BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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clamp ons or sportier handlebars for R65
I'd like to replace the original handlebars on my 81 R65 with clamp ons or a sportier single piece handlebar. Any recommendations?

Started 04/30/07 at 15:42:37 by flongr65 (Ex Member)
5 521 Last Post 05/03/07 at 21:41:20
By: Jon P - Ex Member
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How much fork oil?
So I finally got around to changing the fork oil in the bike.  What a messy job.  I should have had a smaller funnel, cause I had fork oil all over the place. 
Anyhow, I had the bike on the cent...

Started 04/22/07 at 21:23:41 by VaSteve
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26 1907 Last Post 05/01/07 at 22:35:29
By: Justin B.
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transmission spline
ok after hearing and seeing the other posts i am going to so this.  low miles with an unknow history.
if i just want to lube the spline do i have to take the tranny all the way out? can i crack t...

Started 04/30/07 at 16:07:35 by Jon P (Ex Member)
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By: Justin B.
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your thoughts on case savers?
i read an article by duane about his thoughts on case savers, he didnt think you should. i see some of the members here have them. do you like them? i have a nice set the seem to be bigger and wrap ar...

Started 04/23/07 at 09:30:18 by Jon P (Ex Member)
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By: drewboid - Ex Member
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Bad news splines... your input requested ?
OK, I *finally* got around to digging into my suspected clutch spline failure problem on
my 82 R65LS, and the "good" news is that my diagnosis was correct.  The bad news
is that my diagnosis...

Started 04/29/07 at 19:11:31 by nhmaf
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By: Justin B.
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Original Owners Manual
I'm looking for an original owners manual for my 81 R65 but can't seem to find anything. Can anyone direct me to a source? Also trying to find color schemes for that year. My is Green/Blue...I'm think...

Started 04/28/07 at 12:01:50 by mandosi (Ex Member)
4 355 Last Post 04/30/07 at 14:01:15
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Newbie hello
Hello all! I currently own an R80/7 and an R1100R. The /7 has been my passion for the last six months as far as getting it 100% mechanically correct. I am close to that end and am exploring opportunit...

Started 04/26/07 at 11:19:30 by Shakyone (Ex Member)
2 252 Last Post 04/27/07 at 18:28:50
By: msbuck
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Looking for a new color....
So my bike is Bronco brown.   It's pretty chipped up around the fuel filler and on the front fender.  The seat tailpiece is scratched up from the non-moving Krauser rack and I have newer one coming fr...

Started 12/04/06 at 11:38:31 by VaSteve
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By: Semper Gumby
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LS Polaris paint match
I am hoping to get help regarding a paint match for my 1984 r65ls. The bike is grey (Polaris) and has a colour number (563) under the seat printed on top of the fender. The BMW motorcycle retailer tel...

Started 04/26/07 at 09:14:38 by mkocal (Ex Member)
2 323 Last Post 04/26/07 at 10:48:54
By: Justin B.
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Are you sitting comfortably
will the seat of a standard R65 fit an R65LS model?

Started 04/25/07 at 16:05:39 by its only me (Ex Member)
5 397 Last Post 04/26/07 at 07:49:30
By: Justin B.
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Clutch Alignment Tool
While I was at the shop that's doing my clutch overhaul, I noticed they had a display rack of plastic clutch alignment tools. I havn't remembered to get one yet, I requested the dimensions on the old ...

Started 04/25/07 at 15:43:16 by Bob_Roller
4 414 Last Post 04/26/07 at 07:30:11
By: Justin B.
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Bing Carb Rebuild
Ordered a full rebuild kit for the carbs today from the Bing Agency in Kansas. I also ordered the Bing factory manual as well. In talking to the  owner on the phone, and he stated that after 25,000 mi...

Started 04/18/07 at 18:41:01 by Bob_Roller
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By: Bob_Roller
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I used POR15 to seal the rust on my R65 fuel tank but neglected to blow air through the petcock hole. Now the hole to the petcock is blocked. Any ideas to get the hole open?

Started 04/22/07 at 07:02:54 by NOT2SMART (Ex Member)
6 434 Last Post 04/25/07 at 03:42:10
By: trolle
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High revs on the right cylinder when idling
This is a severe problem: The right cylinder has just started to develop a bad habit of revving up to 2000 rpm when it should be idling at 900. I cannot find the cause; at first I suspected that the e...

Started 04/12/07 at 11:36:56 by trolle
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I am contemplating "the bolt guy" s/s nuts and bolt package. but working with stainless/steel in the navy found that it looks good but is not as strong as high carbon steel. has anyone used this stain...

Started 04/21/07 at 18:54:35 by seniorchiefSS (Ex Member)
1 214 Last Post 04/21/07 at 23:24:55
By: Justin B.
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Gear shift linkage
On my '83 R65, the exquisitely designed fastener that connects the two parts of the gear change mechanism decided to pop off.  Has anyone else solved this problem.  I didn't realize I was so heavy foo...

Started 04/18/07 at 10:30:34 by stbrown (Ex Member)
12 1080 Last Post 04/21/07 at 01:39:52
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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transmission woes
I notice that my 83 R65 seems to have a hard time getting into first gear when the machine is cold.  I hit the shifter down and it won’t engage, I have to roll the bike forward in order for it to shif...

Started 04/19/07 at 23:46:02 by berub9a2 (Ex Member)
5 470 Last Post 04/20/07 at 21:45:33
By: Justin B.
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Fairing removal
Hi, Can anyone point me in the right direction: I’m attempting to remove the ‘fairing’ from my 1984 r65ls. I have stopped at trouble with removing the turn signals.
Thanks in advance

Started 04/19/07 at 23:47:05 by mkocal (Ex Member)
6 558 Last Post 04/20/07 at 16:54:35
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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My reflector on the left fork fell off. I had used a hot glue gun to stick it back on, but the glue strikes me as being a bit brittle for the job when its cooled down. Any ideas??

Started 04/20/07 at 12:25:55 by BooG
2 280 Last Post 04/20/07 at 16:25:30
By: nhmaf
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RT fairings
I've just picked up Bimbo2 in Shorpshire and ridden her back to Cumbria about 160m. She's got a whacking great RT fairing on which won't be there for much longer. Anyway I'm curious to know if anyone ...

Started 04/15/07 at 21:12:30 by thrang (Ex Member)
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By: nhmaf
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