Update on the clutch cable .
After a 6 week delay in getting my parts order from the local BMW dealer, finally got the cable installed 4 days ago .
Never thought of comparing the old cable and the new one before installation, should have !!
The only cable listed for the R65, including the LS version bike, appears to be about 3-4 inches, 75-100 mm longer than the cable that I removed, which I measured at 1495 mm .
I tried different routing and still didn't work well, but I finally got it routed without any sharp bends or chaffing on other items .
I have no idea how you would get this to work on a bike with low bars, like the later LS version bikes .
I checked the part number on the plastic bag the cable came in and it is the same number from the parts catalog which is supposed to be 1495 mm in length .
I also found another source for cables, clutch, throttle, choke, Euro Motoelectric .https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/category-s/2366.htmhttp://largiader.com/articles/cables/
Before you order a clutch cable, I would go to the link above and measure your cable according to the chart .
I went to the Euro Motoelectric site and looked at the cables for the R65 and got different lengths and different BMW part numbers than is listed in the BMW parts catalog .