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need a source of electrical connectors.
Can anyone tell me what these are called please? Ideally I'd like to buy some that have a "guard" that can be fitted when not connected. i9f you have a source, please let me know.

Started 04/08/17 at 23:59:18 by Tony Smith
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By: marcmax
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High idle
It's starting to warm up here on the 3rd coast and that's making it easier to start the old girl.
On the other hand, after a "spirited" 30 mile ride yesterday, coming to a stop light the idle se...

Started 04/24/17 at 08:36:22 by Billmc
5 171 Last Post 04/26/17 at 12:57:08
By: Lordcargo
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Compression tests on cylinders
So after a few problems starting my bike (Recent posts) it turned out to be a combination of spark plugs, battery power and needing a general tune up.
The timing was slightly off, but all is work...

Started 04/24/17 at 09:21:23 by jamestnewsonr65
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By: Tony Smith
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The R65 clock. How to adjust?
Does anyone know how you adjust the clock.
Thought I'd ask on here before I trawl the net.
My bike came without a user manual and there's no obvious adjuster from the front of the dial?<br ...

Started 04/18/17 at 12:26:38 by Monman
5 123 Last Post 04/19/17 at 22:28:42
By: Bob_Roller
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Refurbing Shop Lights
I have a few light fixtures in my shop with buzzing ballasts, don't want to fire up when cold, etc, so I decided to try a little upgrade.
I ordered some rolls of LED strips and some small 12 VDC ...

Started 01/31/17 at 22:46:49 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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TwinMax carb sync tool
Anyone  have or have used a TwinMax and have any comments on it? The reason I am asking is I found one at a yard sale still unopened in the original packaging. Paid $40 for it. The guy said he bought ...

Started 11/06/16 at 12:27:23 by marcmax
4 312 Last Post 11/09/16 at 16:41:20
By: Tony Smith
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home made Timing light
Hello !
Some time ago we discussed timing lights for our beloved engines.
I own one (see http://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIGITAL-DISPLAY-GOOD-QUALITY-PROFESSIONAL-TIMING-....

Started 07/09/16 at 12:52:06 by georgesgiralt
3 290 Last Post 07/10/16 at 06:12:04
By: Tony Smith
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New Garage / Shop Construction "Advice"
I'm getting ready to break ground on a new garage and shop at my house within the next couple of months.  I've been planning this thing for over 15 years dodging and prioritizing between 2nd...

Started 06/02/16 at 14:21:31 by Mike V
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brake swap ?
Hi guys, I've got problems with the brakes (double disc on R65LS) and want to change to modern brakes. Any ideas of models that do not ask for many modifications on the bike ? Stay double or go to sin...

Started 05/30/16 at 13:04:07 by guyom
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By: wilcom
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My cat walked on my Keyboard
As the title states, my kitty jumped up on the desk and made a couple of keystrokes with her paws and now I'm screwed.
I use web based mail from Yahoo, and now after her tap dance on the keys, I...

Started 04/18/16 at 08:18:44 by wilcom
4 225 Last Post 06/01/16 at 00:43:30
By: georgesgiralt
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Testing a Magneto.
Any one know how I can bench test a Magneto? I replaced the points and plugs on my A7's and I'm still getting a very weak and crappy spark. So looking for any advice on testing the thing.

Started 04/19/16 at 16:56:38 by Tony Shaw
10 472 Last Post 05/23/16 at 20:11:43
By: Tony Smith
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Head cleaning
I know I've seen info before about cleaning oxidized heads and engine...I would like any suggestions for cleaning. Blasting with baking soda? Aloxide, Glass bead or should I stay away from pressure bl...

Started 05/04/16 at 15:11:00 by vtmando
3 403 Last Post 05/08/16 at 13:10:26
By: vtmando
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starter cover in system epoxy resin
HI Guys, does anyone order something from boxercafe.com ?
They made some nice starter cover and fairing from complete racing fairing to bikini ones...

Started 02/01/16 at 14:06:08 by guyom
12 549 Last Post 03/08/16 at 06:46:25
By: Burt
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Windows 10
Just installed the free edition of Windows 10 on my PC, anyone have any issues with this ???

Started 08/16/15 at 20:55:08 by Bob_Roller
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By: wilcom
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electrex RR45
Hi Guys, i'm a new arrival in the R65 world. I bought a R65 1981, cheap, but not in good shape. When i checked the electrical cord, many are burn and modified from original position. So I changed ever...

Started 01/20/16 at 15:02:07 by guyom
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By: guyom
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GPS Speedometer
Anyone have any experience with a gps based speedometer? I am considering one for the R65 that I am rebuilding now. I have an Acewell on the R65 I ride now and while I like it, at 2.5" diameter it has...

Started 11/02/15 at 15:50:32 by marcmax
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By: marcmax
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School me on LED lights
School me on LED lights
On my 79 R65, I plan on replacing all turn signal and tail running/brake lights to LED. Who has done it? How? Pictures?  Thanks

Started 04/01/15 at 14:55:48 by 67siia
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By: Graeme
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