R75/5

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by jocce, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. jocce

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    Got me my first Beemer (after 20 bikes or so, mostly sports bikes) its been standing in a shed fore 10 years
    but after poring some oil in the right cylinder i got it going. 4 veeks of riding now and soon a winter to fix all things needed attention.

    Not sure what way to go

    This is the before picture :-)
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  2. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    Welcome.
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  3. woodly1069

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    Bad ass!
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  4. tricky P

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    Nice ride!! Put this in the scrambie thread.
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  5. blaine.hale

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    I think he means that he WANTS his /5 to look like the above r100 /7 scrambler :D
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  6. merge87

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    I'm confused, Blaine what happened to your links showing this bike on other pages? The proof if you will...did you delete it? I say keep em up.
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  7. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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  8. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    So is the Blue bike his?

    Welcome.
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  9. merge87

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    Ahhh I misread as well then, I thought he was claiming the green as his too. All is well.
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  10. jocce

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    Yes the blue one mine, sorry for my bad spelling.:D
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  11. tricky P

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    I think it's due to my quickly deteriorating brain and affinity toward pictures that I skipped over the 'details'. In either case, good luck with your build!
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  12. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    the cool green scrambler is /6 not a /7.
    sure does need a lower fork brace though.
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  13. jocce

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    2 questions for you experts on beemers.

    1 Is this SWB or LWB 5?
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    2 My tacho and speedo needles are gone, is there any way of fixing this my self ?

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    /jocce
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  14. blaine.hale

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    That's a SWB.
    Having recently opened up my speedo, I don't recommend it for the faint of heart. That pretty chrome bezel is crimped on, so you need to be careful prying it off or you'll be buying a new one...that's also the only part I can find for purchase.
    Our resident gauge guy, wirespokes, makes those needles and a few other parts...It's super impressive. Send him a message if you really want to look into rebuilding the gauge.
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  15. jocce

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    Ok i try him, the speedo and tacho works fine, just that its hard to see that small needles on a bumpy road :D

    Anyone have tips on the exhaust pipe fits between the brake and the foot peg on the right side, do not want to buy before i know it will fit. considering some of these and let them take over immediately after bends and stop just before the peg, what do you think?

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    http://www.bikeparts.se/art-1.asp?id=2568&iPageID=19
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  16. jocce

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    Anyone have tips on the exhaust pipe fits between the brake and the foot peg on the right side, do not want to buy before i know it will fit. considering some of these and let them take over immediately after bends and stop just before the peg, what do you think?

    [​IMG]
    http://www.bikeparts.se/art-1.asp?id=2568&iPageID=19
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  17. jocce

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    :norton
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  18. disston

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    They'll be loud. When I was younger I had loud pipes and I liked them. Now I don't like them so much. Around the neighborhood my pipes are OK, louder than stock but not too loud. On the highway the noise gets to be too much after 100 miles.
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  19. jocce

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    Loud if fine with me, if its not crazy loud, i like the sound of the engine and wind, ride open helmet just for the feel
    Do you think these vill be to loud ?:ear
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  20. disston

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    Those look like Cherry Bombs. Back in the '70's that was the Hot Rod sound. LOUD! They are an open pipe with some fiber glass wrapped around the outer circumference. That's what they look like to me.

    If you are under 25 years old you'll probably love them.
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