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Handlebar size
What is the width of the low handlebars on the 1979 R65? The black bars on mine are barely 22" wide, although all controls fit fine.
It seems as if the brake hose from the master cylinder is too...

Started 04/17/20 at 11:17:54 by Bo
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GEN Light Auxiliary Circuit
Maintaining the GEN lamp is critical in keeping your BMW Airhead's battery charging. In the rare instances should a GEN warning bulb fail, that little bulb's filament will knock out the exciter circui...

Started 01/16/13 at 12:28:10 by montmil
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Pushrod Length
The reason I'm posting this is I've been trying for some time to find out the difference in length between R65 pushrods and other BMW air-cooled bikes.
I needed to know this because I...

Started 10/15/19 at 03:27:43 by steek
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Fork disassembly for dual shock R65.
These Videos really helped me a lot when I had to open up my forks.
Its a complete disassembly video which will also explain each fork component, their function and proper reassembly sequence.<b...

Started 06/21/14 at 03:20:43 by Julio A.
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Center Stand Issues_Yes, musket-ball 1979 model
Gentlemen: After searching archives with no luck, my question...
When using center stand on level ground, bike will fall over with a one-finger slight pressure push. I need to shim right side 3/8...

Started 05/16/19 at 18:31:18 by John T
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Bosch Starter Repair
Here's a good link, well at least it is now, for disassembly cleaning and lubrication of a Bosch starter .

Started 05/03/16 at 14:55:06 by Bob_Roller
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Replacement Oil pressure Switch
Tridon TPS026
Triggers at 0.4bar, housing stated to be able to handle 15.0bar
12 X 1.5 thread pitch.
Price- Around $AU7.50
From the above you can guess that my 30 year old OEM pre...

Started 10/26/15 at 21:48:17 by Tony Smith
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Airhead Relay Substitutes
From the Airheads Beemer Club Technical Information:

Started 12/19/11 at 18:54:36 by montmil
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