I have had this 1968 BMW R60US for over 5 years now and always have wondered about my air filter housing. I have never seen that housing before and wonder if anyone has any info on that. Thanks!!!
That air filter is definitely not BMW. The chroming of the other pieces and the black valve covers is a personal touch that also was not from BMW.
BTW...you should replace the rubber connectors from the air tube to the carb...with those cracks, the air filter is not really doing it's job.
I dont really know but would bet its from an old replacement auto carb filter. BTW is there any filter under it? The chrome on it looks better than JC Whitney used to offer for hot rods but it is styled right. I say get a soda blaster on those heads and search eBay for a cleaner housing. Gotta love what WAS KOOL but is not now!
Wow way to go. You definitely got it back much closer to how it was born! Looks nice.
You did right by that bike! The origional look is so right that almost no change is an improvement. Classic black is wonderful and though other colors existed this is the ONE!
YIKES! born again!
great job - how does it run and handle now?
your idle mixture screws in the first photos were very sad looking
thanks for the update
Nice job on the refirb. The air cleaner looks to belong to an old HD Bendix carb.