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I have been playing with the cafepress site and came up with a few items.  It was much more challenging as they will not allow anything with the BMW logo attached to it.  I had to play with some of th...

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Fresh Paint, and time to sell
Hey all,
Just thought i would share some final pics of the bike all done.
I had it painted with Cardinal Aircraft paint - High gloss, polyeurethane black.
I did all the prep work and ...

Started 09/23/12 at 19:09:55 by adictiverx (Ex Member)
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By: Dave
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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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By: Adrian
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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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Starting the wake-up : )
Bought the bike new in '79. Accident in '89. Off the road since (long story). Decided it was time to start the wake-up/rehab/tart-up.
First step was to pull it out from under where it was stored ...

Started 04/11/13 at 19:49:14 by Armen (Ex Member)
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By: Armen - Ex Member
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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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By: Arvo A.
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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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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
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By: Tony Shaw
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Boxer Bolshie's '84 Restoration and Rant
Hey all!
This thread will be my "restoration journal" of the recent procurement of my 1984 R65 and other nick-knacks.
First I should state that I am a born again motorized rider.  I say moto...

Started 01/19/12 at 22:39:15 by Boxer Bolshie
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By: Boxer Bolshie
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1983 R100RS Rusty Tank Restoration
DISCLAIMER: This thread is not meant to be a double post as I do mentioned my tank purchase in my R65 restoration page.  However, with the uncertainty that I will be successful in restoring my recent ...

Started 04/04/12 at 11:49:36 by Boxer Bolshie
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By: wilcom
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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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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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By: peteremc
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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)
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