1982 BMW R65LS
1982 BMW R65LS

The LS was marketed from 1981 to 1984 and only 6300 were produced.

It was designed as a "Sporty" version of the R65 and endowed with a bikini fairing designed by Hans Muth who had a hand in the overall design of the Suzuki Katana.

This particular bike has had two owners and is exceptionally well preserved.

Only 17784 kms on the clock when purchased by Dennis on 18 December 2012.

Owner: Dennis Hibberd
19 December 2012
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The Kickstart Club
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
www.kickstartclub.co.za   info@kickstartclub.co.za

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The bike had not been ridden for a few years and required a significant cosmetic upgrade. Rust was appearing on the frame with Aluminium oxidation on wheel rims and engine parts.

The brake calipers were in need of complete overhaul and calliper pistons were rusted and pitted and had to be replaced.

At present, wheel rims are being bead-blasted and powder-coated to original white and the exhaust system is being painted black, also original colour for this model.

One exhaust flange nut had to be cut and chiselled off due to the use of a sealant during assembly.

Completion is expected by end February.

Dennis Hibberd.
14 January 2013