'71 R75/5 SWB
'06 KLR 650
Couple of Airheads, one German and one Russian.
'71 R75/5 SWB
'06 KLR 650
Don "Radar" Wreyford
00 K1200LT, 98 R1100GS AE, 84 R100RS, 76 R75/6
MOA # 91738, RA #27032 , ABC #7915 - "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results" - Albert Einstein
My amazing wife picked this up for me on my 50th. Total surprise to me. In the garage when I came home from work, wow....
they're both keepers
Here's my 1977 R75/7. I had been considering doing all types of things to her, but have now realized that in the short term, it's best to just ride her for the summer to ensure mechanical reliability. I bought her from another airhead who rescued her after 12 years or so in a barn. He replaced seals, rebuilt the carbs, and replaced the front tire. I need to replace the rear tire, get new shocks on the rear, and consider some seat work to make the bike safe and comfortable enough to build some miles on her. She apparently could still use some carb tweaking too, but I'm going to depend on the kindness of strangers to help me out on that. She's been to the dealer here, and they can't get them quite sorted out either. I suspect it's just going to be one of those trail-and-error things.
I'm not up to a complete restoration, but I think I can freshen her up a bit and make her a daily driver. The bike is a little rougher than this pic would have you believe, and this is after hours spent just cleaning it up with many hours still ahead.
My 78 after installing r90 bars,,I love em.
My '73 LWB (2999159) /5 after it's third rebuild... originally Silber; then Mercedes-Benz Colorado Tan, and now Black. Owned since new, he's gone full circle; from out-of-the-crate naked, to full-on, two-up, Windjammer touring rig, and back to naked, solo sport bike (she won't ride anymore ... says motorpickles are too dangerous) Her loss, my gain...
I'm still trying to find another original "Stadium" bar end for the right side. And I can't believe I didn't install the H4 conversion and the Brown's side stand years ago.
"It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden
1973 R75/5 - original owner
after 2 years, she fired up today
I'm still in awe over the R75/7 present from the wife - you are one incredibly lucky man!
BMWs in my garage: 1982 R65LS, 1978 R100/7
I have waited a long time to be able to do this....and I must admit...I feel quite a bit of pride right now. A big thanks to all who have helped guide me with my "SURVIVOR"
Sorry so many pics but I am in Blissville right now
Attitude is everything!
08' V-Strom 650 great light weight tourer