1973 BMW R75/5 Rebuild: Rear Brake Installation

Well, I now have the rear brakes installed and am working on getting the rear sub-frame on the bike. When I get that done, I’m going to move on to the front forks and steering.

Here is the write-up on installing the rear brakes, rear brake pedal and mounting the polished rear wheel with the new stainless steel spokes and the powder coated battery box:

Here’s how the bike looks at this point.

Rear Brake Pedal and Wheel Installed

Rear Brake Pedal and Wheel Installed

Final Result

Final Result

1973 BMW R75/5 Rebuild: Install Swing Arm and Rear Drive

After I got the engine and transmission installed in the frame, it’s time to add the swing arm and the rear drive.┬áHere is the write-up I did for this part of the project.

And, you can find the write-ups for the engine and transmission installation work here:

Here are some of the pictures from the write-up.

Rear of Transmission & Drive Shaft  Coupling (Upper Right)

Rear of Transmission with Drive Shaft Coupling (Upper Right) and Frame Protection

Powder Coated Swing Arm with Drive Shaft Inside

Powder Coated Swing Arm with Drive Shaft Inside

Swing Arm Pivot Pins, Lock  Nuts and Plastic Caps

Swing Arm Pivot Pins, Lock Nuts and Plastic Caps

Swing Arm Boot - "OB" EN (Top) on Round Section

Swing Arm Boot – “OB” EN (Top) on Round Section

Measuring Swing Arm Gap to Center the Swing Arm

Measuring Swing Arm Gap to Center the Swing Arm

Sitting on Rear Tire to Tighen Drive Shaft Bolts

Sitting on Rear Tire to Tighen Drive Shaft Bolts

Swing Arm and Rear Drive Installed

Swing Arm and Rear Drive Installed

1973 BMW R75/5 Rebuild: Install the Engine and Transmission

It’s time to put parts back into the frame :-). ┬áThe first to go in is the engine followed by the transmission. You can read about what I did here:

I used information from the following resources to plan this work.

As I had the engine stripped down, I was able to lift it into the frame by myself using some straps so my hands weren’t under the oil pan. The transmission isn’t very heavy, but there isn’t much clearance when the engine is installed and I had to remove the kick start lever or it wouldn’t fit.

Here are a couple pictures from the write-ups.

Engine Installation

Polished Engine

Polished Engine Ready to Install Into The Frame

Engine In Frame Resting on Lift

Engine In Frame Resting on Motorcycle Lift

Left Side Shackle and Side Stand

Left Side Shackle Keeps Side Stand on Pivot Pin (Looking Toward Rear)

Engine In Frame & Secured to Lift

Engine In Frame & Secured to Lift

Transmission Installation

Refinished Left Side

Refinished Transmission Ready to Install in the Frame

Clutch Throwout Parts

Clutch Throw Out Assembly Parts

Frame Protection

Frame Protection Before Inserting Transmission In the Frame

Clutch Throwout Rod Bearing Assembly

Clutch Throw Out Bearing Assembly Showing Direction and Order of Insertion into Bearing Housing

Job Done

Transmission Install Job Done