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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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Can someone school me regarding the ignition?
Help! I'm getting really confused with all the talk about Ignition Coil and Ignition lead resistance. My coil just conked out and upon checking, it was a weird generic Japanese coil with no usable mar...

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Better throttle response?
I've got a stock '83 R65. It's a great bike but it'd be a whole lot more fun if it had better throttle response. It's a bit sluggish down low and with all the tight mountain roads around here it's def...

Started 08/18/18 at 14:56:15 by Mucci
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Splines going bad?
How do you tell if they are going bad? Is it obvious on visual inspection? Who has experienced their demise and replaced them?

Started 08/15/18 at 14:46:27 by Runninn1
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national Cycle wind shield
Have any one out there put this  exact wind shield  on their R65
If so do you have a front view picture of it

Started 07/29/18 at 09:24:57 by Mrclubike
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Driveshaft carrier lube migration
I appear to have the dreaded lube migration issue on my R100.  Or, maybe this is happening because it just sits and rarely gets ridden anymore?
Has anybody changed this plastic washer thing on th...

Started 08/10/18 at 22:22:47 by Justin B.
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OEM Boge rea shock adjustment lever position?
Does anyone remember or can look and see whether the adjustment lever faces out or in towards the wheel on those original OEM Boge rear shocks? Lowest position for me! I am hoping they are soft enough...

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Tappit cover gasket
Does anybody put anything on these gaskets when replacing them?

Started 08/15/18 at 18:16:00 by skippyc
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Rear wheel refurbishing
Hello !
I've a rear wheel in desperate need of a new spindle. That's quite easy to solve. But this wheel has also a drum brake out of limit (and out of round). So I though I start to save to buy ...

Started 08/11/18 at 08:06:36 by georgesgiralt
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Another Battery Question
Hi, I've just bought a 1980 R65 that's been standing in a garage for some 20 years and, oddly enough, needs a little work to recommission it!
I've been busy collecting data for this make and yea...

Started 08/08/18 at 08:07:02 by Tony Gee
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Question about parts in carbs and their effects...
Hello !
Prior to her total face lift, my '82 R65 was sucking more than 7.7 l/100 km. Awful. It was the fastest machine from a petrol station to the next one.  Angry
After cleaning and changing...

Started 07/14/18 at 05:04:01 by georgesgiralt
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Frame serial number ?
Hi !
Someone told me that there is a frame serial number on the right hand center stand pivot.
I've checked and, yes, there is a number but it seems molded, not stamped. On my bike it reads ...

Started 08/11/18 at 01:29:52 by georgesgiralt
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