The New And Improved Unofficial R65 Forum V2

Technical Discussion => Restoration Progress Logs => Topic started by: marcmax on May 10, 2016, 09:31:25 PM

Title: Timeline, not a restoration
Post by: marcmax on May 10, 2016, 09:31:25 PM
I got my R65LS almost 12 years ago. She was in questionable condition but running. I did all the mechanicals needed and she has been an absolute dream to ride even since. But I have haven't been able to settle on a "style" for her since day one. I didn't feel she was a candidate for a "factory" restoration because of her condition so she has been through several looks since I have owned her. Her latest is closest to the factory look and I think it is the best she has looked.
Title: Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Post by: marcmax on May 10, 2016, 09:32:11 PM
This is how she looks now.
Title: Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Post by: Burt on May 10, 2016, 10:36:00 PM
A well compiled collection of photos.  Most impressive.    
Title: Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Post by: montmil on May 10, 2016, 10:44:21 PM
Playing "Where's Waldo" finding all the smaller detail changes on the same-but-different R65s.

I've always liked your euro-yeller headlight lens. Thanks for the snaps.  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Title: Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Post by: clonmore1 on May 11, 2016, 01:34:00 AM
Love that S fairing, I am so going to fit one of those on mine

The final pic is my fav and the colour really suits the bike, very nice!
Title: Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Post by: lucky on May 11, 2016, 07:46:28 AM
How did the engine react to the 2-1 exhaust while you were bar hopping?
Title: Re: Timeline, not a restoration
Post by: marcmax on May 11, 2016, 04:27:43 PM
Lucky, I had no problems with the 2-1 exhaust but then again I am not a performance addict. I did it 1. because of the looks and 2. because it has an awesome sound. I will admit that I rode it harder just because the sound and the layout with rearsets and low clipon bars just felt right. Kind of like a two wheeled sports car.