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I have always wanted a 1970ish BMW. Does anyone have direct experience with one? Either 500, 600, or 750... really does not matter. What is a reasonable mileage before a top end job is needed, and what is the mileage before a complete overhaul is normal?

1970 BSA 441
1979 Yamaha 350 Exciter
1952 Ariel 350 Red Hunter
1946 Ariel 500 Red Hunter
1949 Velocette 350
1950 AJS 500
2001 Harley Softtail
2004 BMW R1150rt
2006 883 Sportster
2007 Vstar 1100

another 2004 RT
1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
1969 Moto Guzzi 750
1970 Moto Guzzi 750
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I don't have any personal experience with those model years, but the guys at Re-Psycle (Lithopolis, Ohio) do. They service, sell and restore bikes, and stock parts for anything in that era. I know they can answer your questions.

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I had a 76 R90 for a few years. The motot had no problems until 105,000 miles when it burned an exhaust valve. I heard that the rear splines should be rebuilt around 75,000 miles but mine made it to 88,000 before they looked ready for a rebuild.
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I had a 1972 R 75/6 (750 cc), with full fairing, saddle bags, rear carrier, cost me $2200.00 off the showroom floor. My all time favourite bike. All I ever did to it was change the oil & filter, adjust the valves, replace air filter & plugs, scrape the frost off of the seat, and ride it.
I also had a 1976 R 90/6 (900cc). More zip than the 750, but not as much character, maybe because it was not as pretty, no fairing, bags, or rear carrier and don't have as many good memories riding it. But would still love to have it back. Don't remember doing much to it other than basic service.

Neither one rode like the LT or the RT, but they were still great bikes, and so much cheaper.


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I had a 71 R/75, put on 103,000 miles. Only needed smalls items for repair.

Also had a 74 R/90. got it with 113,000 + miles. Rode it for 6 years, put another 10,000 miles on it. Both bikes sold and were rode by new owners.
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