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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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Re- Service bulletins for USA
We have discussed this site before on a previous thread. If you look at the URL for that site it starts with https meaning it's a secure s...

Started 11/16/12 at 11:36:02 by Barry
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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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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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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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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.

Started 03/11/14 at 16:56:02 by Barry
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Soda Blaster for Carbs
Here's a link to a technical article on soda blasting the grunge from carbs.  http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/
It's green and best of all, it's Cheap! Cool

Started 11/13/09 at 08:03:08 by Bengt_Phorqs
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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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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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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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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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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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