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Old 07-28-2013, 07:58 PM   #46
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Cheers for the info, what is it on the r65 thats geared lower, the gearbox, final drive, or is it engine internals? - Sorry for the questions slowly learning!!

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Violetpop - sorry if i'm hijacking your thread interested to know more
Hijack away.... More information for everyone!
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #47
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Cheers for the info, what is it on the r65 thats geared lower, the gearbox, final drive, or is it engine internals? - Sorry for the questions slowly learning!!
Just the final drive ratio is lower. There's no gearing in the engine and the transmission is the same.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:21 AM   #48
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so with me running a 2002 1150rs swingarm on the r65 it won't matter.

Thanks for the help, i was wondering if i would need to step up the gearbox or engine internals.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:40 AM   #49
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so with me running a 2002 1150rs swingarm on the r65 it won't matter.
I'd say yes, it would matter quite a bit. There aren't any paralever final drives with ratios that are low enough for your motor. The lowest would be off an R80GS or R850GS which is 32:10. It might work, but I think you'd find the result to be pretty slow, or at least noticably slower than what you have already.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #50
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oh bugger!!!

Well it's 90% built so i'll keep you posted on progress!!
If not it'll be a great ornament!!!

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:11 PM   #51
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Throw a picture up on here, Elliot!
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:47 AM   #52
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I got back my wheels and tyres. Pirelli sport demons and a lick of paint. Pictures do not do justice to the paint work. Very happy with the outcome.



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Old 07-30-2013, 07:04 AM   #53
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The Pirelli sport demons are nice .. I have them on my RS ... not too sure on longevity
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:14 AM   #54
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I will leave you all with a picture from my recent road trip and my visit to BMW Welt museum in Munich. Enjoy...

Love how this came out - how did you take it, go pro attached to the rear of the bike or by companion driver?
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:36 PM   #55
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Love how this came out - how did you take it, go pro attached to the rear of the bike or by companion driver?
It was actually a very primitive setup. In saying that, it's lasted well over 700km and only stopped when I took it off.



Here is another.

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Old 07-30-2013, 04:05 PM   #56
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The Pirelli sport demons are nice .. I have them on my RS ... not too sure on longevity
How's the grip mate? I have heard only good things about them...
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #57
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lol thats awesome
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:32 AM   #58
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I have some updates and as usual, some questions.

First off, I finished cleaning the carbs up and I am now waiting for the kits to put them back together. They were originally paints black but I was looking for a clean brushed polish finish and not a mirror bling bling finish.





I also went about cleaning and inspecting the engine nuts and long rods/bolts and came across something. The 3 spacers that go between the engine and frame are all good but the spacer/bracket that has the return spring is a different thickness. What gives? I ask because I was planning to use the aftermarket side stand and wanted to get my local engineer to make me a nice spacer and eliminate the bracket completely. Do I get it made the same thickness as the rest of the spacers or the same thickness as the bracket. This is it...

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:52 AM   #59
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How's the grip mate? I have heard only good things about them...
Be careful the first couple of hundred km's ... They are a bit slippery when new .. But after that they are fantastic ... I think I have 8000 km's ... And getting pretty close to changing them ... Metlers I would normally get 12-15 000 out of them
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:13 AM   #60
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Be careful the first couple of hundred km's ... They are a bit slippery when new .. But after that they are fantastic ... I think I have 8000 km's ... And getting pretty close to changing them ... Metlers I would normally get 12-15 000 out of them

Will keep that in mind, thanks... Im sure the first few hundred will be easy considering the amount of work that has been done to the bike... Cheers.
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