2970302 ’70 R75/5 LWB Convert, Teal. 10 K Service. Konis, SS Exhaust, 2-UP Touring Package. This 1970 R75/5 has been set up for 2-UP Touring. It is fully serviced, and ready to travel.
This BMW was originally a short wheel base bike. It was converted to Long wheel base for more stability and more passenger room for 2-UP touring. A /6 subframe was used, and the improved /7 driveshaft / swingarm was chosen to stretch out the wheelbase. Koni Shocks were installed. Because there is now more room, the battery box was converted to the /6 box to hold the larger battery.
It is loaded with accessories and upgrades! Stainless Exhaust Headers and Mufflers, Koni Shocks, Pacifico Fairing and saddlebags, Boyer Electronic Ignition, Deep oil Pan, Fork Brace, Billet Top Triple Clamp, Cylinder Head Temperature Guage, Lift-off Dual Touring Seat with tall backrest, Huge tool Kit, Tire Pump, Reynolds Rack, Engine Guards, Dual Loud Horns, Reynolds Ride-off Centerstand, Custom Sidestand, and /6 clutch Upgrade.
We performed the extensive BMW Factory recommended 10K Service, plus much more. We cleaned the carbs, inspected and re-sealed the engine top end, honed the cylinders and installed new rings. The heads were decarboned and the valves were hand lapped for good sealing. We replaced the rear main seal and oil pump O’ring and lubed the clutch splines. The front points seal was also replaced. The transmission was opened up, inspected, and resealed also.
The clutch assembly was upgraded to the more robust /6 style. Both wheel hubs had the bearings serviced, and new stainless spokes were installed in the rear wheel, and trued (the front wheel had already been done). New Continental braided cloth covered fuel lines were installed. The Kreem lining on the inside of the fuel tank was in poor conditioned, so we removed it with acetone, then acid etched the inside and re-lined it with POR15 for decades more of trouble free use.
The tires are in very good condition. The paint is recent and of good quality. A Boyer Electronic ignition has been installed. The front fork has been improved with both a lower fork brace, and a billet top triple clamp, for significantly more stability. The Avon tires are in very good condition. Overall, the bike is bright and shinny and clean. The mileage is since the Long Wheel Base modifications were made. We do not know the actual mileage, but believe it to be in the 50,000-60,000 Mile range.
This Beautiful Vintage BMW is perfect for Two-up or Solo touring. It would be totally at home either on a remote two lane blacktop, or on the Super Slab. The mid size 750cc motor will get superior fuel mileage and smoother running than the larger size motors, and still has plenty of horsepower to get 2 people and camping gear up to safe merging speed by the end of a short on ramp, or to pass a truck quickly on a two lane by running it up to 80mph+.
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