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Many thanks to Ken Lloyds of the USA for these pictures. This custom started life as a 1961 R50. Engine mods. include, Bowman lightened alloy flywheel, R69S pistons w/ lightweight wrist pins, polished and balanced R69S crank, flowed heads, Delorto 32 mm pumper carbs., sport cam and valve springs, Bowman deep oil pan and polished billet velocity stacks. Other modifications are; Hoske 8.5 liter tank, Police headlight bucket (no speedo), NOS Albert long reach mirror, New Old Stock VDO cam driven tachometer, Benelli Toronado 4 leading shoe front brake, Custom built up forks from /6 legs, upside-down upper and lower triple trees machined & polished from / 5 components, final drive and transmission custom machined & lightened, Magura Rennsport clip-ons, Borrani alloy rims, S.S. spokes and nipples, wild fabricated rear sets, alloy fenders, R69S headers with Norton mufflers, custom cafe’ seat, Domiracer taillight, Koni shocks, electric’s and controls a combination of Bosch and Magura, Metzler ME77 tires and finished with Glasurit paint. FAST, BEAUTIFUL and VERY RELIABLE

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