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Hello from a new member from England. I have a R75/7 that Ive owned since 1982, been off the road for a few years but now its time to get it back out. Im going to spend a bit of time this winter sorting out a few jobs that need attention.
This photo was taken at the IOM TT in 1990 with my better half hiding most of the bike.

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Regards Tony

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Tony - Sweet! Nice

Tony -

Sweet! Nice color...I'm partial to that...my '78 is that color. Looks like you've converted to the handlebar master cylinder...I still have the undertank unit. I see a few other things that has spiffed it up...chrome valve covers, emblem on rear of seat. And the tank...was that special? Maybe you said it was a police model??

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'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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Hi the bike was originally

Hi the bike was originally white and fitted with a solo seat. The tank has a flap as you spotted, to house the police radio handset. Back in the day dual seats were like gold dust so I bought a new cover and extended the base using a template from another /7 bike. If you look carefully you can see its slightly different to the real thing but it worked well enough. The emblem is an old tank badge glued on

I tried to get a match for the bmw paint but the closest I could get was Subaru space blue, so I did it in cellulose with adhesive coach line (one on the tank) with clear coat lacquer and its still looking good today. Discs and master cylinder are from a 1981 R80RT, again ex police, I found the original single disc was not as good as it could have been.

I now have the correct dual seat and a standard tank, part of my refurb plan but I'll probably end up painting the whole bike again . Does your bike still have the paint code under the seat?

Best wishes Tony

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Tony - Ah...see the dual

Tony -

Ah...see the dual disks, too.

I believe it still has the codes...I was just looking at the tire pressure sticker the other day. Snowbum has the various codes for the years/colors on his website:

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/pcodes.htm

For my bike, it should be 084 / 533.

Phil Hawksley's site also has paint code information.

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Thanks for the code and the

Thanks for the code and the links

Tony

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Welcome, Tony. Any story to

Welcome, Tony. Any story to offer on the garment dangling from the Ducati's exhaust? Smile

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Ha ha - never really noticed

Ha ha - never really noticed those colour co ordinated undercrackers.... maybe we should start a caption competition

Tony

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Cuffs and collars?

Cuffs and collars? The carpet matches the drapes?

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Maybe the rider scared the

Maybe the rider scared the pants off his passenger

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Just about ready for the road

Just about ready for the road after a few years off I really cant wait

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Tire Patch

Tony - Don't forget to take off the tire sticker before riding! Excellent looking restore. Perfect.
Cheers,
Bill

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To my biased eye, the R75/7

To my biased eye, the R75/7 was the best BMW ever. I always coveted them, with the full fairing and Krauser bags, as I rode out in the weather in my /2. That said, the /2 holds a special place and I will probably never part with it.

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Yes thanks theres a sticker

Yes thanks theres a sticker still on the front as well, Im just waiting for decent day then its off to get the bike MOT'd and give it a wirl. I have to agree its my favourite of all the modern twins.

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