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  • R75/5

    This all started with a bare 1971 R75/5 frame (and V5) purchased from a friend as an abandoned project in November 2016.

    This is where it is today.

    Mono-shocked with running gear from an 1985 R80.

    Engine rebuilt from a filthy lump purchased at Kempton Park auto jumble in February.

    5 speed gearbox and rebuilt carbs from an R90/6.

    Looking for some barrels and pistons from an R90s or R90/6 as these will slip in those old crankcases for a modest performance hike.

    Currently trying to figure out how to fit wire wheels to the later suspension / driveline parts.

    Not really going for a cafe look - more an updated classic that can hold it's own in modern traffic.

    Still some way to go before it hits the road.

    Exhaust, wiring and wheels being the big ones.

    Last edited by stirlingmoz; 3rd-12-2017, 11:46 AM.

  • #2
    I like that I would think fitting a wire wheel on the front shouldn't be too much of an issue but I've no idea about compatibility on the rear, if it proves to be an issue though I would think just painting the existing wheels a darker colour would look pretty good anyway.


    • #3
      Just missed out on a wire wheel and a pair of brake calipers on eBay.

      Prices seem to have gone a bit mad of late.

      Missed Kempton earlier this month too. That regularly turns up good used parts and hones your haggling skills.

      Just fitted some some exhaust clamps so a small step in the right direction.

      Last edited by stirlingmoz; 15th-12-2017, 02:03 PM.


      • #4
        So it doesn’t look hugely different but it now has working brakes and kinda runs. Popping banging and farting would be more accurate. Not sure if it’s ignition or fuel related.