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New folks that need help on identifying parts
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Started 08/03/08 at 22:58:47 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Which handlebars are these?
Afternoon gents: Could anyone shed some light on this, please. I am not sure if these are 'standard' bars or the 'high' bars for a 1979 R65. My measurements with grips on are: Bar length - 26 inches a...

Started 06/17/18 at 15:29:29 by John T
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Help...picture of front brake hose routing R65
I am working to remove some R80 parts that a previous owner installed on my r65.
Can anyone post or message me a pic of how the front brake hose is routed from the rear looking forward. Does it r...

Started 06/17/18 at 12:28:28 by shadowray
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Early square touring cases
Hello guys
I've bought a pair of these Touring cases. The early model without the "integral lock" set of locks.
They came cheap because there is no key for them.
So I need at least one...

Started 06/11/18 at 04:18:00 by georgesgiralt
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Instrument panel
I never liked the instrument panel on the 1982 R65. So I'm planning to replace it. I have looked at the ACEWELL  2853.
Has anyone used the ACEWELL Digital Speedometer & Tachometer. Any problems w...

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Wheel bearing replacement
Since I have the wheels off for new rubber, I thought I might swap out the wheel bearings.  Based on the way the steering head bearing looked, I'm thinking that the wheel bearings didn't get much love...

Started 06/14/18 at 22:25:05 by DeeG
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Good day everyone,  I was cleaning my bike last night and I think I have a broken motor mount.  If you are sitting on it its the front right hand side.  (I will upload a picture later) right now I hav...

Started 06/05/18 at 13:00:32 by Luke D.
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Deformed Oil FIlter
I finally got around to doing my annual service today. 3623 miles ago I replaced the oil filter. When I removed it I found the misshapen object as shown in the photo.
I have heard that our motor...

Started 05/28/18 at 21:53:49 by jp9094
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one versus two crossover pipes?
New poster, apologies if this is redundant to something. My 1982 R65 has 2 crossover pipes and the front one is rusted out. Searches for used headers usually turn up pipes with just one crossover. a) ...

Started 06/07/18 at 19:33:07 by hephaist0s
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Neutral switch problem R65
Good day all,
Looking for some advice regarding my neutral switch.
I got all safety controls working for my bike after rewire and has been riding for a while with a new neutral switch (brass...

Started 06/02/18 at 19:17:28 by Eric65123
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Water in Drive shaft
While doing my annual service, I drained the final drive oil, which looked like it had just come out of the container it was so clean.
When I drained the drive shaft I could see it was the color ...

Started 05/29/18 at 12:08:56 by jp9094
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Good day everyone,  I tried searching and didn't find anything (or I did it wrong Smiley ) I riding yesterday when my nice paved road turned to not so nice pavement (dirt).  As I was riding and enjoying t...

Started 06/01/18 at 09:08:47 by Luke D.
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