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05/19/19 at 21:00:14
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Howdy from Austin!

Last week, I purchased a 1982 R65 with 4700 miles on it.  Now, I wait for it to be delivered to me.

Not only is this my first R65, and my first BMW, but it's my first motorcycle.  I'm sure that I'll have a lot of questions, but I'll be sure to search the forum before I ask them.

I'm looking forward to the adventure!

I'll post pics when the bike arrives....

Frank
  
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Reply #1 - 05/22/19 at 09:49:53
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Hi Frank, I'm also in Austin!  There are a few beemers around town, I swear I saw an R65LS the other day.

Hopefully you've taken or are about to take the MSF safety course?

Let me know if you have any questions or want some hands on advice, I also have a few specialty tools that might be useful (i.e. the exhaust nut wrench).
  

'86 R65 with '84 motor ~66000 miles.  SS lines, Spiegler rotor, Progressive monoshock, Keihan silencers, a piece of Pichler fairing.
'76 CB400F ~26000 miles.  Weepy SS lines, big dent in the tank.
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Matt Chapter wrote on 05/22/19 at 09:49:53:
Hi Frank, I'm also in Austin!  There are a few beemers around town, I swear I saw an R65LS the other day.


Awesome.  What part of Austin? I'm far north (MoPac/Parmer).

Matt Chapter wrote on 05/22/19 at 09:49:53:
Hopefully you've taken or are about to take the MSF safety course?

Scheduled for next week. I've already taken the e-course portion.

Matt Chapter wrote on 05/22/19 at 09:49:53:
Let me know if you have any questions or want some hands on advice, I also have a few specialty tools that might be useful (i.e. the exhaust nut wrench).

Will do!
  
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Reply #3 - 05/23/19 at 09:59:08
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Frank I wrote on 05/22/19 at 10:20:07:
Awesome.  What part of Austin? I'm far north (MoPac/Parmer).


I get around, but the garage is in north Austin, I'm super close to the '58 brewery district and Cuznbob's motorcycle repair. Last time I had a tire mounted I had them do it.
  

'86 R65 with '84 motor ~66000 miles.  SS lines, Spiegler rotor, Progressive monoshock, Keihan silencers, a piece of Pichler fairing.
'76 CB400F ~26000 miles.  Weepy SS lines, big dent in the tank.
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The bike finally arrived, last week.  Here are a couple of pictures, as promised. I've already seen some derision toward cafe racer conversions here, but that's okay, because I like it, and that's all that matters.   Tongue

https://photos.app.goo.gl/s6A5tXv6tcpuNwAe6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CK7xQUjKgaYDiuJx6
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I can't get the photos up.
  
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Reply #6 - yesterday at 17:43:15
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Me either, get a 404 error .
  

'81 R65
'82 R65 LS  
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!
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Ugh.  I was afraid that wasn't going to work.  Let me try it this way.
  

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Reply #8 - yesterday at 17:55:17
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That works !!
  

'81 R65
'82 R65 LS  
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!
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Reply #9 - yesterday at 20:47:41
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If you are happy, that's all that matters; everyone has different taste.  Looks like a fun machine.
  
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Reply #10 - Today at 10:41:42
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I want to see that fairing, been considering something very similar myself!

As far as pictures, you can use google photos to share albums and stuff with varying levels of privacy.  Under the share option, you can get a link to each photo or album.

I haven't been able to get the picture to embed directly in posts, recently.
  

'86 R65 with '84 motor ~66000 miles.  SS lines, Spiegler rotor, Progressive monoshock, Keihan silencers, a piece of Pichler fairing.
'76 CB400F ~26000 miles.  Weepy SS lines, big dent in the tank.
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Reply #11 - Today at 11:50:53
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Thanks, Matt.  I've PM'ed you about bringing the bike over....
  
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Reply #12 - Today at 22:43:51
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Welcome.

Love the San Hose brace, even if it is not really needed on an anything close to standard R65.

The fork brace is a good move.

I have the same deep sump on my R100 - beware gutters.
  

1978 R100RS| 1984 R65 | 1992 KLE500 | 2002 R1150GSA
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