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by skychs
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

wa1nca wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:58 am
Very Nice
Better get those parts out of the kitchen before your wife gets home
Tommy
Thanks Tommy. Over the last 5-6 years she has gotten used to me using the kitchen to display and inspect newly painted bodywork. She doesn't even yell at me anymore. :-)
by skychs
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Waiting to hear from the pin striper so I thought I would have some fun.
by skychs
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Still more progress ............ Nothing like a fresh coat of paint. Im very happy with how everything turned out. I think he did a great job and it will show when the bike is rolled out to go home. Unfortunately I can't do anything until it all gets pin striped. The call went out so I hope I hear f...
by skychs
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Some electrical progress. Even though Im installing the new ignition key set the plan is to complete all the original wiring THEN wire in the new key set. Id like to test all the circuits before I re-wire it.

The front brake is set and adjusted.
by skychs
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Thanks for the input. Today I talked to a friend of mine who works on Vintage BMW's and is a welder. In fact I bought my 66 R60/2 from him in 2016. He said he would be happy to help. I will let you know what he says. Anyway, yesterday I finally got the handlebar controls from the powdercoater. Much ...
by skychs
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

I actually had a "C" clip for it. It slipped right on and works fine. With the broken seat pin and now the frame ..... its obvious that area of the bike was used and abused. Im sure most of it was caused because of the mechanical latch itself no working properly. These old BMW's are tough but they s...
by skychs
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Yesterday I also discovered a problem. The seat latch receiver or the hole the seat peg sits in when closed is tack welded in two different areas on the top of the frame. One of the tack welds is loose. The peg on the seat is broken off and the seat latch to hold the peg was all beat up when I took ...
by skychs
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Yesterday was football but I did manage to modify the original BMW ignition key over to the new ignition. To remove the key peg I drilled all around the peg until it broke loose. On a grinding wheel I reshaped the head of the new key to fit into the original head. I heated the key to set the mold in...
by skychs
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas !!
by skychs
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10467

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

I just looked over the center stand, didn't see any markings anywhere.