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    tire pump

    Did one come with my bike originally? 1974 R75/6.

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    Here's one on my '71 R75/5 - If you have the mounting "nibs" shown, you should be good to go.


    If the pump mounts differently on the '74 /6, well then nevermind........
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    Is the BMW air pump servicable?

    the pump pictured looks alot like a Silca Bike pump. Is is basically the same and how long does it take to pump up a tire to normal inflation?

    thanks

    swanny

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    It takes less time to pump up the tire than it does to get a tow truck or some tire service truck with air out to you........

    Just pump it up to about 26 psi and limp to a station if in town. If mot, just keep pumping until you're done.
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    pump

    Quote Originally Posted by davidswanson
    the pump pictured looks alot like a Silca Bike pump. Is is basically the same and how long does it take to pump up a tire to normal inflation?

    thanks

    swanny

    About 700 strokes ought to do it!

    Right after that you will be in the market for a small electric inflator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle
    About 700 strokes ought to do it!

    Right after that you will be in the market for a small electric inflator.
    Very true.

    And, note that the 700 strokes won't happen without taking a break, because the pump will get too hot to hold.

    I carry CO2 cartridges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdalland
    Here's one on my '71 R75/5 - If you have the mounting "nibs" shown, you should be good to go.
    I was wondering what those were for.

    I should probably get one, or see if the original owners still have it in their garage somewhere. A little pump is better than no pump.

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    of course its not that easy if you have a spoke wheel,
    and a flat, that means dismount, patch tube and mount
    which is not as easy as it sounds
    at taht point, the number of strokes dont mean squat
    your still there for the rest of the day
    thats me waving at all the people driving by

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    Took me far less than a day to fix my tire on my flat on my old R100. If it takes you a day, you really shouldn't handle sharp or moving machinery.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamemon
    of course its not that easy if you have a spoke wheel,
    and a flat, that means dismount, patch tube and mount
    which is not as easy as it sounds
    at taht point, the number of strokes dont mean squat
    your still there for the rest of the day
    thats me waving at all the people driving by
    Carry spare tubes.

    You're supposed to use new tubes with every new tire, so you'll have lots of spares.
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    true I would not be there all day
    front would be fast
    rear a little longer adn a bit trickier
    I always install new tubes with new tires
    and I carry 2 of those little co2 cartridges that came with a patch kit

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    Yes, that is the pump that came on the 1974 R75/6. However, they were never practical for the reasons everyone has mentioned. They took too long and required too many strokes... and yes, they got hot. The last time I had a flat with a tube tire (early 1980s) I used a foot-actuated pump. If you want to restore your /6 to stock condition, by all means get one. If you want to carry a pump for emergency repairs, get a small 12 volt compressor.
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    I am eventually going to 'restore' it, one section at a time, because I can only aford a little at a time. Haha.

    To hijack my own thread: My subframe also has a clip on the opposite side of the pump, say... on the 'outside.' It's just behind where the shock mounts. (In comparison to that pic, it would be about straight in line with where that front weld is on the muffler.) Anyone know what it is?
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    I always thought it was for hanging your helmet. If you put the chinstrap through and then close the seat and lock it, it would be nearly impossible to make off with the helmet.

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