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  1. #1
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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to add a 1971 BMW R75/5 to my garage. I want a correct bike that I can enter into AMCA judging that hasn't got a lot of major faults but I know zero about BM's. I was hoping that I could get some feedback on the attached photos and some guidance as to what I should be looking for. I am told that an R75 is good as a touring bike as I will be riding distance on it.


    1971 BMW R75-5 A.jpg

    1971 BMW R75-5 F.jpg

    1971 BMW R75-5 G.jpg

    1971 BMW R75-5 H.jpg

    1971 BMW R75-5 D.jpg


    Thanks in advance
    Downunder VL
    Last edited by downunder vl; 10-11-2019 at 01:10 AM.

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    It is a beauty. Spark plug wires have been replaced. I think it may have a replacement seat as well, hard to tell can not see any logo on seat back. Not sure about point loss on tender wire. You will fall in love with it for touring. It will cruise all day at 70 MPH whatever that is in KPH. Just do not expect it to arrive at 70 in a hurry. You will get used to the clunk when shifting. ENJOY!!!

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    That's a nice looking bike. The bike is listed as a 1971 model. The side covers imply the bike is a long-wheelbase model. In the US long-wheelbase models were introduced in 1972. The earlyer, short wheelbase R75/5's were a little less stable than the later long wheel base models. You can find a lot of info on the /5's and /2's here.. http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=bmw...%2Findex%2Ehtm

    Ted

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    Default Pictures of a 1971 R75/5

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    The aftermarket tank (Heinrich?) is cool but not stock.
    Last edited by Rubone; 10-22-2019 at 11:33 PM.
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