I recently bought a '57 R60 and I'm just pleased as punch with the whole experience. If you see a grin riding down the street with a motorcycle beneath it, that'll be me. It is in very good condition and since is is two projects away, later in the year I plan to fix the few things that need attention and troubleshoot the few things that need attention immediately to get it "on the road":
I hope to use it for a rider, not a garage Queen or a restoration project. I'll try the US bars for a while and try to adapt to that seating/handling style but would maybe like to try the (shorter) bars that the designers intended and Germans boys used. I wonder if there are many "European Style" bars in this country or even a close match as to what was stock before the Americans (maybe Flanders ?) changed the US spec units.
I also have a square pillion pad and but have always liked the looks of the pillion seats that resembled the front solo seat but had a handle at the front. Anyone have some information on those.
Thanks for your knowledge, input or advice.