Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October Newsletter

Dear Vintage BMW Friends,

They say time flies when you're having fun. Well that must explain this summer. I can't believe it is already Halloween, but on the other hand, when I look back over my photos for the summer, there was a lot of fun stuff in there!


The summer started off with The Quail Motorcycle Gathering.  I was fortunate enough to be able to bring my friend and mentor Joe Groeger and his 1939 R71.  He really got a kick out being at the show and I was so happy he was able to enjoy the day.

I've been thinking of running my R68 at Bonneville next year.  So Mr. Day and I rode out to the salt flats to check out the scene.  It was awesome!   Check out the video below. 

I met the fine gents from Baloo Racing, France who are campaigning their turbo boxer.

While out in Utah, I rode over to my friend Roy Reynold's (of Reynold's Ride-off stands fame, and a living legend in the vintage BMW community) house in Salt Lake and bought his entire collection of tools, documents and NOS parts from the BMW dealership he used to own.  A fantastic collection of stuff and I am truly indebted to Roy for his friendship and support of Scottie's Workshop.


Scottie's Workshop wishes to thank the many wonderful customers who are not pictured below, and those that are:

Scottie's rebuilt Neil's BMW 700cc top end.  What a lovely machine!

Steven and his lovely R60/2 (Top end with new pistons)

Gary R.'s R60US (Duchess Restoration including Glasurit Granada and stripes by Scottie's Workshop)

Ted's R69S (Major chassis service, slinger job with new rings, 336' cam and tune)

Tony's 1969 R69S (in the shop for a full restoration)

Gary C.'s R60US (Scottie's built the motor, transmission and final drive and wheels for this bike and Gary built the bike. He brought it in for us to perform a safety check and first start and tune up. Great job Gary!)

Mario's R25/3 (Service II and front fork rebuild)


Scottie's has a bunch of vintage BMWs available for sale. If you are interested in any of the bikes and would like more details, call me at 408-475-BMW6.

1. 1968 BMW R60/2 - Duchess #4 is available for sale. Powerdynamo 12v electronic ignition, Scottie's brake upgrade. Bike is brand new and has less than 100 miles on the odometer.  Asking $21,000. 

1968 R60/2

1968 R60/2

1968 R60/2

2. 1975 BMW R90S - The feedback about the first Daytona Orange Glasurit paint job to come out of Scottie's Workshop has been positive.  Personally, I love it!  

Painting Room

1975 R90S in Glasurit Daytona by Scottie's Workshop

I took the R90S on a 4-day, 1400 mile ride through northern California and Nevada about a month ago. The bike was a dream to ride and I turned it over to 23,000 miles. If you have ever wanted a very nice R90S, this is the one to get. Start packing for your adventure!  The bike includes all of the original documentation, keys (barrel, folding and flat), new stainless pipes, Gustafsen screen and service records back to zero miles, very nice Krauser bags (with keys and Rokstraps). It runs strong and has zero issues.  I'm asking $15,000. 

Suspension bridge on Mosquito Road near Placerville CA

Jen and Jason are very excited about breakfast in Quincy CA

3. 1965 BMW R60/2.  Duchess #5 is a Turf green R60/2. Features a Scottie's front brake upgrade and restored Weinmann aluminum rims.  The Albert bar end mirrors can be swapped out for a more traditional mirror if preferred. This machine has very low miles and is being offered by the owner through Scottie's Workshop. Asking $21,000. 

Duchess #5

Christmas yet?

Scottie test rides the Turf green R60/2

4. 1967 R60/2 "The Gray Ghost" - Two weeks ago Karin and I took the Gray Ghost up the coast to Point Arena for a two-day ride. We put on about 550 miles trouble-free miles riding two-up. The Powerdynamo 12v electronic ignition provided easy starts, and the fresh engine build (with a fresh crank) provided adequate power for easy two-up riding with luggage. Considering the extra weight when touring, having the dual disc front brake was very reassuring. I'd like to find a nice home for this "Ultimate Vintage Touring Machine". If the pinstripe flames are not your thing, I can buff them off. Asking $16,500. 

The Inn at Point Arena CA

5.  800cc Bobber Conversion - Mr. Day rode this baby blue machine on the Moto Melee and enjoyed every second.  Powered by a blacked out 800cc boxer modified with Dual Plugged heads, Powerdynamo ignition and charging system, airbox delete and K&N air filters, kickstart 5 speed, shorty pipes, dual headlamps and a vintage Indian tractor seat. A bad ass ride for a bad ass rider!  Asking $11,500. 

Scott gets ready for an adventure

6. 1977 CB750F Cafe Racer -  Full rebuilt engine and trans with a Wiseco 836cc kit.  I am proud of some of the custom bits we fabricated for this machine, such as the triple tree, bodywork and modified 836cc motor.  Dual 1 liter oil filters act as an oil reservoir for the dry sump.  I'm asking $11,500. 

Honda Cafe Racer by Scottie's

Custom triple tree

Custom bodywork and tail lamp.

I found a few "barn finds" this summer, too!   

Poor baby.

Oooh!  What do we have here?

Has sunk 3" into the garden!

In an effort to get them to market with the lowest prices possible, I will be performing light servicing on these machines to make them safe and enjoyable to ride. 

7. 1968 R60/2 Barnfind. The first one to be available will be this matching numbers 1968 R60/2.   We are currently waking up this lovely old BMW with a chassis lube, Service II, new battery, & fresh tires. It will be sold safe to ride as is. It's currently running great with good compression and the crank sounds quiet and healthy. Restore it, or enjoy the fabulous patina. Asking $5500. 

1968 R60/2

I have the following machines available through consignment: 



R50/2 Cafe Racer



R69S Custom Military Theme


If you are interested in any of the other motorcycles listed here, call me at 408-475-BMW6 ! 

From all of us at Scottie's Workshop, thank you and we hope you have an awesome ride! 

Best regards, 


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