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by skychs
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Thanks for the link on the side stand. Im not a fan of the ride off center stand, it just doesn't feel stable to me. Both tires are on the ground. The front brake cable has not been set. I don't have the hand controls yet so Im just putting everything in place. I have a template to set the position ...
by skychs
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

For fun I went back and looked at some of the before images. Here are a few. :-)
by skychs
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

It was a busy day in the shop yesterday. I did some more wiring and cable installation. The front end is on. The choke, clutch and throttle cables were installed (one end), front brake cable, steering head lock and side stand are on. This bike has one of the ride off center stands so its giving me i...
by skychs
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

I forgot to post the photos of the exhaust from yesterday. The original exhaust that came on the bike was in horrible shape. When the owner said he wanted to look at a black exhaust I just happen to have on old set in the shop. It was originally on my R90S. To my surprise it fit. Not only did it fit...
by skychs
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Today I picked up the headlight bucket, ears and tail light. Not perfect by any means but 100X better than what we started with. For fun I installed the ears. I had to cut new wires for the front turn signals but that didn't take too long. I also stuck the new speedometer into the shell to see what ...
by skychs
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

Today I finished mounting, balanceing and installing the new tires on the bike. I also installed the new/used hubcaps on the wheels. Not perfect but certainly much better than the originals. The wheel bearings felt fine so I just cleaned and repacked them. The rest of the day I polished the wheels t...
by skychs
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

Yesterday I started going over the electrical wiring harness. It had a couple areas to address but overall it was in good shape. I was able to thread it through the rear subframe and then worked my way forward. Right when things were going well the tires arrived. :-). I had to install the rear tire ...
by skychs
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

More progress. Final drive and swing arm are officially installed. Waiting until the last second to attach the drive shaft. New tires are on the way.
by skychs
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

More progress today. I was able to get the bike up off the lift and on to some wheels. I guess you can now call it a rolling chassis. Anyway, the front end is in place. The "roll off" center stand is in. The wheels are on. I was even able to install the infamous seat lock. Too bad there is no key. I...
by skychs
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10206

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

Today was a long but successful day. I was able to install the engine, transmission, sub frame, front end and swing arm. Well, the swing arm is in place but not attached. I even installed some of the electrical system. For effect I attached the rebuilt engine emblems to see how they looked and I lik...