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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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Replacing the rotor disc & upgrading to 4 piston.
Iím in the midst of upgrading the braking on my Ď83 R65 and thought I would share my experiences as I go.
First up is replacing the warped rotor. As anyone whoís called the dealer likely found o...

Started 05/08/20 at 01:28:43 by Mucci
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monoshock front brake caliper replacement
So I was out on a bit of a tour of the hill country yesterday, finally made my way home as the dark and rain descended... and along the way, my front brake lever gained the ability to touch the grip.<...

Started 05/25/20 at 12:43:47 by Matt Chapter
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Steering Head Bearings
There are two 6 mm threaded holes at the front of the steering head, there should be a plastic plug in each of the holes .
If they are not there, water can get into the bearings, usually the lowe...

Started 05/17/20 at 11:10:08 by Bob_Roller
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Addressing Twitchy Steering
I know the quick steering is something most see as the R65's big selling point but there are times when it's a little concerning for me.
I find that hitting road inconsistencies in a tight turn c...

Started 05/07/20 at 12:38:44 by Mucci
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Headlight when engine not running
I removed  a Vetter fairing and installed an OEM headlight.
My 1980 R65 is winterized and I probably won't be gassing it up this year due to the Covid thing.
In my tests, the headli...

Started 04/27/20 at 21:18:12 by LouisL
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Single finger front braking on R65?
I have an Ď83 R65. The braking has always been terrible on it. Itís a single disc Brembo. I installed Spiegler SS line, semi-sintered pads and lightly surfaced the rotor but all that did was increase ...

Started 05/02/20 at 03:11:42 by Mucci
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Trouble w/ idle that works for hot and cold motor
Iíve had this Ď83 R65 for a while now and Iíve never been able to get the idle perfected.
I just gave the carbs an ultrasonic clean and rebuild, syncíd them up, and set all the cable slack to sp...

Started 04/25/20 at 03:43:18 by Mucci
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ATE Caliper Piston Size
I was going through the Motobins site this afternoon and found 38 mm replacement caliper pistons look like stainless steel .
For the life of me I can't remember the correct size for the ATE calip...

Started 04/27/20 at 17:43:07 by Bob_Roller
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Will '85 R80 Brembo caliper fit R65?
Would the '85 R80 Brembo caliper fit the '83 R65?
They look identical however it doesn't appear part numbers match. Are they actually different?
R65 Caliper:
R80 Caliper:
I have the provisions to mount a right hand c...

Started 08/29/18 at 17:20:23 by Mucci
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Driving Light Relay
My COVID project #2: install the driving lights that have been in a box for a year.
My bike is European spec and has no headlight relay. Iíve run a 55/100W headlight bulb for 20 years not realis...

Started 04/07/20 at 21:56:28 by Kelvin
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Starter or starter relay issue?
I finally got to the point of trying to start my now assembled '87 R65 basket case. All I hear is a loud click. I checked the battery and both (I tried another too) are fully charged. Figured it was t...

Started 04/25/20 at 17:07:36 by r67boxer
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