This BMW R35 definitely deserves to take a closer look at. For one thing it’s a motorcycle with a design of the pre WWII era. For another, this particular R35 is a wondrous combination of priceless patina and reckless attempt to make the bike looking as being restored.
So I shot a lot of R35 detailed photos and here they are along with my comments. As I wrote about patina, here is the most prominent representative of “patinated” parts: the BMW emblem on the left side of the R35 frame. From the look of it, the emblem was repainted a couple of times (and at least once that was made along with frame repainting). Result is fascinating and hard to imitate:
As I already mentioned, many of those parts that are original are damaged: handlebar was hammered much more than once. However, combined control which consists from ignition timing lever and horn button still looks nice:
Both passenger foot platforms are broken, the right one is likely by the kick starter lever. Original kick pedal has a straight lever and if one forgot to fold the passenger foot platform before kicking the engine alive, the lever crashed right into the platform.
That’s not all non-original parts. I think that one who is acknowledged in soviet motorcycles with boxer engines (totally “inspired” by BMW motorcycles ) could recognize the assortment of rubber parts used for rider footpegs, shaft dampers and so on and so forth.
Engine is of the later type (without a ventilation pipe that joined the crankcase and cylinder head ) was painted in ridiculous golden colour. Same was made to the gearbox case. It is also, as I already mentioned, of later type and is equipped with foot operated gear switch lever.