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Old 09-16-2012, 04:42 AM   #1
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1972 R75/5 Rebuild

I purchase a solid but tatty bike - only 2 owners and 18,000 miles:

Looks better in photo's than what it was, tank dented and parts hand painted, frame corroding, spokes rusty, wiring a mess, extra switches added as originals not working.

So:

Complete strip down - frame and cycle parts epoxy coated, paintwork redone, new rings, valve springs, gaskets and seals, lots of stainless fasteners, stainless spokes, wiring sorted. Alloy casings bead blasted, gerarbox strip and new seals and gaskets for leak.


Now started for the first time in a year:


Front cover off to check ignition timing:


My parents looking at the rebuild (mostly done my Dad - a retired mechanic)


Just need to put some miles on her now.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #2
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You did a great job on that! Your dad's a great guy!
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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Wow; That /5 looks great! How rewarding it must be to hop on it and go for a ride after working on it for a year.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:50 AM   #4
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Good for you

You are indeed lucky as you can be to have such a great dad. I so wish my son had a project bike or even a MC. Your mom must be very proud of both of you.
Ride w/ care. You are riding on something your childern will cherish. Great job!
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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That's a great looking example of the /5 and also a great story about your Dad. You have a right to be proud.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:50 AM   #6
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Thanks, my Dad is pretty handy: I am currently rebuilding an old Saab 96, I just drop of the tired engine and get back a rebuilt one that looks like new (though I do buy all the parts).

His last rebuild was a 1969 Triumph T120 for me:




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Old 09-16-2012, 08:09 AM   #7
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we need more pics, particularly of the /5.
(though that Bonneville is a stunner in its own right)

great job. congratulate your dad again for us... one can't hire help like that.

good on you as well, no doubt you're in up to your elbows too.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:41 AM   #8
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Nice bikes!
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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Very nice! I'm hoping mine is that pretty when I'm done,
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #10
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we need more pics, particularly of the /5.
(though that Bonneville is a stunner in its own right)

great job. congratulate your dad again for us... one can't hire help like that.

good on you as well, no doubt you're in up to your elbows too.
Have the bike home now, and a few more photo's






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Old 10-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #11
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Fantastic.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:17 PM   #12
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Nice looking bike. I especially like the seat. Over all tho it's #1.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #14
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All I can add is:



You'll enjoy this bike for years.

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:32 AM   #15
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Cool2 Lovely!

SUPURB!
My compliments to your father.

RIDE FAST AND SAFE.
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