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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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By: Justin B.
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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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By: JBHemlock
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Re: New Member New Airhead saying hello
Update...Had some time to dig in a bit:
Plugs are fouled badly (see Pic) still hoping it is not rings. 
Pulled the air box and starter cover and found I had a mouse in the house!! (with his...

Started 02/26/17 at 15:22:01 by b1web
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By: Barry
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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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1982 R65LS Restoration
New to the R65 and new to this site.
Just finished restoring a LS.  It sat outside for 2 years without protection and suffered a lot of water damage.
Here is a link to some assembly pics:<br...

Started 03/27/17 at 08:44:20 by brumohr
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By: marcmiller001
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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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Back On The Road!
Had the bike back for two weeks now, managed to get two shake-down rides in with a couple of issues;
poor cold starting
Fast idle/rough running
Terrible brakes (front)
Need to get ...

Started 03/07/17 at 04:41:49 by Chris S
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Almost There...
Waiting for a couple of small parts, then MOT test, road tax, insure and off we go...

Started 02/14/17 at 09:15:26 by Chris S
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Back from the dead
So i have found photos of my basket case R65. Some photos when I started and some during the rebuild. I will post a couple here and there as time allows. I had mentioned previously about the engine lo...

Started 06/22/16 at 10:58:25 by Craig C.
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By: wilcom
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Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
So, where are we?
Bike is now running with the electrics done other than the handlebar switchgear which will be done next week.
Bodywork is away at the painters and should be ready by month-...

Started 11/05/16 at 13:28:48 by Chris S
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By: Chris S
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r65 ls cafe project nearly done
hi all
i started this project in november as a fun way to while away the hours in the garage and then it got a hold of me and i have spent a lot more time than expected in there but im happy wit...

Started 03/31/13 at 12:09:52 by littledave
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R65 - rebuild
So I have built the wall of my garage and have been able to bring my bike home from my dad's shed.
Now I need to find the carbs and the keys. - fairly sure they are still at dad's place.  Roll Eyes<br...

Started 08/24/16 at 19:19:30 by Bucher
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