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Old 06-29-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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BMW K-bike guru's in the DFW area?

Hey fellas,

I recently purchased a BMW K75 that hasn't run in many years...the bike is in great shape and I'm not a terrible mechanic, but it's my first BMW and I would really like a second set of experienced eyes who may be able to help me get her back on the road!

Here's the thread when I picked her up:


1972 Honda CB450 (Rebuilding)
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:48 AM   #2
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You could be looking at a substantial restoration job. If the gas was left in you will need to clean and possibly replace the tank, the internal fuel pump is dead, like the battery is. The fuel injectors will need to be replaced more than likely as well.

Luckily, it doesn't have ABS, but even so the master cylinder will need replacement, and the steering head bearings need to be repacked or replaced. New brake hoses would be a good idea too. The rubber ones can implode.

Another long term issue with these is a rubber o-ring in the clutch area, it will harden and leak oil. Also, check the water pump at the front for seepage from the drain hole.

Good luck, they are sweet running bikes, not very powerful but well capable of touring.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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Perrys Motorcycles in Ft.Worth used to be a BMW dealer but is now mainly involved with restorations. Guy knows his stuff if not a bit a pain in the ass to work with sometimes. Good luck.
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