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Old 10-14-2008, 11:14 AM   #61
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Hello from Germany,


I am not sure whether this bike entered this world as an R 80ST since it was converted by the German Fallert company; it does have the proper R 80ST or G/S monolever rear suspension, but the front fork is from a K 100 donor bike, the wheels are 2.50 x 17 and 3.50 x 18, the engine is 980 cc with 38mm Dellorto carbs and 10.5 compression ratio, providing about 78 hp. It is a pity that BMW decided to phase out the old airheads, but enthusiasts around the world keep them going.

Ride safely

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Old 10-14-2008, 11:22 AM   #62
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WOW! That's one wicked machine!

Have you done a VIN search to see what it started life as?

I do think the front fender should be lowered just a little, though.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #63
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very cool dude

great looking ride Alfons

+1 on the front fender, a common comment?
No aerodynamic cupping while you're flying along the autobahn?
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:55 AM   #64
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Hello from Germany,


I am not sure whether this bike entered this world as an R 80ST since it was converted by the German Fallert company; it does have the proper R 80ST or G/S monolever rear suspension, but the front fork is from a K 100 donor bike, the wheels are 2.50 x 17 and 3.50 x 18, the engine is 980 cc with 38mm Dellorto carbs and 10.5 compression ratio, providing about 78 hp. It is a pity that BMW decided to phase out the old airheads, but enthusiasts around the world keep them going.

Ride safely

Alfons
Oooh la la.... tres elegante!

Might have started as an R80 with the lower exhaust and crossover? Gorgeous, nevertheless....and probably a screamer with that power!

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Old 10-20-2008, 08:10 PM   #65
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Got an '83 here; actually it's Shelly's, but it is in my name. 110K, it has had a valve job and a new timing chain, still needs rings, a shock, paint and a seat cover. We know the two previous owners, but nothing of its provenance before that. It did some hard duty rounding up cattle on a South Dakota ranch.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:13 PM   #66
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Hello from Germany,


I am not sure whether this bike entered this world as an R 80ST since it was converted by the German Fallert company; it does have the proper R 80ST or G/S monolever rear suspension, but the front fork is from a K 100 donor bike, the wheels are 2.50 x 17 and 3.50 x 18, the engine is 980 cc with 38mm Dellorto carbs and 10.5 compression ratio, providing about 78 hp. It is a pity that BMW decided to phase out the old airheads, but enthusiasts around the world keep them going.

Ride safely

Alfons
I am curious about that oil pan... I've seen several pictures with the "lower jaw" oil pan: is it standard? aftermarket? Assume that it increases oil sump capacity, and possibly depth as well?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:46 PM   #67
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Rude, crude and rough, but much loved, 83 model

Just purchased, Nov 2007, 150,00Kms/90,000mil





Its almost a year, very happy with it, still haven't washed it yet. Nice country road bike.

In fact it is such a nice ride, I'm off for a ride right now, life's pretty straight without twistes.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:33 AM   #68
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I'm back!

I had a good ride out to Watte Flat, cup of coffee at the Cafe' and back. It is a good ride late in the afternoon because you head accross the sun and you don't have to put up with glare.

Got so carried away I also took the ZRX1200R out for a nightime spin.

Now both batteries are fully charged and will be ready to go when I get back in a week or so.

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Old 10-21-2008, 08:16 AM   #69
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I have added the last two to the list, but am missing the frame numbers..
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:28 AM   #70
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Thanks for your work on this thread, Kev. Thread name change made. Looking forward to seeing more STs!
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:49 PM   #71
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Happy ST

1050 long-rod, dual-plugged, fuel injected, LS nose, K100 front end, Mystic front wheel, deep sump, oil cooler, frame braces, 32/10 rear end, Ohlins blah blah blah...
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:48 PM   #72
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That's the best looking LS-nosed bike I've ever seen....wowsa! Love that color, too.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:14 PM   #73
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UAB (urban assault bike) or R80 G/STPD

I have an '83 30k I'm the second owner. My Son and I painted it with a couple of cans of rustoliem. The tank was purchased new this summer, I installed G/S bars,clock,voltmeter, MP3 and radar detector
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:14 PM   #74
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Mine is a silver '83 model built in December 1982. Currently has about 80K miles on it. Runs great and gets ridden almost every day as my commute vehicle in the SF Bay Area, unless its raining. I'd like a larger fuel tank for longer range between fill-ups. I get about 40-42 mpg. Steve
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:05 PM   #75
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Wow! I just looked back at the first post in this thread with the updated registry listing and was surprised to find I'm holding the low serial number so far

But one small correction is in order - mine is actually an 83 model vice 82. It was built in Oct 82, though.

It's great to see the list coming together on these bikes. They're special.
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