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Author Topic: Refreshed '59 R60/2  (Read 193 times)

Offline buckeyebike

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Refreshed '59 R60/2
« on: Jun 20, 2018, 08:41:28 »
Been away quite some time doing other things, but still have a few bikes ;-)

My R60/2 sat in storage for four years while we were building a house (long story), and the slumber took its toll on the bike.  I got it from an older fellow who was losing his eyesight and had to sell it.  He bough it new in 1960- traded a Harley in on it (good call!).  It only has 8400 original miles and is unrestored.  I dropped it off at Re-Psycle in Lithopolis, OH and they went through it front to back.  These guys are good.  They did a 10k mile service, new stainless spokes, a list of other items, and really brought this thing back to life. 

Here's a short video of the bike running- I can't wipe the grin off my face:
« Last Edit: Jun 20, 2018, 08:54:07 by buckeyebike »

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Re: Refreshed '59 R60/2
« Reply #1 on: Jun 20, 2018, 08:45:12 »
The clip had sound before I converted it to a mpg from mov.  Not sure what happened to the sound- that makes it worth watching. 

Any tips on reposting the clip?

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Re: Refreshed '59 R60/2
« Reply #2 on: Jun 20, 2018, 09:41:52 »
Cool bike. I could hear it when I opened the file with Windows Media Player. Sounds like a tractor :)
Old motorcycles never die, they just wait.

1971 Honda CL350
1968 Aermacchi/Harley Davidson Rapido
1967 Ducati Monza Jr. 160
1966 Honda CA100
1965 Honda CL77

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Re: Refreshed '59 R60/2
« Reply #3 on: Jun 20, 2018, 10:00:06 »
Thanks!  OK, cool. 

Don't let the low chug fool you- it has some balls, especially when your roll on the throttle!  I can't recall the name of the pipes, but the original owner said the stock mufflers fell apart after two seasons and he had these installed in the early 60's.  They have some nice crackle to them, far better sound than stock.