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atahuallpa
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Hello V.BMW.M.O

Recently i move to Kenya, and found this R65 pretty good condition and decent shape.
I ran the vin but couldn't fin it.
Went to Police and it turn ok so i bought it.

Either the bike was stolen a long time ago or is made out of many bikes.
So i want to fin out a bit more about the bike and different years models of R65.

1-I notice that there is not air intake box with filter under gas tank, which year did this change?
2-Choke is on the left side of engine but is not the pull stick but the choke lever, which year does this change?
3-Ignition key in on the left side of head lamp, and the head lamp has 1 swivel switch on top and a pin switch slightly to the right.
Where is this originally placed? which year does this change?
4-There is a hole just behind the left carburetor, where i can see a belt, but the hole has been made a bit bigger, i don't know if this is a air conditioning belt (just kidding) is this hole normal?
5- It is obvious that they modified the sub frame under seat.
Is there any way that i can track anything with engine number?
Here is what i have

Many Thanks

Atahuallpa Mejia (Ata)

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Well, just find out after

Well, just find out after checking out pics from 78 to 87 that air intake box from 78 to 80/81 is on the engine and from 81/87 is out side.

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Hi Ata,Interesting bike

Hi Ata,

Interesting bike you've got there. I'm pretty sure the R65/45 bikes had a different instrument console with the ignition key between and below the clocks. Looks like your headlamp and instruments might have been taken from a regular R series bike.

According to the vin your bike (or at least the frame) is actually an R45, built in November 1982. Check if the number on the engine corresponds - it's stamped into the engine block behind the dipstick. You can run vins through this website to find out production data: http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

Good luck!

Dan

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I don't have that much

I don't have that much experience with the R45, but I would have thought that by 1982 (and this should be a '83 model given the 11/82 build date), the airbox was the square one on top of the engine. Notice also the snowflake front wheels. It would appear that the engine is before 1981 while the frame is a 1983 model. The 1981-on models had electronic ignition.

There is normally a timing hole just behind the left carb. Usually when you look inside there, you will see the edge of the flywheel. Pre 1981 had the full weight flywheel; the 1981-on bikes had the clutch carrier/flywheel combination. If you see a belt, then the engine has been severely modified.

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atahuallpa
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Thank you all, that's what i

Thank you all, that's what i thought, that the bike was made out of different bikes.
Will the heads of a R45 will fit on a r65?
Because the heads blocks have the "65" on it.

Many thanks!!!

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Well, it is a R45n, dont know

Well, it is a R45n, dont know what the n stands for but was built on 1979 march, and the frame from the 80's.
will a R65 engine fit on a R45 frame?

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The part number for the frame

The part number for the frame on an R45 and an R65 are the same. So, that pretty much says that an R65 engine will fit into an R45 frame.

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