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A quick look at Siebenrock pistons for a R75/5

2014 January 22
by Dirty Fingernails

These piston and cylinder kits seem to be the rage right now. I used one on the last build and had very little problems aside from the pushrod seals being extremely difficult to install.
The pistons are made to mate with the R75/5 heads and you can use the same carbs (might need to change jetting).

Here is a quick look at the piston and how it compares to a stock R75/5 piston that i have lying around.

siebenrock

It is a lighter, yet wider piston. The piston on the right has the rings on it still. The siebenrock doesn’t have the rings on it.
TopViewSiebenrockC

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I didn’t measure heights when i snapped this photo but they seem close.
sideViewSiebenrockC

The piston in the cylinder. The cylinder wall is very thin compared to a R75/5 cylinder.
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I haven’t heard of any issues with these yet. Supposedly they give you a 20% gain in power… so that makes it around 900cc.
I’m pretty sure they are cheaper then replacement BMW parts too.

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