1973 BMW R75/5 Rebuild: Install Carburetor and Cables

I’m getting close to the end of the assembly of the bike. One of the last little projects is the installation of the carburetors, air box, air tubes, choke lever assembly and cables. You can read about this work here:

Although this is not complex work, it always seems to take me more time than I antipate to get everything assembled neatly and route the cables so there is minimal resistance.

I ran into a small problem aligning the throttle twist grip with the cam that pulls the throttle cables. I had to advance the registration marks from the 9:00 position to about 7:00 or there wasn’t enough slack in the cable for the carburetor butterfly to be completely closed. I had to replace throttle perch and and cover on the right handle bar with the newer version which has a longer path for the cables and chain on the cam.

With this done, I’m very close to the first engine start after seven years of hibernation.

Here are a couple of the pictures from the write-up.

Measuring & Installing Fuel Line from Tank to Tee

Installing  Tank to Tee and Cross-over Fuel Line

Choke Assembly Parts

Choke Lever Parts

Choke Lever Installed in Coke Body So Teeth Engage Cable Rack Teeth

Choke Handle Installed in the Body So Teeth Engage Cable Rack Teeth

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Left Carburetor, Bushings and Air Tube Installed

Left Carburetor, Bushings and Air Tube Installed

Carburetor Vertical Alignment

Carburetor Vertical Alignment

From the Saddle View of Carburetor with Cables Installed

From the Saddle View of Carburetor with Cables Installed

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