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04/25/18 at 14:16:25
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Hello all, just got my first airhead, a 1981 R65 that has supposedly been converted to R80 spec - whatever that means. Unfortunately Iím not currently collocated with the bike, so I canít look for serial numbers on things to investigate. Been skulking around looking at postings and once I get my hands on the bike will try to ask semi intelligent questions. Tried to post picture, but file is too big and my brain is too small to figure out how to resize it. Maybe later.
  

Current: 1981 R65, 2007 Yamaha Majesty 400, 2011 Honda Elite 110
Gone: 2002 Honda Reflex 250, 1979 Honda CB 400, 1962 Harley Sprint H 250, Allstate Highlander, Whizzer
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Re: Another New Guy
Reply #1 - 04/25/18 at 17:16:27
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Mighta figures out how to insert a picture of my new fun machine.
  

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Reply #2 - 04/25/18 at 21:14:31
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Hi there & welcome to the tribe. Lots of great people & advice here 😉
  

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Re: Another New Guy
Reply #3 - 04/26/18 at 16:46:41
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Nice looking bike - twin ATE calipers on a non LS is a rare thing.

I'm looking forward to seeing a front 3/4 view to see if it has an R80 engine or not. BTW, if it does you will love it, the R80 engine runs the smoothest of all the boxers (some argue that the R75 has that "honour", but they are wrong (not that the R75 is not a damn fine engine - but the R60 is the smoother of the /5/6/7 varieties).

Anyway, if you do have an R80 engine, which by the way fits perfectly providing all the right hardware was imported with the engine the only thing you need to be aware of is a slight loss of cornering clearance - inconsequential in my view.


Lastly, welcome.


  

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Reply #4 - 04/26/18 at 18:09:23
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Twin ATE calipers were standard on the North American 1981 R65's .
  

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'82 R65 LS †
'84 R65 LS
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I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!
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Reply #5 - 04/26/18 at 20:49:08
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Bob_Roller wrote on 04/26/18 at 18:09:23:
Twin ATE calipers were standard on the North American 1981 R65's .


Oh....
  

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Re: Another New Guy
Reply #6 - 05/02/18 at 18:23:19
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Looking forward to getting back to FL where the bike is sitting and waiting for me. Will report engine serial numbers, carb types, take photos, and report back to the group so we can figure out what I have and, most importantly, which parts to order when I start prepping it for a summer of riding. Thanks for your help.
  

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