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    Thanks bikerfish!! I will save that to my...

    Thanks bikerfish!! I will save that to my favorites.
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    Grab Rail and Back Rest question

    Ok I have a question and I was surprised I couldnt find the answer on the forum... but maybe I am looking in the wrong place.

    I want to put a grab rail on my 75/5 so my wife can ride with me a...
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    My first bike was a 1985 BMW K100RS and I loved...

    My first bike was a 1985 BMW K100RS and I loved every second on that bike. BUT I was a bit too short for the bike so I traded up- or back in time. I got a 1972 R75/5 SWB with some extras. The...
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    Does having the ignition key on top of the...

    Does having the ignition key on top of the healight bucket on the /5 cause problems with the fairings we are talking about?
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    Thanks guys for your opinions. I guess this...

    Thanks guys for your opinions.

    I guess this is what I want out of the fairing:
    1. Wind protection
    2. I like the fairing look
    3. Possibly put gauges in there (gas and volage or maybe the...
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    Parabellum Scout fairing on R75/5

    Hey Guys

    I am thinking of trying to get an S type fairing on my R75/5. I have euro bars and the /6 touring tank on it (that is my usual set up unless I want to show it off then I pull out the...
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    I have Macadams or whatever on my SWB right now...

    I have Macadams or whatever on my SWB right now and had Lasertecs before as well. I like the lasertecs- they are priced a little high but are sticky and plow thru the rain. Macadams (sp?) will last...
  8. Will put more gas in first for sure!!!

    Will put more gas in first for sure!!!
  9. I didnt replace the first one- the mechanic I...

    I didnt replace the first one- the mechanic I took it to- becaues I dont have a bike lift yet and he owed me a favor- replaced my original leaking neutral switch. He put the new one in and 2 days...
  10. yeah my 85 k100rs was really steady and with the...

    yeah my 85 k100rs was really steady and with the winds here in Northern AZ in the spring the bike had no trouble. Now that I have the 75/5 the bike definately gets blown around. Makes for a more...
  11. I dont think I was especially low on fuel- maybe...

    I dont think I was especially low on fuel- maybe a gallon left?

    So take off the floats bowls and fill the bottle that way? I am assuming that you should get a different reading from when you test...
  12. Hey Brick- do you own a k100 or75? I used to own...

    Hey Brick- do you own a k100 or75? I used to own a flying brick 100rs- nice bike but a little heavy for me.

    The valves havent closed up to the point that they bike doesnt run because I was able...
  13. r75/5 Loss of power, stalled, red battery light help!

    I was on my usual Sunday morning ride and was heading back home. ABout 5 miles from home and about 60 miles total, I could feel that they bike was losing power- I would apply a little more throttle...
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    Thanks Rod. I have a parts diagram at home and I...

    Thanks Rod. I have a parts diagram at home and I noticed the leak this morning. I didnt have time to look at it and I have yet to dive into the forks on this airhead. I did the fork on my k100 so...
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    Yup and I hate them for it. $20 to ship...

    Yup and I hate them for it. $20 to ship something relatively small is bs. I shipped a 10 inch sub and box across the country for $20. It weight close to 40lbs.
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    Drip at botton of fork

    The botton of the right fork is dripping a bit of oil. Can I just replace that bottom rubber cap and that might fix the problem? Is there some sort of quick fix that doesnt involve replacing all...
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    Thanks 20774 I had Lasertec tires on my K100RS...

    Thanks 20774

    I had Lasertec tires on my K100RS and liked them alot... I think that I will probably go with the Lasertec. Thanks
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    I used to live in Maryland from 82-2006 when I...

    I used to live in Maryland from 82-2006 when I graduated from UMDCP and moved to arizona. I dont miss the humidity one bit! Riding those 50 miles into DC must be rough with all that traffic. ...
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    oh yeah and I am wondering which to use: tubeless...

    oh yeah and I am wondering which to use: tubeless (TL) or tube tires (TT)? I think I read you should run a TT tire on the /5- and TL tires are not good for this bike? sorry for being a tire noooooob
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    Tire question

    I definately need a new back tire on my R75/5 and searched the forum for suggestions.

    From what I read these were most popular:
    Bridgestone 110/90-18 spitfire and 100/90-19 spitfire
    BT45 Rear...
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    Yup very vague and he doesnt answer the questons...

    Yup very vague and he doesnt answer the questons you want sometimes- but if you check it out let me know what is it all about- interesting to know at least.
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    help restore compression?

    Checked the valves again today and they were just as I set them.

    I checked the compression again today and both are at 124 psi which borderline normal to poor according to the Clymer manual.
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    He said that the odo didnt work (i asked for the...

    He said that the odo didnt work (i asked for the mileage) so I really doubt the tacho works. when I asked him some more questions about the bike he didnt answer most of them.

    But thanks for...
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    So you think it is probably a "lets see what...

    So you think it is probably a "lets see what parts I have to make a bike" bike?

    But if it was a /5 frame etc then it might be worth parting it out for the price he wants... But yeah he didnt give...
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    Advertised as a R65LS but-

    Okay this bike is advertised as a 1982 bmwR65LS but the headlight bucket looks awfully like a /5 headlight bucket. I think I can make out the ignition switch and glass that covers the speedo. I...
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