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Offline GeneP

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New Member Intro
« on: January 20, 2022, 09:54:51 PM »
New member/old guy

My first BMW was a late '81 R65 that I bought from the original owner in May '83.  I rode in the mountains of Arizona and California for some years without ever learning much about it, or needing to.  I replaced fluids and batteries and it ran.

My current bike is the same one, except now it's 40 years old and has been stored for way too long. So have I.  So I'm going through it, replacing stuff and getting it ready to roll again this spring, and needing to learn as I go.
87 T3
81 R65
61 TR3

Offline wilcom

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2022, 08:32:31 AM »
Hello Gene, welcome to the forum, you will find a wealth of information here about your R65, sorta a "one stop shopping" of what the hell is wrong with this?

I too did not know much about BMW's when I started riding them, didn't need to, they always seemed to fire up and get me home without a lot of fanfare and maintenance. Like you said, it/we are 40 years older and both take a wee bit more maintenance than before.

If you need somebody to tag along to Lake Tahoe or check out the road from Arcata to Red Bluff, ring me up.
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27

Offline Burt

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2022, 05:07:46 PM »
Welkom Gene, 

I once went water skiing in one of the dams in AZ with friends but sadly have no ridden through there.  Beautiful countryside though. 

Black 1984 R65 - the Wombat