Production Model Years
1981 - 1985
Frame and Engine Numbers
6350001 - 6354679
6370001 - 6371713
6350001 - 6354679
6370001 - 6371713
Model Specifications
Displacement 650cc
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke (mm) 82 x 61.5
HP @ RPM 50 @ 7250
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Valves OHV, 2 per cylinder
Clutch Dry, single plate, cable operated
Transmission 5 speed, foot shifted
Final Drive Driveshaft
Running Gear
Frame Tubular steel double cradle
Front Suspension Hydraulically damped telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Twin shock swingarm
Front Brakes Twin Brembo 260mm hydraulic disc single piston
Rear Brakes 200mm drum, single leading shoe
Ignition Battery/coil
Spark Plugs Bosch W5DC
Generator Bosch G1 14 13V 21A 240W
Capacities & Measurements
Weight 208kg
Fuel 22l
Wheelbase 1400mm
Top Speed 175kph
Number Produced 6389

Serial numbers 637xxxx were delivered to the United States while 635xxxx were delivered to the rest of the world.


Can you tell me a manuafacture month for my R65LS

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The VIN is 6370220

We don't have that

Darryl.Richman's picture

We don't have that information, but you can enter your VIN into one of the various online parts lists and it will tell you. Try Max BMW or A&S Cycles, they both have them.

--Darryl Richman
"Bling is not made in Germany" --OTL, 12/05

1982 n65LS

guest's picture

Hi All,
I am a Canadian Snow Bird residing in Peterborough Ontario in the summer and Clear Water Florida during the winter months.
While I'm not new to motorcycling, I am to BMW's.
I have just purchased a 1982 n65LS to keep me occupied while in Florida.
I would be glad for any web links, sites or any relevant information and or tips you guys can pass on.

Looking forward to a fun winter in the shop, but mostly on the road.

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