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Old 05-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #16
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how could you sob....pull a poor...sob...r65...to bits..........gonna build a kwel GS out of it now...?
Just think of it as recycling
At least lve kept probably 10 or more other BMW;s on the road
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:06 AM   #17
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How about a delicious "before and after" to get minds and pulses racing?

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Is that a route sheet roller on on a bike with a 10L tank? Are they going on a very short rallye?
front disc brake cover looks naf. Puny rear springs.
Fuel injection or Delorttos?
I like the black wheels, spare rocker cover & tool bag tho.
This bike looks like it was made to sit in a department store next to the adv range of clothing.

Also after sitting on a R65 I am amazed how low they sit. It would be interesting to see the rear suspension setup on a converted 65 in real life to get a better idea of what can be done.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:10 AM   #18
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Wasn't expecting much but this exhaust sounds really nice
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:20 PM   #19
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I can't work out how to post a vid..click on the pic to see vid.
I have some Norton Peashooter on my Watch list.....The pipe diameter must be unique to R65's...I like the r100 bodged mufflers.....made up some spacers to keep the noise in..
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #20
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This bike looks like it was made to sit in a department store next to the adv range of clothing.
Looks like it’s being ridden. Carbs are Keihin FCR I believe.








igormortis screwed with this post 05-25-2012 at 04:35 PM
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #21
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Japan?...whats the front end....XR or KDX ...?
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #22
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I take that all back . Good to see it being ridden.
I thought it looed like a TTR front like Nordies.

I bought a frame & bits off beemer89 last nite for Berlina - should be here later tonite.
I really should have waited till I had a chance to look at all the parts I'me taking off.
The LHS exhaust thread is looking a bit rahooted. The exhaust spanner I borrowed wouldn't fit so I resorted to the rough cold chisel & hammer. I was gonna made a homemade spanner but couldn't be buggered.
My swingarm is leaking lots of oil But I'm not worried this time

Anyway lunchbreak is over - back to stripping some more crap off it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #23
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The exhaust spanner I borrowed wouldn't fit so I resorted to the rough cold chisel & hammer. I was gonna made a homemade spanner but couldn't be buggered.
Shit you should've taken my advise ya rough bugger
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #24
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Faaark i'm over taking oily bits off bikes for a few weeks I reckon.
Have any of you guys tried taking a fricking motor out of a frame single handed before? What a fricking performance. I lifted the whole frame & engine onto a wooden support for the engine then tried to slip the frame over. Of course it got to a point where the axle stands holding the frame fell & I had to get the frame around & off or I'd be standing there balancing the engine forever. Phew.

So where there nce was a bike there is now a nice pile of parts.
The final drive & UJ seems good & looks like fresh oil in the gearbox
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #25
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Yeah...you really need two do do an engine...unless its a VW motor then one is fine.....
Went for a nice 100 km ride thru the Waitakeries ....I don't like the green centre strip on the road...
Apart from worn out throttle gears, slightly clunky gear shift worn out shocks Ruby is a nice ride....
Ran it up to 140 kmph....get there no problem but is more buzzy than I am used to on a flat twin.
Cruises along in the 100-120 range nicely and thru the twisties turns quickly.
Going out with a mate with his GB400 tomorrow, do the Kaiaua loop down the coast and back.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #26
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I think Ive only ever moved engines on my own. Just slowly with ropes and patience. But yes, I understand the pain.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #27
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Have any of you guys tried taking a fricking motor out of a frame single handed before? What a fricking performance. I lifted the whole frame & engine onto a wooden support for the engine then tried to slip the frame over. Of course it got to a point where the axle stands holding the frame fell & I had to get the frame around & off or I'd be standing there balancing the engine forever. Phew.
Yeah, lifting the 400/4 into the frame was a mission.

Still don't have any engine mounts...
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:58 PM   #28
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Yeah...you really need two do do an engine...unless its a VW motor then one is fine.....
Went for a nice 100 km ride thru the Waitakeries
When I had my kombi (well Microbus really) the dickheads welded my towbar in so I had to drop the motor on the ground & jack the back of the bus up about a metre to drag the engine back under & out. Of course this was done with a few bits of 4x2 stacked on top of each other - Fricking stupid when I think back. That was when i lived in Titters - I loved cycling the Scenic drive.


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I think Ive only ever moved engines on my own. Just slowly with ropes and patience. But yes, I understand the pain.
Ropes of course- but when I thought of that I was already trapped inside the frame with a buggered back.

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Yeah, lifting the 400/4 into the frame was a mission.

Still don't have any engine mounts...
Rigid- oldschool - cooool
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:25 AM   #29
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A beer crate used to do for me with VW's. Back when I had a Beetle and a Kombi...and one 1300 engine - I'd swap engines on the road outside my mother's place. I Baja'd the Beetle with a gas axe and tinsnips, a motorcycle tail light and number plate mount bolted to the air vents. I'd put them back to back (on a hill), drop the engine onto the beer crate, pull it out, turn it around and put it in the other body. The Kombi was good for carting motorcycle parts, but was crap on gravel roads....I'd be swapping engines every 2nd weekend.

I just resurrected the standard pipes for my bike - the mount bolts were seized and sheared off, so I bodged some bolts in there and fitted them today. There is nothing at all inside the mufflers, just empty shells, and I cut open and gutted the collector years ago, so just one big empty system. I can't believe how quiet it is - says 83db on the mufflers, I'll bring my meter home and find out for real.

Test ride tomorrow - you need exhaust systems to compare other exhausts to, I'll have half a dozen by the time I'm finished.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #30
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Ruby has covered 500 kms since picking it up on Wednesday. Did 300 today and it took 16 litres to fill up.... 5 and a bit litres to 100 kms....50 summit MPG (Imperial Gallons)
Piccy looking back across the Thames Estuary to Coromandal.....might have to take them on the loop before summer.


My friend on his GB 400
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