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Dead spots around 4-5K
1980 R65
I have been chasing this problem since I bought the bike.   I have a dead/flat spot around 4-5K.  Basically, it's like hitting a rev limter in the car.  It's worse if the engine is under...

Started 11/17/06 at 12:42:56 by VaSteve
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By: ScottColumbus
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Might have to re-ring the LS...
Cross-posted (with edits) from boxerworks:
The '82 LS project I picked up is starting and running just fine - BUT - after running for 15 - 20 seconds it starts smokin' like a freight train! I'm t...

Started 12/02/06 at 17:26:44 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Riding Again
The R65 is back together again tonight and pending a test ride tomorrow has achieved operational status.   Smiley  The throwout bearing was just fine although I did replace the seal on the thrust piece.  ...

Started 11/28/06 at 22:43:34 by Semper Gumby
2 262 Last Post 11/29/06 at 13:32:10
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Speedo repair?
Outside of Palo Alto and Bobs, both big $$$, can anyone recommend a reasonable source for speedometer repair? My '84 R65's gauge swings thru about a 30 mph range and the tripmeter's stuck, although am...

Started 11/27/06 at 22:48:53 by NC Steve
8 1305 Last Post 11/28/06 at 20:34:02
By: Justin B.
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Let's talk seats...
The '82 LS seat pan is pretty much shot, edges rotted off, holes, etc.  I took it off this past weekend to see if there was enough solid stuff left to weld on and pretty much decided it was a lost cau...

Started 11/27/06 at 12:19:27 by Justin B.
5 433 Last Post 11/28/06 at 05:38:41
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Cracked/broken cable couplers
Anybody have any of these things break on 'em?  It's that cheesy little piece of plastic crap that the throttle and choke cables slip into where they "Y" from the singls to double. Tongue
This LS had...

Started 11/22/06 at 22:49:56 by Justin B.
12 911 Last Post 11/27/06 at 19:15:27
By: Justin B.
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Got the tranny out.
Well I got the tranny out.  Since there was a bit of oil coming from the throwout bearing, I'm going to replace the seal on the thrust piece.  But the throwout bearing (roller type) looks fine.  All t...

Started 11/22/06 at 16:18:18 by Semper Gumby
4 450 Last Post 11/23/06 at 20:04:52
By: nhmaf
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spark plugs
ugghh,  I know this has been talked about before and I could probably go to the old sites and find it, but I figured I'd save someone having to cut and paste it into this forum.
My bike currently...

Started 11/20/06 at 16:48:21 by Clutch
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Gas Cap Stuck On - Help! - Bill Conquest 11/07/06
Bill Conquest Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:08 am    Post subject: Gas Cap Stuck On - Help!
This is strange - tried to take off my gas cap & it won't come off. It's a '79 r65 with a screw on cap.Whe...

Started 11/18/06 at 21:50:09 by Justin B.
2 354 Last Post 11/21/06 at 23:29:03
By: Bill Conquest
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What's this thing - Part two
I think that the'79 and maybe the '80 model year had an aural warning with the turn directional indication. Rob Valdez mentioned something about this on his bike.

Started 11/18/06 at 05:33:00 by Bob_Roller
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By: Justin B.
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Clutch alignment tool - Bob Roller 10/25/06
BobRoller Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:22 pm    Post subject: Clutch Alignment Tool
Being the cheap person that I am, I have a project coming up that will require removal of the clutch assembly. I ...

Started 11/19/06 at 20:17:05 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Electronic ignition - Chris79R65 10/26/06
chris79R65 Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Electronic ignition
I am curious if anyone has upgraded to electronic ignition and if they could explain which parts I would need to d...

Started 11/19/06 at 19:57:20 by Justin B.
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Oil dripping from shelf at back of tranny 11/01/06
SueCanada Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject: Oil dripping from shelf at back of tranny. 
      
This topic has been covered many times in our old forum. I am not sure but is...

Started 11/19/06 at 14:08:42 by msbuck
3 569 Last Post 11/19/06 at 14:26:34
By: msbuck
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It's alive!!!!!
Now that the sun's out I have made a bit of progress.  I pulled off the carb that insisted on making a mess, made sure there was no crud blocking the float needle, tweaked the float level a bit, and S...

Started 11/18/06 at 11:07:37 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Spark Plug Wires - Clutch 10/30/06
Clutch Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: spark plug wires
I'm sure some of you have seen the spark plug wires for sale on e-bay (they're always there). I was thinking about gettin...

Started 11/18/06 at 22:02:04 by Justin B.
3 442 Last Post 11/19/06 at 08:15:37
By: Justin B.
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Speed Issues / Handling - MrRiden 11/05/06
MrRiden PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:00 am    Post subject: Speed Issues / handling
One thing leads to another. I had a fuel starvation problem a while back and got it all sorted out at an Air...

Started 11/18/06 at 17:44:37 by Justin B.
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By: Semper Gumby
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Replacement mufflers for R65 - Khill 10/28/06
khill Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:47 am    Post subject: Replacement mufflers for R65
The mufflers on my recent R65 purchase are getting slightly ratty and I will
be wanting to replace them s...

Started 11/18/06 at 22:21:42 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Comp checking elec ign - JimRillieR65LS 10/30/06
JimRillieR65LS Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:53 am    Post subject: Compression checking with electronic Ignition version R65
Hi
found my left exhaust valve so tight it didn't seem to close.<br...

Started 11/18/06 at 22:12:12 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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What's this thing?
I was installing a Kisan SM-1 Signal Minder this evening, so now I have running lights and signals that go off by themselves.
Anyhow, I took out the old flasher and this was attached to it.  Anyo...

Started 11/17/06 at 21:54:46 by VaSteve
3 537 Last Post 11/18/06 at 17:14:02
By: Semper Gumby
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Color Tune Carb Tester - Bob Roller 10/25/06
BobRoller Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Color Tune Carb Tester
Has anyone used a Colortune tool?. I have the opportunity to get my hands on one used for about $25. Carb balanc...

Started 11/18/06 at 17:11:44 by Justin B.
1 406 Last Post 11/18/06 at 17:12:35
By: Justin B.
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