I've been looking for a long time for a "barn find" bike that was in somewhat reasonable shape that I could restore. Yesterday I found that bike and I'm stoked about bringing it back to life. Meet "Elvis" (named after the original owner who bought it new in 1974 and rode around shooting deer in South GA on it). 1973 R75/5 with 20k miles on it, bought from the 2nd owner. It has been sitting under a sheet for 10 years so it has plenty of "personality" to go with it. It has all the parts... battery box side panels, all blinkers, etc. It turns over just fine but is gonna need a new battery, seals replaced, fluids flushed, and tank needs relined. Carbs were sent to Bing 10 years ago and they rebuilt them; they have never had gas in them. My plan is to restore it to good rideable condition and ride the piss out of it. I won't repaint it except where there is rust. I like the story the bike has, and I don't want to cover it up. I've got some learning to do. Already been surfing through the airheads forum for awhile now. I've been infatuated with these old BMW's for some time now and am really excited to finally own one. I even drew one for my buddy's shop who specializes in vintage BMW restores, Apex Cycle Shop. We put this image on t-shirts. He'll be key in helping me get the bike going, both in advice and guidance. I'll have to post a pic of the actual shirt. We reversed it to go on a black shirt. They turned out great. I'll post some more/better pictures of the bike soon.