Author Topic: My R65 Cafe Build  (Read 5074 times)


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Re: My R65 Cafe Build
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2014, 09:59:03 PM »
Also a bit of an update, bike is pretty much sorted. I am now just waiting on my seat to come back from the upholsterer. Once I have that back I will take some pics of the finished bike and you will be able to see my colour theme that I went with  ;)

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Re: My R65 Cafe Build
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2014, 04:28:15 PM »
Permit me to re-address the issue of replacing OEM nuts n' bolts with stainless.

Always use an aluminum-based anti-sieze compound on each and every threaded bit. Don't even think about a temporary install as the nut n' bolt will most likely gall and be ruined.

Also, due to the lubrication provided by the anti-seize, reduce the torque wrench readings by 15%.
Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet