1984 BMW R65 from South Africa
Great city bike
Replaced battery, and had a starter relay unit fixed. Also had the light switch fixed.
I got this bike for an absolute steal at 6000ZAR.
It is my first bike and I love it. It is in very good condition for its age.
It's a great city bike, not very much suited to open road use as it's naked.
I only get 120-130km/h flat out, chin against the tank.
It seems that around 4500rpm it isn't getting enough fuel. Had the carburetors cleaned/adjusted, but still not right, any comments on this problem?
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th July, 2007
3rd Oct 2007, 08:06
Had the carbs rebuilt by BMW motorrad dealer, the diaphragms were cracked. It goes like the clappers now!
28th Feb 2011, 11:21
Just one comment on top speed. I had a 1984 R65 years and years ago, and it did do 160 km/hr indicated, not sure whether there was some speedometer error there or not.