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Old guy returnee
01/06/20 at 13:35:02
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Hello chaps,

I have been away for a little while and now it is time to return.

I have re-acquired my old R65 after leaving my care some years ago.  It was a red cafe racer, but now it is a blue street bike.  Still definately not standard.

I am doing a bit off fettling for the spring.

A few bikes in the intervening period, a Bros 400, an NC750X and a BMW K1200RS, as well as the R100 - which has been mothballed for the last few years.

I will get some pictures up as soon as I have figgured out how to bget them off my stupid phone : )

Cheers

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Reply #1 - 01/06/20 at 14:23:29
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Reply #2 - 01/09/20 at 06:31:42
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Very pretty.

My "used to be R65" is still as ugly as sin, but it goes a lot better now.

A Complete K100RS front end, Siebenrock 860cc kit, modified cam and an R75 final drive are the major components.

When I complete the final stage of my treatment I will be fitting an LS rear wheel to sort of match the K100 front and hopefuylly grafting a K100RS set of plastics and fuel tank onto it.

Anyway, welcome back, I was only thinking of you the other day - I offered one of my two spare tachos to a fellow R65 owner in need, but the first one I found was the old one with the orange LED - I decided to keep that one and as I did so I did wonder what you were up to.

Oh, and I went over to the darkside and bought an R1150GSA a few years back - best damn eater of miles I have ever owned and 550 kilometers between fuel stops. A week back I bought a DRZ400 as I am intending to take up an old hobby of exploring abandoned mines and decided the GSA s too bloody heavy for me to handle in some of the country I will be visiting. The DRZ has an Acerbis 20lt tank, and rear carry rack and soft pannier frames with Rotopax mounts.
  

1978 R100RS| 1981 R100RS (JPS) | 1984 R65 | 1992 KLE500 | 2002 R1150GSA |
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Reply #3 - 01/09/20 at 09:56:31
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Welcome back, Steve!  Master of the Hacksaw... Smiley
  

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1981 R100RT - Summer bike, NEKKID!!!
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Reply #4 - 01/09/20 at 22:32:46
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Justin B. wrote on 01/09/20 at 09:56:31:
Welcome back, Steve!  Master of the Hacksaw... Smiley


And keeper of the golden cold chisel.
  

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Reply #5 - 01/11/20 at 09:35:19
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One of my old R65 in its cafe racer days.
  

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Reply #6 - 01/11/20 at 09:39:51
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Here is something else I have been messing with....
  

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Reply #7 - 01/11/20 at 11:37:48
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A Reliant Scimitar - very nice and looks to be in fabulous condition.
  

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Reply #8 - 01/16/20 at 11:59:11
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Looks can be decieving Wink

Lost all compression in one cylinder in France this summer.

Still I still had 5 to get me back home.

A bit messy though.  Crank case pressure and all that.

Got another engine to go in.  And got to fix the overdrive wirking again...

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