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    Good Question!

    Good question! I know that every connector and wire connection is now immaculately clean; maybe they had a bad connection and took the easy way out? Or, maybe there is a small break in a wire in...
  2. And in my garage...

    ...are 2 new Lasertecs waiting to be mounted. But they have to be better than the highly worn Dunlops that are currently on the bike.
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    That's what I thought!

    That's what I thought!
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    Year-Model

    My error. 1983 R65.

    I focused on the 3 jumped wires, as they ended up in the connectors that went to the kill switch on the handlebar. By the VOM and the wiring diagram, the kill switch did...
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    Amazing incompetence?

    A little over a year ago, I bought a used BMW from a reputable group that reconditions them. After a test ride, while the bike was idling, I was going to flip the kill switch and the guy says, "Oh...
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    Battery Cover Grommets

    Did anyone ever notice the comment on the Max BMW Microfiche regarding the 46 63 1 236 510 Grommet (R65 '78-85)?

    Quote: "In battery cover applications, if you don't replace these every couple of...
  7. Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the information!
    I have a single Brembo caliper.
    The wheel is 18" and the rotor is deep.

    Thanks again - Larry
  8. Difference between R65, R65T, and R65LS?

    In trying to find an EBC rotor for my '83 R65, I see the catalog lists an R65T and an R65LS. I know the difference with the LS, but not the 65 vs 65T. Any help or info you can share will be greatly...
  9. Metzler LaserTech or Avon M26 for '83 R65?

    I'm going to be rebuilding the forks and replacing wheel bearings on my 1983 R65. While the wheels are off, I intend to replace the tires. The 3.25 and 4.00 x 18s are hard to find, but I have found...
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    It got up to 45 today...

    ... so I got the R65 out and broke in my new Rev-it H2O winter gloves. It felt so good to ride! Now I need to get some warmer pants.
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    Interesting - the eBay pic shows the #1 terminal...

    Interesting - the eBay pic shows the #1 terminal (of your photo) as really corroded. It appears that it may have been unprotected by any connector.

    I did forget to put in my original post that...
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    Should this wire be connected? '83 R65

    I'm still trying to track the problem with no headlights on my '83 R65.
    The problem began when I removed the tach to replace a bad bulb and socket in the neutral and high beam indicator lights. ...
  13. Great Service from Ohio Motorcycle in Hilliard, OH and Dunbar in Brockton, MA

    We often hear the horror stories of bad service and surly counter and phone reps at dealers, but I recently had 2 great interactions with dealers in Ohio and Massachusetts.

    While returning from...
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    Red-Kote!

    I haven't used Red-Kote for a motorcycle tank, but have used it to seal many outboard motor tanks, including the mid-50's Johnson and Evinrude pressure tanks. I've never had a problem with it; it...
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    Thanks!

    Awesome idea; thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks Gents,
    I've checked the carb connections, etc and they look good. I found a how-to for removing, disassembling, cleaning, checking, and rebuilding the ignition canister. I hope to get a...
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    R65 High Idle After Backfire

    A few days ago, my '83 R65 backfired twice through the right carb while I was trying to start it. I added more choke and it fired and ran nicely... except: Now, after about 20-30 minutes of riding,...
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    Try Progressive

    When I got my beemer, I called my agent. She got me a quote from Progressive that was about 1/4 of what our regular underwriter quoted for less coverage. She said she is a rider and also insures...
  19. Thanks!

    I do have a good multi-meter; I'm going to have to put it to work. I've ordered a good wiring diagram that is specific to the '83.

    JimmyLee, you may have the answer - corrosion in the relay(s)....
  20. "No-kill" kill switch and no headlight on R65

    I have two electrical gremlins on my '83 r65 which may or may not be related.

    1) Kill-Switch: The only thing the kill switch will kill is any bug it hits at 50+mph. I disconnected the battery...
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    Gaiters on an "83 R65?

    I've got a 1983 R65 and need to rebuild the forks. Can I put a set of gaiters on them? If so, what modifications / changes / parts will I need?

    Thanks!
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    Sticky: My '83 R65

    I've been looking for a Beemer for over a year (wanted one for over 45). I picked this one up about 3 weeks ago.
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    Thanks Kurt, I've added IBMWR to my...

    Thanks Kurt,

    I've added IBMWR to my bookmarks bar!

    - Larry
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    Newbie from Findlay, OH

    Greetings!
    I quit riding about 35 years ago, when children came on the scene. They are now grown and gone, but the passion for riding is still here. I've had a Benelli, Harley, Hondas and a BSA,...
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