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BMW R65 (1978 - 1987)

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW R65, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW R65. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your BMW R65 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

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BMW 2-valve Twins 1970-1996
Models –

R45 473cc 1978-1985 UK
R50 498cc 1970-1973 (UK); 1969-1973 (USA)
R60 599cc 1970-1978 (UK); 1969-1978 (USA)
R65 649cc 1978-1988 (UK); 1979-1987 (USA)
R65LS 649cc 1981-1985 (UK); 1982-1984 (USA)
R75 745cc 1970-1977 (UK); 1969-1977 (USA)
R80 797cc 1984-1994 (UK); 1985-1987 (USA)
R80/7 797cc 1977-1980
R80G/S (Including Paris-Dakar versions) 797cc 1980-1987 (UK); 1981-1986 (USA)
R80GS 797cc 1987-1994 (UK)
R80ST 797cc 1982-1984 (UK); 1983-1984 (USA)
R80R 797cc 1994 (UK)
R80RT 797cc 1982-1994 (UK); 1983-1987 (USA)
R90/6 898cc 1973-1976
R90/S 898cc 1973-1976
R100 979cc 1980-1984
R100/7 979cc 1976-1979 (UK); 1976-1978 (USA)
R100T 979cc 1979-1980
100ST 979cc 1980 (USA)
R100TR 979cc 1982-1983 (USA)
R100SP 979cc 1982-1983 (USA)
R100S 979cc 1976-1980
R100CS 979cc 1980-1984 (UK); 1981-1984 (USA)
R100RS 979cc 1976-1992
R100SRS 979cc 1978 (UK)
R100RT 979cc 1979-1996
R100R 979cc 1992-1996
R100GS (Including Paris-Dakar versions) 979cc 1987-1996

Engines – Petrol: Horizontally opposed twin-cylinder

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.



Does not cover the 4-valve engine introduced in 1993

Table of contents

Pre-ride checks
Chapter 1 : Routine maintenance and servicing
Chapter 2 : Engine
Chapter 3 : Clutch
Chapter 4 : Gearbox
Chapter 5 : Fuel and lubrication systems
Chapter 6 : Ignition system
Chapter 7 : Frame and front suspension
Chapter 8 : Final drive and rear suspension
Chapter 9 : Wheels, brakes and tyres
Chapter 10 : Electrical system
Wiring diagrams

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