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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
2 385 Last Post 02/14/17 at 09:18:03
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 (Ex Member)
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23 1931 Last Post 10/14/16 at 19:02:57
By: marcmiller001
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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
5 439 Last Post 08/28/16 at 03:24:37
By: peteremc
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1984 R65
Here's a picture dump of where I'm at with old rusty.  Have bearing pullers/new bearings for the steering head and swingarm.  As soon as they're out it's off for powder coating.  Will be painting swin...

Started 05/13/16 at 13:58:58 by kayakr65
2 360 Last Post 06/23/16 at 07:36:28
By: Craig C.
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My R65
Hello !
In April 1984, I went to the BMW dealer and bought a new R65. The XS650 collateral allowed me to have the R65 fitted with the RT fairing BMW was offering to help sold the R65 at that time...

Started 06/05/16 at 00:11:10 by georgesgiralt
3 333 Last Post 06/05/16 at 17:00:38
By: georgesgiralt
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Timeline, not a restoration
I got my R65LS almost 12 years ago. She was in questionable condition but running. I did all the mechanicals needed and she has been an absolute dream to ride even since. But I have haven't been able ...

Started 05/10/16 at 21:31:25 by marcmax
6 386 Last Post 05/11/16 at 16:27:43
By: marcmax
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New member r65LS Restoration
Hello fellow forum members.  I purchased a 1983 R 65LS a couple of months ago that had been sitting for 15 years.  The bike was orange and the paint was in poor condition so I repainted in the origina...

Started 10/07/15 at 00:55:14 by BMWCafer65LS
14 1026 Last Post 04/20/16 at 11:36:02
By: Tony Shaw
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Im new here is my 82 r65ls
hello all i am new to this forum i have had my bike for 4 years now and have restored it. i found it sitting in a garage in long beach. it hadn't moved in 10 years but with some fresh fuel and oil and...

Started 03/15/16 at 12:54:12 by hkmcd619 (Ex Member)
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By: hkmcd619 - Ex Member
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Lightened conrods
Now then
These are stock conrods, reduced 100g each in weight and now both balance at 479g
Using them on the r65 track bike, along with fully lightened gearbox, engine internals and full rac...

Started 11/15/15 at 05:55:15 by MR.E
3 464 Last Post 11/15/15 at 19:35:30
By: montmil
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R65 project in Bulgaria
Recently I saw and image of a very nice looking Airhead café racer on Tumblr and got bitten by the bike bug... The last time I rode a bike was 12 years ago when I took motorcycle license exam... When ...

Started 01/24/15 at 16:45:25 by starman85 (Ex Member)
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By: starman85 - Ex Member
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Fuel injected R65
Hi all,
I've been a "silent" member to the group and forums till from February, this year.
Now I'm in a project of a "fuel injected R65" which I'm doing the fabrication while a friend is pre...

Started 06/01/12 at 08:48:51 by Sosyal
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By: tunnelrider
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83 r65 first build
Well it might take time between upgrade posts but here's what I'm starting with.

Started 08/05/15 at 18:14:42 by Whiskeyracer (Ex Member)
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By: montmil
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Hi all,
Finally, today I've finished all the fabrication, electric and electronic works, fuel lines, etc. and..... pushed the starter button. Yesss... it is alive  Cheesy My 1983 fuel injected BMW R6...

Started 04/28/13 at 13:45:48 by Sosyal
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By: Sosyal
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New to me - 1982 R65LS
"Katerina" is finally at her new home!
Rode all over the neighborhood getting used to each other.
Tomorrow is the extended ride day.
Pic below. She is a good looking girl.

Started 04/25/15 at 19:04:14 by UltimateLurker (Ex Member)
4 326 Last Post 04/26/15 at 21:59:57
By: Tony Smith
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R65LS Quick Makeover
Never set out to make a Cafe Racer style bike, but the clocks and plastics were shot and an Acewell speedo with Vonzeti seat and subframe seemed to be the best answer.
This isn't a restoration, j...

Started 09/07/14 at 17:37:02 by youngjohn (Ex Member)
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By: montmil
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I thought I should stop procrastinating
Ah electrics, don't you just love them. Disconnected the coil and hooked up a 5amp 12 volt power supply and "proved' most of the circuits, which gave me some incentive to start re-fitting electrical b...

Started 09/08/13 at 03:15:02 by Tony Smith
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By: Tony Smith
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R65 sidecar
So a while ago, due to health issues, to add a sidecar to me R65 (originally an LS). I bought a used Velorex sidecar sight unseen and this what I got. I overall good condition (sn plate indicates 1978...

Started 11/17/14 at 15:39:37 by marcmax
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By: Adrian
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