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Author Topic: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...  (Read 2563 times)

clonmore1

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Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« on: November 05, 2016, 01:28:48 PM »
So, where are we?

Bike is now running with the electrics done other than the handlebar switchgear which will be done next week.

Bodywork is away at the painters and should be ready by month-end, I am having the stripes hand painted to match the original factory finish.

The seat has been renovated including painting the seat underside. New shocks/handlebars, foot pegs, various other misc parts and Oxford heated grips.

Bike should be complete within next two weeks, once bodywork has arrived, it will be tested, taxed and ready to ride.

I will have some photos over the next few days to show the progress, a more detailed update including some of the modifications we have done to the old girl.

It has been a long journey...

Offline wilcom

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 05:14:09 PM »
I'll be looking forward to seeing your pics!
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

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 03:11:26 PM »
Anybody know how to attach an image?

I seem to be struggling...

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 03:30:49 PM »
It would appear that this forum doesn't support mobile devices for attaching images?

I'll add some when in the office tomorrow and on my stream driven desktop ;)

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 06:30:09 AM »
Try this...

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 06:36:04 AM »
And, another one...

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 06:40:59 AM »
New shocks will have fitted by now along with the new bars/heated grips and switch gear.

Brake disc (rotors) centers have been vapor blasted and look like new, calipers are being rebuilt.

Seat completed and awaiting my collection & all bodywork away at the paint shop, should be finished by month end.

Engine has been running, but needs setting up after carb ultrasonic cleaning.

All being well, bike should be ready for UK MOT test within next 4 weeks, I can then tax it and ride it away!!!!

Offline wilcom

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 08:43:00 AM »
Cobra in the back ground.............. pure garage porn!!!
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

Offline Justin B.

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 09:15:24 AM »
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Cobra in the back ground.............. pure garage porn!!!

Yah!  I will trade every one of my projects for what's behind tarp #1!!

Good progress on the bike, it's gonna be a really clean scoot when it's finished.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2016, 09:17:49 AM by admin »
Justin B.

2004 BMW R1150RT
1981 R100RT - Summer bike, NEKKID!!!

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2016, 01:53:31 AM »
Now onto completing the wiring, handlebar switchgear and ignition switch. New battery installed.

Engine set-up & carb balance should all be done next week.

Seat renovation finished.

I'll get some further images up next week some time.

Offline Lucky_Lou

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 03:42:16 PM »
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Cobra in the back ground.............. pure garage porn!!!
I know where it is......................... [smiley=camera_sm.jpg]
Out with Gertie soon mate.
Ask questions later

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 04:10:41 PM »
Looking forward to it Lou...

The Cobra's engine is sat on a pallet awaiting a rebuild, that is going to be a job!

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2016, 07:22:56 AM »
Showing the upgraded ignition system installed

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2016, 07:28:20 AM »
No idea why the image isn't correctly oriented and nobody at work can tell me other than the forum format looks a little 'old fashioned' (their words not mine), sorry...

clonmore1

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Re: Update on the very long restoration of my R65...
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2016, 07:46:55 AM »
Showing the new handlebars, completed switchgear, heated grips and new shocks