BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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Are you sure ?
Hello !
I would like to buy a camshaft. But without dismantling my engine (it's the whole point, being ready once the motor out to make a "new one" in one looong day).
So are all before 1984...

Started 09/09/18 at 12:02:07 by georgesgiralt
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By: Barry
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A few questions please? 1983 R65.
First disassembly/cleaning of Bing Type I CVs in 45K.

Reason...  Left carb can't keep up with right carb vacuum on the manometer under any tuning conditions.  Eliminated any source of pos...

Started 07/21/18 at 12:15:36 by svejkovat
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new 1987, Oil light on at idle, 1200-ish RPM ?
After 5 miles or so it'll idle at 1200 or so, oil light lights up.
I hold the throttle at idle so It doesn't go below 1400. Its getting a checkup at the mechanic soon. Not idling happily until re...

Started 09/06/18 at 10:46:25 by CallMeTim
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By: Matt Chapter
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Cost to replace push rod seals
After 36 years on the road, the old LS will shortly need new push rod seals. As I do not have the facilities, time or know how to do the job myself I am wondering if anyone has an idea what the cost m...

Started 09/03/18 at 13:14:40 by jp9094
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Will '85 R80 Brembo caliper fit R65?
Would the '85 R80 Brembo caliper fit the '83 R65?
They look identical however it doesn't appear part numbers match. Are they actually different?
R65 Caliper:
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R80 Caliper:
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I have the provisions to mount a right hand c...

Started 08/29/18 at 17:20:23 by Mucci
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By: Matt Chapter
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New to me 1987. Checks before I ride it?
Hello All,
First post, new member. Bike has 77k. Stock. Good maintenance record. Just inspected here in Massachusetts. Local BMW mechanic can't see it until next week but I'd like to ride it a li...

Started 08/30/18 at 09:16:27 by CallMeTim
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By: Matt Chapter
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Tyre valve for tubeless snowflake.
Ok, where do I buy a valve that will fit a snowflake and what (if any) modifications do I need to make to the wheel?
Sadly the damaged LS rear wheel I bought on spec has proved to be irrepairable...

Started 09/03/18 at 05:08:36 by Tony Smith
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Final drive maintenance
How much of a chore is it to crack open the final drive and inspect the bearings?  I'm concerned about the condition of the bearings based on what my swing arm and rear wheel bearings looked like.  An...

Started 09/01/18 at 00:50:17 by DeeG
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By: Mrclubike
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!!! CARB leak and problems !!! (Part 20 ;-))
HI ALL i am back again :
question 1: if you let the fuel line opens when you go for a beer, is there some fuel on the ground = YES OR NO ?
On my R65, this is the case :
so i changed ...

Started 08/24/18 at 09:03:58 by guyom
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By: jp9094
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Better throttle response?
I've got a stock '83 R65. It's a great bike but it'd be a whole lot more fun if it had better throttle response. It's a bit sluggish down low and with all the tight mountain roads around here it's def...

Started 08/18/18 at 14:56:15 by Mucci
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By: Matt Chapter
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Another Battery Question
Hi, I've just bought a 1980 R65 that's been standing in a garage for some 20 years and, oddly enough, needs a little work to recommission it!
I've been busy collecting data for this make and yea...

Started 08/08/18 at 08:07:02 by Tony Gee
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By: Tony Smith
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Seat Rebuilding
I'm rebuilding my seat - this split plastic tube runs around the lip of the seat to round off the edge where the cover folds over to the underside - does anyone know where I might get something simila...

Started 08/24/18 at 05:58:44 by Adrian
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Can someone school me regarding the ignition?
Help! I'm getting really confused with all the talk about Ignition Coil and Ignition lead resistance. My coil just conked out and upon checking, it was a weird generic Japanese coil with no usable mar...

Started 08/20/18 at 10:03:25 by Julio A.
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By: georgesgiralt
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Driveshaft carrier lube migration
I appear to have the dreaded lube migration issue on my R100.  Or, maybe this is happening because it just sits and rarely gets ridden anymore?
Has anybody changed this plastic washer thing on th...

Started 08/10/18 at 22:22:47 by Justin B.
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OEM Boge rea shock adjustment lever position?
Does anyone remember or can look and see whether the adjustment lever faces out or in towards the wheel on those original OEM Boge rear shocks? Lowest position for me! I am hoping they are soft enough...

Started 08/19/18 at 12:10:50 by suecanada
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Splines going bad?
How do you tell if they are going bad? Is it obvious on visual inspection? Who has experienced their demise and replaced them?
thanks

Started 08/15/18 at 14:46:27 by Runninn1
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By: wilcom
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national Cycle wind shield
Have any one out there put this  exact wind shield  on their R65
If so do you have a front view picture of it

Started 07/29/18 at 09:24:57 by Mrclubike
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Tappit cover gasket
Does anybody put anything on these gaskets when replacing them?

Started 08/15/18 at 18:16:00 by skippyc
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Rear wheel refurbishing
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I've a rear wheel in desperate need of a new spindle. That's quite easy to solve. But this wheel has also a drum brake out of limit (and out of round). So I though I start to save to buy ...

Started 08/11/18 at 08:06:36 by georgesgiralt
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By: Tony Smith
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Question about parts in carbs and their effects...
Hello !
Prior to her total face lift, my '82 R65 was sucking more than 7.7 l/100 km. Awful. It was the fastest machine from a petrol station to the next one.  Angry
After cleaning and changing...

Started 07/14/18 at 05:04:01 by georgesgiralt
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