BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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Champion spark plug boots
Getting kinda quiet around here so I thought I would talk about something
I found these Champion spark plug boots out of the UK   
I thought they were kinda cool and they give the bike  a li...

Started 01/27/19 at 17:58:39 by Mrclubike
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Part for brake lever assembly
Hi all, took my brake lever assembly apart to get it powder coated, but noticed a small triangle shaped piece that had dropped out, but not sure where it goes. Itís number 25 in the picture. Any ideas...

Started 01/28/19 at 06:48:58 by Sharky
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Wiring for rev counter
The rev counter on my bike wasnít working when I bought it, and with looking inside Speedo housing I found the rev counter wiring disconnected. Any idea which wire goes where to the spade connectors?

Started 01/28/19 at 07:19:40 by Sharky
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R65 Instrument Housing
Hi All-
Iím new to this site, happy to find it after the purchase of an Ď81 R65. 
I am in need for a new/slightly used instrument housing (unit surrounding the speedo and tach).  Mine is sh...

Started 01/19/19 at 05:37:31 by Cheesehead Commando
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Clutch issue
Hi There,
I just bought myself a 1979 bmw r65 and he's doeing great but one question. I'll try to describe it as good as I can in English Smiley
I adjust the clutch as described in the manual a...

Started 01/17/19 at 06:25:16 by Stinowino
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R65 Resurrection
OK here goes; I'm pretty much a novice so please excuse my ignorance.
I have a 1978 R65 which I bought around 20 years ago, used on and off for 10 years, then left for 10 years (undercover) and n...

Started 09/24/18 at 11:39:07 by TomHoldom
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Lock re-keying
Hello guys,
Has someone had the new ignition lock sold by Motobins/Motorworks and made in ??? re-keyed ?
The key looks like an OEM one but I wonder if dismantling the lock to work on it is ...

Started 01/10/19 at 04:41:20 by georgesgiralt
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OEM BMW 7.5 wt Fork Oil
I had a leaking fork seal on my oilhead, found it yesterday .
Stopped by the local BMW dealership for the seal and a bottle of fork oil .
It looks like the 7.5 wt oil is no longer being dist...

Started 01/12/19 at 18:14:04 by Bob_Roller
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Brakes
Hi All.
First post for a while; the Missus & I have been a bit crook. That's not to say that we've been burglarising or similar, just that we have been unwell. I have just recovered from heart su...

Started 05/03/18 at 01:33:46 by Graeme
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Seat Lock
Hi again - I realised today that I have only one key for my new seat lock - no doubt Motorworks sent me two so I have lost one - there are no numbers on te lock or the key - so how do I get a 2nd key ...

Started 01/09/19 at 00:30:25 by Adrian
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Thoughts on fork braces
I am always looking for things to help my bike handle better and see lots of talk about fork braces. Anyone have thoughts about them and what type works best for our R65s? Thanks

Started 01/05/19 at 19:04:39 by davidpdx
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Safety Bars
I put these on today
I was happy when I found these because they are supposed to fit all Airheads
I am a little concerned about them blocking air from the heads but the opinion on ADV ride...

Started 01/01/19 at 18:44:25 by Mrclubike
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Happy New Year and New Exhaust question
Happy New Year to all around the world! I just obtained a "new" MAC replacement for my exhaust system on my 1983 r 65 LS.
From the dates on the newspaper used for packing it dates from 1989 but ...

Started 12/31/18 at 13:31:17 by jp9094
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W5DC on eBay US Cheap

Started 12/30/18 at 19:03:16 by Mrclubike
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Clamps for Fork Gators
If you want to spend way to much money and time to clamp your fork gators on there is always these
Very elegant and way over complicated to install
But when I seen BMW just used a worm cl...

Started 12/29/18 at 11:19:05 by Mrclubike
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Side cover grommets
Getting ready to order some new grommets and WHOA,,,,,, $4-$5 for each one !!!!! I'm not going to do that.
I have none to measure. Does anyone know the dimentions or a cheap after market somethi...

Started 12/19/18 at 19:25:41 by wilcom
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Pannier Locks
Hi again - it seems thqt both of the pannier locks - those that attach the pannier to tghe frame - are either broken or not working too well.
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Does anyone know were I might gert replcements...

Started 11/22/18 at 01:00:00 by Adrian
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12 V Heated gloves for a 1983 r65 LS
As winter is upon us here in the NE USA, I wanted to check out some heated gloves. However I am not sure if the electrical system on the bike can handle  them. I was looking at some Gerbring models, b...

Started 12/08/18 at 16:01:09 by jp9094
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front shock fluids.
What does everybody use. It's time for a fluid change and wondered what's available in the US.

Started 12/04/18 at 18:11:56 by Lordcargo
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New swing arm/ final drive gasket
Hi everyone,
Symptom is a weeping swing arm / final drive join. It's not coming from the drain plug or filler plug.
Should I use gasket sealant when I replace this gasket? I ask this because...

Started 10/12/18 at 06:28:55 by tunnelrider
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