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Page history last edited by Daniel 11 years ago

Welcome to my 1972 BMW R75/5 Wiki! I use this wiki to keep myself organized while I work on my bike. You can see what I need to do, have done and how much. I will try to keep this wiki updated as much as I can. As time goes on this may be an interesting source of general information of the ownership of one of these amazing motorcycles!

 

Service To Be Rendered ASAP

  • Bend chrome seat frame
  • clean seat as much as possible to get chrome chemical off (nasty stuff!)
  • fix left passenger foot peg so it does not bend down
  • cleanup inside blinkers and install lens gasket

 

Service To Be Rendered FUTURE

  • Rechrome handle bars, headers, cross pipe and exhaust.
  • Install (46541239489 case supp. kit, no install instructions (MATT BLACK) - 08/1971 and above) To hold Krauser bags
  • Install Touring Cases (Krauser or replicas made by Hepco & Becker) http://penforhire.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/2316-h-b-bags-1.jpg
  • Remove gear box and lube splines
  • Replace rear blinker bracket
  • Replace chrome piece around headlight
  • Replace front blinker mounts
  • Repaint headlight (oh what a headache)
  • Repaint rear tail light cover
  • complete tear down and restore... ... ...

 

Parts Needed

 

Service Rendered In Past

  • 08/18/08 - Big Clean! (gotta love carb cleaner!)
  • 08/19/08 - Detailed Clean, Paint Cleaner Prep, Polish, Wax, Wax, Polish Chrome, Treat Seat Material
  • 08/20/08 - Adjusted Valves & Replaced Gaskets, Checked Timing, Synchronized Carbs, Changed Engine Tranny and Diff Oil with BMW Oil Kit, Replaced Air Filter, Replaced Carb Floats and Needles, Replaced Blinker Screws & Taillight Bulb
  • 08/21/08 - Replaced BMW Emblem Tank Screws with SS Screws, Replaced Blinker Relay, Cleaned Electrical (Already Very Clean), Lubricated Ignition, Rebuilt Rear Brake Stop Switch, Replaced Carb Air Intake Hoses, Tapped and Replaced Screws with SS Screws and Locking Nut That Hold Up Left Exhaust
  • 08/25/08 - Cleaned Out Underneath Seat, Checked and Found Oil Leak Source (2 Oil Pan Screws and Gasket), Installed Battery Tender Cables for Easy Hookup, Lubricated Seat Locking Mechanism
  • 08/28/08 - Pulled off oil pan & cleaned sump, replaced oil pan gasket, tapped two bolts at 8mm to replaced stripped 6mm holes, torqued down oil pan to 8 foot pounds, replaced fork oil, replaced brake sensor for front pull brake, replaced carb throttle springs with less tension springs, replaced blinker lens on each side, reinstalled original carb intake tubes, changed out rear diff oil, engine oil
  • 09/03/08 - Replaced throttle cables, cleaned out underneath tank
  • 09/04/08 - Took apart and inspected throttle parts, adjusted right carb float due to a small gas leak
  • 09/09/08 - Removed all throttle parts, completely cleaned out all old grease, replaced with new throttle parts, greased throughout with new grease
  • 09/11/08 - Replaced left red signal lens gasket, took apart seat locking mechanism for cleanup and repair
  • 09/16/08 - cleaned and rebuilt seat locking mechanism
  • 09/17/08 - removed rear tire to inspect rear drum brake shoes, cleaned up brakes and wheel and replaced shoes, wheel reinstalled, checked air pressure on front and rear tire

 

Cost Total

  • 08/14/08 1972 BMW R75/5 - craigslist (what a steal!) - $3500 ($3500.00)
  • 08/19/08 Various Parts - San Jose BMW - $174.35 ($3674.35)
  • 08/20/08 Various Parts - San Jose BMW - $15.39 ($3689.74)
  • 08/21/08 Various Parts - San Jose BMW - $64.81 ($3754.55)
  • 08/27/08 Throttle Springs - Ted Porter's BeemerShop - $13.15 ($3767.7)
  • 08/28/08 Various Parts - San Jose BMW - $35.48 ($3803.18)
  • 09/04/08 Throttle Parts - San Jose BMW - $83.44 ($3886.62)
  • 09/09/08 Throttle Parts RETURN - San Jose BMW - $16.23 ($3870.39)
  • 09/17/08 Rear Drum Shoes & Honda Grease - Ted Porter's BeemerShop - $74.76 ($3945.15)
  • 12/20/08 Various Parts - San Jose BMW - $7.88 ($3953.03)

 

Link & Resources

 

 

BMW R75/5 Bike Information

*Found from Jeff Dean's site and used as a reference/backup

 

BMW R75/5 R60/5 & R50/5 Paint Codes

Glasurit is the original brand of paint used the /5:

  • Black (schwarz) - Glasurit code #086
  • Silver (polaris) - Glasurit code #060
  • Metallic silver (early) - Glasurit code #057
  • Red (granada) - Glasurit code #023
  • Metallic gold (curry) - Glasurit code #029
  • Metallic monza blue - Glasurit code #538
  • Federweiss (white) - Glasurit code #084

 

  • Metallic green - Glasurit code #074
  • Polizei grun - Glasurit code #067

 

Touch-up paint part numbers:

  • Schwarz (black) - Spray Paints 51 91 1 825 475 - Touch-up stick 51 91 1 813 070
  • Granada red - Spray Paints 51 91 1 825 460 - Touch-up stick n/a
  • Federweiss (white) - Spray Paints 51 91 1 828 511 - Touch-up stick 51 91 1 232 144
  • Polaris silver - Spray Paints 51 91 1 851 637 - Touch-up stick 51 91 1 851 625

 

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