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Ready for Sand Blasting but no Photos
Today I finally have my LS ready to take to the place that will sandblast the frame and various parts in preparation for powder coating Smiley. In another thread I thought I had decid...

Started 01/24/12 at 06:12:36 by Dave 2
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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.
A
N r65ls seemed ...

Started 11/14/14 at 13:48:11 by kevin2306 (Ex Member)
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By: Tony Smith
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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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R65 Tank pads? Pics or recommendations?
Hi fellas, I'd like to add some knee pads to the R65 gas tank. It has no dents for them (1984) so they need to be pretty thin. Anyone add these or have recommendations? Thanks, CO

Started 02/25/12 at 13:33:34 by CraigWV
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By: Boxer Bolshie
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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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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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By: AJB
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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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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
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By: Craig C.
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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
[IMAGE]
After
[IMAGE]

Started 08/26/14 at 06:52:04 by r80rt
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My r65 monoshock cafe racer "Death Racer"
Hi all, names Tony. Love my air head and love cafe racers... Purchased this bike over a year ago and set about making it a cafe racer. Did a few things and was happy with it for a while. Now it is goi...

Started 04/09/13 at 18:56:21 by violetpop (Ex Member)
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79 R65 revamp

Work continues on revamping my 79' R65. When I moved to San Francisco a little over a year and a half ago, I kept the bike garaged down here in San Diego, thanks to the generous Mike Valenti ...

Started 05/06/12 at 13:28:24 by Justin Morrison (Ex Member)
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81 R65 Restoration
Attached is my link for my restoration.  Lots of pictures for almost all assembly, and dis-assembly.  Can't remember having more fun wrenching. The bike was in very poor condition when I received it. ...

Started 01/22/12 at 11:12:54 by Mike V
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By: MR.E
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