Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 Send TopicPrint
Normal Topic New here hoping for some help (Read 66 times)
Dugan
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline



Posts: 1
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Joined: 05/13/18
Gender: Male
New here hoping for some help
05/13/18 at 17:48:29
Post Tools
Just bought a 79 r65, hasnít run in a decade, itís all there, but needs a lot of tlc, hoping I could find a service manual online, anybody know how I could download one?
Aloha from Kauai
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Tony Smith
God Member
*****
Offline


Graduate, Wallace and
Gromit School of Engineering

Posts: 1786
Location: Cairns, Australia
Joined: 07/23/13
Gender: Male
Re: New here hoping for some help
Reply #1 - 05/13/18 at 18:15:04
Post Tools
Dugan wrote on 05/13/18 at 17:48:29:
Just bought a 79 R65, hasnít run in a decade


Please do not simply change the oil, pour fuel into it, connect a battery and see what happens.

What you need to do is "recommission" the machine which means systematically checking/cleaning all of the major components prior to the first attempted start.

There is a copy of the factory repair manual available online, my recommendation is that you ignore it as the problem with the factory text is that it presupposes that you have attended BMW specific training and have all of the Matra special tools in your cabinet.

You are far, far better off buying a Clymer or Haynes manual - these regularly appear on eBay for little money.

Your other major resource that you are going to need is Snowbums occasionally soporific web pages

See http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/technical-articles-list.htm


Lastly, welcome. The natives are (mostly) friendly and we just love photographs. In case that isn't an obvious enough hint - post photographs..
  

1978 R100RS| 1984 R65 | 1984 XT350 | 1992 KLE500 | 2002 R1150GSA
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Adrian
Senior Member
****
Offline


The Old Hairy Biker Sez...

Posts: 420
Location: South Australia
Joined: 09/11/11
Gender: Male
Re: New here hoping for some help
Reply #2 - 05/14/18 at 20:59:07
Post Tools
Hi there & welcome to the tribe - I agree with all that Tony has said. Ask any questions you want on here - nothing is too small & nothing will be considered stupid - you'll get all the help you need.
.
I have both the Clumber & Haynes manuals as I find that sometimes one has more detail & better photos than the other.
.
These are relatively simple bikes to work on - so with guidance you will be fine recommisdioning it.
.
Have fun  Wink
  

R65 1984
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Lucky_Lou
God Member
*****
Offline


shoot first

Posts: 2682
Location: Yorkshire England
Joined: 09/17/08
Gender: Male
Re: New here hoping for some help
Reply #3 - 05/15/18 at 15:52:58
Post Tools
Welcome, if you go to page 3 in the R65 technical FAQ there is a user manual in PDF which I uploaded a while back It may be of help but try to get a Haynes manual they are very handy.
Lou

  

Ask questions later
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send TopicPrint