BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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perplexing
Evening all.
Good to be back on my bike after 6 weeks away.
I was in Vegas and PV Mexico then work sent me to the UAE.....anyway
I have had fun bump starting my r65LS (it will need a no...

Started 04/05/07 at 05:47:22 by milkman (Ex Member)
1 169 Last Post 04/05/07 at 22:47:06
By: MrRiden
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Wheel Bearing Seals
I've got a spare front snowflake rim, and I'm going to remove the bearings and learn how to shim them , my first question is : what is the best way to remove the grease seal from the rim ? It looks li...

Started 04/05/07 at 15:56:30 by Bob_Roller
4 379 Last Post 04/05/07 at 22:35:06
By: MrRiden
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Carb problem causes leaking gas?
New to this board, thinking of picking up an R65. Here's a nice one for sale in my area:
http://tucson.craigslist.org/mcy/301719960.html
My question is, does this explanation make sense: <br...

Started 03/29/07 at 08:54:36 by MarkAZ (Ex Member)
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By: donbmw
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seat differences
what are the seat differences from our r65 to a r80 in the 70's models? i know they are the same in later years when went with the mono shockers. i am asking because i found a cafe rear cowl the fits ...

Started 04/05/07 at 12:02:19 by Jon P (Ex Member)
1 193 Last Post 04/05/07 at 17:30:50
By: Justin B.
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tire mounting
I didn't want to gunk up ringo's message thread with something a little off of his topic, but I hit on a topic that I had thought about asking before.
Is there much selection of tubed tires out t...

Started 04/04/07 at 18:58:44 by Clutch (Ex Member)
1 177 Last Post 04/05/07 at 09:59:12
By: Justin B.
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rear fender
trying to find a rear fender that fits r65 but I can bob and mount led lights on. but haven,t found any easily. anybody swapped out the rear fender before?
                                  Bruce...

Started 04/02/07 at 10:32:47 by seniorchiefSS (Ex Member)
5 427 Last Post 04/04/07 at 17:17:52
By: Jon P - Ex Member
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Traffic signal triggering magnets
Thanks to Sue's link to K&J Magnetics for rare earth magnets here in the U.S., I am going to order some for my frame rails.
Here are the ones I am considering:
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2" x 1/4" x 1/8" thick
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2" x 1/2" x 1/8" thick<br ...

Started 04/01/07 at 07:08:42 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
7 513 Last Post 04/02/07 at 02:27:46
By: airhead - Ex Member
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Clutch Question
Well It is time for the annual spring tuneup, and I figured it was time to check the clutch for wear. After pulling the rear swingarm, and gear box, I pulled the friction plate, and put the calipers t...

Started 03/31/07 at 13:34:29 by vontresc (Ex Member)
1 196 Last Post 03/31/07 at 14:06:37
By: Bob_Roller
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Brembo or ATE?
Do R65's only come with the BREMBO caliper? Trying to buy a rebuild kit.  Thanks.
82' r65 (not LS)

Started 03/29/07 at 23:40:46 by rob650
6 623 Last Post 03/30/07 at 15:56:36
By: Justin B.
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R65LS, Rear Brake Question...
So why exactly does the 65LS have different rear brake shoes than other R65's?
and does this mean you can't use another type of hub (as in spoked wheels)

Started 03/27/07 at 16:32:33 by its only me (Ex Member)
1 231 Last Post 03/27/07 at 16:39:11
By: Bob_Roller
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high revs when wet
hello all,
I've noticed that when I don't have my bike (1981) covered and it rains, that the next time I ride, the engine idles high (~3200 rpms)... kind of like it would if I had my choke on.  T...

Started 03/26/07 at 17:53:27 by Clutch (Ex Member)
3 304 Last Post 03/27/07 at 09:36:26
By: Clutch - Ex Member
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Best place (price-wise) to order rotor and pads?
OK, since I rarely order parts online, I'm clueless.... Undecided
Where would be the best place to get a rotor and brake pads for Britta?  I've got to bite the bullet and get a new rotor on her, and wa...

Started 03/24/07 at 07:01:29 by SCJJR65
11 890 Last Post 03/26/07 at 13:35:03
By: SCJJR65
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Supplemental Lighting
I'm wondering if anyone has any input on adding some extra lighting to my LS. I recently put in a PIAA 'Super White' bulb, which is an improvement, but I'd still like a bit more light out there, espec...

Started 03/05/07 at 18:36:55 by Mumford (Ex Member)
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16 1040 Last Post 03/25/07 at 23:03:36
By: Bob_Roller
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bag mounts
i am looking at a bag mount system that isnt oem. looking at the bmw oem mounts it looks like there are three points to where the mount or secured. it looks like the oem mount to a spot rear the rear ...

Started 03/22/07 at 11:45:08 by Jon P (Ex Member)
7 499 Last Post 03/25/07 at 22:37:43
By: Semper Gumby
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Re boring an R65
When you re bore an R65..take it to the first bore.....what does that take the engine size to? Does that really translate into more horse power?  Not that my bike will need it anytime soon, just curio...

Started 03/25/07 at 14:46:35 by scottyintex (Ex Member)
1 210 Last Post 03/25/07 at 17:27:22
By: airhead - Ex Member
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Driveshaft loosing oil
My driveshaft is loosing oil but the final drive is gaining oil. Not a lot in either case but I assume that oil is migrating "downhill". Is it a case of needing to replace the oil seal or are thenere ...

Started 03/25/07 at 03:27:58 by Dave Shaw (Ex Member)
3 269 Last Post 03/25/07 at 16:17:02
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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1980 R65 gremlins
Hi Folks, I'm new to the board. I'm going to help my brother in law look at A 1980 R65. I ride all Jap bikes so I could use advise on what to look out for on these old airheads. Thanks in advance. Jim...

Started 03/23/07 at 00:05:54 by Jap rider Jim (Ex Member)
9 649 Last Post 03/24/07 at 22:45:56
By: Justin B.
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Can I take your bag sir?
Now then I wonder if this is really as daft as it first seems?  I would like to get some luggage for my LS, but are the side frames the same as for other models, or am I looking for LS specific or is ...

Started 03/13/07 at 15:18:00 by its only me (Ex Member)
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20 1379 Last Post 03/23/07 at 18:09:02
By: Justin B.
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VIN Sticker
Just in from the state mandated emissions test and hit a little snag. Oh the bike passed but the folks there started having fits over the fact that my 25 year old VIN sticker (the only place you'll fi...

Started 03/20/07 at 15:32:12 by MrRiden
13 909 Last Post 03/22/07 at 19:53:35
By: MrRiden
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R65 rear axle differences.
I ran across something interesting while I was doing some research on R65 axles.  It looks like there are three different rear axles depending on model and year.  Roll Eyes The pre-'81 bikes have one part n...

Started 03/19/07 at 22:00:33 by Justin B.
8 484 Last Post 03/22/07 at 19:28:33
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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