1973 BMW R75/5

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SOLD!!.....1973 R75/5 SWB "Toaster" Tank. Low miles. Running "Project Bike"

2991926 1973 R75/5 SWB "Toaster" Tank. Low miles. Running and rideable "Project Bike".

We got this BMW in on a trade-in, and don't have time immediately to give it the end-to-end deep service that we do on most BMWs that we sell. We have rebuilt the carburetors, tuned the motor, and changed oil and filter on the motor, and changed the gear oil on the transmission, driveshaft, and final drive. Since it takes special tools to fix the weak spring on the transmission shifter, we went ahead and pulled the transmission, opened it up, cleaned and inspected, fixed the shifter spring, installed all new seals, and resealed the back cover. While we had it out we pulled the clutch and flywheel, and installed a new rear main seal and oil pump o’ring. We cleaned and inspected the clutch, and installed a stronger, more reliable, rear pressure ring.

While we had the swingarm loose for the transmission work, we went ahead and serviced both the front and rear wheelbearings, another specialized job needed on most older BMWs. Because both tires were very old and cracked, we mounted and balanced a newer set of used Metzeller tires while we had the wheels off the bike.

Matching VIN numbers, clear title. Has Ignition “Key” / Light switch knob, but does not have flat key to lock steering neck or seat. Starts easily, runs well. Needs battery and the rest of a Major Service. Some oil leaks from pushrod tube seals on left, should be fixed before extended miles. Both original BMW Cigar shaped /5 mufflers are rotting out on the bottom. We have made a very temporary patch on the mufflers with several layers of aluminum tape, so we could test ride the bike.

Blue paint rather faded on the tank. The rear of seat has tape patch; needs re-covered. The rear seat hinge needs replaced. Bike has a tool tray, no tool kit. The clutch works well, and the transmission shifts well.

Now that we have fixed the things that required special tools, or special skills and knowledge, somebody mechanically handy should easily be able to get this bike to dependable, travel-worthy condition.

We 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, or to see 3 .Mpg movies of the bike starting and being ridden, please copy the link below to your browser search bar to direct you to our online photo storage on Picturepush, or request our series of high resolution photos via an email to bmwparts@re-psycle.com.


Click on one of the thumbnail photos on the left to see it larger on the right. Then click on the larger photo on the right to see it in a full screen pop-up window. Then scroll down to the bottom right and click on the word “Full”. This blows it up to maximum size (about 6 times window size) and you can use the scroll bars to move around your view point like your eye is 2 feet from the bike. To see the 3 .Mpg movies of starting and riding the bike, scroll to the bottom of the thumbnails and click on each of the last 3 thumbnails.

If you would like to take this bike out on a test ride, please plan it for a dry day, and call 24 hours ahead to schedule.

We would be happy to provide you with a quote for enclosed, insured, to-your-door delivery by a carrier we have a good history with.

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