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Hodakaguy's R51/3 & Steib LS200 Thread.

Hodakaguy's R51/3 & Steib LS200 Thread.


Years in the past…..waaaaaay manner again within the day I owned a 1963 BMW R69S with a Steib LS200 hack. I bought it from the second proprietor who had owned it since 1962, all of his children grew up using within the hack. I rode the wheels off that bike and absolutly cherished it! I finally bought it to place my spouse by way of faculty and have all the time missed that setup ever since.

Quick ahead to a few month in the past and I received the opprtunity to buy a 1953 BMW R51/3 full with a 1952 Steib LS200 Hack. The 51/3 is one other bike I’ve all the time needed to personal, I completely love the artwork deco traces and flared entrance fender….Immediate love! The proprietor has owned this bike for the previous 56 Years! The man he purchsed it from was utilizing it for a hill climb bike and had knobby tires put in! He added the Steib within the 80’s and put in sidecar gearing within the last drive (he included two spare last drives with solo gearing within the sale). We had a good time swapping tales and chatting about classic BMW’s.

I check rode the bike, appeared over the pile of spare components that was included within the sale and we struck a deal! The bike is not a present bike and has a lot of Patina….however continues to be presentable as is and I believe it appears to be like nice as a survivor. Tank is in unique paint, fenders are an outdated repaint. Body and engine numbers match. The engine ran nice though the rockers sound unfastened and noisy on the suitable jug. A full tune up and thorough going over is so as earlier than any additional taking part in Is available.

Kiddo loves the setup, it is a tight match however he can get into the tiny hack He cannot wait to cruise round and hit yard gross sales within the setup. My plan is to wash it up the very best I can, get it mechanically sound and luxuriate in it!

My spouse and I on my R69S 25 years in the past.

The brand new experience, on the earlier house owners home. The fold down high and windshield is fairly cool, I did not have both of these on my outdated setup.

Needed to snap a photograph of the earlier proprietor and I collectively along with his child earlier than I left.

On the trailer for the experience house.

I eliminated the highest and windshield from the hack to stop put on on the 5hr freeway experience house.

Simply after arriving house, kiddo needed to attempt on the hack for dimension .

Extra enjoyable to return….




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