1972 r75/5

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by assquatch20, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Okay, I'm still not moving forward with much yet, haven't got the exhaust wrench or gaskets to adjust valves, etc. but...

    I know I said I was going to stick with the black label Bings unless something fell into my lap. Well some VM32's are available cheap and I'm wondering what it would take to make them work. They're off a Jap bike, but I'm assuming I can get what I need from Rocky Point. What would I need to make an old set of Mikuni VM32's work, and can I get the old intake tubes to mate up? If it's cheaper to buy the jets, cables, and manifolds along with the cheap Mikunis, that's what I'm doing. Will any VM32 fit?
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  2. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Don't place that order until you check out the prices for choke cables and complete carb kits from http://www.EUBMW.com
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  3. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    If I can make the VM32's work, it may not matter. No rush, either way. Thanks for the tip!
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  4. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    And as quickly as it came, I think it's going to have to go. :cry

    Money troubles, so I'm calling the mechanic that had a look at it and seeing if he's interested. He offered to buy when he first saw it, so I suppose it could sell quick and keep me off the streets.
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  5. spo123

    spo123 Man About Town

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    Please do not give up.....These are highly desirable motorcycles.
    HOWEVER, have you removed that interesting fairing? Perhaps consider SELLING it?
    Send me a PM....:deal
    Thanks,
    spo
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  6. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    I've decided to keep everything together. The bike is now in the Airheads FM.
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  7. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    In the big FM now. Link.

    Or talk me out of it.
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  8. richarddacat

    richarddacat Rollin' and Tumblin'

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    :nono You'll kick yourself in 5yrs or less for letting this one go. :deal

    :fpalm
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