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Started 08/03/08 at 22:58:47 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Poor mileage since Carb repair?
Over the last 400 miles or so my mileage has been miserable. When I purchased the bike in May of 2016 (it's a 1983 r 65 LS ) I was getting around 200 miles before needing to go on reserve.
After...

Started 02/20/18 at 21:52:51 by jp9094
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how to repair dashboard padding ?
Hello !
I've my "rubber" padding cracked at the tacho.
I used Neoprene glue to repair it but the fault open again.
I've seen a lot of these padding broken at the same spot.
So I...

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The $600 C clip
What a disaster I have just uncovered. Removing the heads to send away for a top end valve job I discovered a completely wrecked left hand nikasil barrel, a scraped up and deformed piston with the bot...

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Michelin Pilot Activ
Looks like Michelin  is starting to put the Macadam out to pasture.  But I'm moving up in the world...They are making the Pilot Activ in the 4.00H18 size so all is not lost. 
I'll let your know ...

Started 01/12/10 at 10:06:40 by Semper Gumby
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Oil pan leak and torque wrench setting.
Had a small oil pan gasket leak and noticed bolts were loose and had regular flat washers. Replaced the washers with lock variety and re-tightened bolts. Tightened to 3lbs/si which seemed good for the...

Started 02/21/18 at 17:26:23 by Lordcargo
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Euro Headlight Switch
I have one of these with the plugs on the end of the harness.  Was I na´ve in thinking it was plug and play?  Scouring the net, I'm seeing people talking about changing some wiring but these aren't R6...

Started 02/07/18 at 09:46:07 by BPT
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Steering head wear
Hi everyone,
In five years of stewardship of my R65 I've never had to visit the steering. But on the last big tour a few weeks ago I've noticed the steering head/ forks getting clunky sounding ov...

Started 02/17/18 at 03:21:13 by tunnelrider
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Don't toss that broken piece of plastic!
I know, I've been away from our forum for a very long time....I have been waylaid by my two other motorcycles, a '08 Suzuki DR650 and a new to me Honda NX 250 from 1988. It is testament to my '83 R65L...

Started 02/17/18 at 12:53:14 by suecanada
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Battery Recommendation
  My battery is beginning to show it's age and I want to get something new before I get stranded. Anyone have a recommendation? More interested in reliability than lowest price. Thanks, David

Started 02/12/18 at 18:18:42 by davidpdx
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Driveline Lash
Typically, how much should I be able to rotate my rear wheel when off the ground and in first gear (engine not running)r? I would expect this to represent the total drive line lash from the engine to ...

Started 11/24/10 at 16:19:39 by Dave
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Driveshaft lubrication
The splined driveshaft fits over the geared rearend drive & is immersed in 150cc of gear lube. The question is why? (Don't shoot the messenger). Wouldn't keeping the shaft lubed (agreeable difficult d...

Started 02/12/18 at 07:52:21 by Runninn1
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