Restoring a 1973 BMW R75/5 Motorcycle

September 3, 2007


Filed under: /5, 1973, airhead, BMW motorcycle, motorcycle, motorcycle restoration, R75, R75/5 — Penforhire @ 11:51 am

Joe is good. One look at the fork seal photos in my last post and he calls me up, “um, you know those seals are in backwards?” Sigh.

I whip out my Clymers repair and I can’t tell the orientation. Surprisingly, the thin Haynes repair manual is explicit is stating the spring-side goes in first. Could have something to do with that fold-over failure, eh? Monkey-boy strikes again.

Oh well, two fork seal flips coming up. Geez, I just went another 20 miles and everything was feeling right. And it sure is hot in the garage…


1 Comment »

  1. any new info on the flip a lever system. These were terrific and I could use three more!

    Comment by MAX — August 5, 2011 @ 6:39 am

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