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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.
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Started 08/03/08 at 22:58:47 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Steering Damper
The steering damper on my R65 no longer damps. The body length is approx. 6.5" and the rod length 12". Has anyone replaced their's and which brand and model dig you get.

Started 12/02/19 at 20:20:05 by Sleeping Dog
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'87 R65 headlight pod and ears colour
Hello all. I am trying to return a recently purchased '87 R65 to stock. The  previous owner painted the entire bike in a glossy grey colour. To the best of my knowledge the headlight pod (bucket) was ...

Started 01/11/20 at 17:17:30 by r67boxer
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Inspect Driveshaft spring
I am going through a 1982 LS that came back to me after 20 years with a friend.  He described a loud clunk from somewhere in the driveline when engaging the clutch.  I'm going to send the transmission...

Started 01/11/20 at 07:07:05 by rkjjeep
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Dash Cam
Hi there - I'm going to fit a forward/rear view dash cam unit to my bike. This one is recommended by an Aussie online bike mag.
Does anyone have any experience of this unit?

Started 01/12/20 at 19:16:55 by Adrian
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Fork Brace
I bought this on a bit of a whim when I got the bike and umed and ahed about fitting it vs what it cost and sending back or re-selling it. Anyhow, it's on. I tested the forks by bouncing on them, but ...

Started 12/22/19 at 10:50:36 by dogshome
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Pop-out or other driving lights
I upgraded my headlight to LED, which has worked very well. I keep looking at the black plastic blanking plates on my RT where the vents go (if you have the fairing internals) OR where the pop-out lig...

Started 11/05/19 at 12:49:33 by dogshome
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Head shave and new exhaust valve seat
So last summer my right hand valve cover was leaking oil, and double, silicone, or double silicone gaskets didn't fix the problem.
I searched out a head specialist here in Austin and had him give...

Started 01/06/20 at 13:35:04 by Matt Chapter
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Engine overheated
I have issue in the engine overheating.
I put oil stick with thermometer, and when itís hot it shows more than 120 degC, up to 140 degC (pardon my metric system)... and the engine loosing its com...

Started 12/10/19 at 10:26:43 by Sejati
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Looking for stock or similar handlebars
My 1980 R65's handlebars we're bent by a previous owner.
I am looking for a stock-style replacement.
Can anyone point me to the correct model, pull back, rise etc to match the OEM b...

Started 12/25/19 at 18:17:51 by LouisL
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Brembo Brakes
I got this 1980 R65 not LS, just R65.  I dislike ATE brakes and found a disk and right hand Brembo and a left hand one, but went to attach the left one and it does not fit?  Is there a specific BMW # ...

Started 12/18/19 at 17:06:45 by orforester
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Ran When Parked - Carb Question
For a variety of reasons, my bike has been sitting for a while, not ridden much at all since spring (started up a few times and around the block).
Started messing with it finally and it's running...

Started 12/08/19 at 19:00:17 by BPT
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