I got the new clutch installed this weekend. I wrote up the procedure I used to install it as a resource for others who want to see how this was done.
  • 21 1973 BMW R75/5 New Clutch Installation


Feel free to post comments on the procedure page.

I also made a number of updates to the page I wrote up on removing/installing the flywheel and installing a new oil pump cover and cover o-ring. I had an "adventure" with the rear thrust washer that I discovered when I was starting to install the new clutch. I got lucky and no engine damage, but I updated the write-up to help others avoid the problem I had.

  • 11 BMW R75/5 Remove-Install Flywheel, Replace Rear Main Seal, Oil Pump Cover & Cover O-Ring


My thanks to Tom Cutter, Bob Fleischer and Anton Largiader for providing information and advice. As always, any mistakes made are my own and do not reflect on the expertise and knowledge of these folks.

Here are a couple pictures from the write-up.

Old (top) & New Clutch Parts
Old (top) & New Clutch Parts, Inside to outside, Left-to-Right

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Supplies and Special Tools to Mount the Clutch

Toothpick Application of Thin Layer of Honda 60 Molypaste to Edge of Fingers of Diaphragm Spring
Toothpick Application of Thin Layer of Honda 60 Molypaste to Edge of Fingers of Diaphragm Spring

Clutch Diaphragm Spring Against Face of Flywheel
Clutch Diaphragm Spring Against Face of Flywheel

New Clutch Bolts and Long Bolts
New Clutch Bolts Inserted and Long Bolts Ready to be Removed.

Transmission Aligned with Engine
Transmission Aligned and Tight to the Engine Clutch Housing