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Old 11-08-2011, 10:13 PM   #6286
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Well be honest... there's quite a bit more going on there than just the fairing.

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I wasn't much of a fan of the RS fairing until I saw this yesterday:

Now I want an R100RS as my rain bike.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:31 AM   #6287
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Do you or anyone else have any info on the forks on this R75/5? They don't look like the typical /5 telescopic forks. My eye is not all that well trained in /5 bits and pieces but I'm intrigued…

Question aside, a gorgeous bike in amazing shape!
Unfortunately, I don't have any info at the moment about the fork setup. I picked up this bike less than a month ago, so it's no problem to ask the previous owner if he knows about it. I'm happy to take some detailed shots as well if you guys are interested.

It could be some kind of factory Norway unit (doubtful), or a swapped/aftermarket bit (likely). It would be interesting to compare it side-by-side with another /5 with the usual fork; maybe the clamps and offset are different as well.

I see that this Norwegian alleged 1972 /5 has the stock fork, although it's a bit of a mutt otherwise:



Or maybe this guy has my original fork; the bike's not too far away:



Anyway, thanks for the kind words! I really enjoy riding this one, especially now that I've replaced the cheap, flimsy mirror from the Norwegian equivalent of Pep Boys that it came with, and set the handlebar at a more conventional angle.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:29 AM   #6288
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Belligero - I've heard the one-piece crash bars like yours can bend the frame. Best ones are the BMW with a left and right side.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:56 AM   #6289
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Belligero - I've heard the one-piece crash bars like yours can bend the frame. Best ones are the BMW with a left and right side.
Thanks for the tip! I'll check into that; maybe I can pick one up during my next trip to Germany, as there ought to be a few around there.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:26 PM   #6290
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:28 PM   #6291
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:21 PM   #6292
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I wasn't much of a fan of the RS fairing ...

Who could blame you? Ugly, non-functional....
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #6293
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Man, I like that thing... its perky!
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:38 PM   #6294
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All moved on and grown up. I loved each one.
Hey Motoman... nice bikes but I love that Barn. Is that your dealy? How about throwing us a picture of that. I'm a barn man myself.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:49 AM   #6295
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I would buy this bike! The LT was my first real motorcycle. I bought mine used, from Forfam Yamaha in Newark when I was 13 with money I had saved up from farm work. Oh, the memories!




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I got this for the wife but she didn't want to try. Oh, well. I had fun with it for a couple of months. the let er go
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:09 AM   #6296
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I finally finished the engine swap on my cb750 super sport! Now I have to sell it. :(

This is what my stable looks like now.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:16 AM   #6297
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Don't sell it you fool!

The piddly amunt of money you get will be long gone in nothing flat, but the joy you get out of riding it once in a while will last forever.

I sold mine when I got married in 1982 so that I could buy a washer and dryer. It just wasn't the same sitting on top off the dryer in my jacket and helmet, making VROOOM noises during the spin cycle.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:28 AM   #6298
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Do you or anyone else have any info on the forks on this R75/5? They don't look like the typical /5 telescopic forks. My eye is not all that well trained in /5 bits and pieces but I'm intrigued…

Question aside, a gorgeous bike in amazing shape!
those are ceriani forks
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:26 AM   #6299
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It always worked better for me if I put my wife on the dryer during the spin cycle, jacket optional ......Al


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Don't sell it you fool!


The piddly amunt of money you get will be long gone in nothing flat, but the joy you get out of riding it once in a while will last forever.

I sold mine when I got married in 1982 so that I could buy a washer and dryer. It just wasn't the same sitting on top off the dryer in my jacket and helmet, making VROOOM noises during the spin cycle.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:12 PM   #6300
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Sweet!
My uncle had one similar; he sold it a few years ago, and I really wanted it. Oh well.
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