BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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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? 
Thanks!!!

Started 03/16/07 at 19:22:25 by VaSteve
8 628 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
1 194 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.
10 600 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)
6 486 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)
7 494 Last Post 03/16/07 at 20:59:38
By: Lowen - Ex Member
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Lifespan of tires
Hi
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 1306 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
13 825 Last Post 03/13/07 at 05:51:43
By: SCJJR65
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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
4 325 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
7 475 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.
7 466 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.
Thanks....

Started 03/09/07 at 12:58:39 by Mumford (Ex Member)
4 351 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: http://www.w6rec.com/duane/bmw/lowbars.htm, 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)
9 676 Last Post 03/09/07 at 19:09:07
By: nhmaf
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Why?
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)
2 255 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 1104 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 (Ex Member)
4 438 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)
1 223 Last Post 03/05/07 at 19:22:42
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Nutz
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
5 395 Last Post 03/04/07 at 17:30:08
By: Justin B.
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question for those using LED tail lights
For those of you using LED tail lights.....I have some questions.  Did you pop the light bulb out and plug the LED into the bulb socket? Or did you cut that little plug off and braid the wires togethe...

Started 03/01/07 at 21:03:13 by scottyintex (Ex Member)
7 643 Last Post 03/02/07 at 14:55:05
By: Chris in BC - Ex Member
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Uprated Regulator
Westfalien Alien mentioned uprated (police) regs available in Europe... do you have a link to them? as now I have used an Odyssey battery I would like a better reg for a full charge.
here is one ...

Started 02/25/07 at 14:11:19 by its only me (Ex Member)
9 757 Last Post 03/01/07 at 13:38:57
By: westfalian alien - Ex Member
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