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Mottseng
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New Toaster

Post by Mottseng » Tue May 16, 2017 11:05 am

Just purchased a 1973 R75/5 toaster. I have never owned a BMW yet alone a classic. The last time I rode was back in the early 80's. Is there a downloadable shop/service manual that I can get. There are some issues that I hope to resolve on my own first before resorting to a mechanic. Also, any advise or comments from the experts or not to experts here would be welcomed.

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Zombie Master
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Re: New Toaster

Post by Zombie Master » Tue May 16, 2017 12:04 pm

Welcome!

There is no such thing as a "toaster". It is a R75/5 with a small tank mit chrome tank adorment. It is called a toaster tank cause it looks like a toaster.

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/technical ... s-list.htm. It's all here. Good luck!
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Re: New Toaster

Post by enigmaT120 » Tue May 16, 2017 12:12 pm

Welcome to the forum. Those are pretty bikes. One of my riding buddies has a (I think) '71 short wheel base R75/5.

I was able to find a downloadable manual for my R65 (though I still bought the print one) on R65.org but I don't know of one floating around the internet for your bike, sorry. ZM's suggestion to look for Snowbum's site is a good one.
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Re: New Toaster

Post by Seth » Tue May 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Welcome

Don't know of on-line manuals for your bike, but there is plenty of information available. Besides this site and Snowbum's there is also Airhead Beemer
http://www.airheads.org/
And Duane:
http://w6rec.com

Best of luck.

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Re: New Toaster

Post by Mottseng » Tue May 16, 2017 1:20 pm

Thanks all for the input and information. I used the term "Toaster" knowing it is a common colloquialism.

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Re: New Toaster

Post by Rob » Tue May 16, 2017 2:49 pm

Mottseng wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 1:20 pm
Thanks all for the input and information. I used the term "Toaster" knowing it is a common colloquialism.
Zombie Master is our resident Toaster and step-through Nazi.
You will get used to him.
Rob V

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Re: New Toaster

Post by Seth » Tue May 16, 2017 3:14 pm

You can also find some tech info and parts (marketplace) at
http://www.ibmwr.org

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Re: New Toaster

Post by Kurt in S.A. » Tue May 16, 2017 3:56 pm

There are several aftermarket manuals (Haynes and Clymers) that are worth the price of admission. Get both...play one off the other...note the errors, and yes, all manuals have errors, even BMW's.

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Re: New Toaster

Post by Zombie Master » Tue May 16, 2017 5:46 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 2:49 pm
Mottseng wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 1:20 pm
Thanks all for the input and information. I used the term "Toaster" knowing it is a common colloquialism.
Zombie Master is our resident Toaster and step-through Nazi.
You will get used to him.
and Bimmer is a car, Beemer is a motorcyle! :geek:
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Re: New Toaster

Post by SteveD » Tue May 16, 2017 6:44 pm

Willkommen.
Here in Oz that "toaster" tank was considered less useful then the other /5 tank. It was just too small. Now they're more popular, but still too small. ;)

What are the issues you're dealing with first?
Cheers, Steve
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