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Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! The bike is an '82 R65 with a 31/9 rear...

Hello !
The bike is an '82 R65 with a 31/9 rear drive. I did not thought it was relevant. ... And as my location, I'm in south of France...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By georgesgiralt
Changing bearings on a rear drive

Hello !
At around 180 000 km, my rear drive begins to be noisy when I ride at low rev on a strait road.
So I guess that the bearings are showing their age.
I just have a question : If I change...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,080
Posted By georgesgiralt
DaveBall, I just checked and you're right for...

DaveBall,
I just checked and you're right for the R65 ! So now I wonder what kind of bike the French Police get. ! I can assure you that getting parts from these bikes and trying to fit them on a...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,080
Posted By georgesgiralt
Alibaba, I strongly disagree. All pre 1985 R45...

Alibaba, I strongly disagree.
All pre 1985 R45 and R65 share the same crankshaft which gives a shorter stroke than the R75/80/90 and 100.
But after 1986 all airhead no matter which displacement,...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,080
Posted By georgesgiralt
When they planned the monoshock bikes, BMW had a...

When they planned the monoshock bikes, BMW had a will to go from 650 up to 1000 cc. And then then thought that keeping two different engines in the production line was too costly. So they used the...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,080
Posted By georgesgiralt
As far as I know (and I own an '82 R65 with 180...

As far as I know (and I own an '82 R65 with 180 000 + km on it which I rode myself), the early R45/R65 had a different engine (which was the basis for the post 81 other airheads...) And it is a...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hi all ;-) I made 4 working unit out of 5 as...

Hi all ;-)
I made 4 working unit out of 5 as one has suffered severe water damage and was quite seized by rust.
As per testing, I use the BMW tool idea as published by ROB Frankham. A LED a...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By georgesgiralt
The plastic tab where the cable enters the can...

The plastic tab where the cable enters the can can be re-used. If you cut the wire, one can remove the remaining wire from the tab, then you're left with the tab and an oval shaped hole on it where...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! To return to topic, The sensor was...

Hello !
To return to topic,
The sensor was complaining; I had intermittent ignition failure for weeks (the ignition was cut for a fraction of a second during riding).
Of course, as an engineer...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By georgesgiralt
Ha ha ha ! :D Points ! Ha ! I had them in...

Ha ha ha ! :D
Points ! Ha !
I had them in cars ! I can't count the time they let me down in the middle of nowhere under the rain at 4 AM ....
The bean can in the R65 worked flawlessly without...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By georgesgiralt
Ebay

Ebay
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By georgesgiralt
So the R65 runs on a Siemens sensor for a week...

So the R65 runs on a Siemens sensor for a week now. As far as it goes, it's perfect. It is even better than the Honeywell as the riveting job is far easier than on the Honeywell. The siemens has...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,751
Posted By georgesgiralt
Yes Plaka, as is the R45/R65 headlight. Both...

Yes Plaka, as is the R45/R65 headlight. Both share the same diameter if not the same bulb.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,751
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! These headlights are easily dismantled;...

Hello !
These headlights are easily dismantled; cleaned and put back into use. The only think to know is that the rubber around the glass will surely be toast being cooked by the heat and age.
So...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By georgesgiralt
Yes, I can find HKZ101 sensor. My question still...

Yes, I can find HKZ101 sensor. My question still stand : Does anybody used one and be satisfied with it on a BMW bean can ?
These sensors are *also* used on K bikes, a lot of cars, and so on. So...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By georgesgiralt
Bean can hall sensor. What alternative ,

Hello ,
My 82 R65 bean can died on me last week. 31 years old. R.I.P.
As I am very prudent and intent to run the bike as old as I can, I've a spare Hall sensor, an Honeywell 2AV54.
But, I also...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! Some of the links you provide are...

Hello !
Some of the links you provide are broken.
But I've still to find a clock with the set button on the REAR of the clock (leaving the front glass without any holes).
AFAIK only Motometer...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,490
Posted By georgesgiralt
It is a pity you strip down one of the best...

It is a pity you strip down one of the best motorcycle BMW made. And one of the finest looking too. Add to this the R65LS is quite rare and you'll understand why I'm angry.
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! I own an '82 R65. So.... Your wiring...

Hello !
I own an '82 R65. So....
Your wiring if far from OEM.
At the front of the bike there is a metal part with 4 square holes in it. There you should have the connectors for the wiring from the...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,178
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! What is important for an airhead ? ...

Hello !
What is important for an airhead ?
- Proper API rating to have the correct additives in it SG is good. BMW advise against the "modern" ratings.
- Proper viscosity to get easy lube on...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! I live, normally, in south of France,...

Hello !
I live, normally, in south of France, in Toulouse. Near Lourdes, the Pyrenees and the castle city of Carcassonne.
Now, back to business ....
It may be normal for the motor to do funny...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
You're welcome ! Anytime you need help, ask ! ...

You're welcome !
Anytime you need help, ask !
And if you plan to come to visit France with or without the bike, say so and maybe we can have a beer !
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Wonderful ! I was wondering why you did not...

Wonderful !
I was wondering why you did not keep us posted !
But beware, FIX THAT BRAKE FIRST !
It would be a real shame to ruin her on easter and injury yourself.
Congrats for a job well done...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! What happened to our fellow inmate ? ...

Hello !
What happened to our fellow inmate ?
Maybe it's bike has started and he is running it with a smile on his face ?
:D
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! There is also an oil seal in the bean...

Hello !
There is also an oil seal in the bean can with it's lip sealing the axe.
You won't notice it because it is concealed behind a plaque which is at the bottom of the inside of the bean can. ...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Testing for a faulty condenser is easy. Unplug it...

Testing for a faulty condenser is easy. Unplug it and see if you have sparks. If yes, your condenser is faulty; If not, there is something miss wired on the ignition system.
Do not run the bike for...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello Backdrifter, Are you still here ? Is...

Hello Backdrifter,
Are you still here ?
Is the bike running ? We can't wait ! We need to know !
:ear
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! Ask for an AGM (Advanced Glass Mat)...

Hello !
Ask for an AGM (Advanced Glass Mat) they are like the gel batteries but the gel is stuck in a fiber glass mat between the plaques.
I own one since 2006 and still going strong. Like the...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Keep on ! You are so close to the goal, now ! ...

Keep on !
You are so close to the goal, now !
It is a matter of thinking and a few minute work.
If you have the schematic, and a multimeter you can find which wire comes out the right hand switch...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
enzorover, I do usually agree with you. But in...

enzorover,
I do usually agree with you. But in this particular case, I don't. Why ? because a continuity test with an hyper sensitive equipment will see through oxidized wires. And having a wire let...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
So the starter is working fine. Tomorrow, try...

So the starter is working fine.
Tomorrow, try to trace the fault either to a bad component or to the wiring.
Try to add a fuse like 8Amps in series with your tracing wire in order not to set fire...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Before buying a new starter relay, try to trace...

Before buying a new starter relay, try to trace the fault.
Take the wire I forced you to make before, and put he +12V at the output of the starter relay which should go to the starter. If the wire...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
You are right ! The wire from the diode board...

You are right !
The wire from the diode board does not go to the starter motor on the /5 bikes.
Look here :...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! Do not panic, I'm here ! Remove the...

Hello !
Do not panic, I'm here !
Remove the battery FIRST. You do not want to burn the bike in the garage won't you ?
The big gauge cable from the + battery should go to the upper round lug on...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! The last possibility could be that the...

Hello !
The last possibility could be that the throttle disc has been mounted either badly centered or in reverse, preventing it to fully close and seal the passage. (it could also be that the O...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Checking the starter wiring is easy. The...

Checking the starter wiring is easy.
The starter get the high wire gage wire from the + battery terminal. This goes to an 8mm diameter bolt at the bottom of the starter. At this same post you have...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 74,312
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! Is the starter dead as a post or making...

Hello !
Is the starter dead as a post or making some noises ? If it is totally dead, maybe you forgot to plug the command wire (small gauge wire with a spade contact going to the tube where the two...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By georgesgiralt
Hello ! You are right about the valve clearance...

Hello !
You are right about the valve clearance job and the ignition timing. It is always my first start at a tune up ! Include also the check of the spark plugs gap as, sometimes, it could make a...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By georgesgiralt
Trouble tuning fuel mixture on R65 '82 vintage

Hello !
As I can't get anymore the leaded 97 fuel she wants, I am trying to adapt to 95-E10 fuel. (so with 10% Ethanol).
Of course carbs had been completely rebuild.
But I've trouble getting a...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By georgesgiralt
Thanks !

Thanks !
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