BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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Oil leak at kickstarter
Hey guys, my R65 just developed an oil leak where the kick starter enters the transmission. Does replacement of the oil seal require the removal of the transmission from the bike, or is it accessible ...

Started 01/03/18 at 07:55:45 by Julio A.
4 113 Last Post 01/10/18 at 03:56:00
By: Burt
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Front footpeg rubbers
Hi again - I'm trying to fit new rubbers to the front footpeg. They are proving to be impossible. I've tried heating one up but not so hot I can't touch it. Then using a rubber mallet I've tried to kn...

Started 12/29/17 at 22:53:44 by Adrian
8 198 Last Post 01/10/18 at 03:50:29
By: Burt
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Wiring Harness Question - 1979 R65 - US Spec
This'll be my first post for a long while being a lurker. So be please be patient with me guys  Smiley
I am currently tracing and checking all my wiring. I have traced almost all of it and re-spliced...

Started 01/27/17 at 20:36:10 by Eric65123
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By: georgesgiralt
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Charge lamp - blue wire no voltage?
Hi Guys
I've been slowly working on installing a Motogadget M-unit Blue on my R65. I've also installed the ChronoClassic too.
I've managed to get most of it working except for the charging ...

Started 01/01/18 at 22:55:33 by black pearl
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By: black pearl
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Clutch cable Adjuster ??????
Hi again - in amongst the handlebar end clutch adjuster and bits I found this odd looking "washer". Does anyone know where it goes on the bike ? Does it belong somewhere that's NOT the clutch cable ma...

Started 12/20/17 at 23:57:12 by Adrian
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By: Adrian
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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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By: peteremc
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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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By: Justin B.
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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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By: Tony Smith
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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: Bob_Roller
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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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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
6 158 Last Post 11/30/17 at 04:19:18
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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By: Justin B.
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Motogadget wiring diagram
It's been on mind for a while and I wanted to redo the wiring on an R80 project that I'm currently renovating, and decided to use an m-unit that I had kicking around.
One thing which I found diff...

Started 11/14/17 at 07:07:48 by jamestnewsonr65
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By: guyom
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Snowflake (not whiney college kids) Question
Just got in a new set of Michelin Pilot Activ tires for the R100 and have decided to step over to the dark side and try them tubeless.  I am wanting to have everything on hand so I need to order a cou...

Started 11/19/17 at 23:02:18 by Justin B.
6 149 Last Post 11/21/17 at 07:36:29
By: DonC
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Synthetic Gear Lube
This info probably won't be much good to our friends across the pond, unless they have a neighborhood Wally-World (Wal-Mart)!  Wink
I was needing to change the lube in the final drive, drive-shaft,...

Started 11/17/17 at 16:47:07 by Justin B.
11 193 Last Post 11/20/17 at 18:44:43
By: Adrian
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Brake Fluid
All the bikes need brake fluid, clutch fluid replaced .
I've used Castrol brake fluid  ( LMA GT 3/4)  for about 40 years, no longer available in retail outlets locally, I really don't want to spe...

Started 11/17/17 at 17:11:15 by Bob_Roller
8 125 Last Post 11/18/17 at 18:10:17
By: Justin B.
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Clicking sound when accelerating
I was doing a quick ride this afternoon when I noticed a clicking sound from the bike everytime I fully release the clutch while accelerating from a complete stop.
As soon as I arrived back home...

Started 11/15/17 at 08:10:06 by Julio A.
6 159 Last Post 11/18/17 at 16:13:39
By: Barry
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