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Started 08/03/08 at 22:58:47 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Touring on the LS
Having owned the '83 r65 LS for more than a year now, I believe I am familiar enough with the bike to think about taking some longer trips (300 miles or more).
I am soliciting advice from those m...

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Need Troubleshooting Help - Carbs, Timing?
Cranked up the bike for a ride last night. It started right up and sounded very nice - ba da dump, ba da dump, ba da dump.  It idled for a bit while I got situated, I left the driveway, got about 2 bl...

Started 08/19/17 at 20:03:44 by BPT
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Clutch cable replacement
Snapped the clutch cable at the hand lever near the end of a beautiful 6 hour tour through some of the best roads ANYWHERE, in the Texas Hill Country on Sunday. Was shifting a BUNCH (very technical ro...

Started 08/16/17 at 15:02:45 by Billmc
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trouble shooting ;-)
Hi Guys, question for you : i ran with my bike (R65 1981) and suddenly.... the engine starts to misfire, i mean the idle was ok (well the for problem) but since i started to accelerate... rattatatata ...

Started 08/14/17 at 09:05:09 by guyom
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Tyre Pressures - how to.....
I have a 1980 twinshock 65.
The valves are so close to the "spokes"  (allow snowflake pattern) on the wheels, I can't get an air line on them and have had to resort to using a foot pump with a ri...

Started 08/14/17 at 09:01:50 by Fraggle
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Pannier Rack Mounting Points
I bought a pair online and they are supposed to be for the R65 (and look like some that I have seen that fit).  I know that I might have to do some bending but I wanted to make sure I was in the right...

Started 05/24/17 at 17:46:01 by BPT
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Valve lash closing up
Well I thought I was going to get lucky and was not going to have to have my heads reconditioned
But after about 67000 miles I started noticing the the valves getting quiet and I was losing abou...

Started 08/02/17 at 22:05:42 by Mrclubike
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Two Electrical Switch Questions
Any tricks or advice on getting the accessory switches to seat in the dash pad?  I can get them down through the metal rectangle opening straight and evenly but can't get them the go all the way down ...

Started 08/03/17 at 12:12:43 by BPT
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idle issue
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my bike has been running perfect the last 2 weeks, on the weekend i took fuel tank off and airfilter and left them off for 3 days. when i put everything back on im getting a really glug...

Started 08/10/17 at 23:41:20 by tommie005
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quick question
one of my choke cables just from carburetor to the twin socket  has broken. is this an issue, or will it be fine to ride?

Started 08/06/17 at 04:55:54 by tommie005
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Proper wire
Greetings
Does anyone have a source for the proper size and colors of wire as well as connectors. I have an 1982 R65 and the harness needs some love.
Thanks Crash

Started 07/30/17 at 15:19:26 by crashradius
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