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    Control Panel on R65

    I have a 1982 R65 and would like to change the control (instrument) panel to one that is similar to the R100. Wil the control panel of any of the other models fit
    the R65? Size of instrument, start...
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    1982 R65 / clutch problems

    I own a 1982 R65. Occasionally, the clutch seems to slip or "pop" out of gear. Plus ther are times I have some difficulty getting the bike into gear. Since this is my first "dry" clutch bike the...
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    Thanks for the info and website. Ordered the...

    Thanks for the info and website. Ordered the parts and hope to have the work done in the next couple of days.
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    Removal of air injection system

    I recently purchased a 1982 R65. After getting better aquainted with the bike I noticed the pulse air injection system (pipes) at both sides of the engine. I don't like the look plus after some...
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    Thanks for the info. I'm probably over cautious....

    Thanks for the info. I'm probably over cautious. Perhaps I'm just creating a problem where there is none.
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    Oil Temp. Gauge

    Is it worth the cost ( about $ 120) to install an oil temperature gauge on a
    1982 R65. Since the bike is air cool it seems to me that if riding in an area with lots of traffic / or stop and go...
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    what about changing the transmission oil, final...

    what about changing the transmission oil, final drive oil, etc. I last replaced these oils in June with Amsoil synthetic gear lube oil. Clymer indicates that oils should be changed every 12 months (...
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    Usually, I fill the tank with (none alcohol) fuel...

    Usually, I fill the tank with (none alcohol) fuel add stabilizer and drain the float bowls. I also change the engine oil and sometimes all the remaining fluids as well.
    Then I add a charger to the...
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    prep for winter storage

    I wonder if products like Seafoam or Marvel Mystery Oil really work on cleaning the
    engine ( by adding to engine oil) or the carburator (by adding to fuel). I have used both and can't tell if...
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    Windshield for R65

    I recently purchased a 1982 R65.I would like to install a sport style fairing (the fairing would provide some protection to the instrument panel and some to the rider). I have looked at fairings...
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    color of spark

    I have a 1982 R65 and the Clymer Manual states that when checking the ignition coil you should get a " nice fat blue spark" across the spark plug. I checked the spark plug but I get a fat "amber"...
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    R 65 Starting Problems

    When my R65 is cold I seem to have trouble starting. The startor motor turn over but the engine does not start until I have tried 2- 3 times. After that the engine turns over and I have to give it...
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    Parts for 1982 R65

    Does anyone have a good source for getting maintenance parts ( ie air and oil filter, misc. small items) for the R65. I have used Bikebandit.com and ascycles.co
    as well as sierrabmwonline.com in the...
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    The Tires are in good condition. I should get...

    The Tires are in good condition. I should get another 5000 miles ( if lucky). Just want to have the correct pressure
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    When I purchased the bike (new) it came with...

    When I purchased the bike (new) it came with Bridgestone / Battlax BTO 014 F for the front and Bridgestone / Battlax BTO 014R for the rear. On the side of the tire is a recommended pressure (max.)...
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    Tire Pressure '08 R1200R

    I recently noticed considerable wear on both rear and front tires ( after only 6 k miles). I check the tire pressure are recommended by BMW for an 2008 R1200R. According to the book I should run the...
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    Better MPG '08 R1200R

    I currently get about 45 mpg on my 2008 R1200R. Is there anything that can be done to improve the mileage per gallon? What about a Performance Controller?
    Also, my Rider's Manual states that by...
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    Brake Bleeding '08 R1200R

    I would like to change the brake fluid on my 2008 R1200R ( with ABS brakes).
    The Haynes manual clearly says that brake fluid changes on BMW with ABS brakes must be undertaken by a BMW mechanic. (...
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    Brake Fluid Change R1200R

    I was hoping to change the brake fluid on my bike (R1200R) when I read that bikes with ABS brakes should be taken to BMW Mechanic. I believe the concern is getting air into the line and causing the...
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    I took a look at what is required to lower the...

    I took a look at what is required to lower the pegs. Seems that a bracket could be made with new holes lowered to your specifications. (?) If you make it out of anodized aluminum you could probably...
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    I tried the lower seat for the R1200R. It is...

    I tried the lower seat for the R1200R. It is uncomfortable, not because there is less padding but because of the shape. I have contacted ( by e-mail) Russell and Rick Mayer to see if they can make a...
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    Lowering the R1200R

    I would like to lower the R1200R fom about 31.5" to about 30 +". I have already lowered the seat and now I'm thinking about lowering the suspension. I check Ohlins suspension and suspensions (front...
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    Stripped Thread

    I recently stripped the thread for an 8 mm bolt. I plan to install a Helicoil ( thread repair system). Since the Bolt is longer than the bolt I was thinking about installing to coils ( the coil is...
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    hand protection

    Winter comes very quickly here in Wisconsin. To extend my riding season I am looking for some hand protection. I have heated grips, but when it gets really cold
    I would like to get additional...
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    Cruise Control

    Has anyone tried the Throttlemeister Friction Cruise Control? These are bar end mechanical units. I have had cruise control (mechanical) on other bikes and they did not work so well an inclines and...
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