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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Setup Temporary Paint Booth and Paint Equipment

    Folks,

    I put together a write-up on this which you can find here:

    51 BMW R75/5 Setting Up A Paint Booth & Paint Equipment

    And updated these write-ups with some more details:

    46 BMW...
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    Soruce for Paint Codes

    Hi Randy,

    Phil Hawskley maintains a list of all paint schemes.
    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/colourschemes.htm

    When you find yours, then you use the "paint codes" section to find the correct...
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    Jimmylee, This provides a write-up on the...

    Jimmylee,

    This provides a write-up on the entire procedure of removal and installation of swing arm bearings. It uses a puller to get the dust cover off and pull the bearing shell. IF all you...
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    Hi IMO1131, Well, thanks for nominating me to...

    Hi IMO1131,

    Well, thanks for nominating me to a select group :-) From your note, it sounds as though you were "there" back in the day. Awesome. I have a great deal of respect for what Craig did...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Repair Windjammer II Fairing, Strip Paint

    Folks,

    Perhaps this fairing is frowned upon as not "hip" enough for a /5, but it's part of this restoration project so I thought providing some details about how to make some repairs might be...
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    Folks, I think the felt is to be kept dry and...

    Folks,

    I think the felt is to be kept dry and not lubed. It's a dust seal and if lubed, dirt sticks to it and gums things up.

    Best.
    Brook.
  7. Extra Black Wire - To Condenser By Chance?

    There is a black wire that goes to the condenser on my /5 and /6 bikes. The condenser is toward the top of housing above the alternator. The other end goes to a terminal on the right coil IIRC. An...
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    Hi R100RTurbo, Thanks. It's been a bit slow...

    Hi R100RTurbo,

    Thanks. It's been a bit slow getting this part done.

    In the write-up I have a link to the pinstripe stencil I'm planning on using so I can paint the stripes. It has both lines...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Preparing Fenders and Tank for Painting

    With the first engine start behind me, I have been concentrating on paint work. I've got the fenders stripped and the tank ready for bead blasting. Here is a write-up on that work.


    51 BMW...
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    Just every other word ;-)

    Just every other word ;-)
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, "Grover's" First Engine Start

    Folks,

    As promised, here is the write-up on the attempted first engine start on this project.


    00 BMW R75/5 Grover?s First Engine Start

    At the end of the write-up is a video of Grover...
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    Hi Glenn, Thanks for the kind words, I...

    Hi Glenn,

    Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate them.

    Yes, the off-center cam follower is intentional. In the write-up (follow the link: 11 BMW R75/5 Install Engine Top End) I explain why...
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    [QUOTE=R100RTurbo;915453] R100RTurbo, Yes,...

    R100RTurbo,

    Yes, I had to learn to control my antsy urges to go out into the shop when I know the wife and "chore boy" duties need my attention.
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Install New Plug Wires

    Folks,

    One other small bit of work completed on New Years day.


    12 BMW R75/5 Install Spark Plug Wires

    At this point, I'm preparing for first engine start by going over what I've done...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Installing Carburetors and Cables

    Folks,

    Well, one step closer to a "First Engine Start" on this project. Just about everything needed is done before trying to start the engine after seven years of hibernation.

    I wrote-up...
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    Hi Lew, Thanks for the kind offer of the extra...

    Hi Lew,

    Thanks for the kind offer of the extra smoke for testing. With the recent legalization of MJ for personal use in Colorado, there is now a ready supply of same in these parts :-)

    I did...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Painting Engine Badges

    Folks,

    A short write-up on how I refreshed the engine badges.


    51 BMW R75/5 Paint Engine Badge


    I hope this is helpful. It took me some time to polish up the lettering as there were...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Install Exhaust and Sito Mufflers

    Folks,

    I installed new Sito mufflers on the cleaned up header pipes over the Christmas break. Here is the write-up.


    18 BMW R75/5 Install Exhaust System

    The mufflers look to be nice...
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    Piston Ring Location

    Folks,

    Just to clarify the purpose of the picture shown by B25bsaBoy, it was used ONLY to show that "TOP" should be visible on the rings, NOT as the final orientation of the gaps. I included...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Install Engine Top End

    Folks,

    Well, this work is done and the bike is really looking like an airhead with it's ears in the wind :-)

    You can read about the work I did here:


    11 BMW R75/5 Install Engine Top End
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    Brush Lenght Matters

    One other point to be sure you don't miss it, is the brush length can be too short to have proper pressure from the spring. Here is an example of "short" and standard alternator brushes from a 1973...
  22. Measuring Pistons and Bore

    Here is a write-up on how to measure pistons and cylinders should that prove of interest.

    11 BMW R75/5 Measure Cylinders and Install Pistons & New Rings

    Those pistons look fine to me. The ring...
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    Thanks for the compliment. Here's the write-up...

    Thanks for the compliment. Here's the write-up with reference to the Lisle shaft seal puller I used.


    11 BMW R75/5 Replace Front Crankshaft Seal


    Best
    Brook Reams
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    How To - R75/5 Clutch Work

    Hi DonTom,

    Here is how I did this work. It's a 1973 R75/5, so you should expect a similar procedure and tools on your project.


    21 BMW R75/5 Remove and Inspect Clutch
    21 BMW R75/5 Install...
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    1973 R75/5 Rebuild, Install Electrical System

    Folks,

    I finished installing the electrical system and performed a smoke test. NO SMOKE :groovy

    Here's the link to the write-up on how I did this part of the project.


    61 BMW R75/5...
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