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    Steering Bearing Issue

    Replacing my steering bearings (on a barn-find '71 R75/5 that was rusted pretty badly) and running into an issue. I'm hoping someone can confirm my theory before I spend money and time fixing it.
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    Wiring a Main Fuse in an Early /5

    Hey everyone,

    I'm currently reworking the wiring in a '71 /5, which has no main fuse. I'd like to wire one in per the later models, but am having trouble figuring out the best way to do it and...
  3. Thread: Close call...

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    Close call...

    Nothing useful here, but a (semi?) amusing story...

    I'm in the process of tearing down my engine in prep for a blast and rebuild, and I managed to strip one of the bolts holding the timing chain...
  4. Removing Clutch Compression Ring w/ Slotted Screws

    No question here, but my (potentially subpar) searching skills found nothing about this so I wanted to post this for future searchers. Hopefully save some frustration, and big thanks to Dan at...
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    These are all awesome... I always liked this one...

    These are all awesome... I always liked this one by Totti Motori:

    http://tottimotori.blog.tiscali.it/files/2011/08/BMR-148-1024x768.jpg

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    It's riveted on, looks stock...

    It's riveted on, looks stock...
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    Thanks everyone... I feel better, and my wallet...

    Thanks everyone... I feel better, and my wallet thanks you...
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    Thanks folks... I'm admittedly surprised, but...

    Thanks folks... I'm admittedly surprised, but I'll hang on to them. I should find the luggage rack I have as well.
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    Top-end rebuild?

    I'm trying to decide whether to ship this off to a pro for a lot of money for a top-end rebuild or not. I'm leaning towards no, because: everything looks good, didn't have compression issues, and it...
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    Useful or Trash?

    More than one person has told me not to throw anything out that came with my R75/5, but I have two items that I could use some opinion on.

    Either way, I'm not going to use these but perhaps its...
  11. Thread: New R75/5

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    An update

    Thought I'd throw a little update up here... over the winter my poor damaged tank and frame went off to Max's BMW in NH for repair/repaint.

    Just got everything back today, shiny and painted......
  12. Thread: New R75/5

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    I will definitely come by for that.

    I will definitely come by for that.
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    Oof that sounds like a NIGHTMARE. I'm always a...

    Oof that sounds like a NIGHTMARE. I'm always a little worried about eBay for that exact reason, you never know who you're dealing with!

    On the plus side, the shop I'm working with for the paint...
  14. Thread: New R75/5

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    Well, obviously. This was done by the PO and...

    Well, obviously. This was done by the PO and painted over well enough to hide it. Was a fun surprise when the patch failed at speed.
  15. Thread: New R75/5

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    That's the hope... winter is long and cold here...

    That's the hope... winter is long and cold here in New England, good time to work on a project like this.
  16. Thread: New R75/5

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    Appreciate the thoughts... I had a chance to ride...

    Appreciate the thoughts... I had a chance to ride it quite a bit before it just became too dangerous to ride with any regularity. I was in love with it from the first moment I rode it. So, I'm...
  17. Thread: New R75/5

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    By way of an update... after the first ride I...

    By way of an update... after the first ride I discovered a few bad things, including a gas leak from a (poorly) bondo'd hole in the tank. One thing lead to another and it currently looks like this:
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    Really! Exactly the answer I was looking for, and...

    Really! Exactly the answer I was looking for, and I actually have the (mostly destroyed) fairing sitting in the garage but I never put 2-and-2 together.
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    PHMarvin, I actually meant the fork cap was...

    PHMarvin, I actually meant the fork cap was welded together. Though that BMW tool does have some unsightly welds.
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    Lew, That tool was the ticket... well, and a...

    Lew,

    That tool was the ticket... well, and a deadblow as suggested. It looks like the smaller piece is actually welded on, lovely bodge job there. So I'll need a new part, but at least it's off!...
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    Thank you all so much... this was very helpful....

    Thank you all so much... this was very helpful. Am I correct in thinking I can remove the guide support (8) in that drawing and skip the probably seized part that the PO screwed in there?
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    Fork Removal Question

    Odd question... trying to remove the front fork assembly from my '71 r75/5, and the tops of the forks do not seem to line up with the fiche pictures or my haynes manual.

    I'm concerned that the PO...
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    Thanks Lew... to be fair, the bike isn't running...

    Thanks Lew... to be fair, the bike isn't running at all and the entire assembly is sitting on my workbench. I guess it'll go off to my local mechanic.
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    R75/5 Rear Bevel/Final Drive Filler Plug

    This might be a stupid question, but I've searched it in the forums here...

    So, I noticed today the filler plug on the final drive will rotate freely but is not removable.

    The plug in question...
  25. Thread: Color Options

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    You saying she's a 20/20 bike? From 20 feet...

    You saying she's a 20/20 bike?

    From 20 feet at 20 mph she looks great....

    :whistle
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