BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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Brakes - From: Dipping a toe to test the water!
Today started bright and sunny here in the UK, and it really was a day for riding rather than fettlin the bike, but I so want her on the road for easter that work must be done. With that in mind I wan...

Started 03/11/07 at 07:20:09 by its only me (Ex Member)
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24 1058 Last Post 03/21/07 at 14:01:56
By: Justin B.
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Only starts on one cylinder
Hello Everyone, I have just recently purchased a 1983 R65 as my first bike.  I am a 19 year old college student and have been performing all of the maintenance myself.  So far it has been a relatively...

Started 03/21/07 at 08:33:48 by berub9a2 (Ex Member)
4 261 Last Post 03/21/07 at 11:17:01
By: Bob_Roller
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Easy cleaning of the chrome exhaust?
My exhaust has all manner of "Stuff" on it...including melted bike cover.   Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed   How can I clean it easily?  A product...steel wool?  What? 

Started 03/16/07 at 19:22:25 by VaSteve
8 525 Last Post 03/21/07 at 03:25:24
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Seat dying?
Anyone dyed a brown seat black? 

Started 03/20/07 at 23:59:08 by VaSteve
1 160 Last Post 03/21/07 at 00:06:03
By: Justin B.
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R65 LS rear axle rev. 1
Stainless steel has to be one of the coolest things ever invented!!!   Grin  It looks sooo much better that rust...
I whittled out a rear axle yesterday and I'm pretty pleased with the cosmetics, e...

Started 03/17/07 at 16:58:50 by Justin B.
10 478 Last Post 03/19/07 at 14:52:23
By: Joan - Ex Member
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Blimey these bikes are Exhausting.
Does it make a difference to the bike whether the exhaust has one or two crossover pipes in the headers?
I ask as there is this pair of stainless headers on the UK e-bay but they have the single ...

Started 03/17/07 at 14:33:53 by its only me (Ex Member)
6 360 Last Post 03/18/07 at 04:55:50
By: Baffo - Ex Member
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Wheel straightening and tire size
I am now an owner of an R65LS that I picked up last summer. Finally got it put together and on the road in the fall only to discover that the cornering was quite compromised by a rather bent front whe...

Started 03/15/07 at 07:51:56 by Ringo (Ex Member)
7 390 Last Post 03/16/07 at 20:59:38
By: Lowen - Ex Member
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Lifespan of tires
In the spring of 2005 the rear tire was changed. It has now done 6000+ miles (10,000+ km) and has no pattern left at the middle, whereas the pattern still remains on the shoulders. As the need...

Started 03/05/07 at 04:21:48 by trolle
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21 1051 Last Post 03/15/07 at 10:07:24
By: nhmaf
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Seat pattern for recovering the seat on Britta?
Does anyone know if there might be a pattern I could get my hands on to use in order to cut out a new cover for the seat on Britta?  It has numerous rips and tears, which I just spent a little over an...

Started 03/11/07 at 11:05:45 by SCJJR65
13 653 Last Post 03/13/07 at 05:51:43
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Screech... (speedo?)
On occasion, the bike will emit a "screech".  Sounds mechanical (I used to think it was wind), usually lasts about second or so.  Only when in motion at a cruising speed.  No performance degradation.....

Started 03/11/07 at 19:40:11 by VaSteve
4 260 Last Post 03/12/07 at 19:23:38
By: Bob_Roller
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Oil changes and bolt torque...
I changed the oil in January at a friend's house and rode home.  Due to the weather, the bike has sat for a few weeks.  I strarted it up and found that it's leaking from where the filter goes in.  It ...

Started 03/09/07 at 12:29:39 by VaSteve
7 403 Last Post 03/11/07 at 03:52:27
By: FSC - Ex Member
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82 LS stuff and musings...
I haven't done much to this for a while so this weekend I finally got motivated enough to go out on the porch and stare at it for a while.  Shocked Them damn motorcycle maintenance elves hadn't done a frea...

Started 03/04/07 at 23:37:48 by Justin B.
7 386 Last Post 03/10/07 at 23:14:40
By: Justin B.
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Speedo repair
Any suggestions on where to turn to get my speedometer calibrated, and my odometer repaired? I'm reading 10-20% high by my best guess, and I'd appreciate having an odometer I could trust.

Started 03/09/07 at 12:58:39 by Mumford (Ex Member)
4 297 Last Post 03/09/07 at 22:52:50
By: NC Steve
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Euro/low bars
Hi. I've got the USA bars on my '83, and since installing my S fairing, reading this:, and generally favoring a lower-slung look, I'm interested in picking u...

Started 02/20/07 at 18:35:56 by jhebass01 (Ex Member)
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By: msbuck
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Idiot lights help for 65LS Idiot
I have a few idiot lights not working on my LS, but how do you get to them, is this a full front pod/fairing strip down, and if so are there any pitfalls to be aware of ?

Started 03/08/07 at 11:57:49 by its only me (Ex Member)
9 598 Last Post 03/09/07 at 19:09:07
By: nhmaf
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are the rear brake shoes on the 65LS a different part from a normal R65?

Started 03/07/07 at 12:17:27 by its only me (Ex Member)
2 225 Last Post 03/07/07 at 13:39:41
By: Bob_Roller
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I have seen it mentioned on here....
a couple of times, but what is a Brown's sidestand?

Started 03/02/07 at 07:15:32 by its only me (Ex Member)
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16 934 Last Post 03/07/07 at 10:25:50
By: NC Steve
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Valve clearances
My 1981 R65 owners manual shows .004" IN and .006" EX  clearances.
A buddy in town with similar age R65 shows .002" IN and .006" EX
I had never seen anything that tight for the airheads.<br ...

Started 03/04/07 at 19:53:57 by Chris in BC
4 385 Last Post 03/06/07 at 09:54:09
By: Semper Gumby
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LS Folk. . .Exhaust Paint Test
Thanks in part to some tips found here, I managed to get my exhaust off cleanly and intact, painted, and remounted without anything being destroyed. While by no means in good shape, there was enough m...

Started 03/05/07 at 19:03:47 by Mumford (Ex Member)
1 191 Last Post 03/05/07 at 19:22:42
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Good to be back on! Old 'puter died, new windows vista is confounding but on to the nut of my question. Just sent off a few over due orders for parts and I came to the exhaust nut wrench. Both sierra ...

Started 02/16/07 at 21:43:00 by MrRiden
5 320 Last Post 03/04/07 at 17:30:08
By: Justin B.
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