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Author Topic: '82 R65LS Restoration  (Read 15483 times)

Offline marcmiller001

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Re: '82 R65LS Restoration
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2017, 07:30:25 PM »
funny you say that - but that isn't the case.... only 1 is swapped, because the bike came with TWO LEFT SIDE VALVE COVERS  ;D

I bought another off ebay - thinking a spare might be handy and it too is a left. I'd be happy to swap with anyone out there looking for a lleft side in really good condition for a right side :-D


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Marc,

Lookin' good, I'm sure that sponser will be pleased!  ;)

But, the more I look at your pictures the more it seems like maybe you have the valve covers swapped.  Although they will fit on either side the fins wont sit level if they've been transposed.  It might be a trick of camera angles but yours seem to be pointing "up" instead of level.  Unless that's the affect you were after, like it's trying to get airborne!
« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 07:30:51 PM by marcmiller001 »
Marc Miller
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Dodge Viper GT3-R / Porsche Cayman GT4 / Porsche 911 RSR
'82 BMW R65LS

Offline Justin B.

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Re: '82 R65LS Restoration
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2017, 08:01:28 PM »
OK, I reckon that would 'splain it!
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sauasa

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Re: '82 R65LS Restoration
« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2017, 06:04:32 AM »
Hello Marc,
You've done an excellent restoration job. I started a similar project myself and I also used the acewell tacho with a cable drive speed sensor. Can you please tell me what setting are you using for the wheel circumference? I have tried 1436 but it's not accurate enough.
Thank you,
Radu
« Last Edit: January 17, 2021, 01:52:10 PM by Justin B. »

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Re: '82 R65LS Restoration
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2017, 06:06:53 AM »
Here is a photo of my old girl

Offline marcmiller001

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Re: '82 R65LS Restoration
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2017, 01:33:00 PM »
Hi there... let me go out in the garage when I can and I will tell you what it is set to.... but what I did was use a GPS app on my phone, ride down the road for a kilometer or so... at a set speed.... then checked my GPS max speed. 3 runs and I had found my setting that was within a half mph of my actual speed.

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Hello Marc,
You've done an excellent restoration job. I started a similar project myself and I also used the acewell tacho with a cable drive speed sensor. Can you please tell me what setting are you using for the wheel circumference? I have tried 1436 but it's not accurate enough.
Thank you,
Radu
Marc Miller
Pro Race Driver
Dodge Viper GT3-R / Porsche Cayman GT4 / Porsche 911 RSR
'82 BMW R65LS

Offline Soeren

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Re: '82 R65LS Restoration
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2018, 12:24:36 PM »
How do you like the ClassicAttacks?

I got really confused about size, as I looked at my BT45R rear wheel for reference. Its a 4.0-18, which to my understanding should be about 101.6mm wide.

This is my BT45R:


I figured the ClassicAttacks 110/90 would be too wide if my BT45 had this little clearence to the swingarm, turns out my BT45 measured with a caliper is 122mm wide (???!!!). So I'm assuming the 110/90 ClassicAttacks fit fine?
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 12:25:40 PM by Soeren »
'83 BMW R65