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Cost for rebuild for 80 R65

Hi All,

I am looking at a 1980 R65 with what the seller calls a "shot" engine. I don't know what the seller means by shot at this point. I am thinking about buying it as my next project. I usually post on the 911 page. Provided I do all the work myself, what kind of high and low costs can I expect for a rebuild?

And, is there a Pelican Parts type of website for BMW motorcycle parts?

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Probably $500 - $1000 depending on what all you do and to what degree you do the work yourself...

A high mileage R-motor usually will only need rings, and a valve job (maybe new valve&seat upgrade), maybe the carbs rebuilt and some seals, the clutch R&R'd.

Worse scenario, you take it in and have it done at top dollaror better yet find a reputable independent BMW guy to do it.

Very rarely will they need a bottom end or cam removal, etc.

So...how shot is it?
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...P.S., good source of info go to:

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That bike wouldn't be worth more than $1500 or so in decent shape. If I were you, I'd buy a rebuilt R80, R75 or R90 Motor and bolt it into that sweet little frame.
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Okay - found out the bike is a 86 R65 - still no word on the engine. As I understand it the 86 R65 was on the same frame as the R80 and R100, not the small dual shock frame of the prior years.

Question: I'm about 6'2" is this bike too short for me? Am I gonna hate riding it?
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I owned an R65 for many miles (124k) and many years, to most peoples standards today it's a "little" bike. That is just relative though to all of the big bore iron flying around. The R65 is still a full-size motorcycle, just on the lighter and less powerful end. My wife and I rode mine two-up and loaded with gear all over the east coast, from Nova Scotia to Key West in blissful ignorance that we were on a 'little' bike. You're not too big for it, and depending on your level of motorcycling experience and your intended purpose it might be perfect.
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Hey Thanks for the reply,

I am okay with a smaller cc bike. I rode dirt bikes as a kid and rode a 650 Yamaha in college. I do not consider myself a great rider, more a carefull rider. I am looking for a bike for mostly short rides, and mostly on backroads. I was looking for a good, but not huge bike to get back into riding. I'll pursue the R65 and see how "shot" the engine really is.


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R65 is a good one for you, especially running in tip top condition....you also meet the nicest people ...
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I think you'd be better off going with an 85 or newer R80. The 85 and newer have the monoshock and handle better. IBMWR.org lists a couple of R80's.
An 86 for 3500 CN, and 85 for $2200, and another 86 for $2500. There's also a nice sounding R80S in Canada for 3000 CN.
All of these seem to be runners and all they would take was some TLC. Like someone said, even after rebuilding the engine you still would have a bike worth less than you'll have in it.
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