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Coils, ICUs, Bean Cans and other mysteries
i recently wrote somethign of an essay to put in a special itnerest group.
I've decided to put it here, Please correct any mistakes of mine, I look forward to discussion

Started 06/14/19 at 04:37:38 by Tony Smith
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Torque val˙es for 1979 R65
Can anybody confirm if these settings are right. 
Drive shaft bolts 32NM
Swing arm pins 10NM
Swing arm nuts  105 NM
I got these from Chris Harris's Utube site.   I don't have a sh...

Started 06/15/19 at 16:37:32 by Jschara
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Fitting new rings
Someone asked me a few days ago about fitting new rings to pistons, I cannot remember if it was here or the Facebook page, so I will put my answer in both places.
Firstly if you have Gotze rings ...

Started 06/04/19 at 02:59:46 by Tony Smith
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Used parts in EU
Where do people go to buy used airhead parts in Europe?
I need a pair of good condition connecting rods for my R65.
Motorradteile Hannover and Motorworks in UK have some, what are your exper...

Started 05/06/19 at 06:46:35 by Soeren
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Seduced by the dark side
All my good intentions of resurrecting the R65LS that I bought as a spare parts bike have been pushed aside by a (gasp) cage.
A good friend of mine, who is also a mechanic by profession, called a...

Started 12/19/18 at 09:44:11 by marcmax
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Mounting Wixom Saddle Bags
I just picked up a pair of Wixom bags that I would like to mount on my 1979 R65.  I still need to find the mounting brackets.  I had a 1971 R75 SWB with them on.  That year came with SWB and the long ...

Started 12/12/18 at 15:14:50 by Jschara
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Time for a winter project
I bought a running R65LS that was missing a lot to use as a spare parts bike. It has sat neglected for years. I am finally going to do something with it but I'm not sure just what yet. Its missing all...

Started 11/30/18 at 18:52:22 by marcmax
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R860 in the making
Well, the day has arrived when there will be no more procrastination. It's time and the work that has been waiting (and waiting) will be done.
First there is the K100 front end to be fitted. As y...

Started 08/03/18 at 03:25:06 by Tony Smith
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Missing centre stand foot operating lever
I've just noticed my recently-acquired 1984 R65 is missing the centre stand side operating lever. The stand itself funtions well after awkwardly lowering by hand. Its  point of origin is o...

Started 10/16/18 at 12:09:26 by andrewwoodhall
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Tyre Pressures.
Subtitled: "Everything I thought I knew was wrong in respect to modern tyres"
I had new tyres fitted to the GSA on Friday. As they were offering free fitting and balance I decided that I'd let th...

Started 10/07/18 at 02:38:12 by Tony Smith
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Torque wrench
I have been wanting a torque wrench for some time now, and now I need it enough to where I can justify spending the money.
I'm going with a 10-50nm to accommodate most common tasks.
I like g...

Started 09/29/18 at 13:33:35 by Soeren
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Taller bars?
what I have discovered on a longish ride today is that i'm leaning over on my arms the entire time. Has anyone put taller 22mm bars on theirs without changing cables?

Started 09/13/18 at 21:25:14 by RG68RG
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