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Smooth Operator: BMW R75/5

I’ve been everywhere, man I’ve been everywhere, man ‘Cross the deserts bare, man I’ve breathed the mountain air, man Of travel, I’ve had my share, man I’ve been everywhere I’ve Been Everywhere by Geoff Mack Remember this song? If you have indeed been everywhere, someone ...

Custom BMW Fire Road Flyer

Photo courtesy of Josh WithersPhotographer and custom motorcycle builder Josh Withers of California is no stranger to taking on special requests from interested clients.He’s the first to admit he isn’t getting rich from the motorcycle part of his life, though. In fact, five years ago, ...

Easy Being Green: 1968 BMW R69US

1968 BMW R69US Engine: 594cc air-cooled opposed twin, 72mm x 73mm bore and stroke, 9.5:1 compression ratio, 42hp @ 7,000rpm Top speed: 103mph (period report) Carburetion: Twin 26mm Bings Transmission: 4-speed, right foot shift, shaft final drive Electrics: 6v, coil and breaker points ...

Jeff Dean’s 1966 BMW R60/2

 Your column on the size of motorcycles struck both classical and modern chords with me. I have ridden big BMWs for many years. My first motorcycle, acquired in 1967, was a 1966 BMW R60/2 (see photo). Years ago I rode 833-pound K1200LTs all over the United States. I still have 2015 and 2017 ...

Bob Andren’s Green BMW R75/5

Your featured metallic green BMW R75/5 followed by Mike Taint's letter and photo of his bike stirred my interest. I finished restoring my own R75/5 in the same color a couple of years ago (see picture) and my buddy in Las Vegas, Dave Kosinski, has restored one also. So they may not be as rare ...

More Green BMWs from the Past

I don't know where my friend Ken Week's green BMW R75/5 is now, but he rode it until '77 or '78; it was the first BMW I ever rode. That's me on the left 42 years ago before I quit my job and rode from Salem, Oregon, to Key West, Florida, largely at Ken's urging. I bought my bike, an R60, from ...

Scott Mercer’s 1978 BMW R100RS

Rider: Scott Mercer, Beaver, PennsylvaniaAge: 57Occupation: Marriage and family servicesCurrent rides: 1976 BMW R90S, 1978 BMW R100RS, 2007 Kawasaki ZX-14Scott's story: "As the owner of a 1976 BMW R90S, I had the privilege of attending a wonderful 40th anniversary celebration of the model in ...

Mike Taint’s Green BMW R75/5

In a local bookstore here in Ohio, I saw this interesting-looking magazine called Motorcycle Classics, so I picked up a copy. Imagine my surprise when I saw the editor has the exact same bike as mine — the only other one I've ever even heard of!Mike Taint/via emailThat makes two of us, Mike, ...

Installing an Electronic Ignition on a 1973 BMW R75/5

We appreciate that many BMW owners are perfectly satisfied with their stock breaker points ignition system, but we also think that upgrading to electronic ignition is desirable if you ride your old airhead regularly. For one, the stock points on the /5 are hard to adjust. Camshaft actuated, ...

Rebuild BMW R75/5 Bing CV Carburetors

  Bing constant velocity carburetors as used on BMW R75/5s and up are wonderful devices, generally trouble free and long wearing. Yet overhauls are still occasionally necessary, as we found with our subject 1973 BMW R75/5. Suffering from deteriorated jet and throttle shaft O-rings, the carbs ...

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