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Timeline, not a restoration
05/10/16 at 21:31:25
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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 to settle on a "style" for her since day one. I didn't feel she was a candidate for a "factory" restoration because of her condition so she has been through several looks since I have owned her. Her latest is closest to the factory look and I think it is the best she has looked.
  

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Reply #1 - 05/10/16 at 21:32:11
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This is how she looks now.
  

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Reply #2 - 05/10/16 at 22:36:00
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A well compiled collection of photos.  Most impressive.    
  

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Reply #3 - 05/10/16 at 22:44:21
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Playing "Where's Waldo" finding all the smaller detail changes on the same-but-different R65s.

I've always liked your euro-yeller headlight lens. Thanks for the snaps.  Smiley
  

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Reply #4 - 05/11/16 at 01:34:00
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Love that S fairing, I am so going to fit one of those on mine

The final pic is my fav and the colour really suits the bike, very nice!
  

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How did the engine react to the 2-1 exhaust while you were bar hopping?
  
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Reply #6 - 05/11/16 at 16:27:43
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Lucky, I had no problems with the 2-1 exhaust but then again I am not a performance addict. I did it 1. because of the looks and 2. because it has an awesome sound. I will admit that I rode it harder just because the sound and the layout with rearsets and low clipon bars just felt right. Kind of like a two wheeled sports car.
  

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