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1973 BMW R75/5 / Daniel McNeill


The notion of building one’s own custom motorcycle is romantic — but not without its pitfalls. Some shed-builders run out of budget. Others struggle to create something truly unique, or lack the obsessiveness required for the tiny details. But some home-brewed bikes stand head and shoulders above the rest, like this charming and well-crafted 1973 BMW R75/5. It belongs to Daniel McNeill, a sound engineer from Austin, Texas, who spent two long years sweating it out in a tiny shed in his back yard to complete it — via Bike EXIF

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