for it. As I mentioned though it is all expensive, and one in unknown condition usually requires a complete teardown and slinger clean or even total rebuild. Restored R50s bring in the 7-8K range. The ones I bought I sold for around 3500 each but in running and usable condition.
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    Thank you very much Robbie, that info is very helpful. Im more of a Harley guy but love them all. I did not get a title but he's trying to see if it's obtainable. I have a bill of sale and probably​ going to sell it as a parts bike if I can rather than take it apart myself. Would a asking price of $2000 obo be in the right ballpark?
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    $2000 would be a very fair price. The saddlebags are worth a fair bit if all the mounts and such are there. I would be interested in them if they become available. The fairings are common and most BMW guys have one or two kicking around. Here is a picture of my '55 R69 with a pair of those bags on it.



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    Howdy sir,

    As mentioned, if a complete machine in this condition to start with, because of parts commonality, an R50 can cost nearly as much as the more desirable R69S to restore. From a marketing standpoint, as much as I would yearn to save, or sell separately, those Enduro bags - they are the key feature of this machine - their inclusion will make for a far more painless sale and that sale as a complete lump. Let the next likely devoted BMW owner deal with the aftermath after hurriedly removing them.

    /2's are very robust machines with few real component weaknesses and unlike HD's generally survive complete not having been drawn into the chopper era. After initially selling off a few key pieces easily one can be left with a lot stuff using up valuable space gathering dust on their shelves (ask me how I know).

    Robbie, is that a 4.00 x 18 on the back of yours or a 3.50, very nice and rare machine.

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    Thank you I will get it unloaded and some better pics of it. That's a really nice bike you have there too. If I can't sell it as a whole parts bike I will let you know regarding the bags. Thanks again Robbie

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