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    pinstripes on 72 r75

    Hi
    Got a nice 72 curry swb. Picked up a set of wixom bags and after a few months of elbow grease, parts, and paint I have a nice looking cruiser. I also have a few lwb 5's and like the pinstripes on the tank. So my question to the group is how come there are no stripes on 72 toasters but stripes on the 73s. And I am going to get bags striped and want to stripe the tank as well. What do you think about striping the tank?
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    Last edited by 9842; 05-25-2018 at 10:11 PM.

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    Why were there no pinstripes on '72 toasters? Because that is the way that Hans determined (and designed) it to be.

    It's your bike, so stripe it if you like, but I'd go with black only, dual stripe. Not sure if one of the stripes should be narrower than the other. Find a photo of a striped '73 to guide your painter.
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    Interesting. I have a 1972 R75/5 Toaster with pinstripes. Maybe mine is not stock?
    1972 R75/5
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    Here is a photo of a '73 or probably a '73 1/2 taken in the 1970's with one pinstripe around the toaster chrome.
    The polished parts were not stock but almost positive the Striping was.

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    Charlie


    p.s. Incidentally, the photo has the only image of the country house we have, where we lived for 14 yrs during the '70's and 80's. Rent was $50/month. Lots a /5's around then, and you knew every BMW in town. Ah, the Good Ole Days.

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    I have seen them both ways on un-molested examples. Not sure as to the "why"?
    1973 R75/5

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    My LWB "1973" R75/5 did not have pinstripes on the toaster tank. Silver with blues stripes on the fenders only.

    Build date was 12/72
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden
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    Blue 1973 R75/5 and Red 1972 R75/5. Two Toasters with pinstripes.

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    Last edited by bluehole; 05-29-2018 at 11:54 AM.
    1972 R75/5
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    Ref. my VIN: 2999159
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