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    Cruising country roads around Boulder on Friday.

    Cruising country roads around Boulder on Friday.
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    Sticky: Riding to work Tuesday morning on Interstate 25,...

    Riding to work Tuesday morning on Interstate 25, in the far left lane at about 75-80 mph with other traffic - vehicles on 3 sides and a concrete barrier on my left.
    Tire fragments from a semi got...
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    Thanks for all the replies. We grabbed the bike...

    Thanks for all the replies.
    We grabbed the bike for 1100 and I spent yesterday (and a good chunk of the evening) in the garage de-greasing, cleaning, tuning, polishing and assessing what lies...
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    (recent) Royal Enfield Bikes

    I wanted to get some comments from anyone who's had experience with the more recent (2001 and up) Royal Enfields -I understand these bikes are intended for low-speed, short radius putting and require...
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    Sticky: And then there were two :twirl:twirl And then it...

    And then there were two :twirl:twirl
    And then it looks like they fell over :banghead:banghead
    But they didn't.
    Putting finishing touches on the new 1970 R75/5.
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    I had a local guy prep & paint mine; tank & both...

    I had a local guy prep & paint mine; tank & both fenders for $325.
    Got the old BMW paint code here: http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/paintcodes.htm
    May pinstripe down the road but happy with this for now....
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    Looks like I need to hone my search skills....

    Looks like I need to hone my search skills.
    Thanks a million!
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    75/5 SWB double seat...now locked

    Crrrrrrrrrap.
    I installed my new seat and somehow, the lock cylinder got locked... :doh

    Not sure how that happened, because I've never had the key.
    Any tips on getting into that thing?
  9. Pomeroy Auto Body

    Pomeroy Auto Body.
    $320 for prep & paint tank & fenders. Minor dent repair.
    Feather White #084
    Nice work. Pics up soon
  10. Bump...Still looking. Anybody?

    Bump...Still looking.
    Anybody?
  11. Quality motorcycle paint for reasonable price in Denver area?

    Anybody have a favorite motorcycle paint/pinstripe shop in Denver?
    I'd appreciate any referrals. I'm not building a showpiece, just light restoration of a '70 75/5.

    Thanks
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    Oops...Careless Googling on my part. Guess I'm...

    Oops...Careless Googling on my part. Guess I'm not a Guru yet.

    You guys make a great case for just paying an expert to do the job. I'm going to heed your advice and proudly post the results.
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    Agreed. Now that's a nice looking seat. ...

    Agreed.


    Now that's a nice looking seat.
    After looking at what's out there, I suppose I can justify spending a bit more (hmmmm...I think I said that about the speedo/tach too).
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    I realize a day may come when I'll regret getting...

    I realize a day may come when I'll regret getting rid of it. Wish I could help you with one for a LWB.
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    Thx James. Yeah, I was afraid of that...Back to...

    Thx James.
    Yeah, I was afraid of that...Back to looking for a seat:bottle
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    Woooohooohoo! Yep. You win. Congrats on your...

    Woooohooohoo!
    Yep. You win.
    Congrats on your purchase.
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    R75/5 seat cowl?

    So I'm looking for a fairly affordable replacement seat for my new 75/5 (budget's going quickly!) and I found this on eBay.
    Looks like a nice seat but I'm confused by this statement:

    "BMW airhead...
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    Glad ya caught me there. Mighta made a bad...

    Glad ya caught me there. Mighta made a bad mistake.

    I'm with ya. Here's an "all one color" R69 in Cream White.
    Mine will be a two tone Beemer, because I can't wait to roll it outta the garage in...
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    That's my plan. Sure appreciate all the replies.

    That's my plan.
    Sure appreciate all the replies.
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    Prepping for paint

    New-to-me 1970 R75/5 with a horrendous (previous owner) paint job.
    I've removed the tank and fenders in preparation for paint.

    I'm torn between two original color schemes.
    Love the classic BMW...
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    Stock seat?

    I just bought a 1970 R75/5 with a colossal seat that's so scary looking I've decided to call it Hairy Monster.
    It looks like it came off of a Goldwing with dingle balls, a Mother Mary statue and and...
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    Sticky: That is a clean looking machine!

    That is a clean looking machine!
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    Sticky: Woohoo!

    Just took delivery of an aesthetically-rough-but-mechanically-sound 1970 R75/5.
    My GOD, man: Look at that seat! (Send me a PM if you want it.)

    The work begins!
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    I like that. Sorry about the job, but I'm glad...

    I like that.

    Sorry about the job, but I'm glad your priorities were in order beforehand: enjoying life's hobbies #1, career #2. That's keeping things in perspective.
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    Sticky: Oops...'78 R100RS - PO had "converted to S specs"...

    Oops...'78 R100RS - PO had "converted to S specs" which to my relatively ignorant BMWness means he put the bubble fairing on and changed a couple of badges...(I put the lower S bars on last Thursday)...
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