1973 BMW R75/5

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2990885 1972 BMW R75-5, SWB WHITE. Matching VIN Numbers. COMPLETE RESTORATION! (Originally sold and titled as a 1973 Model)

2990885 1972 BMW R75-5, SWB WHITE. Matching VIN Numbers. COMPLETE RESTORATION! (Originally sold and titled as a 1973 Model)

This BEAUTIFUL Classic BMW R75/5 SWB, has just undergone a COMPLETE Front to Back, Inside out Restoration. No expense was spared; ALL components were either Restored, Refinished, or Replaced with New!

The bike was torn down all the way to the frame. The frame, Subframe, Swingarm, Center-stand, Battery Box, Triple Clamps, Hand Controls, License Bracket, were all Powder Coated a shiny Gloss Black.

The front forks were rebuilt with new seals, gaskets, and bumpers. New original 13 rib boots were installed. The steering neck bearings were replaced. Both wheel hubs were bead blasted and rebuilt with new bearings & seals. New stock BMW Aluminum rims were laced on with Stainless Steel spokes. New Dunlop Tires were Installed and Balanced. New EBC Brake shoes were installed front & rear.

The motor was torn all the way down and rebuilt crankshaft up. Main bearings clearance measured as minimal, so were left in the block. Conrods were checked for straight. New lower rod bearing shells were installed in the conrods. The small end bushings clearance measured as minimal.

A nice low mileage pair of Used 800cc pistons were located, the cylinders were bored to fit, and new rings installed and properly gaped. New stainless pushrod tubes were installed.

The heads were rebuilt with new valves and guides. A new cam chain and rubbing blocks installed, and new front and rear seals and pushrod seals installed. All was assembled with a new BMW engine gasket and seal set. A reconditioned clutch pressure plate and new friction disc and spring installed. The carbs were Rebuilt, and installed with New Rubber Boots.

The transmission was torn down and carefully inspected. Gears and shafts were found very good. All bearings, gaskets, and seals were replaced and the whole transmission re-shimmed. The final drive was torn down and inspected, and all bearings replaced, then re-shimmed and re-sealed.

The original large 22 Litre fuel tank and fenders were painted Bright White, and pinstriped in gloss black. The headlight bucket, mounting ears, and taillight housing painted gloss black. New rubber knee pads and tank emblems were installed. A new original style reproduction seat with metal pan and chrome grab rail was installed. New Chrome Battery Covers were installed.

New “EURO” style handlebars were installed with all new cables and grips, and the hand control bodies repainted satin black. New hand switches were installed.

New chrome headers and Reproduction original “Cigar Tip” style mufflers were installed. There is a tool tray and a nice used original tool kit.

The instruments were serviced for optimum operation for an extended life. All new bulbs installed. The main wire harness was replaced with new, and all sub-harnesses carefully inspected and replaced as necessary. All electrical components were inspected and refurbished or replaced as necessary. The bike will have a new battery when sold.

We still have to put some break-in miles on the bike, and then it will be ready to go anywhere.

would be happy to answer any questions you have about this BMW motorcycle; please call us at 614.837.1160. To see more high resolution views of this bike in detail, please copy the link below to your browser search bar to direct you to our online photo storage on Picturepush.com.


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