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BMW R50 (1970 - 1973)

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW R50, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW R50. 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 R50 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: 

R45 473cc 78 - 85 UK
R50 498cc 69 - 73 USA
R50 498cc 70 - 73 UK
R60 599cc 69 - 78 USA
R60 599cc 70 - 78 UK
R65 649cc 78 - 88 UK
R65 649cc 79 - 87 USA
R65LS 649cc 81 - 85 UK
R65LS 649cc 82 - 84 USA
R75 745cc 69 - 77 USA
R75 745cc 70 - 77 UK
R80 797cc 84 - 94 UK
R80 797cc 85 - 87 USA
R80/7 797cc 77 - 80
R80G/S 797cc 80 - 87 UK
R80G/S 797cc 81 - 86 USA
R80GS 797cc 87 - 94 UK
R80R 797cc 1994 UK
R80RT 797cc 82 - 94 UK
R80RT 797cc 83 - 87 USA
R80ST 797cc 82 - 84 UK
R80ST 797cc 83 - 84 USA
R90/6 898cc 73 - 76
R90/S 898cc 73 - 76
R100 979cc 80 - 84 UK
R100 979cc 81 - 84 USA
R100/7 979cc 76 - 78 USA
R100/7 979cc 76 - 79 UK
R100CS 979cc 80 - 84 UK
R100CS 979cc 81 - 84 USA
R100GS 979cc 87 - 96
R100R 979cc 92 - 96
R100RS 979cc 76 - 92
R100RT 979cc 79 - 96
R100S 979cc 76 - 80
R100SP 979cc 82 - 83 USA
R100SRS 979cc 1978 UK
R100ST 979cc 1980 USA
R100T 979cc 79 - 80
R100TR 979cc 82 - 83 USA

Table of contents

Contents, Introduction, Pre-ride checks
Chapter 1 : Routine maintenance and servicing
Chapter 2 : Engine
Chapter 3 : Clutch
Chapter 4 : Gearbox
Chapter 5 : Fuel and lubrication systems
Chapter 6 : Ignition system
Chapter 7 : Frame and front suspension
Chapter 8 : Final drive and rear suspension
Chapter 9 : Wheels, brakes and tyres
Chapter 10 : Electrical system, Wiring diagrams, Reference

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Part number: 
EM0249
Language: 
English