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RenoR65LS

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New member r65LS Restoration
« on: October 07, 2015, 12:55:14 AM »
Hello fellow forum members.  I purchased a 1983 R 65LS a couple of months ago that had been sitting for 15 years.  The bike was orange and the paint was in poor condition so I repainted in the original polaris silver and here is the result.  Hope you like it.

Offline Barry

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 01:22:30 PM »
Very nice indeed ...and complete with dellortos.
Barry Cheshire, England 79 R45

Offline montmil

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 03:08:03 PM »
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Very nice indeed ...and complete with dellortos.

Now, Barry.  [smiley=whistling.gif]
Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

Offline Einar

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 10:13:07 AM »
Great job, she's a looker!

Did you also paint the engine block? If so, what type of paint did you use?
Best regards,
Einar

Virago XV125 ('99)
BMW R1200C ('98)
BMW R75/5 ('71)

RenoR65LS

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 01:37:38 AM »
I did not paint the engine block but cleaned it with an aluminum cleaner.

Offline motoleo

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 10:59:02 PM »
Beautiful job!

I'm also a new member and I'm picking up my 82 R65LS on Saturday..its a bit rough and needs a few things and some TLC.

Where did you get the decal on the fairing?

Offline montmil

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 08:53:07 AM »
Nice paint work on your LS. OEM LS R65s had the lower portion of the fuel tank painted black to carry through the factory paint design. Your LS looks far better as she sits.
Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

Offline montmil

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2016, 08:55:42 AM »
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Where did you get the decal on the fairing?

Google 'em up. There are several vendors that produce almost every sticker you'd want. Sorry, but I just don't have a biz name for you.
Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2016, 06:59:49 PM »
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Beautiful job!

I'm also a new member and I'm picking up my 82 R65LS on Saturday..its a bit rough and needs a few things and some TLC.

Where did you get the decal on the fairing?



 heritagestickers.eu sells some good stickers

Tell them Ching sent you

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2016, 11:27:03 PM »
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Beautiful job!

I'm also a new member and I'm picking up my 82 R65LS on Saturday..its a bit rough and needs a few things and some TLC.

Where did you get the decal on the fairing?



 heritagestickers.eu sells some good stickers

Tell them Ching sent you
Thanks.

Offline motoleo

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2016, 11:29:38 PM »
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Beautiful job!

I'm also a new member and I'm picking up my 82 R65LS on Saturday..its a bit rough and needs a few things and some TLC.

Where did you get the decal on the fairing?



 heritagestickers.eu sells some good stickers

Tell them Ching sent you
Thanks.
They do not carry them :'(

Offline motoleo

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 05:56:39 PM »
I was able to order them from heritage stickers. thanks!

Offline Tony Smith

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2016, 08:09:02 PM »
Nice bike.


My ongoing question is why did the R65s in every other jurisdiction bar Australia get a kick starter?

Mind you, in 38 years of ownership of the R100 I can count the number of times I've kicked that into life on the fingers of one hand, and 3 of them were showing off.
1978 R100RS| 1981 R100RS (JPS) | 1984 R65 | 1992 KLE500 | 2002 R1150GSA |

Offline wilcom

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2016, 08:38:35 PM »
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in every other jurisdiction bar Australia get a kick starter?
 

Don't spend a lot of time looking for them here in the States............... :'(

There has been times when I had enough battery to fire the beast off, but not enough to turn it over........ that's when I miss the ol' Kicker.
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

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Re: New member r65LS Restoration
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2016, 11:36:02 AM »
Welcome to the funny farm! Smashing job on your LS, and I really like the block colour tank, might have to try that on mine next time it needs a painting.

Mine was that clean 18 months ago when I rolled it out of the shed after a two years of fettling, but since then I've ridden the hell out her all year round, and intend to carry on doing same until she starts to complain :)