BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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Krauser Catches
My R65 came with a very nice set of Krauser panniers - fit very nicely they do and will even take my helmet.
However they don't have any locking mechanism, and I don't want to return to the bike ...

Started 02/01/07 at 13:27:49 by Diesel Dave (Ex Member)
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By: Rev. Eddie - Ex Member
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S fairing on R65
Just scored a good deal on an S fairing here in SF...it's off getting painted right now. For those of you with one on your bike, what hardware is crucial for a solid mounting? Poking around online has...

Started 01/25/07 at 12:23:17 by jhebass01 (Ex Member)
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By: NC Steve
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exhaust header pipes question(s)
What is the difference between no crossover (like my R65GS with the collector behind the gearbox and 1 exhaustpipe which could substitute as a crossover)
1 crossover in front of the engine or eve...

Started 12/14/06 at 13:45:42 by Baffo (Ex Member)
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By: Baffo - Ex Member
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Found a new parts fiche
...or new to me, anyway.
It's Hammersley BMW, in Lynchburg, VA. Their prices look good too, like Chicago BMW, less than the full retail at Max's and A&S's fiche sites.
Here's the link specif...

Started 12/18/06 at 15:21:58 by NC Steve
2 290 Last Post 12/21/06 at 06:31:00
By: airhead - Ex Member
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It's always something...
One of these days I'm gonna quit buying stuff that is partially in boxes!  Undecided  NC Steve gave me a heads-up on an entire r/h perch assembly on e-Bay so, since the '82 LS I picked up was missing the MC...

Started 12/18/06 at 17:14:40 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Oil And Filter Change
Changed the oil and filter today, put Castrol 10w30 in the bike for winter riding, and my method of removing the spark plug leads and installing an old set of plugs and setting them on the cylinder fi...

Started 12/09/06 at 20:14:52 by Bob_Roller
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18 1500 Last Post 12/16/06 at 15:03:42
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Windscreen ideas?
This is actually for my husband's R100...
He is looking for a small 'classic' looking windscreen to add to his '81 R100.  He's seen a couple pics on this site that intrigues him, so I thought I w...

Started 12/11/06 at 16:11:32 by msbuck
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Tool of the month Club
I could not resist -
This months tool $20 from the Snapon guy - Spring loaded pointed drift for pushing the float shaft/pin out of the carbs.  About the size of a pencil.  John Jones had one whe...

Started 12/15/06 at 01:13:12 by Semper Gumby
1 373 Last Post 12/15/06 at 02:37:07
By: airhead - Ex Member
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Coils
I have had a couple of coil questions so I figured I'd re-post (on this forum) a pictoral comparo between the stocker and Dyna.
Here is the stock "Crack-O-Matic" coil, complete with crack:
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and com...

Started 11/20/06 at 18:42:15 by Justin B.
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Exhaust nuts yearly care
Just a wee reminder to everyone during off-time or even if you ride all year round....plaster some anti-seize on those exhaust nuts as best you can on a regular basis. I just loosen mine off, and slat...

Started 12/12/06 at 10:01:42 by suecanada
7 669 Last Post 12/14/06 at 08:50:59
By: nhmaf
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Show me your rack!!!
Shocked
My bike came (to me) with a Krauser rack.  It is inhibiting me opening the seat, and when doing so, it scratchs up the tail piece on the seat.  I was told the official BMW and Reynolds racks ...

Started 11/27/06 at 14:14:58 by VaSteve
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By: VaSteve
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Mono-shock owners, take heed!
This is a thread from Boxerworks about the lug nuts coming loose.
http://www.boxerworks.com/phorum/read.php?f=1&i=177679&t=177679

Started 12/06/06 at 22:31:09 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
4 462 Last Post 12/08/06 at 17:24:43
By: Justin B.
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Just noticed "The Mat", Sue !
I think that Sue should be getting royalty payments from this or something..
I just noticed in my Motorcycle Classic magazine that Aerostitch is selling a product
called "The Mat" for allow...

Started 12/04/06 at 12:37:02 by nhmaf
6 515 Last Post 12/05/06 at 19:52:27
By: suecanada
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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.
4 523 Last Post 12/03/06 at 21:59:53
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
2 323 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
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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.
5 523 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 1114 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
4 538 Last Post 11/23/06 at 20:04:52
By: nhmaf
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