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Old 12-01-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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/5 pic thread? make bloodweiser happy...

please?
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:04 AM   #2
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my friend Paul brought his 75/5 over because it was pissing gas onto his left boot. We fixed up the floats and cleaned the needle valve, but it took getting new bits to keep it from leaking.

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Old 12-02-2007, 07:06 AM   #3
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What's your problem? Or do just wanna see where you need to go with yours:



A 1972 R75/5 restoration: http://www.stephenbottcher.net/BMW/R755.htm
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:24 AM   #4
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I've posted this one before. Just picked up a large tank for it, no good reason just like those too. I've a flyscreen and a corbin gunfighter on it at present for the cafe look.

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Old 12-02-2007, 08:14 AM   #5
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sounds like you have a /5 craving like I did.


It's the drums man. The drums.
I ended up going all the way to /2, but I love those /5's.













This one I stole from Lornce's post. I absolutely LOVE the lesters look on a /5.

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Old 12-02-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
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sounds like you need a trip to texas!

73 R 75/5
/5 48k bike is in good condition mayer seat,koni shocks,easy clutch pulley,six gal. tank and a very nice set of krauser bags.This bike always cranks. see it at http://groups.msn.com/Alanswebpage/1...nw?albumlist=2
Price: 3200.00
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See more at http://groups.msn.com/Alanswebpage/1...nw?albumlist=2
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:37 AM   #7
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:04 AM   #8
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you guys are the best. check this shit out. I'm pretty sure this one's going to be mine VERY soon!!!!!!



AH HA HA HA HA!!!

I FUCKING WON AT LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-02-2007, 12:48 PM   #9
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just a quick look at the blue /5 there...I'm always been weary of bikes with changes or parts that are not stock. I've bought and sold a number of 70's bmw's over the years....so when I see a bike like this blue /5 with later style valve covers mounted upside down and flat top Bing's from the 80's....I move on to the next bike.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:01 PM   #10
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just a quick look at the blue /5 there...I'm always been weary of bikes with changes or parts that are not stock. I've bought and sold a number of 70's bmw's over the years....so when I see a bike like this blue /5 with later style valve covers mounted upside down and flat top Bing's from the 80's....I move on to the next bike.

buzzkill...

Not a fan of the blue, but I'm not going to let a color stop me. but the mentioning the wrongs carbs + upside down (are you kidding?!) valve covers makes me think.
should I stay away? its going for $3250.

datchew ! - that isnt yours, right? anybody know that guy?
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:25 PM   #11
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I'd keep looking

$3200 is a lot for a bitsa.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:28 PM   #12
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i dunno- seems like its pretty amazing if a bike still has the carbs it came with these days.

And valve covers will mount up upside down just as easily as right side up, so its easy to get wrong and equally easy to make right. well, they arent the round ones but I put my round ones on the PD and put the square ones on the R60. Doesnt mean either bike is suspect. What makes them suspect is that I'm the owner totaly different




What else is up with it? any other history that would really kill the buzz?

I mean, if as stated rule of thumb is 2K for a running bike, and a great example is $4 or $4500, then wouldnt this fall somehwere in between? $3K is not so bad depending on miles.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:41 PM   #13
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should I stay away? its going for $3250.
Buying a bike is a personal thing. The price is high in my opinion but if you like it, buy it. If the paint, carbs and valve covers are all that need work on a otherwise good running bike that doesn't need anything major for awhile you are off to a good start. But these things would make me want to check further and make sure all else was in order. The flat top bings were not the greatest carbs and why they replaced the originals is a bit suspicious. Most /5's do have the original carbs, Bing carbs are pretty easy to rebulld and update.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:59 PM   #14
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I'll second what JT says. For $1500 or 2K I wouldn't worry about it if the mechanicals were ok - no abnormal noises or clunks and it rode ok. But $3200 is a bit much for a bike that has been worked on by someone with poor attention to detail and consideration for the parts installed. Those flat top carbs are to be avoided - only made for a few years if that tells you anything. I get the idea it was rough and someone unfamiliar with these bikes did a quick job to turn it for a profit. I'd rather get the bike before the 'restoration' and save the trouble of putting it right, plus save the extra cash wanted for the effort. And, as JT pointed out, what you see is the tip of the iceberg and there could be more serious trouble below the surface.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:00 PM   #15
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what I know about the bike.....

2nd owner (owned last 17 years)
57kmi
recent top end job w/ reciepts
speedo doesnt work
I saw one bent fin on the left jug
rt. sparkplug threads stripped + helicoil-ed (or similiar deal)

Im just too fucking anxious. Someone tell me to sit on my hands and wait until spring.
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