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Ryan thanks for the before and after pics and hope your holidays were excellent.

I bet all the bits removed from the /7, fairing, twin-shaft radio, etc., weighed about 80 pounds. That probably gets you to an all-up wet weight of under 400 pounds, which ought to move along pretty well. Not as well as if you had a pair of GE 404s. . .

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'81 R65
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Ex-'88 Carrera (Sold 3/29/02)
Ex-'91 Carrera 2 Cabriolet (Sold 8/20/04)
Ex-'89 944 Turbo S (Sold 8/21/20)
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I’ve been doing a little work on my 1965 R60/2 over the last few weeks. Had a leaking seal in the final drive. I figured as long as I’m in there I might as well clean up a few other things. New brakes, new shocks front and rear. New tires.


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Beautiful, classic machine. Magneto ignition, kick start only, right?
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'81 R65
Ex-'71 911 PCA C-Stock Club Racer #806 (Sold 5/15/13)
Ex-'88 Carrera (Sold 3/29/02)
Ex-'91 Carrera 2 Cabriolet (Sold 8/20/04)
Ex-'89 944 Turbo S (Sold 8/21/20)
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  • Acquisition Costs
  • 1981 R65 2950 Bill L.
  • Shipping 390 Get it Done Transportation
  • Sales Tax 261.81 NY State
  • Registration 100 NY State

    Acquisition costs: $3,701.81

    Restoration Costs To Date
  • Bag Mount Hardware 21.18 Various Bel-Metric
  • Fuel Hose 17.81 Various Bel-Metric
  • Battery Cables 16.78 30in/9in Battery Cables USA
  • Battery Straps/Grommets 90.32 Various Max BMW
  • Carb Manifolds, Clamps 130.56 Various BMW Manhattan
  • Brake Light Switch/Sleeves 49.61 Various BMW Manhattan
  • Front Brake Hose 59.62 Various BMW Manhattan
  • Speedo Grommet/Boots 72.94 Various Euro Motor Electric
  • Reflectors/Hex Bolt 18.01 Various BMW Manhattan
  • Copper Crush Seals 48.71 Various Boxer2Valve
  • Brake Pads/Springs 157.41 Various BMW Manhattan
  • Left Rear Peg 20.68 Ebay
  • Pair Spark Plugs 11.08 W6D Ebay
  • Air Box 43.55 Ebay
  • Lock Set 43.55 Ebay
  • Vintage Plate 38.08 Ebay
  • TwinMax 59.88 Ebay
  • Tool Tray 27.76 Ebay
  • Tachometer 52.1 Ebay
  • Luggage Rack Set 162.66 Ebay
  • Voltmeter 12.87 Ebay
  • Tom Pfeiffer 808 Fork Seals/Tuning
  • Voltage Regulator 17.41 Amazon
  • Resistor 5.74 Amazon
  • Pressure Gauge/Brake Lube 34.34 Amazon
  • LED Bulbs 11.96 Amazon
  • LED Bulbs 26.1 Amazon
  • Liqui Moly Gear Lube 9.8 Amazon
  • Oil Filter and Recycle Jugs 38.92 Amazon
  • Battery 44.63 Amazon
  • Syringe for Oil Change 14.99 Amazon
  • Oil Beaker/ Fuel Filter 15.36 Amazon
  • Air Filter/Degreaser 41.88 Amazon
  • License Plate Screws/Phone Clamp 56.6 Amazon
  • Punch for Brakes 4.85 Amazon
  • Thread Pitch Gauge 9.79 Amazon
  • Bike Lock 35.99 Amazon
  • Brake Bolts/Tap 52.35 McMaster
  • Brake Squeal Pads/Ball Head Hex 17.79 McMaster
  • Rotor, Diode Board, Rotor Removal Tool, Ignition Module, Coil $500 Euro Motor Electric

    Total to date $6,603.47

One mans opinion. Remove the $ís from your list. It serves no value other than to depress you as these endeavors are never good for the pocket book. Itís a labor of love and a rewarding hobby. Why tarnish it with reality?
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Mike, think of it as a trail of bread crumbs for those who will come after me,

Is the bike worth $6,603.47 today? Not remotely. But like most of my aircooled projects, I'm not in it to make a return. . .the psychic reward of hearing that flat twin pop-pop-pop down the road is all the reward I need.

New Projects On Tap

Timing Chain replacement
Cerakote timing cover, front cover, airbox
New Exhaust System
Metzelers
Restore Instruments

Stay tuned for winter projects!
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'81 R65
Ex-'71 911 PCA C-Stock Club Racer #806 (Sold 5/15/13)
Ex-'88 Carrera (Sold 3/29/02)
Ex-'91 Carrera 2 Cabriolet (Sold 8/20/04)
Ex-'89 944 Turbo S (Sold 8/21/20)
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Timing Chain and all associated bits $165 from the dealer (with 15% off)
Exhaust Nuts, Exhaust gaskets, Front Crossover Pipe and plugs for the SLS system $173
Cycle Works bearing/sprocket Puller + torque extension for 12 point driveshaft nuts $185
Stainless hardware for crossover tubes fore and aft $8

The gentle reader will recall that I took a grinding disc to the front crossover tube to get the timing chain housing off the front of the motor. On one end of the tube there was no clamp, it had rusted off, and on the other end was a stalagmite of rust. So that needed to be replaced anyway.

The issue with the exhaust nuts on an airhead (as Kurt and others here can tell you) is that over time they corrode in place. I have the special wrench for the finned nuts, but truthfully, I don't expect them to budge, given the history of deferred maintenance '477 enjoyed. So using the same grinding disc I'm going to carefully slit the nuts and remove them with a cold chisel WITHOUT damaging the threads on the cylinder heads (he said).

So that necessitated new exhaust nuts.

It gets better. Once the exhaust nuts come off, then the pipes can come off. I am pretty sure that the headers can be saved, and they should polish up acceptably. The left pipe looks like it was used as a sledgehammer, and the right one has a pretty good dent in it as well as a worm clamp instead of the Factory item. So a replacement set of mufflers may be in the future.

But once the pipes are off, there's the small matter of the right jug leaking down 19% between the intake, exhaust and rings. So once the pipes are off, the only thing holding the head on is removal of the rockers and the head stud nuts.

But once the head is off, it would make sense to pull out the pushrods, lift the cylinder off the engine and replace the pushrod tube seals, which are badly leaking.

At that point it will require discipline to STOP. . . and NOT take the logical next step, which would be to remove the jugs, unfasten the rod bolts and:

Replace Rod bearings
Replace Rod bolts (these are torque-to-yield type)
Inspect small end bushing for wear and check rod for twist
Inspect piston for wear
Hone cylinder with red scotchbrite and engine oil (same as on a 72- 911 motor)
Replace rings
Replace cylinder base gasket

Then whatever needs to be done to the head, can be done. If the valves are obviously burned then it makes sense to send both heads off to Ted Porter's shop for a valve job.

And THAT, my friends, is how they get ya! You start off with the best of intentions and end up with parts all over the country!

Stay tuned as parts come in. . .

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'81 R65
Ex-'71 911 PCA C-Stock Club Racer #806 (Sold 5/15/13)
Ex-'88 Carrera (Sold 3/29/02)
Ex-'91 Carrera 2 Cabriolet (Sold 8/20/04)
Ex-'89 944 Turbo S (Sold 8/21/20)
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