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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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Hans Muths' latest creation, the r 800 GS
For more info and photos see "ride reports and event reviews. Hope you all like the red 14 rib fork gaiters!

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Krauser Top Box Keys
Hi, I've just acquired a Krauser Top Box for my 1980 R65. I already have a frame and set of Panniers, so when a Top Box became available it seemed like a good idea. The problem I have is that there is...

Started 09/13/19 at 09:38:29 by Tony Gee
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R65LS Fork Gaiters
Back in the 1980s my R65LS had fine ribbed gaiters, at least 15 ribs. Current parts listing on both BMW and RealOEM list the bike without gaiters, something that I associate with the 1982 model run (b...

Started 08/30/19 at 00:55:33 by Kelvin
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New-to-Me 1982 R65 Maintenance
[size=14][color=#0000ff]This bike was just purchased by a friend from a used bike dealer.  It has 30,000 miles.  There were some cob webs found on it during inspection! 
It's an exceptionally...

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1982 R65 Starter Does Not Stop Running
Fellow Airheads,
Some of you may remember my 1982 BMW R65 with VM34 Mikuni Carbs:

Anyways, I've had so much fun riding around. The major problems I am having right n...

Started 09/04/19 at 15:12:49 by andrelitinsky
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Disassembling Electronic Tachometers
Is there a trick/secret to removing the round plug in the back of these units??
Am installing the rebuilt original Speedo on my r65 LS and thought I would upgrade the instrument bulb to an LED in...

Started 09/06/19 at 17:51:33 by jp9094
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R65 Turbo Configuration
Used to belong to a gentleman who was big on building and restoring.
Picked her up upon his departure, so not much is known.
Hoping someone can identify this as a kit or is it custom?<br /...

Started 08/29/19 at 21:38:12 by Flea
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Front Fork Parts
As I'd mentioned in the Fork Gaiters thread, I'd been waiting to accumulate a list of small things to put together for a Motobins order. In looking through the other threads here, I've found a couple ...

Started 09/03/19 at 14:18:20 by BPT
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Motobins have 15% off service kits
Not a technical discussion but perhaps more members will see it here.
During September Motobins have a 15% discount on airhead service kits.  There is no code to enter just go to the location of ...

Started 09/02/19 at 09:19:31 by Barry
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R65 2nd Fuel tap
I want to fit a 2nd tap to my machine. my question does anyone know the thread form,  pitch, of the tread on the boss?  Also pie in the sky can you get a die to cut it without resorting to th...

Started 08/31/19 at 03:18:02 by jamo
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Re: Shifter Linkage Slop - '79 R65
Guys: I've been reading quite a lot about 'slop' in the shifter linkage.
My question:   How much 'slop' or Left to right movement is considered allowable and not doing damage?
I'd appreciate...

Started 08/27/19 at 16:31:44 by John T
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