Hi guys! Here’s another BMW R75 update … and spoiler alert!
General assembly note: Anytime there is an alignment hole, check for fit — you’ll most certainly need to open it up somewhat to accommodate the corresponding pin — even the large square opening on top of the fuel tank.
Step 3 (rear wheel assembly). The kit does not allow for the rear wheel to rotate. However, I managed to keep the axle and brake drum assembly (A21 / A45) free-floating from the inner spoke rims (PEA / PEB). This allows free rotation of the entire spoke/wheel/tire assembly for later ease of painting. Note: The front wheel assembly can be built to rotate freely.
Step 4 (exterior frame). Part A26 (RH) should not be used if you intend to attach the sidecar. The PE shields (PE14 / PE15) — the slots needed to be opened-up in order to fit the exhaust pipes (A13 / A14) through.
Steps 5 thru 6 (fork assembly). This was probably the most wobbly part! Note: The headlight housing (A65) needs to be positioned forward enough to clear the upper fork crossmember (A57).
Step 9 (sidecar to bike assembly). A few more tricky fit issues, but it might just be me again.
Hope I didn’t give-away most of the fun!
PS: The Jerry Can assembly was easy!