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Started 08/03/08 at 22:58:47 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Strobe Timing
Hi again - I'll be strobe timing the motor soon - ish. I have the thumb screw that will lock the throttle open at specific revs so that will be easy.
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My question is ÖÖ
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Do I nee...

Started 07/20/19 at 03:07:14 by Adrian
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For those looking for JPT connectors
I bought these from Aliexpress, they have arrived and I am satisfied that they will work and are of reasonable quality.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32706056581.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.7a97...

Started 07/14/19 at 03:04:42 by Tony Smith
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Repairing upper (black) fairing on r65 LS
When my wife knocked over the bike when parking last winter the 2 tabs that hold the upper (black) fairing on the  r 65 LS nacelle were broken off (it is now secured with black electrical tape). As lu...

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LED Instrument Internal lighting Problem
Purchased LED replacement bulbs for the instrument internal lighting from Motorrad Electric, a week ago .
Went to install them on my silver LS .
Replaced the speedometer bulb worked great .<...

Started 06/22/19 at 18:58:49 by Bob_Roller
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another front brake question
1981 R65 silver twin ATE callipers square reservoir 15mm master cylinder and calliper kits installed.  Disc will only stop if I pull handle quickly. Pull handle in slowly comes all the way in disc spi...

Started 07/10/19 at 21:09:22 by spiney
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R65 barn find
Hi..I just acquired A 79 r65  that had sat for 10 years and taken apart .. I managed to get it all together and .. itís running !!  The only problem is the front disc brake system is shot and I canít ...

Started 07/09/19 at 12:43:48 by Bill Conquest
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Ignition Issues (Videos Included)
Fellow Airheads,
This past weekend I spent all of Saturday troubleshooting and working on my 1982 R65 at the Culpeper, VA Airhead Tech meetup. I got to meet some awesome and passionate people. The tool...

Started 06/25/19 at 08:02:07 by andrelitinsky
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Starter Motor
So, on we go and the next weakest link in the chain appears to be presenting itself. The Starter Motor...
Itís been steadily deteriorating over the past couple of weeks and is now becoming obvio...

Started 07/08/19 at 03:33:03 by ged in oz
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Torque valķes for 1979 R65
Can anybody confirm if these settings are right. 
Drive shaft bolts 32NM
Swing arm pins 10NM
Swing arm nuts  105 NM
I got these from Chris Harris's Utube site.   I don't have a sh...

Started 06/15/19 at 16:37:33 by Jschara
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R65 (R65LS) Piston
Does anyone can advise whether this is original piston for BMW R65 (R65LS in my case) ?
It has flat top, marking embossed RW inside.
If it is not, than I need to look for the original, eithe...

Started 06/16/19 at 09:22:01 by Sejati
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Silicone gasket
After much abuse (aka landing on the valve cover a few times), one of my valve covers is warped.  For a while, I was doubling the stock gaskets, but then figured I could save some money / time and use...

Started 04/10/19 at 10:05:40 by Matt Chapter
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