Restoring a 1973 BMW R75/5 Motorcycle

January 9, 2007


Filed under: 1973, airhead, BMW, motorcycle, R75/5, restoration — Penforhire @ 7:08 pm

The wind is not out of my sails but Gary gave me a hard time today since nothing new was posted in the last day (what, I need to juggle flaming knives?). So while this is the part of the week where I eat-work-eat-sleep-rinse-repeat I did come across something to share with you. A fellow on a car board I belong to read this blog and mentioned his own interest, even earlier BMW motorcycles. While mine is considered “Classic,” his are called “Vintage.” I am so impressed with the work he shows on his site that I have to share it with you. I’ll add it to the side panel links but here it is —

There are pictures of an R69 he restored for someone else that make me drool. And he shows some tranny guts in way-cleaner-than-I’ll-ever-see condition. Check out the WWII era advertising posters too!

Mullman, too bad you live on the other side of the country. I need all the help I can get right here! There’s one error on your site, the Mullwerks link should be but the actual link is a 404 error (not found).

And just because posts with no images are ho-hum boring here’s a photo I took a while back of an airhead BMW on Angeles Crest Highway. As you can guess, photography is a life-long hobby of mine.


Geez I wish that was me!



  1. That is a great pic and a beautiful Beemer. Sigh. They really don’t make ’em like they used to, do they?

    Comment by sagerat — January 14, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

  2. Wonderful following all this,

    Keep up the postings, and I really like the photography,

    You have a FAN, but at least I’m staying clean


    Comment by Phil-TEXAS — January 16, 2007 @ 10:28 am

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