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'79 R65 - Master cylinder parts
Hi All,
After a LONG hiatus, I'm working on getting my '79 R65 back to running condition.
I started by, among other chores, changing the fluid in the front brake system. In so doing, the lit...

Started 10/06/19 at 11:03:46 by w7lej1
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Painting my rims
I have painted my rims on my 1979 R65 with Dupli Color paint.  The match looks very close to the original color.
Should I clear coat them for a better protection?

Started 09/28/19 at 17:44:12 by Jschara
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Bean can failed - repair or not?
On the even of departure for the annual gathering of the restorer's clubs the bean can failed. In fairness it was not the infamous hall effect, the wires coming out of the bean can had simpl...

Started 06/23/19 at 20:47:03 by Tony Smith
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The importance of going back to basics.
I have what ?I think is an interesting ignition saga that others might find interesting. 
Part of it is rooted in my refusal over a number of years to take my own advice - "check the basics firs...

Started 06/28/19 at 01:24:04 by Tony Smith
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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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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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