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    Hello from New England (R75/7)

    Hi All,

    I recently purchased a 1977 R75/7. I think she's a beautiful bike. My first BMW. Rides really nicely. A great combination of power and excellent handling. The bike came with a Bates fairing (I removed), the Bates bags in the picture and the Wixom Trunk (I will likely remove, but keep for long trips)

    She's not perfect, of course, right now both carbs are weeping a small amount of gas (enough on the left side to spot my boot when I am riding.) I have never worked on Bing Carbs, so hope to learn through research (Clymers, ownwers manual, shop manual, airheads groups, etc) and hopefully with some assistance from airhead folks on this site. At a minimum the carbs need cleaning, possible rebuild? Thoughts? Also oil pan has a slight drip, collect right at bottom of pan and drips from there. Probably needs new gasket? Thoughts on this? I have spent the last week reading the boards here and have already found lots of great information to learn from. Thanks to the active members here for building out such a useful resource of information!

    I am open to any other advice, guidance from classic airhead owners here. Like I said, I am just starting out as the owner of this bike. I want to treat her right. So am looking for any and all thoughts--to do's, don'ts and any other advice you might have.

    Tonight I went for a sunset ride. Here's a picture of the bike. Best, Terry

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    Last edited by smt321; 09-25-2017 at 02:14 AM.

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    Welcome to the forum!
    The Airhead gang will keep you going.
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    Welcome, Terry! Nice bike...the one year only R75/7! Nice setup.
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    Sweet ride.

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    It looks like a basket case, I'll take it off your hands.

    On a serious note, that is a nice looking bike. . Have fun wrenching, you'll have it back in order in no time.

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