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Monday, June 27, 2011

Dana Point Concours

The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance was held at the St. Regis resort this past weekend here in lovely Southern California.  The weather was spectacular.  The event is an up and comer with the motorcycle crowd.  It has been a fantastic car show for the past 29 years.  Last year they added motorcycles to the event for the first time. 

Being that the show is practically in my backyard, I decided to bring a bike to the event.

The R60/2 pictured below languished outdoors on the side of a guys house for about 25 years.  This is a case of being in the right place at the right time.  The guy offered the bike to me free of charge if I would haul it away.

It was not in too bad of shape.  The top end was missing and the tank was gone.  All numbers matched, and I figured it worthy of restoration.  Luckily whoever obsconded with the top end left some oily rags to plug the sides of the crankcase.  Oil was left in situ, whiched helped to preserve the crank.

I restored the bike using many NOS parts.  It is a correct restoration down to the original fasteners.  I opted for the high bars because all of my other bikes have the lower bars, and these were in fantastic shape.  The paint is single stage Glasurit, and the stripes are hand done.

I generally don't add excess "bling" to bikes, but the Hella "eyebrow" style headlight bezel looks sharp.  I acquired it along with some other parts a few years ago, and figured it would look best on the R60. 

1 comment:

  1. Cn you tell me where you was able to get the original type fasteners for the /2 ? No ss but the cad plated originals