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Looking at a 1971 R7.5/5 in immaculate condition, low miles, but has non-stock (well done) paint. Big Tank with full chrome side plates...

What's it worth?
 
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That's getting to be a sought after bike. I haven't shopped the Internet lately but I can give you a good place to look for comparables. Try IBMWR - BMW Motorcycle Mailing List and check in their Marketplace area. There should be similar bikes for sale there. The non-stock paint would be the biggest detractor for me. Painting a bike these days runs around $1K.
 

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Actually, having spent quite a bit of time on the BMW car forums, I was under the impression that the spelling was the same but the pronunciation was different. And that the use of the word "beemer" was to identify the difference psuedo-hyphonectically.
 
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Actually, having spent quite a bit of time on the BMW car forums, I was under the impression that the spelling was the same but the pronunciation was different. And that the use of the word "beemer" was to identify the difference psuedo-hyphonectically.

Well, don't listen to me then. You just head over to an enthusiasts meeting, and compliment one of them on their fine Bimmer. :D

Maybe bike guys are pickier, or more particular or whatever, but it's definitely Beemer for bikes, and spelled so. :cheers:

Here's an explanation. BMW Car Club of BC - bimmer vs beemer perspective
 

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Fair Enough

I can't claim much knowledge other than loving 85-86 E24 Sixers or perhaps an 86 M5.

You know, I thought about this some more...

This has to be one of the most ridulous things that grown men argue about.

I think that it really defines pretentiousness.
 
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My God. My best friend and his dad drove R75/5's when I was young. Nice bikes though they took some TLC to keep them running right. Luv that huge gas tank! Then I bought my first Goldwing in '82 and my lust for their Beemers was over. My God I'm old!
 
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Also checkout the "Old School" section of Advrider

Those guys could give you some pointers on possible pricing and also more importantly what to check for. I cannot remember when BMW went away from using crank slingers that eventually gummed up full of sludge and could cause a crank siezure. But that is the biggie with some of the earlier ones.

I have a 75/5 engine in my R60/2 - Ural outfit and it is a fine engine. Not sure about the rest of the bike as I have never ridden one for any length of time.

As a reference I have seen the /5's going for $2500 - $8000.
 

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