This sweet R50/5 wears its age well and has been thoroughly tuned from top to bottom.
It has a variety of great original features, new components, and recent service upgrades including:
* new fluids and filters * rebuilt Bing carbs with ticklers * larger head installed with 600cc pistons * new valves, springs, and guides * rebuilt front forks with new fork boots * new seals including rear main, transmission output, and more * new swingarm bearings and seals * extensive bead-blasting and cosmetic cleanup * electrical and starter system cleanup * new Bridgestone Spitfire 11 tires * new period-correct EMGO mufflers * new Odyssey battery * large fuel tank * original side panels * original bench seat with chrome grab rail * rear rack and side-case racks * chrome engine crash guards * chrome mirrors * low Euro handlebar * sidestand and center stand * tire pump and toolbox
Note: speedometer needle has a bend in it, but the speedo works.
The bike starts easily, idles reliably, and is flat-out fun to ride.