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Offline marcmax

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Timeline, not a restoration
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:31:25 PM »
I got my R65LS almost 12 years ago. She was in questionable condition but running. I did all the mechanicals needed and she has been an absolute dream to ride even since. But I have haven't been able to settle on a "style" for her since day one. I didn't feel she was a candidate for a "factory" restoration because of her condition so she has been through several looks since I have owned her. Her latest is closest to the factory look and I think it is the best she has looked.
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1982 R65ls    1984 R65ls

Offline marcmax

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 09:32:11 PM »
This is how she looks now.
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Offline Burt

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 10:36:00 PM »
A well compiled collection of photos.  Most impressive.    
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Offline montmil

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 10:44:21 PM »
Playing "Where's Waldo" finding all the smaller detail changes on the same-but-different R65s.

I've always liked your euro-yeller headlight lens. Thanks for the snaps.  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
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1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
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1986 VW Cabriolet

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 01:34:00 AM »
Love that S fairing, I am so going to fit one of those on mine

The final pic is my fav and the colour really suits the bike, very nice!

Offline lucky

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 07:46:28 AM »
How did the engine react to the 2-1 exhaust while you were bar hopping?

Offline marcmax

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Re: Timeline, not a restoration
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2016, 04:27:43 PM »
Lucky, I had no problems with the 2-1 exhaust but then again I am not a performance addict. I did it 1. because of the looks and 2. because it has an awesome sound. I will admit that I rode it harder just because the sound and the layout with rearsets and low clipon bars just felt right. Kind of like a two wheeled sports car.
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1982 R65ls    1984 R65ls