A truly majestic Germanic steed from the past
Some carb leaks due to age.
Coil mount welds broke (easily fixable with large hose clamps).
I bought this old girl new in 1975 and have only rung up a little over 20,000 miles in the meantime. She's a great touring bike; my wife and I ride 2-up in comfort... plenty of power to go around.
The bike sat from 2004 to now (2013) and I just had her gone over for about $1,400 (new tires, gaskets, battery, etc...) and can't wait to get her back on the road again.
Much more sedate ride than today's touring bikes, and it is relatively bullet-proof. Still responds when you grab a handful to get past slower vehicles. Runs well on X-ways, but even better on the back roads, which is where I love to ride. We're not really in a hurry to get anywhere, so the ride is its own reward.
I'll never part with this old girl.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2013