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  1. Thread: New R75/5

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    Ride it and restore it. Will help you make sure...

    Ride it and restore it. Will help you make sure you really want to put in the time and energy *before* you start spending money.
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    My wife understands to the extent that she knows...

    My wife understands to the extent that she knows it is important to me to have my hobby -- old cars and bikes. I'm careful to keep the expenditures such that they don't impact the family finances in...
  3. Thread: R75 /5 or /6

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    Good luck on the hunt. There are good ones out...

    Good luck on the hunt. There are good ones out there, hope you find the one for you.
  4. Thread: R75 /5 or /6

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    For some reason I thought they had new parts by...

    For some reason I thought they had new parts by the time the /6 came out. Learn something new every day -- this is my thing, so I'm done now. :D

    And as an aside, my 75/5 is my only bike, and...
  5. Thread: R75 /5 or /6

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    Shows up on *most* of the /5 LWB bikes. By the...

    Shows up on *most* of the /5 LWB bikes. By the end of that run they had the new production swing arms. All /6 bikes had the retooled parts (as far as I know).
  6. Thread: R75 /5 or /6

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    There are quite a few threads out there (here and...

    There are quite a few threads out there (here and at sites like ADVRider) on the LWB/SWB issue. The basics seem to be that the SWB bikes will be a bit nimbler/less stable, and the LWB bikes a bit...
  7. Thread: R75 /5 or /6

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    I did a bunch of research into this very issue...

    I did a bunch of research into this very issue earlier this year -- I had just sold my '07 Bonneville and was looking for an early airhead, /5 through /7. In the end I went with the one that spoke to...
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    Just ordered my set. Well done!

    Just ordered my set. Well done!
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    Sticky: R75 on Wolf Creek Pass

    Took my first ride on the '73 R75/5 today. Need to sort out some fueling issues, but otherwise a nice ride.

    http://www.drooartz.com/public/r75wolfcreek.jpg
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    I'm in for a set as well. I'm new to airheads,...

    I'm in for a set as well. I'm new to airheads, but I took one look at the bags on mine and immediately thought that some sort of strap would be in order.
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    This is a lesson I learned in the old car hobby....

    This is a lesson I learned in the old car hobby. Figure out what you want, save your money, buy within that budget, then stop thinking about the price and get on with enjoying it.

    This is how I...
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    I was really hoping to do just that, but time and...

    I was really hoping to do just that, but time and money prevented it this time. At $500 for the shipping, it was cheaper to ship it then to fly out and ride it back -- and this is a time of year when...
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    Why thank you! :) I've come to appreciate the...

    Why thank you! :)

    I've come to appreciate the qualities of a machine designed by folks who cared that it be done properly.
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    My bike has arrived

    My 1973 BMW R75/5 has arrived, safe and sound after its journey from Tennessee to Utah this weekend.

    http://www.drooartz.com/public/r75-5/bmw_1.jpg
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    One step closer to being an airhead

    Thanks again for the thoughts on the bike I was looking at

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46281

    I was able to get someone local (from the ADVRider site) to look the bike over, and...
  16. That's always been my problem with a Ural. I...

    That's always been my problem with a Ural. I still would love to try one of the 2wd sidecar bikes -- they'd make a great desert camping ride. For the price of one of the non-sidecar bikes I'd rather...
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    Looks like I may have found someone who can look...

    Looks like I may have found someone who can look over the bike for me. Thanks all!
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    Thanks, Kurt!

    Thanks, Kurt!
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    Anyone near Oak Ridge, TN?

    As mentioned in my other thread, I'm currently looking at a BMW R75/5 in Tennessee

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46281

    and was wondering if anyone here was local to that area who...
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    Actually, the electrics weren't that bad. Only a...

    Actually, the electrics weren't that bad. Only a handful of wires in the whole car. :D

    Glad you liked the site, Bill. I've got a soft spot for machines with soul, hence my quest for a /5. I'll be...
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    I'm strongly leaning towards buying the bike. I'm...

    I'm strongly leaning towards buying the bike. I'm researching shipping costs vs a plane ticket right now.

    I do appreciate the feedback. I understand the issues involved with older vehicles as I'm...
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    Opinion on a LWB 75/5

    So I had a nice phone call today with the owner of this bike:

    http://knoxville.craigslist.org/mcy/1794161509.html

    Photos: http://www.drooartz.com/woad-local/media/tn5/index.html
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    Thanks for the links. Doesn't look like I should...

    Thanks for the links. Doesn't look like I should have too much trouble with the mountains and the 4-speed.
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    /5 four speed and the mountains

    So my hunt for my next bike continues. For those just tuning in, I've just sold my '07 Bonneville and am looking seriously at a /5 or /6 as my next bike.

    My next question for the airhead gurus...
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    The plan now is to look for a LWB bike while...

    The plan now is to look for a LWB bike while keeping in mind that a really good SWB would work too if it came along. I'm in no rush, as I've got the Bugeye to keep me amused for now. I've got a...
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