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Old 03-28-2009, 01:54 PM   #256
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r80 buys one small kitchen remodel...and sadness

http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w...esorted131.jpg

Water crossing outside of Montreal, "Le Pit" I believe the locals called it. Sadness, bike sold to pay for my kitchen remodel. I hate that kitchen every moment I set foot in it.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:51 PM   #257
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Hi, I posted on this thread, I dunno, maybe a year ago or so. I finally got motivated enough to get a photo up here...



On top of Atigun Pass on the way to Prudhoe Bay in '05. 1981 with new "custom" 4 speed. I blew out 5th gear near Whitehorse on the way up. Finished the trip that way (6000 more miles) and had it rebuilt when I got home.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:14 PM   #258
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nice shot

make me dreaming about traveling
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:21 AM   #259
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I want to trade my Givi windscreen for the stock wind deflector, any color is fine.

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Old 04-13-2009, 03:04 PM   #260
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This is my "new" bike.
Silncer is from a PD model, but i'll change it as soon as possible.
I found some rust in the tank, what i have to do?
I have to order few parts but i don't know bmw code, does anyone have service manual?
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:07 AM   #261
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There's nothing wrong with your silencer - your exhaust system actually looks really good!

Are you sure it's rust? The tanks came with a red anti-corrosion coating in them. Could that be what you're seeing?

I get the idea you're in europe, but you can check out the MAX BMW site for their parts fiche.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:35 AM   #262
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THe only thing that's a little wierd is that the sidecover (stock G/S) is still being used, over the "PD" exhaust heat shield. They aren't designed to nest together. The heat shield which was seen on "PD" kitted bikes is actually the R80ST heat shield. That sidecover is sculpted to cover the "notch" in the mid section of heat shield.

So...either ditch the sidecover, or the heatshield... My sidecover showed signs of deformation due to heat. I recently picked up a "PD" (or is it ST ) heat shield to try in its place. I had *nothing* on it before, but wife keeps scorching her pant's leg
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:04 AM   #263
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Wink My first bike

I have just bought my first bike, and it is a 1986 R80G/S

I live in Costa Rica and it seems that the first owner is a guy from Holland who brought the bike to Costa Rica around 1987.

I still have a doubt: I am not sure if it is a original Paris Dakar or if it is a R80/GS upgraded to Paris Dakar.

Can somebody tell me?
The Bin# of my bike is 6289195
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:11 AM   #264
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Sweet, congrats Jaguartrip. Welcome too. Now we just need pics of the bike.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:22 AM   #265
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Question

I am not sure why, but I am not able to upload the picture.
I will keep trying...
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #266
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Bienvenidos a ADVRider!

the size of the picture may be too large. Try opening the picture in MSPaint and shrinking it.

I'm hoping to ride through Costa Rica this summer on a G/S--any recommendations on things to see?

Tal vez el dibujo esta demasiado grande. Trate abrirlo en MSPaint y (dern, I don't know the word for shrink)....shrinkarlo?

y no olvide a 'clickar' el boton de 'Upload' antes de encontrar su dibujo

Voy a andar en mi G/S a Costa Rica en este verano. Tiene recommendaciones para cosas a ver?

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:36 PM   #267
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I´ve shrunked my pictures in Photoshop serveral times with several sizes, even smaller than what this asks for,anyway, as soon as I get to my Mac I probably will be able to upload it.

About CR, ufffff, there are MANY places I could recomend you. Are you coming from US(Nicaraguan border)? If so, then you could start going south the Peninsula de Nicoya, along the pacific coast. From Tamarindo, up to Mal Pais, you will find only dirt roads and beaches you can cruise through. You can take this path if you are coming in dry season (december till may). If you are coming in rainy season (rest of the year) you have to be very careful with the crossing of rivers because the water level can get very high and in this trip there are no bridges at all.

On the north part of the country, you can think of cruising to the Volcan Rincon de la Vieja. Another nice trip could be to Monteverde and do a cross country up to Arenal Volcano.

The South Pacific side is also very recomended as the South Caribbean.
Let me know how much time you will spend in CR and what you are looking for so I can be more specific.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:11 AM   #268
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I have just bought my first bike, and it is a 1986 R80G/S

I still have a doubt: I am not sure if it is a original Paris Dakar or if it is a R80/GS upgraded to Paris Dakar.
Congratulations getting the best of the BMW dualsports!

I don't believe there was any VIN designation for PD or G/S. As a matter of fact, a PD kit was available to convert a standard G/S, but that was only for 85 and 86. Before 1985 the only tank available was the small one, but that doesn't mean someone couldn't have bought the kit in 85 and converted his 81. It's just that the real PDs sold at the dealer were only 85s and 86s.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:25 AM   #269
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Congratulations getting the best of the BMW dualsports!

I don't believe there was any VIN designation for PD or G/S. As a matter of fact, a PD kit was available to convert a standard G/S, but that was only for 85 and 86. Before 1985 the only tank available was the small one, but that doesn't mean someone couldn't have bought the kit in 85 and converted his 81. It's just that the real PDs sold at the dealer were only 85s and 86s.

Thank you Wirespokes!
I still have a doubt: how do I know if my 1986 R80G/S is an original PD or was it converted?
Does de Paris Dakar model have to say PD in the VIN plate? My bike comes as a R80G/S in the VIN plate, doesn´t says anything about PD in the plate.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:32 AM   #270
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I'd take a look at the listings of bikes by VIN on the web or in other places, but as I recall, the only listing was for the G/S. The PD didn't have a unique VIN, so there's no way of knowing whether it came from the factory as a PD. The only differentiation being only an 85 and 86 could be a true PD.

Take a look here: http://bmbikes.co.uk/chassispages/enginechassis800.htm
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