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VDO clock voltmeter
Does anybody know if the VDO guages clock and voltmeter fit  correctly into the aftermarket pods for an r65 and is the wiring connection to the VDO clock and voltmeter  the same as the original bmw cl...

Started 01/25/12 at 19:23:47 by brianw (Ex Member)
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Substitute Parts
The Internet BMW Riders.org publish and maintain a comprehensive BMW motorcycle substitute parts list at this address.

Started 11/06/11 at 15:03:39 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...
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
1 1153 Last Post 09/17/11 at 21:31:41
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:
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
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 2106 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.

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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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Do you want to understand Spark Plugs?
A very good article by NGK:
And a good summary by Barry, below!  Smiley

Started 04/12/10 at 21:46:45 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
1 1109 Last Post 04/13/10 at 05:02:31
By: Barry
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Airhead Lubrication
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

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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Bean Can Overhaul Link
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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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

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 (Ex Member)
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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

Started 11/15/07 at 11:54:55 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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