1965 R69S “Salt”


“Salt” is a matching number 1965 BMW Dover White R69S VIN 660083 remanufactured by Barrington Motor Works, LLC during the Spring and Summer of 2018. The manufacture process includes an engine rebuild including crankshaft rebuild with slinger replacement and all new seals and FAG bearings. The finned deep aluminum engine oil pan now carries Valvoline VR-1 SAE 40 racing oil. The magneto was serviced with a remagnetized rotor, new ignition coil, points and condenser. After ultrasonic cleaning the carburetors were reassembled with new gaskets and jets. Replacement Kolbenschmidt pistons were sourced and balanced and the powdercoated cylinders bored/honed to fit. The cylinder heads underwent rebuild as necessary. 

In order to improve engine acceleration/deceleration and thereby improve shifting, a Barrington Motor Works aluminum flywheel was installed along with a sprung type 9mm clutch friction disc.

The transmission underwent a complete rebuild which included all new FAG bearings as well as new seals and gasket. The transmission was filled to spec with BradPenn GL-4 SAE 80/90 gear oil.

The vented 25/8 final drive was rebuilt with all new FAG and INA bearings, new seals and gasket. Like the transmission, the final drive was filled to spec with BradPenn GL-4 SAE 80/90 gear oil.

After rebuilding the wheel hubs with correctly shimmed Timken 30304 tapered roller bearings and modern lip seals the high shoulder aluminum Weinmann rims were straightened and polished and then laced and trued to the hubs with stainless steel spokes by Buchanan Spoke and Rim.

Because Barrington Motor Works builds reduced maintenance rideable restorations while honoring the past designers and builders of these vintage motorcycles, high quality stainless steel fasteners with Nylon locking nuts, stainless steel pushrod tubes and high quality stainless steel axles are fitted. 

“Salt” has completed 289 miles of check out/break-in riding, has already had its initial service and will have a comprehensive 300 mile service after purchase.

The purchase price for Salt is $25,000.  Although we will oversee loading, shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser.

If interested in learning more about this beautiful machine, please Contact us!