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Substitute Parts
The Internet BMW Riders.org publish and maintain a comprehensive BMW motorcycle substitute parts list at this address.
http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/partsubs.shtml

Started 11/06/11 at 15:03:39 by Barry
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By: Barry
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Vapor Instrument by Trail Tech
I decided to create an entry for this with shortcuts to the various threads in the tech section:
My Vapor Install, Part 1, by montmil - June 2008
Vapor Computer Model for R65??, by Tv - June 2009
And ...
The Vapor...
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I really like the surround dash offered by Trail Tech to allow for turn signal

Started 09/17/11 at 17:29:16 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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cable tidy up idea
I was never very happy with the way the battery Earth and clutch cable co-existed:
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so when fitting a new rubber boot to my speedo cable, I used a bit of flexible conduit to tidy things up a bit:<...

Started 08/15/11 at 07:58:14 by RSMike
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By: RSMike
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Brembo Vs. ATE Front Brake Caliper (R65 Only)
In Line of the lack of accurate information regarding the difference on ATE and Brembo calipers made for the R65, I decided to make my own informative thread about the difference between the two manuf...

Started 07/29/11 at 05:04:07 by Julio A.
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By: Julio A.
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ATE caliper O-rings - UK/USA source
Hi
After a year of ignoring the pile of bits in the corner of the garage, I'm working on the R65 again.
The calipers are apart and need a new everything. Most of the bits are available, but ...

Started 05/16/11 at 07:06:57 by Ian_N (Ex Member)
9 1737 Last Post 06/03/11 at 18:08:33
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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4-way Flashers: Cheap & Easy
I'm not sure what happened to the original link, but here is a new link with the same information.
http://blog.mickargo.com/wp/2012/12/16/adding-4-way-flashers-to-a-motorcycle/
http://www.mo...

Started 12/08/09 at 23:50:42 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Bing Carb Choke/Enrichner Orientation
...and there's always the question of whether a PO or mechanic has mixed up the enricher parts.
Some good pictures on Snowbums site to check if yours are correct when you take them off. http://bm...

Started 12/09/10 at 16:32:00 by Barry
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By: Barry
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1 1147 Last Post 04/26/10 at 21:56:12
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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R65 Manual - 1981 through 1984
Heres the 1981 on R65 manual the 1979 R45/R65 to follow shortly.
Lou

Started 04/21/10 at 15:20:32 by Lucky_Lou
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By: Lucky_Lou
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Do you want to understand Spark Plugs?
A very good article by NGK:
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/tech_support/spark_plugs/index.asp?mode=nml
And a good summary by Barry, below!  Smiley

Started 04/12/10 at 21:46:45 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Barry
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Airhead Lubrication
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The oil diagram came from this document originally published in early 1979. It describes the breather function and return of condensed oil vapour via that drain hole
http://www.omnilex.c...
(from

Started 03/25/10 at 12:24:50 by Barry
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By: Barry
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81 R65 restoration Project
Just wanted to show and tell my restoration project. Thanks to those of you that have helped with photos, diagrams, advice and parts. It's coming along nicely - slow but sure. Almost through the elect...

Started 07/08/09 at 01:01:35 by Mike V
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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$12 Aftermarket Headlight installation
I fitted the $12 headlight ( http://www.2kracing.com/Product/4426.html) today - it is not plug-and-play.  Tongue  But for the price I can be prodded into doing a bit of work.  Had some amount of grinding ...

Started 12/09/08 at 16:10:38 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Bean Can Overhaul Link
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394966
Thanks to Barry Hodgson for providing us with this link!

Started 11/01/08 at 21:44:42 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Clutch bolts keep snapping - Proper Torque
The Haynes book lists clutch cover (pressure plate) torque on r45/r65 as "Not Available"  The 23 Nm value is for pre-'81 "full-size" boxers.  I would suggest using a value from the following chart I f...

Started 10/13/08 at 09:01:59 by Justin B.
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By: steve hawkins
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Idle Speed
Originally posted by trolle in this thread http://suraklyn.com/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1211837580
Hi

Take your r65 out for a ride, appr. 30 miles, to get the engine warm.

Place i...

Started 06/08/08 at 11:58:20 by MrRiden
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By: MrRiden
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Electric Bugs
A week or so ago, I removed a bolted on starter switch on my new 82 and replaced it with a good used BMW replacement.  The old Frankenstein switch was wired (with brown lamp cord) to a starter termina...

Started 01/10/08 at 10:28:29 by Yikes
7 1737 Last Post 01/11/08 at 06:43:54
By: tagordon - Ex Member
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Service Schedule
R Model Service Schedule on the WWW. download the .PDF file and you will have a copy ready to print for use in the shop. Factory smock recommended for use.  Wink
http://www.ascycles.com/pdf/Service...

Started 11/15/07 at 11:54:55 by MrRiden
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By: MrRiden
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General GEN light and charging circuit info
This is on a pretty informative /5 web site.  Although the information was written to help
with diagnosing /5 model charging circuits, the basic design of the system is the same as
used in t...

Started 09/14/07 at 08:28:33 by nhmaf
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By: nhmaf
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Steering Head Lube & Adjustment
Suecanada posted this excellent guide for our Wee M Ws. Her full sized photos here: http://sue5762.fotopic.net/c1253501.html
Here goes:

1.If you have an LS remove your windscreen and...

Started 09/09/07 at 12:08:37 by MrRiden
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By: MrRiden
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