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Old 05-27-2008, 09:50 PM   #61
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Something like this John???


I did consider suggesting that you could take a hacksaw to the starter shroud as well, but I'd had a couple of glasses of wine by that stage and so thought that it was just a daft drunken idea on my part.

However, yes, that bike demonstrates EXACTLY the point that I was trying to make ... beautiful.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:31 PM   #62
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On the R65 (as in other BMWs) the front and rear wheel DO NOT TRACK IN THE SAME LINE! My suggestion if you are doing a street racer/cafe from the R65 corpse is that you go classic and think of using wire wheels.
Given the offset of the rear wheel, and to give you the additional clearance for a bigger donut in back I would consult with Woody,
(http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/bmw.shtml)

Good luck
Is this a huge concern? Have I dug a hole here - I know its easier to go with wire wheels front and back....but I really want cast wheels!!!

Oh - the 4 speed box I bought, that should bolt straight onto the original driveshaft yeah?

Pictures of the "corpse" tonight!
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:19 AM   #63
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Further research has led me to believe that a post 1992 K75 front end (complete) will fit onto the R65 - straight bolt on?

This would give me - 41mm Showa forks, 3 spoke mag wheel (2.5x18 for a 110 profile tyre), twin 285mm discs etc.

This page was VERY helpful
http://www.largiader.com/parts/wheels.html

This might be the way to go....seeing a BM specialist this weekend for more info.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:34 AM   #64
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My mate in tassie owns this.


It started life as a perfectly good R80GS
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:06 AM   #65
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:07 AM   #66
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sorry about photo - it was raining!!!
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:23 AM   #67
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A little explanation there - the bike is mechanically kinda maybe ok, cosmetically looks like shit.

I'll only be keeping the frame, subframe and motor. The rest is going.

The front end is already sold, and I will keep the swingarm/final drive for now for reference.


Many thanks Anton for your resources on your website, it continues to be most helpful!

I need to finish my K1100R Project (got the new headlight ears, Renthal bars today) but its still raining and i have lots of work left to do before I can get really stuck into the R65.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:57 AM   #68
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My mate in tassie owns this.

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It started life as a perfectly good R80GS
Davo ... I feel your pain.

There's plenty of folks converting ST's into GS's, but not too many going in the other direction ... and fewer still going all Cafe on us

That said, it does have more than a little charm, you must admit


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some pics finally.
Not before time Nick,

However, has nobody ever pointed out to you that the red / black colour scheme is one of mother natures warning signals for "don't come near me"?

Hopefully by the time you're done the frame will be less, ... how can I put this delicately ... red.

I wait with baited breath ...
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:41 PM   #69
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I want to know when your going to make it an 850 Hint, the 1000 and 650 motors were the same stroke. *walks away whistling innocently*
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:35 PM   #70
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I want to know when your going to make it an 850 Hint, the 1000 and 650 motors were the same stroke. *walks away whistling innocently*
Look, I'm already polishing a turd, there's no point trying to break it in half!!!!


From all the stories I've heard, trying to increase the power out of the R65 is a one-way street to blown motors - and really, what could I do? Go from 40rwhp to 45 rwhp?

I've entertained the idea of some Mikuni carbs, but really, I'll keep the motor stock, with new pipes and no airbox as already mentioned.

The only boxer I'm interested in hotting up is my former R1100S - brilliant bike, just needed a few more ponies.

That's my next project after my W650 Cafe/Scrambler - so a few years yet, and I should be able to get a good example at lower cost.

Lakeside Motorway (north of Brisbane - google map it) should be open by the time I come back from Western Australia, and we are moving no more than an hours drive away......
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Why are you keeping the subframe? I'm just curious, because that is what really seems to define the lines of these bikes. Making a new subframe might reduce a few pounds, as well as give you the oppurtunity to make the bike look a little zoomier.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:49 PM   #72
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Why are you keeping the subframe? I'm just curious, because that is what really seems to define the lines of these bikes. Making a new subframe might reduce a few pounds, as well as give you the oppurtunity to make the bike look a little zoomier.
That's a really good question - I may yet make a new one - it will be a single seater anyway, so doesn't require a full subframe.

Ohmygod the PO completely coated the frame/sub with about 28 coats of red paint, having a bitch of a time taking everything apart.

Ive taken off the front end (sold) the tank and few other things.

Now, back to work on my K1100R, putting new headlight, and removing ABS today.
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Look, I'm already polishing a turd, there's no point trying to break it in half!!!!
But it's fun to try and NOT break them. Or atleast that's what I thought when doing mine(71 R60/5 that ended up with 1980 800 barrels, heads, and carbs, with a /7 gas tank, and R90S front end) I almost miss that bike.
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From all the stories I've heard, trying to increase the power out of the R65 is a one-way street to blown motors - and really, what could I do? Go from 40rwhp to 45 rwhp?
Like anything it's how you build it that matters. I know of an 650 to 850 conversion done in the mid 80's that still running today. It also has a Hannigan tank, an RS fairing, R90s front end....well, you get the idea. Lots of miles. Lots of memories for the original owner. I do see your point though. If your happy with the 650 motor, it's probably better that way anyway
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:13 PM   #74
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Well I hit a brick wall stripping - can't get the swingarm off because of that huge nut that requires like a 25mm socket or something...hmmm..

But the bike is down to motor, frame, swingarm and final drive, thats it.

I managed to find out the frame/engine number (match) and did a search - its a February, 1981 R65, the 37kW model - woo hoo - 50hp!!!!

There's a lot of crap in the heads from the carbs, all white flakey shit, will have to take the heads off later and clean them out.

I think this is going to take A LOT LONGER than I figured......
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:22 PM   #75
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I think this is going to take A LOT LONGER than I figured......
Is this your first project moto???
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