BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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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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By: Tony Smith
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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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By: Mrclubike
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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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By: Tony Smith
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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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By: Tony Smith
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push rod tube seal hell
1979 BMW R65
I am trying to replace my push rod tube seals.  First time removed carbon from piston and head, honed (not bored) cylinder, new rings, new gaskets and new o-rings.  The bike ran fine...

Started 05/28/17 at 19:41:09 by JJH
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By: Aethelric
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Steering Damper
Hi there - I am considering fitting a steering damper to my R65. I have seen that a few guys have them fitted - and it seems that they have them to help combat our less than perfect roads.
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Started 11/21/18 at 03:15:13 by Adrian
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By: tunnelrider
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Dyna III ignitions
I have a 79 R65 and want to convert it over from points. I can get a good deal on a Dyna III but I noticed that the R65 is absent on the list of applications even though almost every other "R" model i...

Started 11/23/18 at 11:03:17 by Lordcargo
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Battery Charging Question
I'm about to pull the trigger on a UB12220 battery from Amazon but was wondering about charging. Is there anything I need to be aware of or can I toss this on my Battery Tender Jr / 30 yr old sears ch...

Started 11/21/18 at 18:12:50 by MrRiden
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removing drive shaft from swing arm
I tried searching, but was not able to come up with anything.
I have a  new to me 1980 model built in 11/1979 (a month before my birth).
PO stated it had a clunk in the drive, his research l...

Started 11/15/18 at 10:23:32 by vthokies03
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By: Mrclubike
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R65 paint scheme..
Hello,
I'm minded to add pinstriping to the tank and rear panel. None exists as a pattern. Main colour is Hell red. Any guidance out there re width/number and positioning of striping. RSpaints sp...

Started 11/15/18 at 02:14:54 by andrewwoodhall
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By: wilcom
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R65 cylinder heads. Looking for identification
Hello guys,
I plan to rebuild my engine totally. As it is my sole means of transportation, I would like to make the rebuild as fast as possible.
So I bought a pair of cylinder heads to have...

Started 11/10/18 at 12:15:42 by georgesgiralt
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New Rear Wheel for r 65 LS
Recently had a new rear tire placed on my 1983 r 65 LS. Upon removing the rear wheel and tire it was found that the inner surface had worn past the 8.75 inch minimum diameter specified on the wheel.<b...

Started 11/12/18 at 12:03:12 by jp9094
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Rear Drive
Had this bike dropped off and today I got a chance to look things over. It looks like the first order of business will be to fix the rear drive leak. I found a post on replacing the final drive seal a...

Started 11/06/18 at 16:56:06 by MrRiden
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Front Forks Maintenance
Does anyone have a good write-up / pictures for how to do a full maintenance on the front forks?

Started 08/27/15 at 16:17:12 by Swimd01
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By: andrewwoodhall
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How to center the clutch plate
Can anyone let me know their technique for centering the clutch plate on a 1979 R65.  I have seen a tool for /5, /6 and K bikes but haven't come across one for the R65.
Jim

Started 11/04/18 at 10:33:42 by Jschara
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