Author Topic: Salvaged R65 Winter built  (Read 11267 times)

Jon_P

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Salvaged R65 Winter built
« on: December 21, 2006, 09:54:49 AM »
i say said hi to everyone already so now its time to show you what i have. it is a 79 R65 that was in a accident. it ended up at my local salvage yard some how. the poor girl was from wymoning. that is all i know about it. looks like the P.O. had hit the right exhaust header and crushed it pretty good. there was also some fresh blacktop in the left valve cover so it did go down, though i dont think hard. i have really liked the cafe/streetfighter bikes and this would fit the bill nice. i have a new exhaust header on order, already found a air box & starter cover for it. i also just won a choke control from ebay. the tank has been removed, stripped of the bronco brown and repainted with ppg dbu acid tangerine with a red pearl mid coats and alot of clear coats. the seat is going to be sent off soon.

Offline MrRiden

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 06:11:54 PM »
Looks like you need some other bits as well. I notice the gauges are all naked and exposed. I have a cut-off dash panel from an LS model that just might work for you if you plan to fit a small after market cafe type fairing. PM me if you are interested. I can send photos. It's yours for postage.
Rich
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Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 06:35:35 PM »
yes please send me a pix of that. i wasnt planning on doing anything because they where going to be hidden by the fairing. though you would be able to see the other side looking rough as you look at the gauges.

Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006, 06:14:05 PM »
got some of the first parts, here are the new shocks.

Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2006, 08:03:19 PM »
i finally have seen a picture of bolt on frame brace. i saw it on ebay. i can fab them up easy!!! so i am going to add that to my cafe winter project.

Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2007, 11:55:15 PM »
my first real day off of work in two months! my family let me spend it with my project. i wanted to get the wiring put back together. i had three extra wire looms coming out and they didnt match any of the wiring diagrams. well after mapping and trying to find out what and why i had these extra looms, i removed the entire wiring harness and found some non factory connections using the blue splice clamp type. i removed all the splice clamps and in doing so removed all the extra looms. i have no idea why the P.O. did this? now i need to fix where the splices where and then reinstall the wiring again.

i did mount my new painted tank on, i like the looks of the orange over the brown. next the seat should be back in a week or two. the exhaust and exhaust wrench should be here this week. once i have that i should be able to get it going. then get it inspected for a cleared title and registration. once i have it inspected i can make the mods for the cafe look.

Offline Justin B.

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007, 07:06:20 AM »
I don't see anywhere that you mention how long it might have sat at the salvage yard before you "adopted" it.  You might want to give a good look inside the carbs, pop the float bowls, etc, to make sure nothing's gummed up...

You're making a lot more progress than I am and the shocks look cool!
Justin B.

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Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007, 10:23:20 AM »
from the best i could tell it sat this part of this summer. the carbs where pretty clean except for the water!! there wasnt any carb to air cleaner boots on so i think that is where it picked up the water during transport from wymoning to here?? just a guess. i pulled the carbs all ready and gave them a good soak in gas and seafoam. i blew them out. i should be set thill i can get it fired up to see if they are off.

speaking of carbs, where do you hook them up to sinc them up??

Offline Rob Valdez 79 R65

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007, 11:07:45 AM »
I KNOW!  I KNOW!  (I had already created the image for another thread)



Remove the screw, it can be on quite tight.
Make sure you keep your rubber hoses away from hot exhaust pipes.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2008, 07:29:32 PM by Rob_Valdez_79_R65 »

Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2007, 01:06:22 AM »
thanks rob! has anyone told you today you rock! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

i got my new exhaust and exhaust wrench today! when i got home from work they where waiting for me, there is something about new parts that just take a crappy day and make it better!

i will work more on the wiring this week. i have some nice weather pack ato fuse folders that i am going to use instead of the stock one. i can move them up into the tool box under the seat.

i better get going. i only have three months left!

Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2007, 12:10:50 PM »
well a update. i have my wiring straighten out. found a clean and clear title frame that i may switch to? so i have to think hard on that. i got my new head lamp and fairing in. the fairing is being painted and should be ready. couple more odds and ends i should be able to try to crank her over and see where i am at there. i will get some new pixs of it with the fairing and tank soon.

Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2007, 04:59:04 PM »
here it is with the fairing and the new orange color. you cant see any of the pearl in the orange but there is enough there to make it shimmer.

i will get the seat back next week from the upholsterer. i have another seat coming from a ebay sale that i am going to do a cafe seat with on the stock pan.

my oldest son now likes it because it looks like a newer sport bike! then told him it was 28 year old, he didnt believe me. ;D
« Last Edit: January 13, 2007, 05:07:36 PM by Jon_P »

Offline Rob Valdez 79 R65

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2007, 11:33:43 PM »
I don't often have the opportunity to use use this phrase, but:

Radical Dude!  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Brand?

How about pictures of your mounts?  (give me ideas for my fairing)
« Last Edit: January 13, 2007, 11:34:52 PM by Rob_Valdez_79_R65 »

Jon_P

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007, 12:38:05 PM »
its a givi a760 fairing. it has two L shaped tabs the mount low on the fairing and slip on the head lamp mounting bolts. the upper mounts are these adjustable rods that clamp onto the handle bars. they have alot of cool parts like hard & soft bags, trunks, fairings & windsheilds. they dont have a hard bag mount for our r65 but i am going to buy some for a r1100 and make the changes needed to use them on the r65.

the fairing is listed as 18" tall. it has a little kick up on the edge so it should push the air even higher. this will be my first bike with any type of windsheild or fairing. so far everyone said i will like it. well see, i kind of like the push of the wind, though i will admit i dont care for it when its really cold.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2007, 01:19:15 PM by Jon_P »

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Re: Salvaged R65 Winter built
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2007, 01:21:16 PM »
pix of the handle bar mount