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New folks that need help on identifying parts
This is a valuable tool that every airhead owner should have at the TOP of his bookmarks/favorites.
type in your 7 digit serial number found next to the...

Started 08/03/08 at 22:58:47 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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R65 Resurrection
OK here goes; I'm pretty much a novice so please excuse my ignorance.
I have a 1978 R65 which I bought around 20 years ago, used on and off for 10 years, then left for 10 years (undercover) and n...

Started 09/24/18 at 11:39:07 by TomHoldom
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Painted engine emblem
Does anyone know why some eblems on engines are painted in black and others aren't?
Is it just because the paint fel off?

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New swing arm/ final drive gasket
Hi everyone,
Symptom is a weeping swing arm / final drive join. It's not coming from the drain plug or filler plug.
Should I use gasket sealant when I replace this gasket? I ask this because...

Started 10/12/18 at 06:28:55 by tunnelrider
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Prying out a Brembo caliper piston seal - tips?
Hi everyone,
I'm trying to pry out the Brembo caliper piston seals after removing the caliper pistons.  I've been trying with wooden or plastic thin wedges to avoid scratching the bores but haven...

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Flat with Avon AM26's Tubeless on Snow Flake rims
This weekend on our fall trip to Arkansas I had a flat tire on the rear tire
I run Avon AM26's front and rear with NO tubes
Some how picked up a piece of 10mm wide  by 25mm long 2mm thick ...

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Getting a Pilit Activ to seat on a snow flake
I don't want to discuss what tire is best.  Shocked
There is enough of that on the webs already.
But I have heard Michelin PA's can be difficult to get seated on a snow flake rear wheel.
Is ...

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Plastic disc in front forks
A plastic ring in the front forks deteriorates with time. It is part  no. 31 42 1237 215 and was a topic in the Chris Harris rebuild video. (See below)It appears BMW no longer stocks them. Anyone know...

Started 09/29/18 at 14:45:07 by dziadzu42
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Front Brake Light Switch Removal
Gentlemen:  Need some advice please. Trying to remove from a 1979 R65 the front brake light switch. Have been using penetrating fluid (Snowbum mix) but so far, it's not budging.
Dare I apply a t...

Started 09/29/18 at 11:16:49 by John T
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Machine faltering carbs?
Hi All
I am at my wits end. My 1983 R65LS. Was running rough like running to higher gear at to lower speed no matter what gear it was in.
I had all the parts to overhaul the carbs. So set a...

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I Hate Charging Problems!
Have had the '81 R100RT mothballed for a while due to a charging issue.  Multiple "spare" bikes makes it not that big of a deal and I kept putting off troubleshooting but decided it was time to figure...

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