BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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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.

Started 11/04/18 at 10:33:42 by Jschara
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120/90-18 rear spacer
I just removed a 120/90 from the rear of my 1984LS and I am going back with a 110/90.
Reading in the archives  leads me to believe that I should have a "top hat" spacer, and that that spacer repl...

Started 10/29/18 at 20:20:00 by wilcom
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79 R65 Clutch screw torque value
Can any one tell me what the clutch screws on my 1979 R65 should be torqued to?  Clymer BMW 500-1000- 1970-1982 says 17 ft. lb. I know thats not right because I just snapped one.  Time to reorder some...

Started 10/31/18 at 07:59:58 by Jschara
7 174 Last Post 10/31/18 at 17:39:54
By: Bob_Roller
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Tube size question
I am retiring and I'm mounting a 90/90 up front and a 110/90 in the rear. Is there one tube that will fit both front and rear? I would like to buy 3 and keep one for a spare. I'm seeing tubes for 90/9...

Started 10/22/18 at 22:16:33 by wilcom
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By: wilcom
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Hey tall R65 riders!
I would like to know how comfortable you are riding the R65, say a stock bike of 1979 vintage.  (I put this question in the tech forum because I know it receives a lot of attention) Thanks.

Started 10/29/18 at 09:35:06 by dziadzu42
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By: steven m
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Painted engine emblem
Does anyone know why some eblems on engines are painted in black and others aren't?
Is it just because the paint fel off?

Started 10/19/18 at 07:34:54 by Jakob
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By: Tony Smith
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Prying out a Brembo caliper piston seal - tips?
Hi everyone,
I'm trying to pry out the Brembo caliper piston seals after removing the caliper pistons.  I've been trying with wooden or plastic thin wedges to avoid scratching the bores but haven...

Started 10/07/18 at 02:43:24 by tunnelrider
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Flat with Avon AM26's Tubeless on Snow Flake rims
This weekend on our fall trip to Arkansas I had a flat tire on the rear tire
I run Avon AM26's front and rear with NO tubes
Some how picked up a piece of 10mm wide  by 25mm long 2mm thick ...

Started 10/01/18 at 20:21:55 by Mrclubike
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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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Plastic disc in front forks
A plastic ring in the front forks deteriorates with time. It is part  no. 31 42 1237 215 and was a topic in the Chris Harris rebuild video. (See below)It appears BMW no longer stocks them. Anyone know...

Started 09/29/18 at 14:45:07 by dziadzu42
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By: Barry
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Front Brake Light Switch Removal
Gentlemen:  Need some advice please. Trying to remove from a 1979 R65 the front brake light switch. Have been using penetrating fluid (Snowbum mix) but so far, it's not budging.
Dare I apply a t...

Started 09/29/18 at 11:16:49 by John T
10 287 Last Post 10/02/18 at 17:24:57
By: Tony Smith
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Machine faltering carbs?
Hi All
I am at my wits end. My 1983 R65LS. Was running rough like running to higher gear at to lower speed no matter what gear it was in.
I had all the parts to overhaul the carbs. So set a...

Started 09/28/18 at 05:52:50 by jamo
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I Hate Charging Problems!
Have had the '81 R100RT mothballed for a while due to a charging issue.  Multiple "spare" bikes makes it not that big of a deal and I kept putting off troubleshooting but decided it was time to figure...

Started 09/21/18 at 14:47:30 by Justin B.
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Damn. Still dealing with high idle
Does my '83 R65 have an a mechanical advance under the beancan?
I've rebuilt the carbs and was sure that the problem had vanished.  I'd even put a few mid range trips in with no problem.   Yester...

Started 08/25/18 at 20:43:29 by svejkovat
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By: tunnelrider
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Tachometer is way off (doubles rpm?)
Anyone know a common reason why the tach on this bike would be so wrong? At idle, It appears to be a hair over 2K which isn't correct at all.. Then as you rev to what would be 4K it buries the needle....

Started 09/12/18 at 09:29:08 by RG68RG
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Leaking Master Cylinder
The master cylinder on my 80 R65 is leaking at the base of the resevoir. Is the resevoir available separately or do I have to buy a complete master cylinder?
Knoxville, Tn

Started 08/13/07 at 21:00:43 by lynnsabcs (Ex Member)
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By: Justin B.
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Round brake replacement
I have a 79 with the round brake reservoir.  It is leaking from a crack.  This is a NLA part (the system).  What options do I have for replacing this with the newer rectangle  reservoir system.  It is...

Started 01/23/18 at 10:32:46 by JJH
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By: Barry
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