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by spo123
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Rallies, Rides, Events and Gatherings
Topic: Mayday Rally in NH?
Replies: 16
Views: 5188


Is the 2012 Rally going to happen?

I do HOPE so!

by spo123
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

/5 H4 conversion......DO IT NOW!

A used R65 headlight is a "stock" BMW part that will fit directly into a /5. There are kits that are under $100.....however, the reflector and possibly the lens are PLASTIC......Genuine BMW replacements are expensive.....For that matter, so are USED R65 parts. I did it myself.....The R65 headlamp RI...
by spo123
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: I am singing the /5 blues
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Take a deep breath, look at your TROPHY.....your /5 will be OK!

Hi Vince, I think that perhaps you are too "anal" about "seepage", "misting", "dampness", whatever you wish to call it. A LEAK WILL LEAVE DROPS OF OIL ON THE GROUND. My personal, 1973 BMW R75/5 LWB WILL always show "dampness" or whatever one would call the discoloration around the base gaskets, oil ...
by spo123
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 BMW R75/5 securing headlight bezel
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

very small zip tie!

Either use a small piece of wire OR a small zip tie (I have a white one, currently.....easier to see at night....black is better, for me)... At the bottom "latch", there are some very small openings....The small tie wrap WILL thread through these openings with a little care. This method is virtually...
by spo123
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Speedo work?
Replies: 10
Views: 2673

another step in the process...

I agree with all of Darryl's recommendations. One more would be to find a way to lubricate the inside of the cable attachment point of the instrument itself.....ie: not the threads, just the "hole" of where the actual inner, rotating cable "connects" with the instrument. Either remove the "clock", t...
by spo123
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: For Sale: 1973 R75/5 Toaster, LWB, Krauser bags, low mileage.
Replies: 2
Views: 1029


I agree....Bad form.
Good luck with the "sale".
by spo123
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Restoration Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

I saw that tank....

I saw that toaster tank on ebay...It appeared to be a good tank...It was the one without the pinstripes.
Good luck with the "fix up".
I will be looking for a "hump tank" one of these days, to AUGMENT my toaster tank.
Ride Fast and Safe!
by spo123
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: RED NAKED S or RS or RT....Mass Pike tonite....eastbound
Replies: 0
Views: 781

RED NAKED S or RS or RT....Mass Pike tonite....eastbound

The aforementioned bike was going camping.......A Vintage Club sticker was on the rear fender bottom.......Traffic SUCKED......Less than a dozen vehicles behind the RED BIKE, was a NICE HP2 in the rear of a pick up truck......dirty......NICE. Me, behind the wheel of a cage, with family. Anyone here...
by spo123
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Looking into /5 ownership
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Might be a VERY nice early Toaster.

Nice looking bike, from the small pics. IF, it is as nice as it appears......It would be a good price at $4,200 or more here north of Boston. My '73 LWB Toaster has gone from 42,000 miles to 90,000 since I got it around 5 years ago. I will NEVER sell the "black devil". Good luck, Ride Fast and Safe!...
by spo123
Mon May 02, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: '84 R80/RT
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

POSSIBLE electrical connections.......

While NOT carb related, I have had a similar experience with my ELECTRICAL CONNECTION at one of the COILS causing a "sputter". Go through your entire electrical system connections......bright and shiny.....then grease. IF not the problem, a minor annoyance and a VERY WORTHWHILE bit of precaution. Co...