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I used to be a Rat Bike...
Hello, I posted an intro in the General Announcements section but I figured I would try and collate this stuff in a resto thread. I’ve already had some fantastic input from members here, so thanks ver...

Started 02/23/19 at 21:03:58 by ged in oz
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Sprucing up the old R65...
Wink I hope this is appropriate but I just wanted to say how much help this forum has been to me recently. I'm in the process of giving my R65 a major strip own overhaul and cleanup and I've read some ...

Started 09/11/11 at 02:37:43 by Adrian
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My Build Experience and Result
What started as a tired, but mechanically sound 1984 R65LS (already missing the side covers and LS headlight surround) has come out with a mild makeover.
After looking at options, I decided on a ...

Started 05/04/19 at 03:14:09 by KiwiQLD
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New Member: 1984 r65LS in Boxes
Hello all!
I am a new member who just acquired a 1984 r65LS, quite literally in boxes. I have been doing a ton of research into the specific tasks i need to accomplish to make her run and welcome...

Started 04/14/19 at 09:33:58 by Thomastreats
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By: Justin B.
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Always wanted to build up a Café Racer…
So I picked up a low mileage R65 a while back. With the short wheelbase and quick revs I thought it would be a good canvas for the project. I just joined your community with the hope of sharing knowle...

Started 12/19/18 at 12:33:18 by Dave S
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R65 Project
Hi guys. Im Ryan. Currently living in Kenya for the last 6 months but was previously living in the UK. Ive just picked up a 1981 R65. Needs a lot of work doing to it!
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Started 03/07/19 at 08:01:20 by ryanthomas
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By: Justin B.
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'82 R65LS Restoration
I purchased this 1982 R65LS last Fall (2016) and got it somewhat cleaned up to the condition you see here. My first goal was to learn about it - the maintenance, what has been done and what needs to b...

Started 03/10/17 at 09:16:32 by marcmiller001
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Some TLC for the R45
We purchased our 1978 R45/N about 9 years ago from a 'friend of a friend'. He was having some health issues and could no longer ride on two wheels.  Not too many of these here in the states, and I tho...

Started 04/09/17 at 21:28:02 by DeeG
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My R65 Overhaul.
The parts I ordered from motobins finally arrived. I wasted no time tearing the bike apart to finally give my bike a much needed overhaul.
Pictures are arranged chronologically.
Bike all t...

Started 08/28/13 at 06:24:19 by Julio A.
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Custom restoration - R65LS
I started this topic over in the technical tips area by mistake, but it will now reside here and I hope to update fairly regularly.
So, I thought I would introduce this project before leaning on ...

Started 01/28/16 at 04:19:17 by peteremc
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New member winter project
Hello all,
As soon as I get things figured out I will post pics of my winter frame off refresh project on my 1984 R65. It's not going to be a museum piece, but rather a very clean rider.  Smiley

Started 03/03/18 at 05:56:37 by twocyl
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Ongoing R100RT - R100T - R100RT Project
Years ago, probably 12 or so, I picked up a poor neglected '81 R100RT off fleabay.  I already had a '95 R100RT so I decided to make it into a nekkid summer bike - in essence an R100T.
After strip...

Started 08/12/17 at 21:10:54 by Justin B.
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