1972 BMW R75/5 SWB

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2987631 1972 BMW R75/5 SWB, Custom BRIGHT!!! VERY Striking!!! Wixom bags. Fresh 10K Service. Bike has been lowered.

NOTE:02.01.24 We have posted 2 Videos of this BMW on our webpage, 1) Cold Starting & Warm Up  2) Running and shifting.  Look in the PHOTOS section.

Beautiful Vintage BMW! The R75/5 Short Wheel Base model commonly referred to as the "Toaster Tank" model, because of the striking Chrome Tank Panels and Battery Side Panels. It is a VIN Numbers Matching BMW. It has Electric Start and a 4 speed Transmission.

We have performed a BMW Factory Recommended Major (10K) Service, plus much more!  All Reconditioning work performed by Re-Psycle, BMW Parts in Lithopolis Ohio 43136 USA.

New Spark Plug Wires and Caps. New Original Continental Braided Cloth covered Fuel Lines. Points, Plugs, Condenser, Air Filter, etc. New Original Round BMW Foot Peg Rubbers.

This Beautiful bright yellow BMW R75/5 has been lowered one and a half inches in front, and two inches plus a lowered seat on the rear, to make it more comfortable for a person with a shorter inseam to ride.

A New Pair of custom short Hagon shock was used on the rear, as well as a low profile tire.

The front forks have been rebuilt, and new steering neck bearings & 13 Rib Rubber Gators were installed.

The Instrument Set was cleaned and lubed for Decades of further dependability.

The Carburetors were Rebuilt; new Floats, Needles & Jets, etc.

The Motor Top End was Resealed, and the Rear Main Seal and Oil Pump O'ring replaced. While we were there, we cleaned and inspected the Clutch Assembly and Lubed the Clutch Splines. The clutch was found to be in Good Condition.

The motor was tuned and tested. It is in Very Good Condition and runs very nicely!

We found that the final drive splines were very worn, due to an improper procedure being used previously to service the rear wheel bearings, causing the wheel bearings to be loose in the wheel hub, vastly accelerating the wear of all the parts. We picked out a nice rear hub and installed new splines into it called a "Driving Dog". The final drive was removed and torn down, and a machinist welded up and re-machined like new drive splines on the Cardan gear. All seals were replaced, and the drive re-shimmed to achieve proper gear backlash.

We Bead Blasted the Wheel Hubs, polished a pair of original BMW rims and laced them up with new stainless spokes. New Rear Brake Shoes were installed. New tires were mounted.

During test riding the transmission started to act up. The transmission was replaced with a rebuilt transmission that we serviced ourselves and had in stock.

The bike is equipped with USA handlebars and new Hand Grips, and a Brown type Side Stand. There are a pair of color matched Wixom Saddlebags included. The Seat has had a period correct "Lift Off" kit installed, to make it compatible with the Wixom Saddlebag Mounts, that will interfere seat opening when using stock seat hinges.

A test ride can be arranged. Rider must have a valid Driver's License with Motorcycle Endorsement. Rider must sign a Liability Waver, and wear helmet, jacket, gloves long pants, and hard shoes.

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, please copy the link below to your browser search bar to direct you to our online photo storage on Picturepush.com.


Click on one of the thumbnail photos on the left to see it larger on the right. (The 2 Videos are the last 2 thumbnails at the bottom.) 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.

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.

Ohio Buyers will have to pay Ohio State Sales Tax at the rate of their County of Residence. If you are a resident of Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, or South Carolina, we are required to collect Your State Sales Tax and Remit it to your BMV when we transfer the title into your name.

The bike can be picked up by Buyer, or their appointed Representative. We can store the bike without charge for up to 30 Days. We will be happy to provide a To-Your-Door Shipping Quote Via AA Motorcycle Transport; enclosed truck, tied down to pallet, covered, Insured. Please send us your zip code. Or, we will gladly work with your choice of Shipper.

To get an Ohio Title with your name and address, the Ohio BMV requires that the buyer will be provided with 3 forms, via email or surface mail, for you to fill out and return to us via Surface Mail. Two of them will need to be Notarized. If you live in another state, then your state will transfer the Ohio title into your state title, so you can get Registration & Tags.

If you have ANY questions, WE HAVE ANSWERS! Please feel free to contact us.

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