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    1970 R75/5 #2970531 Restoration

    Greeting,

    I would like to share my new to me 1970 BMW R75/5 (#2970531). I bought it last month (July 24, 2017) with the idea to do an extensive restoration. My wife and I will be empty nesters soon as our only daughter will be going away to college at the end of the month. I'm hoping this project is something we can do together, keep ME out of trouble and learn a whole lot along the way. I hope it works out as neither one of us has undertaken such a endeavor ..... we/I am a rookie and will have many questions!

    This bike appears to be very clean, presentable, and well maintained matching numbers /5 from California, 62,879 miles. Spent its life in the San Francisco area and was serviced extensively at the former shop 'Recommended Service' on Revere Ave. It came with a later 'toaster tank' and battery covers. I like them and plan to keep it that way.

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    Welcome aboard TKO. There are a lot of /5 pilots here, you've come to the right place.

    You mentioned the scooter is from California, where are you? You might want to update your signature line with your locale, you never know when another airhead is just around the corner.
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmo1131 View Post
    Welcome aboard TKO. There are a lot of /5 pilots here, you've come to the right place.

    You mentioned the scooter is from California, where are you? You might want to update your signature line with your locale, you never know when another airhead is just around the corner.
    OK, will do Lew good suggestion. I'm in Orange County, Southern CA. Wow I see you are an original owner, so cool!

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    Based on the photos this bike does NOT need a lot of restoration. Good tune-up and a few (maybe) cosmetic things and this bike is ready to ride or show! Do not overthink or overdo this stuff! It looks like a great bike!!
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    It's a keeper. Great pics. Welcome to forum. You've got a new friend.

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