1974 R75/6. Black. This is Serial #4910001! This is the FIRST US R75/6 off the line in the FIRST year of production for the /6 Series!!!!! Fresh 10K Service. A BEAUTIFUL BMW!
When we first got this bike in on a Trade-in we knew that it was very special, and wanted it to be as perfect as possible when we were finished preparing it for sale. It didn’t really NEED service, but we wanted to know that we had addressed everything, and that nothing was missed. The engine, and frame numbers match. Tires are like new. Braided Stainless front brake line (we decided to leave this instead of restoring it to rubber). It was already equipped with an aftermarket Brown style sidestand (we like these a lot as they are much more functional than the original stand). The bike comes with the original tool kit, hand pump and Owner’s Manual. The wheel spokes have been re-done with stainless (we’ll leave them as they are).
The previous owner had a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration done five or six years ago, and hasn’t ridden it much since. We did notice a few things that we wanted to address in an effort to make it PERFECT and as ORIGINAL as it came from the factory;. The seat was a SWB (short wheelbase), and needed to be exchanged for a LWB (long wheelbase) seat. The front disc was a 1975 on drilled disc; we planned to put an original 1974 disc back on it. The bike had Incorrect hand grips, and the centerstand tine was missing. The horn was functional, but was not the correct one with black body and chrome disc in front. The Dyna III ignition is a good upgrade; we’ll leave it, but move the main unit out of site to the frame backbone. The hand controls needed to be refinished, and some of the cable boots were needing to be replaced. None of this was really NECESSARY as only an expert would know the difference, but we felt that the historic significance of this bike warranted making it perfect.
We have now finished all the changes necessary to make this beautiful BMW just a bit more perfect and much closer to “Original” as it came from the factory. We built a new LWB seat using all new parts on an original 1974 metal pan, and is now the correct length. The drilled front disc has been exchanged for the correct 1974 only non-drilled disc. The handlebars have been exchanged for proper USA type bars, and the hand controls have been refinished and correct hand grips installed. The centerstand has had the tine replaced and has been repainted. New original round front footpeg rubbers and NEW NLA (No Longer Available from BMW) original round rear footpeg assemblies were sourced and installed. We also addressed all the other small stuff mentioned above, as well as several other small details previously unnoticed. We also performed the BMW Factory recommended 10K Service on the bike; a comprehensive end to end inspection, service, and adjustment.
The new owner wanted an upgraded suspension, so we installed a new pair of Progressive 1200 Series rear shocks, and installed the original polished aluminum covers on them so that they look very similar to original. Unseen is the Progressive Suspension front progressively wound fork springs to improve road irregularity responses and lessen diving under hard braking.
We wanted to go ride this bike for days when it was finished. It is very close to what a new 1974 R75/6 would have been like when picked up from a Dealer; a truly wonderful machine to ride! However, reality and other necessary work interfered so we only got to add 50 miles on the odometer. We are totally confident that the new owner will fall in love with this beautiful machine, and give it a well appreciated and well cared for second life.
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