When I joined my local bike restorers club the R65 used to drive me crazy, you see many of our rides involve heading up the local ranges, usually the Gllies, think of "tail of the dragon" only more corners.
Anyway, in its initial guise afterf I rebuilt it the R65 handled well, stopped OK, but couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.
My corner speeds were OK, but the climb between corners meant that I would get passed. It was particularly irksome to be passedc by a couple of CB750s whose riders would sail ast me on the straights and then hold me up through the next corner.
Something had to be done.
I already had a pair of heavily modified cylinder heads,these were fitted along with a camshaft developed by an Australian BMW guru who unfortunately passed before he was sufficiently happy with thecam to put it into production. The one I bought was to have been the final test article but his death stopped development, i bought the cam I have at the clearing auction.
Better, but those pesky CB750s were still giving me a hard time.
Enter the 860cc kit
I was careful to only use as much of the new performance as I needed to and I was very vaguje about what additional modifications had been done.
Anyway, I now have the wood on CB750s, GS750s, XS&XJ750s, KZ750s it has been pleasant.....
But the time has come to fess up.
I am taking the "R65" to our next meeting, i wonder how long it will be before anyone notices?