BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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What does a new float weight
I know Tony has posted this already
I have one that looks new and is a gram less than 3 year old ones that I am using now
I am hoping that I only need to buy just one

Started 09/29/17 at 21:01:47 by Mrclubike
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Troubleshooting Part 3
Hello again. I finally had time to get into the carbs.  Who would think that "I hope I find a tear in the diaphragm" would be something a guy would say?  In this case, I'm happy that a tear is what I ...

Started 09/28/17 at 18:03:01 by BPT
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Touring on the LS
Having owned the '83 r65 LS for more than a year now, I believe I am familiar enough with the bike to think about taking some longer trips (300 miles or more).
I am soliciting advice from those m...

Started 08/21/17 at 13:54:16 by jp9094
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By: georgesgiralt
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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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By: georgesgiralt
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Keeping Oil from coming out the Crankse Breather
This is what  I did to help condense the oil mist out of the crank case blow by that ends up in the carbs (or in the case of the Cafe Types) all over everything
It is expanded aluminum sheet meta...

Started 09/26/17 at 22:00:50 by Mrclubike
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anyone have experience with Seibenrock 850cc kits?
I'm toying with the idea....
The last time I though about this was way back when "madam's" R65 was still a 1979 650cc in all its breathless glory. I could not find *anyone* who had a positive exp...

Started 04/08/16 at 19:56:16 by Tony Smith
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How much Oil are you running in the Motor
I was wondering how much oil  other people have been running in their  motor
The full 2.5qts  ( 2.5L)
or 2.0qts (2.0)
I did notice when I first got the bike that the oil level seemed t...

Started 09/05/17 at 22:32:18 by Mrclubike
6 136 Last Post 09/20/17 at 20:17:52
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Drive Shaft Bolts
Now here's the thing - today having got the motor back in the frame at last I bolted the drive shaft flange to the gearbox output flange. Tight and awkward but I got there.
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However I manag...

Started 09/20/17 at 02:54:48 by Adrian
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Carb Rebuild And Parts
I'm going to get a rebuild kit and was going to go with the Motobins (genuine) version. This is about $53.  Mr. Tony Smith recommends a thorough overhaul and listed some pieces to get which I have som...

Started 09/14/17 at 11:39:39 by BPT
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Valve lash closing up
Well I thought I was going to get lucky and was not going to have to have my heads reconditioned
But after about 67000 miles I started noticing the the valves getting quiet and I was losing abou...

Started 08/02/17 at 22:05:42 by Mrclubike
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By: Mrclubike
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Valve Adjustment and Motor Oil question
I want to adjust the valves on my '82 R65. The R65 Rider's Manual indicates a 0.05 mm gap for the intake, whereas
both Clymers and Haynes Manuals state the gap should be
0.10 mm. Since I ha...

Started 09/14/17 at 15:38:03 by badgertom
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By: Adrian
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From dual ATE to single Brembo 38 mm
Hello. My R65 from 1981 has twin ATE calipers and 16 mm mastercylinder. The caliper pistons i rusty. I wish to replace the ATE calipers with one Brembo 38mm caliper and 12 mm mastercylinder. Can I cho...

Started 09/13/17 at 11:17:33 by NorR65
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Rearend 'SHuuter' ?
86 R65 w/70k miles. After approx. 10 miles the rear of the bike (driveshaft/u-joint?) begins to ride 'rough' that is, feels like it is shuttering (my best feeble description). Could the u-joint be goi...

Started 09/12/17 at 13:01:43 by Runninn1
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By: tunnelrider
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Carb cleaner
I have a 79 R65. It has been sitting home in Tucson, AZ for the summer while I have been up in Butte, Mt. The carbs were drained but I was thinking of running a carb cleaner through the tank when I ge...

Started 09/11/17 at 11:20:12 by Lordcargo
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Carb question
Hello, I have not been active for awhile so I will tell you that I have a 1983 R65LS that I resorted about for years ago (16,500Miles). She is a beauty and up until last week has been running well.  <...

Started 09/01/17 at 11:26:36 by Dave 2
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Troubleshooting Part 2
Since my last post I've replaced the coil, HT leads and ignition module.  I did this hoping it would fix the problems, of course, but they were all original and/or old so needed to be done anyway.  I ...

Started 09/04/17 at 09:04:43 by BPT
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Siebenrock oil pan extension on the R65
So I had $100 burning a hole in my pocket 
I wanted to reduce the oil getting into my cylinders (Thru the breather) as much as possible and get my oil capacity to 3 qts and still be 1qt lower in...

Started 09/04/17 at 10:50:38 by Mrclubike
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By: Justin B.
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Pannier Rack Mounting Points
I bought a pair online and they are supposed to be for the R65 (and look like some that I have seen that fit).  I know that I might have to do some bending but I wanted to make sure I was in the right...

Started 05/24/17 at 17:46:01 by BPT
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By: Burt
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ignorance is not bliss
Hi all,
So i have been meaning to modify  my bike into more of a cafe racer/scrambler and one idiotic night i had a rush of blood to the screw driver and practically pulled the bike apart. when c...

Started 09/02/17 at 19:34:21 by tommie005
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By: georgesgiralt
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Engine sparking when I turn off the key! BOOM!
HI folks!  I'm a new member and am writing to you from France.  I've got a problem with my R65 (see subject) and am really stumped.  Switching off the key creates a spark on both spark plugs--the bang...

Started 08/31/17 at 00:25:39 by Jumpinjimmy
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By: Mrclubike
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