July 23, 2012  |   By Paul Kelly

Cycle World Rolling Concours Entries: 1971 BMW R75/5

Note: This is the fourth of a series of owner comments about their vintage and classic motorcycles participating in the Cycle World Rolling Concours presented by BikeBandit.com during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Participants join the Cycle World staff on a ride from the track to a private lunch Saturday, Aug. 18 before riding back to the Speedway for judging. Bikes must complete the entire ride to be eligible for trophies in a variety of classes, as this unique event celebrates both form and function. The beautiful machines of the Rolling Concours also will be on display Friday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 19 in the Pagoda Plaza at IMS.

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Ron Klinge, 1971 BMW R75/5

I will be attending the event on my 1971 BMW R75/5 - Black - Toaster Tank.

It has an old, what I believe to be, Pop Dreyer fairing. One variation of it, anyway – I could be proven wrong.

I have a solo seat on it, and a small homemade luggage rack behind the solo seat. The solo seat is an adapted drum stool, but don't tell anybody except Peter Egan, and no one will be the wiser!

The bike has plenty of miles on it, and I like it to look like a road bike, so I don't clean it and don't plan to for the Concours. Don’t plan to win anything, either!

I’m just there to have a great time, do the Concours ride and watch some great racing at a great racetrack.

I grew up about 1.5 miles from the fourth turn of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so I am kind of partial to Indy.