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hello,

I have a new project... because i did a verify of my sparepart store room.

there are soooooo many R65 parts, what to do with all These parts?

selling, ebay, sparepartmarekt... no, never!

finally I found this main frame with documents, forc and engine, gearbox and rear drive. dismantelled everything and put it into my car.

the mufflers look very interessting.....

it should be a scrambler when it`s finished.

some work to do now.

regards

dieter

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Some assembly required, huh??

Some assembly required, huh?? Is the front snowflake from an R65? All other snowflake wheels prior to around September 1982 were part of a recall here in the US. The concern was that they could crack, primarily (I believe) where the spoke met the rim. The replacements had additional webbing cast into the spokes. From what I can tell, your front wheel doesn't have that webbing. R65 front wheels were not part of the recall, but most other models were. Here in the US, the wheels were scraped and the dealer was to install bearings in a new rim and install that on the bike.

Just wondering...

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18" Wheel...

The 18" front wheel was not part of the recall - it only affected the 19" one.

I'm a big fan of the little R65 bikes - they handle really well and need most unairheadlike revving to get the best out of them, which makes for an interesting change of style. Richard Difazio (son of the famous Jack who was a pioneer of hub-centre steering - interesting bit of history here: http://www.oldracer.co.uk/blog-post3.html) made several big-bore R65s taking them out to a very usable 750cc. He did offer me a set of barrels and (Guzzi?) pistons which he reckoned would give around 825cc, but by his own admission that would have been a bit of a beast, although it would have made for an interesting R65LS.

Good luck with your build Dieter - photos as you go would be good!

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Dan - Yes, it's good you

Dan -

Yes, it's good you mentioned that. I knew that the 18" wheel wasn't recalled, but it wasn't clear to me that the wheel in question was from an R65...that's why I asked the question.

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Sorry Kurt...

Apologies for not reading your post correctly Kurt - you did make clear that the R65 wheels were not part of the global recall but I went ahead and repeated it anyway! On the subject of the 19" recall, I am led to believe it is still in effect - I still see the occasional bike advertised for sale with the problem wheel fitted, so they're still out there.

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Yes, I believe the recall

Yes, I believe the recall will never be terminated. The recall number is #84V-092. Should be able to put the ID on this page to search for the information:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues?prodType=E

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the recall

hello

we know this issue as well in Germany, and the recall concerns (as i know) the 19" front wheel of the first 247 series, means r100, r100rs and so on.

my old r65 `81 model (i`ve two of them now) has as well the 18" snowflake build in.

but this is interresting, the recall will never be terminated? That means BMW is still having recall parts on stock available?

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dieter

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Dieter - I've heard a lot of

Dieter -

I've heard a lot of sides to this issue. I wonder what the requirements for fulfilling this recall are. BMW should have a good idea of exactly how many wheels were produced, thus they could produce the same number of replacements. If so, are those replacements in Germany or are they scattered across the world, a handful in various shops. Or is it expected that if BMW exchanges say 90% of the total recall wheels, would the lawyers say that's good enough?

I can't remember if even one wheel was cracked. I recall that the issue was riding over cobblestone-like surfaces was what they were concerned about...not much of that going on really.

Likely a recall wheel would never crack, but it's kind of hard to take that risk...especially if your front wheel breaks up while cruising at a high rate of speed. Ouch!

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