BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65
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Fuel consumption drama:
Evening all.
Well, as documented, I had a small stack the other day, and when it happened, I did have petrol flood the left carby to the point it poured out on to the ground while she was laying ...

Started 01/15/07 at 08:52:18 by milkman (Ex Member)
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23 2163 Last Post 02/06/07 at 20:19:12
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Hi to all
Hi dear friends,
Have managed to register, back from the old forum.
All's good, except for the bad news that the R65 is down since a week ago, probably due to stripping of the spline?
A...

Started 02/04/07 at 19:56:53 by mbl (Ex Member)
7 706 Last Post 02/05/07 at 14:02:36
By: Chris in BC - Ex Member
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airbox mods
Morning all.
Well, I was looking through the forum past threads and couldn't find anything on this topic, so often a large one on other bike forums.
What airbox mods has anyone tried, liked,...

Started 01/19/07 at 10:07:35 by milkman (Ex Member)
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19 2249 Last Post 02/03/07 at 20:10:27
By: Rob Valdez 79 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)
3 471 Last Post 02/02/07 at 08:30:12
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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21 2812 Last Post 02/01/07 at 05:13:39
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
2 376 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.
10 837 Last Post 12/19/06 at 20:38:29
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 1873 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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19 2527 Last Post 12/16/06 at 13:00:04
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
1 457 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:
[IMAGE]
and com...

Started 11/20/06 at 18:42:15 by Justin B.
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31 3024 Last Post 12/14/06 at 19:21:32
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
7 901 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 (Ex Member)
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21 2402 Last Post 12/12/06 at 21:56:48
By: VaSteve - Ex Member
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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
4 610 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
6 681 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 (Ex Member)
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19 2047 Last Post 12/05/06 at 16:51:49
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.
4 655 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
2 421 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
8 1716 Last Post 11/28/06 at 20:34:02
By: Justin B.
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