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Old 14th February 2011, 17:23   #46
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It's definitely a BMW R12 750cc Side valve military model ... I love these old steel pressed frame BMW's, very nice looking bikes.
Here are a few old photographs of a bike like yours that a gentleman had, years ago and used to ride it around town

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As mentioned earlier, in the 1980's there was a BMW with sidecar lying in chor bazar, maybe a similar or even the same machine. It was MRC registered, do not remember the numbers.
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Harit do you remember what was the colour fo this bike you saw in chor bazaar in the 80's (Early middle or late 80's) ? Did it also have a sidecar attached.

About the same time I ad seen a complete engine lying on top of Nasikwalla's table. I was told that it belonged to a firend or some thing who had put a diesel engine into his R12. Do you know of this one?

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Harit do you remember what was the colour fo this bike you saw in chor bazaar in the 80's (Early middle or late 80's) ? Did it also have a sidecar attached. About the same time I ad seen a complete engine lying on top of Nasikwalla's table. I was told that it belonged to a firend or some thing who had put a diesel engine into his R12. Do you know of this one? Cheers!
It was greenish and had a sidecar.
Sorry, I do not know about a dieselised R 12.

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It was greenish and had a sidecar.
Sorry, I do not know about a dieselised R 12.
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I missed out that you saw it with the sidecar
This is interesting. However also strange that someone should sell a treasure to Chor Bazaar. I would love to know the initial route after chor bazaar. Had I seen this at that time I would have bought it. What I later saw was an engine of another R12 on Nasikwallas table. I asked him about it a few years ago and he told me it was a friends. maybe it is possible to find the owner of this green bike to learn about the history.

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I believe that one such bike went to Australia, told to me by Deutscheafrikar himself. Cheers harit
Yes I told you about that bike. Co incidence that you saw it in 1980 lying in Chor Bazaar?

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Here is an early BMW single that attended a two-wheeler-only rally in 2002 in Pune (a great event). I think the owner is a forum member.

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Also at the same event was this later single. I haven't seen it since.

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I saw this a few years ago with a cabinet full of parts dumped on top of the bike
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Is this in goa, which garage which part of goa.Is this with Charrie bastoda, mapusa.
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My dad's bike which he bought in the late 60's, now being neglected and my datsun 2.4L straight six.BMW Classic Motorcycles-nigels-bikes-055.jpg

Maybe I should work on the bike.
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My dad's bike which he bought in the late 60's, now being neglected and my datsun 2.4L straight six.Attachment 1001311

Maybe I should work on the bike.
LOL - maybe? You must. How could you neglect such a bike anyway!

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My dad's bike which he bought in the late 60's, now being neglected and my datsun 2.4L straight six.

Maybe I should work on the bike.
What bike is this? My knowledge of bikes is poor.
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What bike is this? My knowledge of bikes is poor.
A 1941 750 cc sidevalve BMW R12 sidecar combination auctioned by Indian Army in late 60's previously used by Portuguese army in Goa before the liberation for daily patrol from Panjim to Aguada jail.

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LOL - maybe? You must. How could you neglect such a bike anyway!
Wasifbhai, woudn't you say better the bike in this condition than out of the country or chopped by the breakers? Anyway looks kinda worse cos of the front wheel. That's of another bike... this one's are much better and I got brand new MRF tyres for them too
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A 1941 750 cc sidevalve BMW R12 sidecar combination auctioned by Indian Army in late 60's previously used by Portuguese army in Goa before the liberation for daily patrol from Panjim to Aguada jail.



Wasifbhai, woudn't you say better the bike in this condition than out of the country or chopped by the breakers? Anyway looks kinda worse cos of the front wheel. That's of another bike... this one's are much better and I got brand new MRF tyres for them too

to a certain extent I would agree with you but why keep such a magnificient bike in such a condition.

It would be great to clean it up, fix the mechanicals, if they need attention and drive it once a week, ket the cosmetics be as is !

When was the last time it was driven ?

Does it have a reverse gear ? There was one similar bike in Hyd designed for a sidecar which had a reverse gear
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Hi Guys, I just happened onto this thread and I'd like to share a pic of my 1956 R25/3. She's a runner but needs some TLC. I'm in the process of sourcing the bits and pieces that are missing. I've a rear seat but am on the look out for a riders seat. It's all out there somewhere, I am sure and it's only a matter of time before it all comes together, until then I'm just enjoying the ride and working on getting myself a twin (but more of that later)!

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The bike looks very neat. Using original carburettor? Congratulations and best wishes!!

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Ole Thumper, did you by any chance pick this up in Bangalore?
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