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Replacement Seat Cover, 1973 /5 (LWB) and 1974 /6 Models

Product Code: R52-5

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This seat cover is exactly the same as the one originally fitted to the seat on...
1973 LONG Wheel Base (LWB)* R60/5 & R75/5, and 1974 R60/6, R75/6, & R90/6.

BMW does not now, nor have they ever offered replacement seat covers for models prior to 1985. We believe these covers, sourced in Germany, are from the same company that originally manufactured seats for BMW. The vinyl cover material has the same grain texture, seam welt, and embossed front-to-back rib pattern as the original did.

The cover on your /5 or /6 dual seat is held on by specially made small fasteners that also hold on the bottom trim molding. Because of how the seats were originally manufactured — protruding threads of the bolts were snipped off on the inside to remove potentially dangerous sharp edges — the fasteners must replaced when restoring the cover or trim (or at least the bolts and nuts). The /5 LWB & /6 seat requires 22 of each of the following BMW parts:
• 52 53 1 231 319 ... BOLT for seat cover & trim
• 07 11 9 922 016 ... NUT for seat cover & trim
• 07 11 9 931 015 ... WASHER for seat cover & trim

You can add these parts to your cart directly from the seat parts diagram in the microfiche section for your model. New bottom edge trim may also be ordered if needed.

*Some early 1973 models were still Short Wheel Base (SWB) frames. If you're not sure whether your bike is SWB or LWB, check the bike's serial number. R60/5 LWB is #2 947 967 and later. R75/5 LWB is #2 997 987 and later.

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