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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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A couple of us were discussing this in another thread around the time of the Great Forum Outage of December 3 and it looks like those posts are gone.
I looked here and other places online and hav...

Started 12/13/17 at 13:18:34 by BPT
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Keys for BMW Moto Cases
Would anybody know where I can obtain a key for my BMW Moto cases? They are the old ones with the rectangular BMW Badges and reflectors. The key code on the locks is 056.  Any and all hep appreciated....

Started 12/07/17 at 22:17:57 by jp9094
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Voltmeter/Clock Mount
I was able to score a sweet deal on an original working clock and voltmeter with the pods on ebay. I was looking at the parts microfiche and saw parts number 11 and 10. (Pic below)
Does anybody h...

Started 12/11/17 at 08:02:34 by Julio A.
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Special Exhaust R65
On request some pictures from my special exhaust system.

Started 12/10/17 at 07:04:02 by Henk7777
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Oil Pressure Sensor Replaement r65 LS
Tried unsuccessfully to search the forum for this advice (Kept being told I was overloading the site!!).  Noticed a small pool of oil on the left side of the bike in my parking spot after noting a dro...

Started 11/11/17 at 22:08:21 by jp9094
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Brake upgrade for 1984 R65: Brembo F08 --> F09?
Hello everyone,
I'm looking for excuses to tinker, and I've got it in my head that braking could be improved on my mostly-stock '84 R65.
The only modification to the front brake at present i...

Started 11/24/17 at 19:26:45 by qwerty123
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Tachometer isn't steady.......always jumping.
I hope someone knows the cause of this problem...
I placed a new tachometer/odometer on my R65...a Koso RX2N.
Engine is running steady, but the tachometer is jumping between 500 and 1500 rmp...

Started 07/20/17 at 13:03:29 by Henk7777
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clutch adjustment woes.
I got around to changing to a shorter clutch cable since I put on the shorter bars. I pulled up Cutters " how to properly adjust your clutch" and went about making a coat hanger 201 mm in length. I ac...

Started 12/02/17 at 12:35:26 by wilcom
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K100 brake hose conversion.
the K bikes run their front brakes in a far more sensible fashion than the Airheads generally do (in my less than humble opinion).

Anyway Motobins are having a sale and are selling the top...

Started 12/08/17 at 01:01:49 by Tony Smith
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Key switch issue
Hi everyone,
My euro spec key switch seems to have a problem in the 'headlight on' position, the terminals get hot and the headlight fades. Can anyone see a problem swapping the park light termin...

Started 11/21/17 at 16:55:40 by tunnelrider
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Getting a Pilit Activ to seat on a snow flake
I don't want to discuss what tire is best.  Shocked
There is enough of that on the webs already.
But I have heard Michelin PA's can be difficult to get seated on a snow flake rear wheel.
Is ...

Started 09/08/15 at 21:29:03 by Mrclubike
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