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  1. I just re-posted to see if I could get any more...

    I just re-posted to see if I could get any more responses but I am going to try another relay. BMW has ordered two relays (both wrong) and I think I have the right part and pin out now so I'm going...
  2. Wits End. R65 Headlight issue -- Stays on no matter what.

    I have an R65 12/78 production date. I have done a fair amount of work on the bike and I'm finally happy with the interim rebuild. However, I have one issue that is killing me. I'm wondering if...
  3. Thanks Bruce. I think that's working right :-)...

    Thanks Bruce. I think that's working right :-) The problem I'm having is that the headlight stays on all the time. the only way to get it to go out is to pull the relay (or crank the bike during...
  4. 1979 R65 (American) issue with headlight electrical.

    Ok guys -- seriously having a nervous breakdown with the R65 (1979 vintage). I have deduced that the relay receptacles are wonky for the light relay and the indicator relay. If I plug in the relays...
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    of course you do know wtihout a diaphram, or a...

    of course you do know wtihout a diaphram, or a leaker or cracked one, thats where babies comes from like R65's

    Killing me :-) I have an R80RT and an R65 -- so that's what happened. I will explain...
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    Didn't have anything, but I think I'm ok. I...

    Didn't have anything, but I think I'm ok. I managed to blow one piston out with compressed air. I replaced the seal and reseated the piston (after cleaning with the ultrasonic). Now I think I just...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    1979 R65: Splitting ATE Calipers

    OK -- big questions folks. Should I or do I need to split the ATE calipers to do a rebuild. I used compressed air and blew out one side (pistons) but not the other. Well, actually, the other side...
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    I will also say this -- no title may be a...

    I will also say this -- no title may be a problem. However, and I'm gonna have to hit myself for saying this, the bike is worth more if you part it out on Ebay. You could always do that, if it turns...
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    Worth it?

    Well brother. I can tell you that I just took on a 1979 R65 project (not quite as fancy as your model) and I paid $1600 (way too much, but everyone seems to be snapping them up for even more here in...
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    My wife loves the motos too (she's got the F650GS...

    My wife loves the motos too (she's got the F650GS twin) so I count my blessings every day. She's really digging this project even though it's a little money pit. The carboard was just to keep the...
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    I got a pair of the BMW pads (ouch$) and I got an...

    I got a pair of the BMW pads (ouch$) and I got an extra pair from motobins (can't remember the brand) since I was putting in the order. The ones that were on the bike (non-OEM) didn't look totally...
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    I actually asked to join, but not sure if my...

    I actually asked to join, but not sure if my account ever got created. I'm gonna try again :-)
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    [QUOTE=kentuvman;794897] I definitely want to...

    I definitely want to get this right considering the limited stopping power! Based on your suggestion, I took the caliper off, and I guess I'll hunt for the kit from motobins. I ordered stainless...
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    Moved on to the brakes (1979 R65)

    So...I have completely disassembled the brake lines -- all clogged and a total mess. I've ultrasonicly cleaned what I can and ordered new hoses. I started putting that back together but one hose is...
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    1979 R65 Wheel Bearings.

    I hear the bad bearing sound coming from my front wheel. Any suggestions for bearings folks? Also, any trick or tips to getting the task done? I swear I'm into this bike for over $1K already <---I...
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    Was that your bike I read about in the MOA mag? I...

    Was that your bike I read about in the MOA mag? I read with keen interest as I just started on a 1979 R65 -- she's a wreck, but I'm working it!
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    Great idea! I will definitely shut off the gas :-)

    Great idea! I will definitely shut off the gas :-)
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    BTW -- I know it sounds a little weird when I...

    BTW -- I know it sounds a little weird when I ride directly by, but it's just the way the camera picked up the sound. Nothing out of the ordinary on the bike.
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    Can't get the smile off my face.

    OK -- Hope you all are proud of me! I worked all night last night mounting the first rebuilt carb and getting the second one ready. I did the complete rebuild -- diaphragms, o-rings, gaskets, etc.,...
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    That is INCREDIBLY EXCELLENT!

    That is INCREDIBLY EXCELLENT!
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    BTW -- this is such awesome info! I do have the...

    BTW -- this is such awesome info! I do have the carbs apart now and am cleaning, and that totally makes sense. I'll let you know how it goes when I put them back together.
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    I did count the turns :-) I think the oil filter...

    I did count the turns :-) I think the oil filter is squared away, but we'll see. I also went ahead and pulled the air filter. The old one is from 1996.
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    Intimidated too, but I now have one apart -- left...

    Intimidated too, but I now have one apart -- left the other one intact for reference (survival instinct). It wasn't too bad :-) Only thing I can't figure out is how to replace the diaphragm, and I...
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    This is super cool!

    This is super cool!
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