BMW R51/2 – 1950 Restored Motorcycle

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BMW R51/2 – 1950

Year: 1950
Make: BMW
Colour: Black
Engine Size: 500
Model: R-Series
Sub Model: R51/2
Drive Type: Shaft
Start Type: Kick

Restored 1950 BMW R51/2 Motorcycle.

The engine, gearbox, and rear end were completely refurbished.

The engine was still on the stock bore after over 50 years and within tolerance, but the owner chose to bore it to first over size and install new pistons.

The frame and sheet metal had a very nice original finish and was just buffed and polished.

Some smaller items were refinished, all of the hardware was plated, and every bearing and seal was replaced.

The exhaust system and all  of the rubber items were replaced with new.

The battery is a dry cell housed in a custom made shell with the original top cover to look correct.

A rear brake light switch was added to look like a factory item.

All of the original controls were used, right down to the cable operated high/low beam switch.

A very rare, one year model – the first twin built by BMW after WWII.

 

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3 Responses to BMW R51/2 – 1950

  1. Mike says:

    Hi Rodney.
    We’re always interested in taking on private restorations, where are you based?
    Many Thanks
    Mike

  2. John says:

    I have the same bike and would like to have it rebuilt. Interested in your parts Rodney.

  3. Rodney says:

    I have R51/2 BMW, completely stripped down.Barn find condition.apart from

    wheels,handle bar,most parts are complete.Fenders ,Tank uni,t ,& Head lamp

    are in a very sad state. Any interested parties ,email me.

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