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jtoppz
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I have a 1970 R75/5. I have a speedometer 32:11 I need to have repaired. I am considering Overseas in Texas. I also looked at new speedometers on Uli's (in Germany) for sale on their site and on eBay. Has anyone bought one of these? Are they decent quality?

Thank you!

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No answers to your questions,

No answers to your questions, but some unsolicited (and perhaps useless) advice, instead: I wouldn't replace the speedo/odometer if the OE one can be repaired. When looking over a used bike for sale, few things set off my "this bike was probably crashed" warning buzzer faster than an owner telling me that he had to replace the speedo. Well, maybe "new fork tubes!" and no fairing on an S, RS, or RT . . .

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North Hollywood Speedometers

North Hollywood Speedometers does very nice work. They are not quick but are quite thorough and the results are always very nice. They will maintain the odometer reading and do a nice job of calibrating the speedometer. Prices are quite reasonable.

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Terry Vrla is a small

Terry Vrla is a small businessman who does this work in his Colorado home. I've heard lots of good things about him. He and other opportunities are mentioned in this thread:

http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/node/12895

-- update -- Make that Oregon!!

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Terry Vrla actually lives in

Terry Vrla actually lives in Hillsboro, Oregon. You can reach him at TerryVrla@hotmail.com.

He's overhauled two speedometers for me, one for an R69s and one for an R100S. He does excellent, meticulous work for a reasonable price, and is very responsive to email and telephone inquiries. I can't recommend him highly enough. He's very much in demand, though, so don't expect to get your speedo back in less than four months.

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Overseas speedo in Texas

Overseas speedo in Texas completely overhauled mine (72 /5), including new needles, and had it back to me in 2 weeks. $375 + shipping.

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R75/5 Speedo

I'm coming in late on this but hopefully this might be of use to someone. The original manufacturer were persuaded to produce another batch of these speedos in both MPH and KPH versions. As I understand it they are only available for the 32:10 final drive.
These are the speedos that Uli is now stocking. They are also available from Motorworks, which is where I bought mine. I've always found their service and turnaround times to be excellent.

What can I say about the speedo? It looks and works exactly like an original item - certainly not a cheap Indian copy. Using my Satnav as a comparison it's accurate to about 5%, which is what you would expect. Both speedo and rev counter needles are rock steady and the movement is really smooth I've only done a couple of hundred miles with it so far but I'm totally happy with it.

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I have a hearty endorsement

I have a hearty endorsement for Terry Vrla.

I had my /6 Speedo rebuilt. Reasonable price and a meticulous job.

I've also had work done by North Hollywood on my /2 speedo. Excellent work. However they were expensive, and they messed up the face by giving me a R69S marked one. i.e. the blue shift markers were for the higher-revving R69S instead of my R50/2

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Guaire
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Which one is mine?

1983 R80RT. How do I know what model/ratio is my speedo? Do I have a 32:10?

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To determine what final drive

To determine what final drive ratio you have, look at the numbers stamped on the top of the final drive near the top fill hole on the driveshaft...should be slightly aft of that.

Then look at this page to see what speedometer number matches with the final drive that you have.

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/ringgears.htm

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Guaire
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Final drive setting

Thanks, Kurt. I'll check that number. My speedo reads high and the odometer isn't working.

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