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BMW R60/5 (1970 - 1973)

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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW R60/5, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW R60/5. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your BMW R60/5 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to ride.

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What's covered

What's covered: 
BMW R50/5 (1970-1973)
BMW R60/5 (1970-1973)
BMW R60/6 (1973-1976)
BMW R60/7 (1976-1978)
BMW R65 (1978-1985)
BMW R65/85 (1985-1987)
BMW R65LS (1982-1985)
BMW R75/5 (1970-1973)
BMW R75/6 (1973-1976)
BMW R75/7 (1976-1977)
BMW R80/7 (1978-1980)
BMW R80G/S (1980-1986)
BMW R80ST (1982-1984)
BMW R80RT (1982-1985)
BMW R80RT (1986-1987)
BMW R80 (1985-1987)
BMW R90/6 (1973-1976)
BMW R90S (1973-1976)
BMW R100/7 (1976-1979)
BMW R100S (1976-1980)
BMW R100RS (1977-1984)
BMW R100RS (1987-1993)
BMW R100RT (1979-1984)
BMW R100RT (1987-1995)
BMW R100T (1979-1980)
BMW R100 (1981-1984, 1991)
BMW R100CS (1981-1984)
BMW R100GS (1988-1994)
BMW R100GS PD (1990-1996)

 

Table of contents

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CHAPTER ONE / GENERAL INFORMATIONManual organization / Warnings, cautions and notes / Safety / Serial numbers / Fasteners / Shop supplies / Basic tools / Precision measuring instruments / Special tools / Basic service methods / Storage / Specifications

CHAPTER TWO / TROUBLESHOOTING
Operating requirements / Emergency troubleshooting / Engine starting / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Clutch / Gearshift linkage / Transmission / Excessive vibration / Electrical troubleshooting / Test equipment / Basic test procedures / Electrical problems / Electrical system troubleshooting / Front suspension and steering/ Brake problems

CHAPTER THREE / LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
Routine safety checks / Maintenance intervals schedule / Oil and filter change / Transmission oil check / Final drive oil change / Drive shaft oil change / Air filter change / Control cable lubrication / Periodic lubrication / Engine oil and filter change / Oil pump filter screen and oil pan cleaning / Transmission oil level change / Clutch and input shaft spline lubrication / Drive shaft oil level change / Front fork oil change  / Swing arm pivot bearing lubrication / Final drive oil change / Periodic maintenance /  Brake fluid level check / Brake pad inspection / Brake drum inspection / Front master cylinder (cable operated) cable adjustment / Rear brake pedal adjustment / Clutch free play adjustment / Camshaft chain tensioner adjustment / Air filter element service / Fuel flow test / Fuel shutoff valve filter service / Tune-up / Cylinder head nut torque check / Adjust valve clearance / Ignition timing / Breaker point service / Compression test / Carb synchronization / Spark plugs / Carburetor float bowl cleaning / Carburetor idle mixture and speed adjustment / Specifications

CHAPTER FOUR / ENGINE
Removal installation / Engine front cover / Cylinder head and cover / Rocker arm / Valves and components / Cylinder / Pistons and rings / Valve lifters / Connecting rods / Oil pump / Oil pan and strainer / Oil cooler / Timing chain cover / Camshaft, timing chain, timing sprockets and chain tensioner / Crankshaft / Crankcase / Break-in / Specifications

CHAPTER FIVE / CLUTCH
Clutch and flywheel / Clutch release mechanism / Clutch cable / Specifications

CHAPTER SIX / TRANSMISSION, GEARSHIFT MECHANISM AND KICKSTARTER
Transmission housing / Gearshift mechanism / Kickstarter / Specifications

CHAPTER SEVEN / CARBURETORS, EMISSION CONTROLS AND EXHAUST SYSTEM
Carburetor operation adjustment service / Slide-type carburetor Bing and Dell¿Orto / Bing constant velocity type carburetor / Air filter case / Throttle cable / Choke cable / Fuel tank / Fuel shutoff valves / Fuel filter / Crankcase breathe system / Air injection system / Evaporative emission controls system / Exhaust system / Specifications

CHAPTER EIGHT / ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Charging system / Alternator / Voltage regulator / Diode board / Battery / Contact breaker-point ignition system / Ignition control unit / Ignition coils / Starting system / Starter / Starter relay / Lighting system / Headlight / Lights / Switches / Electrical connectors / Instrument cluster / Relays / Specifications

CHAPTER NINE / FRONT SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Wheel and hub / Handlebar / Steering head and stem / Steering head bearing race / Front fork / Front fork removal and installation / Front fork disassembly and assembly / Specifications

CHAPTER TEN / REAR SUSPENSION AND FINAL DRIVE
Wheel and hub / Shock absorber / Swing arm and drive shaft / Final drive unit / Pinion gear-to-ring gear adjustment / Taper roller bearing preload / Specifications

CHAPTER ELEVEN / BRAKES
Front rear drum brake / Front rear disc brake / Brake pad / Front rear master cylinder / Front rear caliper / Brake hose and line / Brake bleeding / brake pedal / Specifications

CHAPTER TWELVE / FRAME AND BODY
Sidestand / Centerstand / Foot pegs / Safety bars / Fenders / Rear sub-frame / Seat and tool box / Rear cowl / Headlight fairing (R65LS models) / Headlight fairing (R90S, R100CS and R100S models) / Headlight fairing (R100GS models) / Body panels (R100RS models) / Body panels (R80RT and R100RT models) / Luggage and rack / Windshield / Frame / Specifications

SUPPLEMENT / 1990 AND LATER SERVICE INFORMATION
Fuel tank (R100GS PD models) / Headlight / Instrument cluster (R100GS and R100GS PD models / Clock (optional) (R100GS and R100GS PD models) / Handlebar (R100GS PD models) / Shock absorber (single-shock models) / Rear fender (R100GS PD models) / Seat and rear carrier (R100GS PD models) / Headlight fairing and mounting bracket (R100GS and R100GS PD models) / Engine guard (R100GS PD models) / Specifications

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