BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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Starter ripping its' pants
Hi everyone out there,
Been having a great stretch of trouble free riding but...  as you get on old bikes... something that needs attu pops up regularly.
Recently on cold start up my Bosch s...

Started 04/20/18 at 05:12:41 by tunnelrider
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Rear brake advice
Hi all.
My bike (1982 R65LS) has developed a small, but very annoying and most unexpected external oil leak from my rear brake cam. I will take the wheel off this weekend and hope it hasn't leak...

Started 04/19/18 at 01:46:39 by peteremc
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Seat Foam
Hi there - is it possible to buy new seat foam - ready shaped - I already gave a new seat cover to fit - thanks for any help  Cool

Started 04/21/18 at 21:42:13 by Adrian
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Tubeless?
Good evening everyone.  Sorry if this has been discussed already but my search didn't come up with anything (or I'm doing it wrong Smiley ).  I'm going on a big trip latter this year and I was wondering i...

Started 04/09/17 at 22:37:49 by Luke D.
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LED Tail / Brake Light
I just replaced the two tail light / brake light bulbs, dual filament 1157 bulbs on my Guzzi .
I've got a voltmeter in the instrument cluster and when I apply the brakes, I would see about a 3 vo...

Started 04/14/18 at 10:49:01 by Bob_Roller
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Hanguards
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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New brake disks and play
Hello !
I finally was able to wear the infamous iron front brake discs and stay alive so I put new BMW sourced (NOS) discs. And brake pads.
Using shims between the disk and the wheel I was a...

Started 04/19/18 at 12:27:55 by georgesgiralt
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Cleaning snowflake wheels
I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseam, but I found two small nylon brushes that allows you to get into the nooks and crannies, if you are so inclined.  I put these in a cordless drill, but a...

Started 04/19/18 at 10:41:12 by wwoodruff
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Is there something missing here?
New to me 82 R65.  Removed tank to check things over and found a connector with nothing plugged into it.  The only thing I've found that doesn't work correctly is the headlights.  The dip works, but h...

Started 04/14/18 at 19:08:14 by roadkill
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Bigger valves
Hi Everyone!
I have not been active here in such a long time I apologize  Lips Sealed
However since I have been gone I have built a landspeed racer and raced it (a little) last year.
I want to...

Started 04/13/18 at 09:28:24 by led
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87 R65 Ignition switch issue
I am hoping this will be a simple one for you gurus.  Recently, when I turn off the ignition on my 87 R65, all lights stay on as if the switch is not working.  After pulling a battery cable, it seems ...

Started 04/11/18 at 11:05:28 by R80rider
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Should this even be running?
My new to me(I have about 6-700  miles on it)1984 R65LS has been running fine since I purchased it. I initially changed all the fluids when I brought it home but did not do any tune up stuff as it was...

Started 04/03/18 at 14:51:25 by wilcom
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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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Scriminger Engine Works...
Just been pottering about on the Motorworks website looking at service items when I came across this spark plug mod
https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=20&Ct=XA&SbCt=BA_.....

Started 04/07/18 at 05:54:12 by Lucky_Lou
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Overhauling ATE brake Calipers
Good afternoon all.  I was wondering if there was a blow-by-blow guide to ATE caliper overhauling somewhere on the forum.  I tried searches, but with mixed results.  My calipers do not free off fully ...

Started 02/18/17 at 11:11:16 by Jeremy R65
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Petrol Tank Rubber Mounts
Hi again - can anyone advise me how to fit these to the petrol rank?
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Thanks......

Started 04/02/18 at 00:28:34 by Adrian
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Engine Spacers
Hi guys,
Anyone know what size the spacers are on a 81 r65? Had to cut mine off to get the engine out. Still got to get the stud out somehow (anyone got any ideas) but I'd like to get the bits re...

Started 03/28/18 at 16:45:50 by Gingersaurus
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drilled stock mufflers
Just scored a nice black 81 R65 with only 11K from a guy in Missouri, the exhaust was painted black and the ends of the stock muffs are drilled out , it sounds cool and I swear its more peppy than my ...

Started 10/10/08 at 23:05:45 by lamont
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LS Dash pad fix, broken tabs
I broke the remaining tab off my LS dash pad while installing bars and hand guards. ( 1 step forward, 2 steps back Embarrassed)
I checked all resident fix's here on the site and searched the web. There w...

Started 03/26/18 at 18:29:34 by wilcom
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Electrical Gremlin
For a while now, my instrument lights haven't always turned on when I start my R65.  This was perplexing, but ultimately of no concern... until I realized that my tail light was doing the same thing a...

Started 03/21/18 at 11:41:35 by Matt Chapter
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