Thread: R65 Project
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:51 AM   #1
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Wicked R65 Project

I'm collecting parts for a project based on a 1984 R65 that I'm picking up shortly (its in ok condition, engine/drive and frame is straight, rest is missing or beat up)

I want to do the following and yes, it will end up being a Frankenbeemer!

1. change gearbox to slash 5 4-speed with kickstart (and remove electric start)
2. install a monolever final drive/swingarm and go to one rear shock
3. use a K75 or similar 3-spoke mag rear wheel
4. change front end (which is bent) to a Suzuki SV650 or something similar, even a Suzuki GS500 with one disc

Questions:
can I do 1-4 without any BIG dramas?

I think the gearbox is a straight bolt on, but converting to monolever im not sure. Furthermore, what particular swingarm/FD is the best (or actually fits) and can take the 3-spoke rear wheels AND the /5 transmission?

Im slowly researching this one and have started to gather parts - yes, it will end up a cafe racer, and I know it will cost a bundle, but I dont care!

I'd really appreciate any help on this one, even if you can just point me to some links etc

Thanks!
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