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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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New member with r65ls
hi there
I'm new to this forum but not new to bikes etc
I have been looking for a British 650cc bike but everything I went to see was either overpriced or tatty.
N r65ls seemed ...

Started 11/14/14 at 13:48:11 by kevin2306 (Ex Member)
1 275 Last Post 11/14/14 at 19:14:49
By: Tony Smith
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My R65 Cafe Build
Hi everyone!
This is my first post and also my first build so I thought I would share a few photos of my progress so far and a little info on my plan for the build.
Today i stripped the bike...

Started 07/07/14 at 02:22:28 by NathanR65 (Ex Member)
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31 2523 Last Post 09/23/14 at 16:28:15
By: montmil
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Tony's restoration of Steve's old knacker
Steve has asked me to start this thread so that you can all see what a chancer and bodge merchant he really is! The opportunity to slag off the PO will be backed up with photographic evidence so he ca...

Started 11/04/13 at 14:25:09 by Tony (Ex Member)
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53 3772 Last Post 09/17/14 at 04:08:44
By: steve hawkins
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Another R65LS resto
Well I thought it was about time that I got my bike up on here after asking a couple of questions previously and getting some good help and advice.
I bought my first ever bike (without having a l...

Started 06/08/14 at 16:20:50 by jamestnewsonr65
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24 1738 Last Post 09/16/14 at 02:53:30
By: steve hawkins
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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.

Started 08/26/14 at 06:52:04 by r80rt (Ex Member)
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By: r80rt - Ex Member
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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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By: r80rt - Ex Member
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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
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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
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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)
8 825 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
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By: Pygar - Ex Member
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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.
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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 1189 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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