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post #1 of 8 Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 11:48 am Thread Starter
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1973 75/5

Just received the '73 LWB boxer last week! Got out for a short ride yesterday after a thorough carb cleaning. Runs great (at least up to 2nd gear which was as far as I could get in the parking lot!) Can't wait to really take her out for a spin.

Newer seat, but mostly original parts otherwise, under 20K miles. Took off the windshield.

Now just need it to warm up about 30 degrees outside!!!


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post #2 of 8 Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 12:13 pm
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Re: 1973 75/5

Very nice!

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Re: 1973 75/5

Very Cherry, I have the same exact bike.

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Re: 1973 75/5

Great model. In '73 I was a Beemer mechanic for a BMW dealer (in the old Butler and Smith era) and we couldn't give away those toaster tanks. Now everyone want's 'em. Wanted one of those R75s so bad....about $2200 new as I recall. Got married and bought a new Honda Civic for $2608. But it all worked out...Since we bought the Honda instead I kept the R50/2....and still have it!

P.S. What's the old timer on the top left of the pic?
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Cool. Guess you guys haven't had much riding weather yet either. It's coming....

Bumboo - great story. That other bike is an old Triumph Bonneville (not mine). Sweet bike!!

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Re: 1973 75/5

Be careful.....bring home /5's can become very addictive.
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I am so envious. I had a 1972, but it looks identical to yours. Although mine came with a full fairing, saddle bags, and rear carrier, $2200.00 out the door. Yours looks great. I sure wish I still had mine, one of the best bikes I have ever owned. Mine was blue, but still had the toaster tank which really sets the bike off.


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post #8 of 8 Old Mar 8th, 2014, 9:26 am Thread Starter
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Wow, very cool! Did you buy it new at back in the day? Any pics?

I am having a hrad time waiting for the weather to cooperate, but it will happen soon. I HOPE!

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I am so envious. I had a 1972, but it looks identical to yours. Although mine came with a full fairing, saddle bags, and rear carrier, $2200.00 out the door. Yours looks great. I sure wish I still had mine, one of the best bikes I have ever owned. Mine was blue, but still had the toaster tank which really sets the bike off.

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