MKL’s 1973 BMW R75/5 LWB Toaster Restoration Project 8-7-03

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BMW R75 7
BMW R75 7

MKL’s 1973 R75/5 LWB

A Work In Progress — The on 8-7-03

Update from . I took the rear wheel in to Motorcycles in Dumont, NJ (one of the BMW dealers in the country) so the drive splines and brakes could be I’m very happy to that the mechanics were convinced that the bike likely has extremely low mileage agreed with the

9,800 on the given the superb condition of the Likewise, the brake area is and original, and everything is well Great!

Now for the bad news. The spokes are and the wheel looks out-of-round. The recommended an all-new wheel, to be with stainless. I found out I an oversize tire on the wheel which explains the trouble I had the damn thing out.

I have a Weinmann wheel is in admittedly rough shape had taken a ball-peen hammer to it in one and will explore my options this wheel, buying a one, or buying a new one).

Removal of Final Drive, Wheel, Left Fork, and Harness . I had planned to remove the swingarm, but did not have the required socket. So, I settled for the final which came off easy as The splines look great! See below:

The Virginal Final Splines 8-7-03

The front was removed without a hitch. inside looked nice and Next came the forks, were a much bigger The Clymer was extremely vague on procedure, but it was fairly obvious to do, so I got to work on the left fork.

It was easy enough to remove, with some elbow and a few taps with the rubber required. The fork oil inside the tube was a mucky light — clearly very When I moved on to the right I discovered that the top bolt holds the whole fork in was stuck, and spinning it would turn the whole fork

No matter how tight I held the while trying to spin the I couldn’t break it loose. I want to use anything abrasive to the smooth fork leg while to break the bolt loose, so I wooden clamps and a whole of other tricks, to no avail. I seek some professional from my local indy this tonight. The end result was the fork off and ready for rebuild, and the one is still stuck there as above.

All of the rubber seals were in sad condition in any place they exposed to the outside elements, but nice and lubed inside. No were broken. They all be replaced anyway.

Frustrated and out of time for the night, I settled for removing the whole wiring intact. I made whatever and marking I could, and dragged the sorry mess into the of the garage, where it now resides out like the entrails of some beast.

BMW R75 7
BMW R75 7

The Wiring Harness, Intact and 8-7-03

Other minor . Yesterday, I sent my speedo / cluster out to Overseas Speedometer for a which is likely to run $175 and 4 weeks or so. I polished the handlebar with a wire wheel, and look great now. I had the shop next door some new stainless steel for the battery tray (the old were disintegrated,) and got some miscellaneous stainless steel for the rebuild.

I also came to discover that my BMW-MOA is now active (I joined the day I bought the and I can’t wait to start that Member magazine has been so highly recommended to me.

I also played with the engine covers, and I removed the cover to reveal a very Bosch starter mechanism. I clean that up, remove the air cover, and see how much clearance I then to remove the motor the frame. I also need to out the best way to restore the aluminum of the

I have access to chemicals and a blaster, and am busy researching is best (so many opinions!). if I have time, I will the right fork leg and the swingarm

Final Note . I am really second thoughts on the cafe now. The more I think it, the less radical my idea I may settle for a simple S-Fairing and seat, and leave the rest (except for the barrage of reflectors I will remove). I may even my idea of a monchrome paint between the frame and the sheetmetal, and the frame black.

We’ll see.

BMW R75 7
BMW R75 7
BMW R75 7


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