1973 BMW R75/5
Last of the /5 series featuring the extended wheelbase only produced for 6 months before standardized and rolling into /6 production.
We describe this build process as a nut and bolt restoration to our own design. The bike was completely torn down and rebuilt as new. The frame is powder coated gloss black, the wheels are powder coated flat black. The headlight bucket features a brand new speedometer from the original OEM supplier MotoMeter and an upgraded H4 headlight setup for brighter lights.
The gas tank is painted to match the Hedon two-Face helmet.
The 750cc engine is a standard fresh rebuild to factory specs, featuring machined heads with new valves, honed cylinders, and new piston rings.
The carburetors are brand new Mikuni slide carbs, jetted and tuned to suit the reverse cone exhaust setup. They offer a crisp throttle response and increased performance.
The bike is fitted with an all-new electrical system, featuring a brand new factory wiring harness, upgraded ignition system and an upgraded charge system featuring a solid state alternator. The factory charge system was always the weakest link and these revised modern components eliminate that weakness completely.
Bar end turn signals from Motogadget compliment the modern electrical upgrades, manufactured to German TUV compliance, their manufacturing quality exceeds OEM standards and the visibility they offer is excellent. An led tail light and handlebar mounted mirror complete the road legal compliance.
The powder coated rims are fitted with new tires and heavy duty inner tubes.