BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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Use of Bicycle Computers?
While a bicycle computer can be a PIA to set up correctly, I think it is a very viable alternative to the stock unit.  Not as much fun as a GPSr (IMHO), but a lot cheaper ($20), and you don't have ...

Started 03/26/07 at 07:31:02 by NC Steve
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Ferodo Brake Shoe Question....
Just bought some new Ferodo shoes for my '83, non LS. They are PN 701.
Will they work? Since perhaps rashly spending money, I have reason to believe that these will only fit the LS. Anyone have a...

Started 04/18/07 at 14:04:05 by jhebass01 (Ex Member)
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tach question
Help Please! Smiley
 New owner of 1982 r65ls the tach needle bounces, all of the "idiot lights" oil...gen..neutral...etc work but the rpm's don't...any recommendations, or answers would be greatly a...

Started 04/17/07 at 21:42:38 by fishntxflats (Ex Member)
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By: Justin B.
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What Grade of Gas Do You Use?
Has anyone experimented with a higher octane gas in their R65? I usually use 87 and I'm wondering if upgrading would give any benefit?

Started 04/14/07 at 08:35:41 by mightywind (Ex Member)
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By: Justin B.
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Rattling Headlight
Has anyone else been into their headlights lately?
I replaced my on again/off again stock bulb last weekend with a new PIAA and took the bike out for a ride Sunday, whereupon I kept noticing a r...

Started 04/10/07 at 23:14:35 by NC Steve
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By: Clutch - Ex Member
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LS diff ratio
can someone tell me the ratio on an LS please.

Started 04/16/07 at 13:08:10 by its only me (Ex Member)
2 351 Last Post 04/16/07 at 16:57:54
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That squeal!  My ears!  My ears!!
Well, since I swapped out the rotor and pads on Britta, she stops sure and quick like she hasn't since I've owned her.  I've also noticed a squeal when I apply the front brake that is getting louder a...

Started 04/14/07 at 14:47:49 by SCJJR65
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By: MrRiden
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portable exhaust nut wrench ?
Rob, (or anyone else ?)
I think that in a past thread you mentioned that you had one of Ed Korn's
tools for packing along on the bike - would you happen to have a photo
of one ?    I've...

Started 04/12/07 at 22:30:17 by nhmaf
9 765 Last Post 04/15/07 at 08:24:32
By: Justin B.
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Steering head adjustment
I am pretty sure Melena went through this not too long ago.  Do we have any access to the old tech history from Lots of great advice on there.
Anyway..LRB's steering is heavy and he rol...

Started 04/02/07 at 12:30:24 by suecanada
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By: thrang - Ex Member
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valve lash adjustment???
Hi Guys,I went with my brother inlaw today and we picked up a pretty nice 1980 r65. The bike has 38,000 on it and is in overall nice shape. The one thing I did notice is a fairly loud ticking noise. I...

Started 04/07/07 at 21:43:05 by Jap rider Jim (Ex Member)
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Removing Transmission
Has anyone removed their transmission without removing the swing arm? My self engineered work stand doesn't look like it's going to work. I don't have room anymore in the garage to let a torn apart bi...

Started 04/11/07 at 10:22:32 by Bob_Roller
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By: thrang - Ex Member
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Bigger Fuel Tank
Some one asked about fitting bigger tank on R65's, an R100GS will fit fine although you will have to mod a seat unit slightly as its about an inch shorter than a standard R65 tank, as having that gap ...

Started 04/10/07 at 19:17:07 by thrang (Ex Member)
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fork tube size?
what size are the fork tubes? 35mm or 36mm? or what size clip on bars should i get and or fork clamp for a steering dampener? thanks!

Started 04/06/07 at 09:40:19 by Jon P (Ex Member)
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suddenly Stalling Susan
Yesterday after about 30 min ride total shut down.  As if you turned the key off.  Lights still worked and horn but no oil, charge lights or starter.  Looked under tank, swiveled the two fuses there a...

Started 04/09/07 at 19:54:49 by Beemer Lee (Ex Member)
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By: Justin B.
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So...finally got some time to replace hoses. Stainless ones seem a bit shorter than stock ones..I'll try and get a photo up at some stage. I decieded to replace the contaminated pads as well. A fairly...

Started 03/20/07 at 08:41:26 by BooG
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By: westfalian alien - Ex Member
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Bike Didn't Pass Emissions Test
Took my bike in for the annual emissions test , and it failed. I was adjusting the carbs with a Twinmax synchronizer, and I thought I had it adjusted correctly. But it failed miserably at more than tw...

Started 04/05/07 at 16:04:20 by Bob_Roller
9 695 Last Post 04/10/07 at 23:15:51
By: Justin B.
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Easter Eggs, 80 R65,  and Questions
I'll remember Easter 2007 as the year I fist rode my R65,  I have a few (simple) questions.  My beemer stalls when going from high revs to idle. Increase the Idle speed?  Also it backfires a bit.  All...

Started 04/08/07 at 16:46:01 by Beemer Lee (Ex Member)
3 291 Last Post 04/08/07 at 20:23:48
By: Justin B.
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65LS wiring..
the Tacho on my 65LS has never worked so today I stripped the pod to get to this area, and although I never found a reason for a non working tacho, I did notice a pair of Green with black wires in a c...

Started 04/07/07 at 11:46:22 by its only me (Ex Member)
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Question to LS owners
I remember Sue dealing with much aggravation due to the length of the valve stems on the new tubes she used in her LS wheels.  Not having an LS at the time I really didn't understand what the issue wa...

Started 04/06/07 at 21:44:46 by Justin B.
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By: MrRiden
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Pulse-Air System???
Just got rid of all that plumbing and I'm curious how many other riders have removed theirs...In addition stopping the annoying "pop pop pop" the seems to be a bit easier to fine tune the idle (could ...

Started 01/20/07 at 15:24:22 by Scout39 (Ex Member)
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