1971 BMW R75/5

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This 1971 BMW R75/5 is powered by a 750cc horizontal twin with a 4-speed transmission and was reportedly stored for 15 years before being purchased by the seller two years ago. Subsequent work reportedly included a cosmetic refurbishment with fresh paint, new fork boots, and polished wheels, while mechanical service consisted of a carburetor rebuild and oil change as well as the installation of a new starter and spark plugs. The seller has added 300 of the bike’s 14k indicated miles since completion of the work. This R75/5 is sold with a clean Florida title in the seller’s name. The tank was cleaned and repainted in traditional black along with the fenders. Both were reportedly pin striped by hand, and chrome side covers added. The fork boots and header pipes were replaced, while the factory-style mufflers were cleaned and detailed. Polished items include the valve covers, timing cover, air box, and wire wheels, the last of which are mounted with newer Michelin tires. The R75/5 featured a combination speedometer/tachometer in the headlight shell, with the gauge also including a 5-digit odometer indicating 14k miles. The air-cooled 750cc horizontal twin was originally rated at 50 horsepower and features features both electric and kick starters. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a 4-speed transmission and shaft drive. Recent work included a new starter, battery, and spark plugs as well as oil changes for the engine and transmission. The dual Bing carburetors were also rebuilt, though the seller notes they will require additional tuning. A compression test reportedly revealed 150psi in each cylinder. The sale includes a set of original-style keys as well as a factory tool kit in the under-seat tray.

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