BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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SKID PLATES?
Good day everyone,  I tried searching and didn't find anything (or I did it wrong Smiley ) I riding yesterday when my nice paved road turned to not so nice pavement (dirt).  As I was riding and enjoying t...

Started 06/01/18 at 09:08:47 by Luke D.
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By: Barry
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Whay happens at Motobins ?
Hello
Motobins has changed it's website.
This is not uncommon.
But when I search for parts for rebuilding my R65 engine, some of them being "in stock" on the previous site gave now a...

Started 06/01/18 at 01:13:04 by georgesgiralt
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Saddle Refresh
I am in the process of restoring an r65 that has been sitting in a garage for the last 12 years (at least).
The saddle (seat) is in really bad shape and it is time to do something about it.<br /...

Started 05/24/18 at 14:10:39 by selektor
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By: georgesgiralt
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Bar replacement
Trying to put my 82 r65 back to mostly stock configuration after a previous owner had "improved" it.  PO changed the bars to a short low bar that won't allow the dash pad to fit properly.  Where would...

Started 05/25/18 at 18:50:44 by roadkill
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By: Barry
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Gasoline Question
I usually run my 1982 R65 with ethanol free gasoline. Now
I'm thinking of switching to the 10% ethanol gasoline since it's a little cheaper. Will this change have a negative impact on the engine?...

Started 05/22/18 at 14:35:11 by badgertom
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By: Justin B.
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Relay Housing Question
In regards to the relay housing on the right side behind the battery, is there supposed to be a cover for this plastic box?
The previous owner of my bike had used black tape to cover it up, presu...

Started 05/23/18 at 22:50:50 by selektor
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By: Mrclubike
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LED Head light and & 7 inch bucket
I was running a Adventure monster LED head light bulb in the OEM head light assembly to save wattage
It work well but failed after 14 months or about 11000 miles
I also had problems with c...

Started 05/10/18 at 22:38:24 by Mrclubike
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By: georgesgiralt
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Ignition Trigger Can Testing, not +12V?
I recently purchased a 1981 R65LS and I'm in the process of diagnosing some ignition system problems due to intermittent starting. Fuel system checked out and so did air system. 
So far I have t...

Started 04/24/18 at 21:33:31 by flon3y
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By: Mrclubike
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Main jets?
I have a recently restored 1980 R65.  I've spent the last couple of weeks (~250 miles) getting the carbs tuned and synced.  All is well except for a couple of issues:
1 - Doesn't like to be cold....

Started 05/06/18 at 04:22:42 by DadsR65
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Spark Plug Gap
There is a thread on an oilhead forum I belong to .
The question is, should you leave the spark plug gap as it is set at the spark plug manufacturer, or use the recommended gap that BMW states in...

Started 05/13/18 at 10:07:15 by Bob_Roller
11 209 Last Post 05/15/18 at 02:16:18
By: Barry
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Recommendation for painter in the Boston area?
My tank (black with white and red pinstripes) has a couple dings (...that I am ashamed to admit I put there). The pinstripes have also been partly polished off. I just relined it with POR-15.
Doe...

Started 05/14/18 at 11:23:48 by qwerty123
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Small bracket with a tapped hole under tank?
Hi all,
I'm just curious--there's a small bracket with a tapped hole on the underside of my '84 tank, and I don't know what it's for. Fiche doesn't give me a clue, either. Does anyone know?
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Started 05/12/18 at 12:54:31 by qwerty123
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R65 front wheel replacement ?
I severely damaged the front rim on my 79 R65. Cry 18" snowflake. Can I use an 18" snowflake from other years? If so, which years or all? How much out of true is acceptable? Any referrals to a possibl...

Started 05/12/18 at 16:18:17 by 1972R60
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By: Tony Smith
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Don't toss that broken piece of plastic!
I know, I've been away from our forum for a very long time....I have been waylaid by my two other motorcycles, a '08 Suzuki DR650 and a new to me Honda NX 250 from 1988. It is testament to my '83 R65L...

Started 02/17/18 at 12:53:14 by suecanada
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Neutral => RPM:1000, 1st gear => RPM:650 or stop..
hi Guys, since one week got a "new" situation on my bike (R65-1981) :
when the bike is in neutral, everything fine, normal RPM. but since i put the 1st gear.. RPM drops... to low (650) and half ...

Started 05/08/18 at 08:29:36 by guyom
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Poor mileage since Carb repair?
Over the last 400 miles or so my mileage has been miserable. When I purchased the bike in May of 2016 (it's a 1983 r 65 LS ) I was getting around 200 miles before needing to go on reserve.
After...

Started 02/20/18 at 21:52:51 by jp9094
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By: Tony Smith
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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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By: Tony Smith
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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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By: Tony Smith
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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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