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Forum: Airheads 01-13-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 100,598
Posted By Camel15
I got one too

I have a gray 1984 R80ST. I've had it since 1987. Rose it all over US and retired it for about 14 hrs while I rode my 1988 R100GS. Last winter I de-mothballed it and it's running well. I did nothing...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By Camel15
Back from the long sleep

I just got my 1984 R80ST on the road from a 14 yr. sleep. I also have a 1988 R100GS tha ti sue a bit every summer.
Just go with the motorcycle oil that is recommended by BMW. Don't try to save money...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By Camel15
Here are some more basic steps prior to doing...

Here are some more basic steps prior to doing anything drastic:
1) drain ALL the old fuel, tank, carb bowls everywhere you can and get fresh gas in it.
2) with the float bowls off the carb turn on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By Camel15
take a really close look at the coil. My did a...

take a really close look at the coil. My did a similar thing (1988 R100GS) and i could actually see a hairline crack on the casing. At first i thought the line was a seam. But a new coil and no more...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Camel15
Yeah, the grinding down did thin the metal quite...

Yeah, the grinding down did thin the metal quite a bit. it has worked for many miles but i want to get it done right now that i am restoring the bike. thanks for the lead on Hucky. i sent him an...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Camel15
I actually have some sort of after market bars i...

I actually have some sort of after market bars i put on about 22 years ago. They were too thck so i had to grind them down but the feel is pretty good. i am jus ttrying to get bars that actuall fit...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Camel15
Gs Handle Bars On A R80 St

Anyone change the bars on an R80ST? I have recently de-mothballed it from a 14 yr. sleep and am thinking of a few minor changes. Does anyone have any for sale?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By Camel15
Super Trap reality check

The after market exaust systems are generally imperceptible to "feel" thier performance gain. Perhaps the biggest advantage is the wieght savings...about 10lbs. i think if you replace the entire...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By Camel15
stock carb setting

Not sure if it will help at all but...i put a super trapp system (headers all the way back removing the cat) on my 1988 R100GS about 10 years ago. I think it has eight disks in it...all of them that...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Camel15
Thanks, I think I will avoid the etcher. They are...

Thanks, I think I will avoid the etcher. They are clean i just wanted to try to brighten them. I did the ol' finger tip rub technique but just looking for a short cut. guess i'll just keep the rags...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Camel15
Clean my wheels!

Hi Guys. Getting my 1988 R100GS out of "rat bike" status. Actually trying to get the spokes and rims to shine. Anyone know if Eagle Etching cleaner is ok to use? i dont know if these rims are factory...
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 323,114
Posted By Camel15
Need help shining

Hey everyone. i'm new to this site so just trying to figure it out. My issue: My 1988 R100GS is in midst of releasing itself from the "rat bike" status. I'm actually trying to get the spokes and rims...
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