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    Cool Rare red 1968 bmw r60us

    But even better a NEW One: - listed as a NEW motorcycle:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-R...item1c227814fb





    Relisted again - no reserve:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1968-...item3a6eb90a0b
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    Ya its a 68 r60us... The price way to high its a us model. that bike needs every thing done. Its going to cost you o most $10,000 to redo it. Bike looks like it worth only $1500.00 to $2000.00... Just my idea

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    Talking Agreed!!

    Bike is rare spend $10,000 to buy it another $10,000 to restore!!!

    But you are lucky bike is in Illinois I see you are right around the corner in Indiana
    you can save lots of money on shipping costs!!!!
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    Lol.. That bike is about 40min from me. There is no way I would pay that much for a r60us. I have two already. But there not red. That bike need every thing done. Funny part it was on ebay before for $6400.00 I think....... I would have be to pay that much or m...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85K100LT View Post
    RARE RED 1968 BMW R60US


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-R...item3a6dd5fa8c

    interesting look I questions the cylinders on this looks like wrong for 1968 -
    Why do you think think the cylinders look wrong?
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    Do all /2 cylinder fins come to a point in the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Do all /2 cylinder fins come to a point in the front.
    No, only the non-sport 600s. (That is to say, the R67, R67/2, R67/3, R60 and R60/2, but not the R68, R69 or R69S.) And, they actually come to a point both in front and in back. This is the only really reliable way to tell, for example, an R60 from an R50.
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    I have the '68 505

    I have a red R 60US serial # 1815505, 12 units off. A friend of mine is collecting the serial numbers and locations of all the original none black bikes . that is a lot of cash for an R 60 in need of everything. Other than the rarity of the Granada Red its an R 60 US but they only brought in about 20 that year. A Red R 69US sold for about $19,000 a few months ago, Landstrom picked it up and had it at Hilton head this past November. Its a nice bike but needs a more attentive owner. 46211, I just got back from the PO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    No, only the non-sport 600s. (That is to say, the R67, R67/2, R67/3, R60 and R60/2, but not the R68, R69 or R69S.) And, they actually come to a point both in front and in back. This is the only really reliable way to tell, for example, an R60 from an R50.
    The whole story can be found here:

    http://bmwdean.com/slash2.htm




    But wait ... there's more:

    http://bmwdean.com/1968photos.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by 46211 View Post
    Ya its a 68 r60us... The price way to high its a us model. that bike needs every thing done. Its going to cost you o most $10,000 to redo it. Bike looks like it worth only $1500.00 to $2000.00... Just my idea
    Really? I'm just getting in to the /2 twins, and that isn't what I've been seeing lately. I had a heck of a time finding my only /2 twin, a lowly R50, for $6,500, although it is pretty nice.

    It seems to me that even the rolling baskets I've been seeing lately bring $3,000 or more. Maybe I'm shopping at the wrong store? I watch Ebay and IBMWR pretty closely, and it's not unusual for a /2 to be offered at five figures. Scary!

    Or is the US version just less desirable for some reason I don't know about? Personally, I was looking for an R50, because I've always liked the smaller displacement motors. I also have a couple R27's.

    I'm not pretending to know these values other than mostly passive observation, and some here seem to have a few, so I'd just be interested in comments on value. I am currently pursuing an R69S that needs lots of help. A bit rough and has a frozen motor, but also has some nice features. I am thinking about what to offer. Any thoughts on this would be welcome!

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    The US models are significantly more rare than the Earles Fork models, and yet, they definitely get less money in the market. It seems that those interested in these bikes want them for their sidecar-ability or because the Earles Forks are unusual.

    If the bike is one of those few that B&S imported painted Granada Red, and if the BMW archives will document that, then the bike is very rare. But without the documentation, it's just another R60US.
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    I looked at the auction and it seems that the seller didn't get any bids the first time or the second time he listed it for a fixed price. The current auction is up to $4250, but hasn't reached the reserve.
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    I'm struggling a bit with this /2 price thing.

    I finally got a price on the R69S I'm looking at. I'm working through a second party, so details are slim at this point. He wants $7,000. The motor is either frozen or the top end is off, he's not sure which, and overall, the bike sounds a bit rough. I'll get pics soon and find out for sure about the top end.

    One of the reasons for the owner's estimate of value is that the bike has a very nice full fairing, Wixom, he thinks, and bar end signals. He says the fairing is rare and valuable. I know a good R69S is well in to five figures, and maybe this is a good deal, but is a seized up, rough 69S really worth $7 grand, rare fairing or not?

    Just curious.

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    for $7,000 I'd expect a running bike. But... my mindset comes from paying $4,000 for a running R69S 14 years ago. I guess the price has gone up a bit since then.

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    Yeah, a non-running R69S for $7K is a bit much. I paid a little over $6K for my running R69S over 5 years ago. A basket case has to be down below $5K to be worth considering...
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