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Lighting upgrade: my experience
Since I've done a near-total lighting revamp, I thought I'd share my reasoning and process in case it's helpful to others.
My goals were twofold: increase safety and decrease energy usage (I'm on...

Started 07/24/17 at 01:21:54 by qwerty123
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MPH/RPM
As requested by NC Steve, I went out today and got some speed readings from my GPS receiver and noted the engine speed.
Due to weather conditions, I couldn't take it much above 75, but it appears...

Started 01/14/07 at 11:48:58 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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BMW R65 (1979 - 1984) FAQ ~ by Noemi Berry
This is a very useful website to new owners, especially the '78-'84 bikes.
http://www.nebcom.com/noemi/moto/r65faq.html#THINGS_TO_KNOW

Started 07/31/07 at 19:57:13 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Tech Tip - Exhaust Nut Threads
I found this handy tip on Boxerworks, when exhaust nut thread galling was being discussed.
After seeing Teo's enthusiastic response, I thought it deserved passing along.
Click here for the e...

Started 08/13/07 at 00:57:55 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

Started 08/14/07 at 20:27:31 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Hall effect (bean can) overhaul
http://robfrankham.co.uk/bike/replacing_the_hall_effect_sensor.htm
Link updated 10/26/2009 per MrRiden.  Thanks!

Started 09/06/07 at 11:46:33 by professorfate
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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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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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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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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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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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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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