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ABS luggage / bags repair: BMW touring cases
Hello everyone,
I thought I'd take a little time to relate how I repaired some BMW touring cases (old versions that use the flat latches w/ small luggage keys, as opposed to newer versions that u...

Started 06/04/17 at 20:09:18 by qwerty123
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Trail Tech Vapor Installation
This is a short write-up of my experience with the Trail Tech Vapor (URL: http://www.trailtech.net/digital-gauges/vapor (and indicator light accessory dashboard) digital gauge, which replaced the non-...

Started 03/06/17 at 15:03:21 by azcycle
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Recovering seat
Has anyone ever recovered the seat of an LS themselves? . I have the cover, just not sure if I should be attempting this myself. Should I use staples? current cover seems to be glued and riveted, or s...

Started 01/07/17 at 19:21:34 by chrisr65ls
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ITU "Bean Can" Overhaul photo essay
Hot off the Airlist of 17 October 2016 is Joe Stroup's outstanding photo essay DIY Bean Can overhaul. Excellent photography and commentary. With this "tool", anyone should be able to handle this task....

Started 10/17/16 at 14:32:21 by montmil
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Clutch Cable Adj by Tom Cutter
Pulled this off a recent Airlist. Detailed explanation as to installing, adjusting and insuring long life and correct operation of the Airhead clutch cable.
CLUTCH CABLE ROUTING, ADJUSTMENT AND M...

Started 08/17/16 at 14:32:19 by montmil
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Specs for a new 82 single caliper R65 brake line
This posting is on how to get a new brake line for the no longer available 82-85 single caliper USA R65 brake lines . Before ordering one like this you should measure your old one and add a little ext...

Started 07/06/14 at 19:50:10 by mqf (Ex Member)
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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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R45/R65 Period Roadtests
I'm sure we all like to read period road tests of our bikes. We don't have a repository here on R65.org for such things and as the premier English speaking resource for R45/65's maybe we should.
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Started 03/11/14 at 16:56:02 by Barry
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Does my damper rod assembly seem odd to you?
OK, it was a long story which I will not get in to at the moment, but I had to replace the leaking fork seal to pass annual safety inspection this month in the R65LS.   I bought new seals and drain wa...

Started 06/17/13 at 22:27:33 by nhmaf
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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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Service bulletins for USA
Hello !
I've come across this site which has tons of BMW motorcycle service bulletins.
Enjoy !
https://www.bmwmc.net/bulletinsearch.asp?A=1&C=7&OB=date

Started 11/15/12 at 10:10:23 by georgesgiralt
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How to fix a fuel, gas, petrol cap explained!
If your 'gas' cap spins regardless of it being locked or not here is the technique I used to permanently fix the two halves together. This method does not require any external holes, screws, bolts or...

Started 09/15/12 at 21:59:25 by bruce launceston (Ex Member)
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