BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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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
4 377 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
7 548 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.
7 549 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.

Started 03/09/07 at 12:58:39 by Mumford (Ex Member)
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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:, 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)
9 759 Last Post 03/09/07 at 19:09:07
By: nhmaf
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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)
2 285 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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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)
4 496 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)
1 247 Last Post 03/05/07 at 19:22:42
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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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
5 463 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)
7 724 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)
9 898 Last Post 03/01/07 at 13:38:57
By: westfalian alien - Ex Member
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R65 Ignition Settings
I have a '79 R65 which is supposed to burn 93 Octane, if I read the book right.  Does anyone have a suggestion for ignition settings (dwell, timing)when using 91 Octane?  Thanks - Malcolm

Started 02/28/07 at 15:21:28 by sdmdc (Ex Member)
3 337 Last Post 02/28/07 at 23:04:27
By: Justin B.
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Exhaust questions
Excuse me if answers have been posted before. Since both the headers and cans are in pretty rough shape on my LS, I'm planning on giving high-temp engine paint a shot before biting the bullet and goin...

Started 02/26/07 at 22:43:13 by Mumford (Ex Member)
6 593 Last Post 02/27/07 at 22:53:52
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Overlooked Maintenance Items
Removed the exhaust system today in preparation for some major work, and came across a few items that need to be addressed on occasion. I found the countersunk bolt that holds the sidestand on , loose...

Started 02/27/07 at 18:55:58 by Bob_Roller
1 263 Last Post 02/27/07 at 22:51:27
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Brake Calipers
I own a 1982 R65. I'm interested in converting it to dual disc brakes in the front. Do they make a Brembo caliper that will work or do I need to be on the lookout for the LS setup.

Started 02/25/07 at 06:03:06 by tmcgeesr (Ex Member)
8 717 Last Post 02/25/07 at 12:38:17
By: its only me - Ex Member
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Anyone with gearbox out at the moment?
Just looking at my clutch pushrod. Not sure why the ridges, pretty sure they shouldn't be there. Only thing to cause this is the oil seal, although not sure why.
Anyone seen similar?

Started 02/23/07 at 20:07:12 by Chris in BC (Ex Member)
10 939 Last Post 02/25/07 at 02:48:00
By: airhead - Ex Member
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R65 Question
I just picked up the book How to Restore Your BMW Twin 1955-1985 by Mick Walker.  Lots of useful stuff.  I haven't read it cover to cover, but was intrigued by a caption on p. 34 under a picture of an...

Started 02/23/07 at 01:09:15 by ddbass (Ex Member)
3 418 Last Post 02/23/07 at 15:35:26
By: nhmaf
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s Brembo Caliper help needed please... R65LS
One of the problems of not having a garage or workshop and therefore having to work out doors is not having a decent workbench to strip and clean parts. this being the case I removed my r/h (as when s...

Started 02/18/07 at 16:26:09 by its only me (Ex Member)
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By: nhmaf
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