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Old 10-15-2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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The /5 thread

Images, facts, tips, tricks, stories. LWB, SWB, toaster or not. We love that headlight bucket, gauge cluster and front drum brake.

Starting with mine. 1973 LWB r75 /5 Toaster in black (no pin stripes on tank.)



She came from outside of Cincinnati, OH with only 19,800 miles on the clock. It had been sitting for 15 years full of gas. Every single gasket and rubber bit was replaced by me. Fossilized gaskets are NOT fun to remove.

*I made this thread to torment Fred.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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1971 swb. These pics are a few years apart. Hoske pipes and koni shocks since the bag pic.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #3
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I'm in.

before:



after:



actually, the sidecar twisted the above swb frame so I took that apart and found another frame.
then found another /5, lwb, and rode that but the engine swallowed a valve so I swapped in the swb engine.

recent top-end overhaul, 280w alt., H-4, 5-speed trans, etc.
a very reliable motorcycle. planning to recover the seat soon.

the swb? slowly becoming a track bike.
not too recent pic below; could be a roller soon.

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
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I'm in. here are a few pics of my 72 LWB when I got it. I've been working on it a little at a time but my other bikes require my attention as well.

As you can see it was missing a few parts when I got it. The King/Queen seat is gone now.

As of now it is in pieces awaiting restoration.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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The day I got mine looks pretty similar to yours. (no headlight once I pulled the fairing as well)

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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Up in Marin somewhere.

This was after I put the bike on a weight loss program. I had to replace the starter, and I was shocked at how much lighter the new ones are. Several pounds. So, a few weeks later and we've got new pipes (wanted to get the old MACs off anyway), lithium battery, no chrome, a few other things off as well. Easily took off 25 pounds.

I did have trouble tuning the Bings to these mufflers. Finally threw in the towel and went with Mikunis. And, while they are a pain to get dialed in, once done, I love them.

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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Here's my lady. She's been good to me over the last few years. Running an EME charging system and EME starter. Heads rebuilt at 57k and running strong. LED lights in gauge cluster, Ballistic EVO 2 battery (highly recommended), Keihan headers, Gorilla alarm, stainless steel bolt kit, H4 headlight, LED tail light, and an accessory port for charging devices and keeping my skinny bones warm in fall/winter with Gerbings heated gear

1972 SWB

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #8
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Here's my '73 LWB and '72 SWB Toaster
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #9
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #10
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My '73 R75/5 in front of the grave of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston in Baltimore:



And when I put her to work a few weekends ago:

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #11
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My old gal now living in Argentina.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:22 PM   #12
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Die Hexe

1972 R75/5 "Die Hexe". 42K miles. Stock bike with a few extras... corbin gunfighter seat, wixom ranger saddlebags, ToasterTan top brace (not in picture), halcyon 830 bar end mirrors.



Criagslist purchase from Columbus, Oh where she had been sitting for several years. Single family owner was looking for the "right" person to pass on care and feeding. My son and I have been working on her ever since [1]. I've never owned a bike that has given me so much enjoyment.

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[1] http://potlach.org/2011/08/diehexe-valves/Images/7.jpg
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:32 PM   #13
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*I made this thread to torment Fred.
Damn you.

One day. I will have my birthday bike.

Everyone please be on the lookout for a Beater of a /5 ... but it HAS to be a 1971 R60 or R75 (prefered) made in Oct of 1970.

It's my birthday bike.

And If I wasn't clear before ... Damn you Blaine. Damn you.

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #14
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shit I can't quit



yelp, oct 70, short wheelbase r75


had it sence I was 18 don't ask


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Old 10-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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ok ok, one more & i'll quit


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