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Author Topic: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7  (Read 1297 times)

Offline 3DogNate

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3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2017, 23:09:08 »
I got the side covers and fender reinstalled today. I also got a set of carb rebuild kits and valve cover gaskets. Gonna get those carbs right and make sure the heads are torqued properly and valves adjusted well next


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Re: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2017, 23:29:29 »
I got out yesterday and pulled the carbs and started breaking them down for rebuild. I got one cleaned, new diaphragms and O-rings installed and I cleaned & nickel plated all the steel





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Offline Ellwood

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Re: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 12:17:02 »
At least it's a single disk up front. Double on my r100s is a PITA to get right. Might need to get the disk warmed up to get perfect if it's slightly out. Change those plug wires if they are original...fried my point with an old one and ruined a good ride that day.


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Re: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 12:25:30 »
Carbs are rebuilt and back on the bike and a cursory tune has been done... the bike idles nice off choke now... and revs up with no stumbles.


At least it's a single disk up front. Double on my r100s is a PITA to get right. Might need to get the disk warmed up to get perfect if it's slightly out. Change those plug wires if they are original...fried my point with an old one and ruined a good ride that day.
Yeah, I plan to read up on aligning the brakes and performing the alignment this weekend. My son is in from the Navy this week and next... Bike time might be spotty. Oh, They are not original plug wires.

Offline Ellwood

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Re: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 12:52:10 »
This guy is the best info I have ever found. I have learned loads.


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Re: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 13:13:09 »
Yep - Chris is a fountain of knowledge and it's awesome he takes the time to share it.
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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Re: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #21 on: Jul 01, 2017, 12:16:15 »
Photobucket is a  turd... trying Flickr for photohosting.

I have done some additional cleaning and polishing and wrenching. I installed a new set of headers and swapped out the turn signal brackets and got the wiring cleaned up. The bike is running and riding like a champ... I got out and did a pretty healthy ride the other day and was grinning the whole time.

BMW R75/7 by Nathan Noel, on Flickr


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Re: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #23 on: Jul 01, 2017, 13:50:59 »
Oh yea bud, really sharp machine.

Offline 3DogNate

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Re: 3DogNate's 1977 BMW R75/7
« Reply #24 on: Jul 01, 2017, 14:01:03 »
Awesome.  It looks wonderful.

Oh yea bud, really sharp machine.

Thanks... (wanna buy it?) ;)


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