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    Thread: BMW Airhead content ==> R65 fun!

    1. Member Mtl-Marc's Avatar
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      05-01-2012 09:46 PM #1
      Got this last year.



      Nice and nimble.

      Brakes are pretty good for me though.




      Green BMW is green.

      Teal. I just hate the color...

      It looks like an unkempt pool.
      Last edited by Mtl-Marc; 07-23-2012 at 04:41 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
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      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      05-01-2012 09:48 PM #2
      I have decided to make it pretty.

      1st is paint

      Needed paint badly.



      BMW Space Grey Metallic.

      Nason-Dupont bc/cc

      The front fender and both side covers are painted black.
      Last edited by Mtl-Marc; 07-23-2012 at 04:42 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      05-01-2012 10:13 PM #3
      I think if I had a R65 I would either have to have a sidecar rig, or turn it into a early GS!
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      05-02-2012 09:27 AM #4
      I hate you, because I want your bike and I don't have it. I actually love that color.

      <-- in love with R65s....
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      05-06-2012 05:13 PM #5
      New vietnamese ebay special seat.

      Crap.

      The foam was made up of packaging foam. Rock hard. Ouch for my butt.

      Cheapest vinyl ever. Tore at the edge while trying to install.

      I ended up reshaping and reusing the original seat with the ebay vinyl crappy cover...

      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      05-06-2012 05:17 PM #6
      And the bike is back on the road for now.

      The paint looks great. The bike runs great. The weather is great.

      ==>




      More to come.
      Last edited by Mtl-Marc; 05-06-2012 at 05:28 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      05-06-2012 07:30 PM #7
      My buddy has an R65 and I thoroughly enjoy riding it

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      05-06-2012 08:07 PM #8
      Awesome Marc! I too have a friend with an R65 and it seems to keep up with the rest of us just fine.

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      05-07-2012 04:21 AM #9
      I do like the space grey more than I expected.

      I can't wait for october.... I go R65 shopping when season lifts here!
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      05-11-2012 09:56 AM #10
      Nice looking R65 you got there, I like the grey a lot.

      I picked up a red R65 about a month ago and put some clip-ons and bought a seat....from the same seller as you. I haven't received the seat yet but I am already expecting garbage.
      I just hope it lasts the season so I can get a proper one custom made.

      It looks like I'll be spending my money elsewhere for now, specifically the transmission & driveshaft area because some bearing STB and is loud as hell.

      Check out bmwr65.org if you haven't found it yet. I'm getting great info and suggestions as to my bearing whine issues from the guys on there.
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      05-14-2012 07:07 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by MattySull View Post
      Nice looking R65 you got there, I like the grey a lot.

      I picked up a red R65 about a month ago and put some clip-ons and bought a seat....from the same seller as you. I haven't received the seat yet but I am already expecting garbage.
      I just hope it lasts the season so I can get a proper one custom made.

      It looks like I'll be spending my money elsewhere for now, specifically the transmission & driveshaft area because some bearing STB and is loud as hell.

      Check out bmwr65.org if you haven't found it yet. I'm getting great info and suggestions as to my bearing whine issues from the guys on there.

      Thanks!

      Maybe you'll be lucky with the seat...

      Could not register to bmwr65.org


      Coming soon is a new speedo and twin front disk brakes.

      and I still have to cut and buff the paint.
      Last edited by Mtl-Marc; 06-05-2012 at 08:40 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      05-14-2012 07:21 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Mtl-Marc View Post
      Coming soon is a new speedo and twin front disk brakes.
      I'm interested in seeing how you do this.
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      07-22-2012 10:36 PM #13
      Somewhere in Vermont.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      07-22-2012 10:59 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Mtl-Marc View Post
      Somewhere in Vermont.

      Motorcycle gang! Those vicious BMWs have that poor Kawasaki cornered! Oh, I can't bear to watch what comes next! Oh the horror, oh the huge manatee!


      Don't mind me, I'm tired. Cool pic!
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      07-23-2012 04:43 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Motorcycle gang! Those vicious BMWs have that poor Kawasaki cornered! Oh, I can't bear to watch what comes next! Oh the horror, oh the huge manatee!


      Don't mind me, I'm tired. Cool pic!
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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