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Old 10-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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OEM Seat Replacement? 1971 R75/5

Ive looked and looked but cant seem to find any OEM BMW seats for the 1971 model of the R75/5. Ive seen copies with the ridges and the 'two-level' style foam but none with the proper shape/silhouette of the SWB early 71 seats.


Are any of these still being manufactured other than seargent seats/etc? I know BMW Eurotech used to have them but it seems they went out of business a year ago.

Anyone have any leads?
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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My favorite non-US supplier... Motobins in the UK

http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R Series 2 valve Twin

125 Euro for a UK made repro with trim, 105 without and at the bottom a "highest quality" verion for 208
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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I would order from them but their photo of the two handle 70/71 seat is no good. Only shows it from top view and low resolution as well. Esp since it's overseas I wanna know for certain what Im getting looks right.


I've seen quite a few seats on 71 airheads around here in California that were clearly deformed. They were bulged outwards at the sides and generally looked wrong. Its made me paranoid a bit that some of them may have been bad repro seats. hah!

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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Check EBay

I bought a seat cover for my 1974 R75/6 stock profile.

I know yours is a short wheelbase but guy I bought from sells many different stock profiles.

59 dollars had a local auto seat shop install



Here you go:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-71-BMW-...item564bfcdfb3

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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I bought a seat cover for my 1974 R75/6 stock profile.

I know yours is a short wheelbase but guy I bought from sells many different stock profiles.

59 dollars had a local auto seat shop install



Here you go:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-71-BMW-...item564bfcdfb3


Hi Biebs,

Im actually looking for the entire seat/pan/etc. I have the SWB seat but it is the incorrect seat with the single hand grab rail for the later year bikes.

I need to find a seat/pan that has the proper foam shape/etc before i can even use a cover such as that.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:52 AM   #6
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Heed my advice - ebay

Ok there is a seat cover all you need is a good metal pan and the foam.

EBay is the garage sale to the world.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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Sargent Cycle Products (seats) has period-correct seat covers and does custom seat reupholstering and may even have some ready-to-ship seats in stock. They do good work.

http://www.sargentcycle.com/classic.htm
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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Has anybody here laid eyes or fanny on one of the motobins early /5 seats? Looks nice to me, and the price is a lot better than seibenrock's. I think anyway, what's the exchange these days?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #9
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Has anybody here laid eyes or fanny on one of the motobins early /5 seats? Looks nice to me, and the price is a lot better than seibenrock's. I think anyway, what's the exchange these days?
If they have a plastic pan......forget it. Awful.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #10
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Has anybody here laid eyes or fanny on one of the motobins early /5 seats? Looks nice to me, and the price is a lot better than seibenrock's. I think anyway, what's the exchange these days?
the shipping will kill your wallet.

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:47 PM   #11
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Yeah. The current seat I have is plastic pan later style seat. :(


Hope I can find an early 70s seat on relatively good condition. oy.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #12
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