1973 BMW r75/5 long wheel base - $6,800 (Portland)

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1973 BMW r75/5
engine displacement (CC): 750
motor: gas
odometer: 57300
title status: clean
transmission: manual
I am just not riding as much as I used to. This bike was a labor of love, and I spent innumerable hours getting it to the point you see. The bike has been garage kept.

This numbers matching R75/5 IS a sleeper. Keep the CV carbs open and it will surprise you. :)

The flywheel has been lightened and the pistons/cylinders are first oversize. The cylinder heads had new valves, guides and seats installed. DYNA III electronic ignition and Dyna Coils provide spark. I custom made the front fender and the knee pads from a checkerboard weave, carbon fiber cloth.

(molds available)

Suspension is provided by rebuilt Koni Dial-a-ride shocks, complimenting the LWB San Jose BMW braced swing arm. Up front there are Race Tech Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators, and Race Tech Springs in the forks. European low handle bars, are mounted to a Toaster Tan Top Brace and work well with the R90S fairing. The smoke windscreen is from Gustafson Platics. The carbon fiber frame brace is a custom design, that has turnbuckled (left and right hand thread) Heim joints.

The exhaust headers are Keihan Stainless Steel and the silencers are in good condition.

The paint is an Audi TT color called "Nimbus Gray" that has also been applied to the head light bucket, final drive and fork sliders. There are a multitude of fine details, that only appear when looking closely. Flash lines for molded castings have been filed and sanded smooth. Taking it a step further on bright components like the foot levers, front drum backing plate/brace etc. all have been polished. The frame has been painted with Awlgrip, a marine paint, known for durability.

There are Napoleon Bar End mirrors, the dash is back lit with blue LED bulbs, the wiring harness was new when I built this bike, 13 years ago. In that time I have only clocked 8000 miles.

The panniers have locks/keys that work, both in keeping them affixed to the frames and locking the cases shut. The little parcel rack over the tail light is utilitarian for sure. The Corbin seat is firm, but comfortable, especially on a long day.

At one point I had considered, stripping the bike down, putting a solo seat and some Mikuni flat slide carbs, to have some track day fun.

The next owner can decide on that.

The R90S clock/voltmeter and an amber headlight lens will convey with the bike, as well as some other new parts.

I am probably forgetting something...

reasonable offers considered.

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