1973 BMW R75/5 Rebuild: Installing Rear Sub-Frame, Shocks, Key Lock, Seat Latch

This bit of work finishes up the rear end until I install the fenders and seat. Those will wait for me to strip and paint the body work.

Here is a write-up on this work.

The key lock and seat latch can be confusing to get in, so I took some extra pictures of the assembly process.

Here’s a couple pictures from the write-up.

Rear Frame

Rear Sub-Frame, Upside Down

Marking on Right Shock Pre-Load Adjuster

Marking on Right Shock Pre-Load Adjuster

Securing Shocks by Lower Shackle

Securing Shocks by Lower Shackle

Right Side Sub-Frame Bolts Installed

Right Side Sub-Frame Bolts Installed

Seat Latch and Lock Hardware

Key Lock and Seat Latch Hardware

Attaching Lock Retaining Ring with Screw

Attaching Lock Retaining Ring with Screw

Here is the rear end of the bike when I disassembled it.

Rear End Disassembly

Rear End Disassembly

Supporting the bike before rear end and swing arm removal

Rear End Dissassembly

And how it looks now. Major improvement 🙂

Rear Shocks Installed

Final Product

Lock & Grab Handle

Key Lock and Grab Handle Installed

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