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Old 06-10-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
Udo OP
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Another R65 Dirt Bike Project

After much reading of posts and questions to all on this forum I've finally accumulated enough parts to start the new R65 based dirt bike. Sort of a baby GS? The frame is an early 80's R65LS, forks, front wheel, caliper/rotor off a 90 Honda CR500, motor '82 R65LS, transmission '84 R100, swing arm might be a late 70's /7, but I,m not sure. The rear wheel is a /7. Handle bars are Renthal tapered and will carry late 70's BMW controls and switches. Rear shocks are 17 1/2" Progressive that were almost impossible to find.
Thought I'd share pics and description as this comes along. A pleasant surprise was to discover that the Honda and BMW share the same size steering head bearings. A 1/2" long spacer and they bolted together.
Helpful suggestions and ideas will be welcome.
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