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Old Yesterday, 10:10 AM   #1
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Hi all, just got a 1978 R75 yesterday.

It was repainted, looks real nice, but I'd like to get the trim/stripes back on the tank. Anyone sell such or do I look into a local pinstripper to do it..?

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Old Yesterday, 10:15 AM   #2
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We don't answer questions round here without seeing photos of the bike!
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 AM   #4
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Looks like you have a /6 which production ended for this in 1976. Hard to tell, but that engine badge looks like it says r75 /6. I also spy the old style brake lever, which may mean you have a 1974. You also appear to have an r90S dual disc font end which is an awesome bonus. What's the VIN on the bike? We could get you an exact year it was made with that.
But I digress. Where abouts are you located? I have some names of guys that do a great job with BMW, specifically, in Georgia.
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Old Yesterday, 11:03 AM   #5
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It is indeed dual front. I will check the VIN when I am home, don't have my title with me right now..

I am located in Ann Arbor,MI

Title says it is a 78, so I went with that, but will check because it helps to know haha..
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Old Yesterday, 11:07 AM   #6
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Not all tanks where pin striped, usually just the front and rear fenders where done. My stock toaster tank was never pin striped.
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Not all tanks where pin striped, usually just the front and rear fenders where done. My stock toaster tank was never pin striped.
Hmm, all /6 tanks I know of were pin striped.
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Old Yesterday, 11:42 AM   #8
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Not all tanks where pin striped, usually just the front and rear fenders where done. My stock toaster tank was never pin striped.
Whether that is true or not, I think it looks better with the striping.
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Old Yesterday, 04:39 PM   #9
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I also think all /6 tanks were pinstriped.

That is a /6 gas tank and seat. The engine says it is /6. Frame number will tell you what year the frame is. The engine number will be 7 digits above the dipstick hole. Frame number on right side down tube up by the head stock.

Are the front brake rotors drilled with cooling holes? Or they are solid? 1974 had solid rotors. Only year for solid rotors.

Get the numbers straight.
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Stripe it yourself, easily. Here's how I do it; http://www.finessepinstriping.com/

Depending on which stripe pattern you like, choose here: http://www.finessepinstriping.com/striper_order.asp

Have fun! And post pictures!!
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I also think all /6 tanks were pinstriped.

That is a /6 gas tank and seat. The engine says it is /6. Frame number will tell you what year the frame is. The engine number will be 7 digits above the dipstick hole. Frame number on right side down tube up by the head stock.

Are the front brake rotors drilled with cooling holes? Or they are solid? 1974 had solid rotors. Only year for solid rotors.

Get the numbers straight.
I checked the VIN on the badge and engine (matching), it is 7 numbers. Via http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

I have a 04/1974 R75/6.

My title has 12 characters including an 'R' in the fifth from the right spot and the bike is registered as a '1978 BMW'...

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Stripe it yourself, easily. Here's how I do it; http://www.finessepinstriping.com/

Depending on which stripe pattern you like, choose here: http://www.finessepinstriping.com/striper_order.asp

Have fun! And post pictures!!
Thanks, I will give it a look!
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Old Today, 05:05 AM   #12
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Talk to a local tattoo artist. There's always a pinstriper in the group.....I've had helmets and arms pinned.
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I checked the VIN on the badge and engine (matching), it is 7 numbers. Via http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

I have a 04/1974 R75/6.

My title has 12 characters including an 'R' in the fifth from the right spot and the bike is registered as a '1978 BMW'...



Thanks, I will give it a look!
I wonder how the heck you fix that mismatched title.
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Old Today, 05:54 AM   #14
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I wonder how the heck you fix that mismatched title.
Yeah..no kidding...

This is Michigan, not sure I will bother..
I had a friend register a moped with a completely made-up VIN..
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Yeah..no kidding...

This is Michigan, not sure I will bother..
I had a friend register a moped with a completely made-up VIN..
LOL - older VINs can be a challenge to some state systems. I bought a titled frame and engine (matching #s) from a guy in NY, but it had a CT title. I am in PA. CT added a bunch of numbers and letters before the original VIN to make it match the modern VIN standard. PA took it no problem, including the CT added part, but insisted on a visual inspection of the VIN on the bike. The notary looked at me strangely when I opened the trunk of my car to show her the "bike".

Some states are a PITA, some are easy.

Congratulations on the new ride. Is that color shifted from the digital image, or is it actually safety yellow? Ride and enjoy.
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