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Old 12-02-2007, 03:19 PM   #16
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It's almost scarier knowing the PO had the bike a long time and did that to it. I'd be cautious about that one.

Why wait till spring??? THIS IS the time to buy a bike! In the spring prices go back up, but in the middle of winter guys think about selling the old beast to make room in the garage and some extra cash for Christmas or the heating bill. And since everyone else is doing the same thing, no one's buying, so prices are down and it's easier to deal. Too many guys consider bikes a fair weather thing - the sport mentality - so in the winter it's just extra junk taking up space. Watch for a bit to get a feel for the market and so you know what you're looking at. Do some reading up on these bikes so you know what to look for and can identify the incorrect bits - and know what it'll cost to put it right. That way when you look at one you can say - "well those aren't the correct mufflers - they're $400 from the dealer".

With me, a lot of times, the best one is the first that comes along, but not knowing a good deal when it's staring me in the face I either pass or think about it too long and lose out. Then it's a bitch trying to match it later. But in this case, you're best bet is to watch a while longer. Be patient, you'll be way ahead getting one in good shape rather than a fixer like that. If you got that one now, you'll be working on it quite a while and buying parts long after you'd be riding one in better shape.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:44 PM   #17
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At the risk of muddying waters, and not to cause any trouble down the road but what would this be worth? Ok the carbs sound like a bad deal, but the other problems still dont sound terribly unusual.

Maybe a bunged attempt at something led him to fix the whole topend?
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:46 PM   #18
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

why hasn't anyone spoken up yet? Somebody out there has a 75/5 they're not using too much, why not pass it on? You won't find a better home than for your ol lady than me.

Come one! spread the wealth!
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:47 PM   #19
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I've shown it before...

...& I'll show it again. The bar end mirrors should be here tomorrow.

And, OH YEAH!, Lester's on a /5.

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Old 12-02-2007, 03:49 PM   #20
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Maybe a bunged attempt at something led him to fix the whole topend?
Yeah, you'all got me thinking like csi guy, and thats where I'm at. I'm trying to go over why someone would swap the carbs, powdercoat the juggs (possibly irrelevant), diff. valve covers.... maybe he went through a tight alley and that old shit went south?

I really wish I knew someone I could trust that has a 75/5 they're trying to pass on.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:52 PM   #21
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Yeah, you'all got me thinking like csi guy, and thats where I'm at. I'm trying to go over why someone would swap the carbs, powdercoat the juggs (possibly irrelevant), diff. valve covers.... maybe he went through a tight alley and that old shit went south?

I really wish I knew someone I could trust that has a 75/5 they're trying to pass on.

Max has some trusted units pass through his shop. I know he's a dealer and all, but he's got quality machines. Worth checking out, as long as your pounding the pavement?
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:02 PM   #22
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OK, I'll play.

Picked this up mid summer.







Can one of you R75/5 experts tell me if the "BMW R75/5" badge on the engine is supposed to have a black background or not? I see it both ways depending on where I look.

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Old 12-02-2007, 04:19 PM   #23
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Swb 60/5

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Old 12-02-2007, 04:27 PM   #24
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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.
If the speedo needs to be rebuilt it prolly will set you back a fair amount of change ($300 - $400). Or you can be a cheap heritic like me and use a $25 bicycle speedo.

I would encourage you to take things kinda slow - it could be that the PO did, indeed, bung up the old valve covers in some freak way, but it does make me wonder.

On the good side, it is winter, so if you are looking now you won't have as much competition as in teh spring. Also, keep in mind that not all parts of the country have the same airhead pricing - here on the Left Coast they tend to run fairly high but maybe where you are at you can push for lower prices? I have no idea how they run cost-wise in the snow belt. FWIW, at $3200 that bike would be a bit pricey (as it sits) out here.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:38 PM   #25
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I am a strict hater of /5s without torpedos ... just doesn't look right.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:41 PM   #26
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I dig my /5. I ride it less than my GS, but it's the one that always catches my eye.



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Old 12-02-2007, 04:42 PM   #27
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Max has some trusted units pass through his shop. I know he's a dealer and all, but he's got quality machines. Worth checking out, as long as your pounding the pavement?
The only /5 I ever rode was from max in troy. looked like a running barn find, the reg sticker was from 86 or something. It was complete, seat pan completely rusted + no hinges, rear main seal leak, and thats all I remember (been 4 or 5 months now). they wanted $4k!!! maybe I dont know what I'm looking for, or I just look like an easy target. But they were nice guys, I should go back over there and see whats up.

there's originality points involved, right?
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:44 PM   #28
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I am a strict hater of /5s without torpedos ... just doesn't look right.
Please explain and show pictures ??? I would hate to make you mad.

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Old 12-02-2007, 05:19 PM   #29
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I'm certainly no expert, but I believe the earlier years(70-72) had the all silver badges, then they went to the black background style.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but they added the black background to the badges, & the side covers in '73 when they went to the LWB.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:05 PM   #30
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but they added the black background to the badges, & the side covers in '73 when they went to the LWB.
OK, you are wrong. The badges were all sliver to begin, and then by '72 they had the black background. What side covers are you referencing?

Also, here are a couple of pics of mine:







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