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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.
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Started 08/03/08 at 22:58:47 by Rob Valdez 79 R65 (Ex Member)
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Valve (engine in general) maintenance ?
Hi guys, i read a bit on valve clearance.. and to be honest i am good for electricity or external stuffs.. but i do not good in term of engine... so just standard question (got a 1981 R65) :
1- ...

Started 06/19/17 at 13:48:28 by guyom
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Carburetor Butterfly Shaft seals
I organised to have a local BMW guru adjust and balance the carbs on my '83 r65 LS as I am not up to speed on carburetor tuning (my wife tells me I am deaf).
To my surprise, after he had the bike...

Started yesterday at 22:19:04 by jp9094
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Highway stumble/loss of power
Hello all,
I'm experiencing an infrequent stumble or loss of power at or above 60mph/ 4000rpm. Engine sound changes, I lose power,  and opening the throttle further does nothing.  Closing the thr...

Started 06/22/17 at 13:44:25 by qwerty123
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Clutch Cable Cunundrum
I recently had the misfortune of having the clutch cable of my 1983 r 65 LS break while driving. I managed to find a bicycle shop near where I broke down and made a quick repair. I have temporized the...

Started 05/23/17 at 16:42:04 by jp9094
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rear main seal
1979 R65.  I have a lot of leakage from the shelf under the gearbox.  After a ride (10-20 miles), it will leak out I estimate 5 ml or so.  It does not smell like gear oil, so I am pretty confident it ...

Started 06/20/17 at 09:28:13 by JJH
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HAVE I DONE SOMETHING STUPID?
Dear all
I replaced the gearbox neutral switch over the winter and, to do so, had to remove the gearbox top bolt spacer that gets in the way.  It was a bugger to get out.  Anyway, switch replaced...

Started 06/20/17 at 04:29:31 by Jeremy R65
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Indicator Weather Seal
Hi there - it's now full steam ahead for the reassembly - well maybe half steam Smiley
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Anyway - I am in need of the weather seals for the indicators. I have a non - adhesive clear sealant bu...

Started 06/21/17 at 02:54:40 by Adrian
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Vertical Staab battery terminals: modification?
Hi all,
I've recently purchased a Staab UB12220-V as mentioned in the sticky. But I'm finding attaching the battery leads to it to be a pain in the butt. The leads are stiff and don't want to twi...

Started 05/25/17 at 10:08:12 by qwerty123
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Valve Adjustment - First Time
I need to do it and this will be my first attempt.    I was supposed to get a training session on this from Perry shortly before he died so now I'm on my own.  Soooo ...... Is there anywhere online or...

Started 05/25/17 at 14:06:49 by BPT
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By: Justin B.
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Carburators
Hi all, perhaps the topic was already started and done.. but i do not find informations about carburator tuning. i have simple question :
1- tuning should be done with a hot motor right (so after...

Started 05/09/17 at 10:42:16 by guyom
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1982 R65LS Front Brake Rotor Dilemma
I picked up an R65LS a month ago that has a warped front rotor or two. The previous owner bought it from someone that had let it sit for years and was trying to get it up and running. The previous own...

Started 06/12/17 at 21:45:51 by Rodeogeo
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