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    For Harleys, at least - two conventional oils...

    For Harleys, at least - two conventional oils that show excellent numbers in used oil analysis are the Genuine Harley-Davidson HD360 20W-50 and the Valvoline VR-1 20W-50.
    Havoline 20W-50 comes in a...
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    Solo rider, 200 pounds, 5'9". Naked bike - no...

    Solo rider, 200 pounds, 5'9". Naked bike - no fairing nor saddlebags. There's a "day bag" tied on the back. This one is used for the two-lane roads and I rarely get more than three counties away...
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    Suspension options for 1973 R75/5 ?

    I have a 1973 R75/5 (long swingarm) that has the original suspension.

    1. It's "shot"
    2. The bike could be a fuzz lower for my short legs.

    Discovered that Progressive has a listing for this...
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    Poll: Valvoline VR-1 Racing (conventional) 20W-50. API...

    Valvoline VR-1 Racing (conventional) 20W-50. API "SM"
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    And why not? It was on closeout for $2.29/quart
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    :D
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    Ugh. I got my first one in 1971 and.... more...

    Ugh. I got my first one in 1971 and.... more than 50 bikes later..... I'm still doing it.

    I don't think those coffee cups will help. Maybe a good support group?

    :dance
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    Oh thank-you for bursting my bubble. Now, I...

    Oh thank-you for bursting my bubble.

    Now, I suppose I'll have to stop making those vroom, vroom, vroom sounds, also ?

    :rofl
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    I don't have a clue what it's worth, but...

    I don't have a clue what it's worth, but congratulations on a great find !!!

    :thumb
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    I simply turn on both petcocks and wait a few...

    I simply turn on both petcocks and wait a few seconds. Run the choke lever down, and then give the throttle two quick twists. Habit, I guess.

    It never takes more than two kicks. Usually starts...
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    I recently purchased this 1973 R75/5. 38,000...

    I recently purchased this 1973 R75/5. 38,000 original miles. This is a photo of the underneath, with the oil pan removed. The previous (original and only) owner used Pennzoil 20W-50 with 3,000...
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    Sticky: 1973 R75/5. New paint, tires, mufflers. ...

    1973 R75/5. New paint, tires, mufflers. Original seat. 34,xxx original miles.
    Two owner bike. Frame needs new paint. Needs new seat and nearly every cable, etc. Been working on it for some...
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    New to Forum - East Central Missouri

    My first BMW forum... second BMW. Well, that last one was in 1979.

    I am an enthusiast, never having met a motorcycle that I didn't like. If it has two wheels, then it's OK with me.

    Bought...
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