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Nearly there
Here is a before and after of my barn find, except for a few minor cosmetic issues it's done. I'm not trying for a perfect restoration, just an honest survivor to ride.
Before
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After
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Started 08/26/14 at 06:52:04 by r80rt
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By: r80rt
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Time for a make-over
I have been collecting bits and pieces for a little over a year to change the look of my R65LS. I finally think I have everything and the weather is cooperating so it is time to make the transformatio...

Started 03/10/13 at 10:25:20 by marcmax
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24 704 Last Post 08/26/14 at 06:56:26
By: r80rt
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K bike on a budget
A couple weeks ago while scanning Craigslist I found a 1986 K100RS for sale with less than 50k actual miles listed for $450.  I've been looking for a classic K bike to take on a cross country trip, so...

Started 08/10/14 at 12:07:04 by Luca
5 140 Last Post 08/13/14 at 17:57:15
By: Tony Smith
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1983 R65LS - Complete Frame off project
As with many of these stories. It all start on Craigslist. Some kid who didnt know what he had sold me this bike for 1K. Needs a tons of TLC but has compression and most of the parts are there. No key...

Started 03/13/14 at 14:13:35 by tc80211
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By: tc80211
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'81 R65 carb, head, cylinder and exhaust work
So, this isn't exactly a full restore deal, but I've rebuilt the dual ate brakes, and pulled the heads and cylinders for a good cleaning and some machine work on the valves, guides and seats.
I a...

Started 06/10/14 at 14:00:25 by ShutterPilot
8 236 Last Post 07/10/14 at 00:30:38
By: Tony Smith
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Ross_G's R65 Custom
Hello there guys, just thought I'd start a log so show the progress of my R65. Right now I'm onto sorting out the seat.
Photos of an early attempt at working out a seat base template from cardboa...

Started 07/16/13 at 16:30:00 by ross_g (Ex Member)
8 409 Last Post 07/09/14 at 08:39:51
By: steve hawkins
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Working on a new seat
Bought a crappy seat off ebay a while ago.  Finally got the seat pan fairly rust free, primed, and painted with some black.   
Here was the original seat...

Started 05/14/14 at 17:23:45 by disco51
6 233 Last Post 06/30/14 at 21:59:52
By: Pygar - Ex Member
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R100
Its my turn,
Not a restoration as such and not an R65, but just a log of bits that have changed or are going to change on my R100.  A running restoration.
Here she is with her new peanut roc...

Started 02/11/14 at 13:30:43 by steve hawkins
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By: steve hawkins
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Arvo's Seriously disrespected R65
I purchased this beauty in late January 2014. I got a bargain, 750 pounds. Being quite novice to airheads and "newer" types of motorcycles, I did not know what to look for. Looked nice, started up on ...

Started 04/05/14 at 14:53:45 by Arvo A.
12 383 Last Post 06/21/14 at 14:28:54
By: Arvo A.
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Bugger! Alternatively, the joke is on me.
More than 25 years ago whilst I was at the town dump I spotted a set of Krauser pannier frames, if I am correct they were what was known as a "T" set in that they had the top plate mount for a top-box...

Started 03/29/14 at 22:13:10 by Tony Smith
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By: Tony Smith
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Winter project underway
I posted my introduction in the Chit Chat forum. I've now started disassembly of my '79 R65.
So far, no big surprises. The front wheel bearings feel real good, but the steering head bearings are ...

Started 09/27/13 at 14:55:42 by AlfromNH
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By: AlfromNH
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Relics Resto
Hi All
Gleaning through all things R65 here is quite the undertaking.. So much information and love for these machines...
I purchased mine from a mate who has a running R65..He had the one ...

Started 01/26/14 at 08:14:18 by Relic (Ex Member)
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16 548 Last Post 02/02/14 at 19:03:40
By: Tony Smith
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Aegis Chris R65 Rebuild
Testing picture size

Started 08/29/13 at 11:52:32 by Chris S
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By: Mike V
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R65 Racer
Now then
As most will have seen i've decided to build an R65 racer.
Hopefully i'll document the build here, not really a photo person but i'll try sort some.
This is the Donor bike as i...

Started 02/12/13 at 16:23:07 by MR.E
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By: MR.E
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Some of you might be interested in this...
Re-build log of a R75/5.
The detail is amazing.
Cheers
Chris
http://brook.reams.me/bmw-motorcyle-rebuilds/1973-bmw-r755-rebuild-project/61-bm....

Started 11/22/13 at 10:03:17 by Chris S
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By: AlfromNH
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Daily driver
All I've done mechanically is put a Euromotoelectric ignition in it.  Makes it a lot easier to start when cold, and it's not a piece of junk like the Boyer.
The fairing is from Airtech.  I got it...

Started 08/29/13 at 21:54:15 by quixotic
6 214 Last Post 09/06/13 at 13:29:57
By: Dave Schile - Ex Member
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Finally!!!
Hi Folks,
Well the big day is almost upon me, next week the old girl will be sent to her new destination ready for the big rebuild.
I'm using MollSprings Motorcycles (http://www.mollsprings....

Started 08/23/13 at 05:28:52 by Chris S
10 246 Last Post 09/01/13 at 07:40:18
By: Chris S
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Cafe R Build...
I started my cafe build about a month ago. Ill Throw up some pics to where im at now on the project...Oh and all the OEM parts not used are for sale are for sale.

Started 01/30/13 at 09:28:25 by CafeRR (Ex Member)
7 311 Last Post 08/22/13 at 13:26:23
By: Dave 2
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1984 R65 twin shock strip down and rebuild
Hi all.   I've been lurking on this board asking various random questions about bits from an R65 I've owned for nearly two years, but I've not got properly started on it until now.  This is a former c...

Started 07/12/13 at 16:03:04 by MatthewH
3 206 Last Post 08/21/13 at 05:44:33
By: livingdeadhead - Ex Member
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CaptainSlow's R65 log
Well today was the first day that I managed to get any time to look over my new acquisition - the 1983 R65LS previously called the Red Tomato owned by beemer. We haven't come up with a new name yet, b...

Started 02/14/13 at 11:58:04 by CaptainSlow
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By: CaptainSlow
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