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Started 08/03/08 at 22:58:47 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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L shape tank rubber pads
Does anyone can give photo example of where the L share, right dan left, tank rubber pad, should be put ? Is it just glued on the tank ?
I have mine without any L shape rubber pad, so I need some...

Started 11/08/19 at 21:09:35 by Sejati
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Straightening snowflake wheels
Has anyone had any experience with straightening snowflake wheels or having them straightened by someone else. My front wheel has experienced a bad hit at sometime in it's life and has quit a bulge on...

Started 11/09/19 at 13:27:54 by davidpdx
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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...

Started 11/05/19 at 12:49:33 by dogshome
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Hi all, I recently acquired a 1983 R65 after 5 years of indecision and then my mate saying "why don't you get a BMW?". He has 2 or 3 currently.
Royal Enfield. Too expensive and slow.
Yamasak...

Started 10/18/19 at 15:10:24 by dogshome
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Re: Shifter Linkage Slop - '79 R65
Guys: I've been reading quite a lot about 'slop' in the shifter linkage.
My question:   How much 'slop' or Left to right movement is considered allowable and not doing damage?
I'd appreciate...

Started 08/27/19 at 16:31:44 by John T
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Front wheel bearings replacement
Not having much luck finding info on wheel bearing replacement by doing a search.
I have a 1979 R65 that I just had the rim straightened and was informed that I should replace the wheel bearings....

Started 10/26/19 at 20:06:39 by Jschara
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Handlebar for '87 R65
Hello all. I'm new to the group so may be apt to ask 'newbie' questions. I am in the process of returning an '87 R65 to as close to OEM as possible. It was destined to a GS look-a-like complete with a...

Started 11/03/19 at 10:28:19 by r67boxer
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Throttle and choke cables
The (original) throttle cables on my 1984 R65ls have very little moment.
Bike has sat for 4 years
Having read some of the post on the forum this can be an interesting undertaking.
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Started 02/10/16 at 18:38:09 by Cliff A.
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Crankshaft timing marks 180 degrees out
Adjusting the tappets on my 83 R65 for the first time was interesting. The OT mark is at BDC. I took the plugs out and watched the pistons whilst moving the engine in gear using the back wheel.
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Started 10/25/19 at 14:36:01 by dogshome
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Just picked up a 80 R65
Hi all,
Great to find a forum dedicated to the r65 with loads of useful posts. I picked up a 1980 r65 (~40k miles on the clock) a couple of weeks back and am looking to do some light restoration ...

Started 09/27/19 at 12:20:12 by RickyM
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Krauser 25L pannier repair -plastic welding/hinges
Hi all, One of the panniers that came with my bike had a big crack in the lid. I plastic welded it, but due to too much heat spread it looked awful Embarrassed
So I found another pannier with knackered ...

Started 10/25/19 at 11:48:35 by dogshome
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