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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.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
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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860 Kit
My 650 has always ran like a 1980s 250 2 stroke. Except less noisy, no power band and better MPG! Apart from those things, she is light and easy to handle, not particularly fast and needs a gear chang...

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Pop-out or other driving lights
I upgraded my headlight to LED, which has worked very well. I keep looking at the black plastic blanking plates on my RT where the vents go (if you have the fairing internals) OR where the pop-out lig...

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Spline lube
I will be boldly going where I haven't gone before tomorrow!
100g pack of ROCOL dry moly paste, long artist brush and tricorder in hand  Smiley
Hopefully this will improve the occasional dodgy 3...

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Rebuilding Master Cylinder
Any gotcha’s?   Is there a step by step somewhere on the forum?
Thanks!

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CabOnBal - Arduino carb balancer
I knocked one of these up and it works very well. I'd set the bike using my friend's gauges complete with wobbly needles and restrictors and the bike ran fine.
Watching an R100 idling like a swis...

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LED Blinker Relay
I converted my front turn signals to LED. I tried them and as I thought,  they work but they flash quickly.
The remedy is to head to the local parts store and get a flasher that will work with L...

Started 09/09/20 at 02:17:02 by wilcom
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Scrabby Bing carb tops?
Very leaky epoxied-repaired side:

Started 09/07/20 at 08:32:28 by dogshome
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Ignition timing with flywheel 180 out
From the way the engine is running, I don't doubt that the timing is far off. However, she had the clutch fettled by BMW 30 years ago and they put the flywheel in the wrong spot. The PO has never touc...

Started 09/02/20 at 11:58:53 by dogshome
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R65 Resurrection
OK here goes; I'm pretty much a novice so please excuse my ignorance.
I have a 1978 R65 which I bought around 20 years ago, used on and off for 10 years, then left for 10 years (undercover) and n...

Started 09/24/18 at 11:39:07 by TomHoldom
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Fuel issues - ethanol and safety
I found an older post that indicated octane doesn't seem to be too much of a concern.  But a couple of the local Casey's here in downstate Illinois recently quit supplying ethanol/alcohol free gas - w...

Started 08/15/20 at 10:55:49 by drhooves
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Stripped Drive Shaft Drain Plug: Temporary Fix?
Hi All,
Just changed the fluids on my '83 r 65 LS and found the drain plug for the drive shaft stripped. I am aware I can use a helicoil etc or even an oversize plug (after tapping the old hole)....

Started 08/07/20 at 12:37:33 by jp9094
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