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    Will some of the pictures in this post help?

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...5-H4-headlight
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    This is the original out of my '73 R75/5.


    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

    Lew Morris
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    Thanks for the replys! I don't think my headlight is stock 73 R60/5 after looking at your pics. Here is what I got.

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    The new reflector and gasket look like what I see here. If anyone can shed some light on what I have please let me know. Thanks again for all the help.
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    Looks like that brown blocky item is a "bulb socket / flasher relay holder (push button) 63 12 8 650 145" according to BMW Hucky's site:

    http://www.bmwhucky.com/007563.html

    Interesting that RealOEM doesn't recognize that part number. Not sure what it is for...maybe as an upgrade to hold an H4 bulb???
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    Looks like that brown blocky item is a "bulb socket / flasher relay holder (push button) 63 12 8 650 145" ...

    Interesting that RealOEM doesn't recognize that part number. Not sure what it is for...maybe as an upgrade to hold an H4 bulb???


    It pops right up on MAX's parts ref. Used in only three models; R50-60-75/5. It's what is on my /5. I've also seen it used as a turn signal flasher holder.

    Your reflector is not "stock" on the /5 series, But judging by the yellow sticker it is a BOSCH part. Is there a number on it? This may be a "genuine" $227 H4 conversion reflector (p/n: 63 12 1 356 279) offered by Hucky. (as opposed to the $115 cheesy plastic reflector set up mentioned in the linked thread). It's definitely an H4 bulb, and the "holder" portion appears to be die-cast aluminum).



    The 63 12 1 356 279 number does NOT show up as a genuine BMW part number on either RealOEM, or MAXs' website.

    This image comes up on Amazon (it's an 8" diameter reflector) for H4 (Ducati, and BMW). The point is the bulb holder detail is the same.

    If what you have is a direct replacement for your dented reflector (made by BOSCH) I'd say yer a lucky fellow. Keep it and enjoy the extra illumination; it will in no way affect the "period correctness" of your bike. Or... I'll swap you for my OEM reflector

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    Maybe the later type reflector like on an R65. That model has the smaller diameter headlight bucket and the internals are considered to be a direct replacement for /5's.

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    PN 63 12 1 356 279 probably became PN 63 12 1 356 537

    My 1977 BMW SnabbKatalog indicates number 63 12 1 356 279 was originally for a /5 Halogen conversion reflector. The 279 number has been discontinued from factory literature but likely just superseded by 63 12 1 356 537. The halogen lamp requires an H4 lens which is still listed as 63 12 1 356 280. Note the original 279 / 280 part number sequence. Nice R60/5. I had a white R60/5 with the large tank and polished alloy turn signals with reflectors and a black R60/5 with the small toaster tank. Are the pin stripes two distinct lines (thick and thin) or one...cant tell from the photo.

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    Congratulations! You won't regret it, Airheads are simple, solid, well-made machines. (We'll still be riding when all the CAN-Bus, ESA-equipped, heated-seat bikes have been scrapped! )

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    Guys thaks for all the replys and photos. I think for now I will just keep using the headlight set up I have. Maybe I will build myself a stock headlight set up for installation at a later time.

    The pin stripes are as you described, one large one small. The litle bike is a blast to ride I must say. Once I get the mufflers back to stock she will even look better. This weekends project is to get all the aluminum polished then go for a ride on Sunday.

    As I go through this bike I will use this thread if I come across any questions. Thanks again for all the help!
    Robert Cantrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67972 View Post
    As I go through this bike I will use this thread if I come across any questions. Thanks again for all the help!
    If I might suggest, if you have questions that are on a different topic, start another thread with an appropriate title. Makes it easier to find stuff if they're separated by their various categories. You know when we're looking for a tire thread, we want to get right to it, not have to comb through all the other posts.
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