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Whiskeyracer

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83 r65 first build
« on: August 05, 2015, 06:14:42 PM »
Well it might take time between upgrade posts but here's what I'm starting with.

Whiskeyracer

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 06:17:53 PM »
Anyone had luck with flipping the handlebars. I like the look but not sure about functionality?

Offline montmil

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 05:30:21 AM »
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Anyone had luck with flipping the handlebars. I like the look but not sure about functionality?

Have you considered the turning radius you'll need since there may be limited left/right bar movement before contact with the fuel tank. If you really want lower bars, buy a pair that will function safely.

Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

Whiskeyracer

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 07:46:55 AM »
I was going to put the front wheel on tonight and check that (didn't have time yesterday). That was the biggest concern though

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 09:03:50 AM »
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I was going to put the front wheel on tonight and check that (didn't have time yesterday). That was the biggest concern though

Good idea as your hands and wrists could also foul the fuel tank.

No idea your age nor physical condition but there's an experiment you may want to try. With the bike on centerstand, gear up with ATGATT and then sit on the bike. Grab those low bars and remain in position for a minimum of one hour. Just like you're riding down that lonesome highway. See how your back, neck and body feels after that "ride".
Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

Offline Bengt_Phorqs

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 12:58:34 PM »
Monte, I tried that one time.  My wife came out to the garage and said, "Would you like me to give you a quarter for the ride, little boy?"
Bengt Phorqs, Jake R90/6, R80/7, R1200RTw, Moto Guzzi California EV , Triumph TR250W, Yamaha TY250A Trials, Suzuki DR650

Offline montmil

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015, 04:56:44 PM »
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Monte, I tried that one time.  My wife came out to the garage and said, "Would you like me to give you a quarter for the ride, little boy?"

;D Knowing you, I'll bet you took her quarter.



Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

Offline Bengt_Phorqs

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 05:46:28 AM »
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Re: 83 r65 first build
Reply #6 - Yesterday at 16:56:44   Bengt_Phorqs wrote on Yesterday at 12:58:34:
Monte, I tried that one time.  My wife came out to the garage and said, "Would you like me to give you a quarter for the ride, little boy?"


 Knowing you, I'll bet you took her quarter.


 
Damb right I took it.  Senior coffee at Micky D's has gone up to $.59/cup!
Bengt Phorqs, Jake R90/6, R80/7, R1200RTw, Moto Guzzi California EV , Triumph TR250W, Yamaha TY250A Trials, Suzuki DR650

Whiskeyracer

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2015, 06:15:45 PM »
A little cleaning and painting today!

Offline montmil

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2015, 07:39:02 PM »
Most folks dump that nasty 'pulse air injection' Cali EPA plumbing junk. Can lead to overheating the exhaust valve and increasing odds of engine damage.

All you need to know plus a complete parts list:
http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/airheads/plug_fresh_air.shtml
Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

Offline marcmax

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2015, 08:23:09 PM »
Watch what ya say Monte. The tree huggers will come get ya!
Keep your bike in good repair: motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking.

1982 R65ls    1984 R65ls

Whiskeyracer

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2015, 08:45:28 AM »
I planned on removing those parts but keeping the airbox for filtration. You guys have any ideas on a different setup that still has good air filtration. I would love to get rid of that housing but everything Ive read says running stacks isn't a better option.

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2015, 02:06:11 PM »
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I planned on removing those parts but keeping the airbox for filtration. You guys have any ideas on a different setup that still has good air filtration. I would love to get rid of that housing but everything Ive read says running stacks isn't a better option.

What you read is correct. Best engine performance results from maintaining the OEM airbox, filter and trumpets. Those unfortunate individual, metal mesh covered, paper filters soak up water and do nothing other than reduce performance. But they are quite popular with the cafe'd hipster crowd.


Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

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Re: 83 r65 first build
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2015, 02:16:34 PM »
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Watch what ya say Monte. The tree huggers will come get ya!

I read on the internet, so it must be true, a quote from Abraham Lincoln, founder of the Republican Party:
"Save the whales. Save the trees. Save the Earth. Hell, Gimme a cigar and a styrofoam cup fulla whiskey."

The EPA is going to save us from ourselves? Anyone seen the nat'l news videos of that Colorado river the EPA folks were going to save? Pitiful. Heavy metals settling to the bottom and will remain in the water for years and years and years. Our tax dollars at work.

So. Dump that Pulse Air Injection and save a river. [smiley=flamethrowingsmiley.gif]

Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet