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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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R65 Instrument Housing
Hi All-
Iím new to this site, happy to find it after the purchase of an Ď81 R65. 
I am in need for a new/slightly used instrument housing (unit surrounding the speedo and tach).  Mine is sh...

Started Today at 05:37:31 by Cheesehead Commando
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Clutch issue
Hi There,
I just bought myself a 1979 bmw r65 and he's doeing great but one question. I'll try to describe it as good as I can in English Smiley
I adjust the clutch as described in the manual a...

Started 01/17/19 at 06:25:16 by Stinowino
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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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Lock re-keying
Hello guys,
Has someone had the new ignition lock sold by Motobins/Motorworks and made in ??? re-keyed ?
The key looks like an OEM one but I wonder if dismantling the lock to work on it is ...

Started 01/10/19 at 04:41:20 by georgesgiralt
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OEM BMW 7.5 wt Fork Oil
I had a leaking fork seal on my oilhead, found it yesterday .
Stopped by the local BMW dealership for the seal and a bottle of fork oil .
It looks like the 7.5 wt oil is no longer being dist...

Started 01/12/19 at 18:14:04 by Bob_Roller
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Hi All.
First post for a while; the Missus & I have been a bit crook. That's not to say that we've been burglarising or similar, just that we have been unwell. I have just recovered from heart su...

Started 05/03/18 at 01:33:46 by Graeme
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Seat Lock
Hi again - I realised today that I have only one key for my new seat lock - no doubt Motorworks sent me two so I have lost one - there are no numbers on te lock or the key - so how do I get a 2nd key ...

Started 01/09/19 at 00:30:25 by Adrian
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Thoughts on fork braces
I am always looking for things to help my bike handle better and see lots of talk about fork braces. Anyone have thoughts about them and what type works best for our R65s? Thanks

Started 01/05/19 at 19:04:39 by davidpdx
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Safety Bars
I put these on today
I was happy when I found these because they are supposed to fit all Airheads
I am a little concerned about them blocking air from the heads but the opinion on ADV ride...

Started 01/01/19 at 18:44:25 by Mrclubike
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Happy New Year and New Exhaust question
Happy New Year to all around the world! I just obtained a "new" MAC replacement for my exhaust system on my 1983 r 65 LS.
From the dates on the newspaper used for packing it dates from 1989 but ...

Started 12/31/18 at 13:31:17 by jp9094
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W5DC on eBay US Cheap

Started 12/30/18 at 19:03:16 by Mrclubike
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