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Old 07-26-2011, 08:09 AM   #526
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1984 PD ...2763
might of been born in the fatherland but aussie through and through.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:15 AM   #527
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South African G/S

Here is my G/S. Number 6252787.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:19 AM   #528
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Here is my G/S. Number 6252787.
Nice G/S! dual front brakes huh?
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:50 PM   #529
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My '81, sorry about the crappy pic though.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:29 AM   #530
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Ratanang!

Have a look at the South African airhead thread!!!


http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?board=132.0
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:35 AM   #531
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Got one...

I have a 1981 R80G/S

Last 4 from VIN: 2716

Does that really mean I have bike #716 that was made that year?

I bought it from a guy in Anchorage, AK who was allegedly the only prior owner (his wife-to-be bought it).
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:20 AM   #532
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IDoes that really mean I have bike #716 that was made that year?
Sure does!
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:22 PM   #533
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I've got one

I finally bit the bug for a dual sport bike and got a 1981 G/S last fall. Been having lots of fun!

At least three owners, I think sold in the PNW, VIN# 2359.

No picture, its all covered in dirt and scratches and not pretty like all the other pictures
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #534
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No picture, its all covered in dirt and scratches and not pretty like all the other pictures
Errr...that's what they're supposed to look like!!!! Come on, post it up!
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:48 PM   #535
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Bought out of a garage in Wonder Lake in 2006. Originally sold by ABT BMW in Chicago. Production month: January, 1981
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:56 PM   #536
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Bought out of a garage in Wonder Lake in 2006. Originally sold by ABT BMW in Chicago. Production month: January, 1981
Nice Niko,

Looks like you got the "sticky-outy" kickstart (technical term used)
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:49 PM   #537
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Bought out of a garage in Wonder Lake in 2006. Originally sold by ABT BMW in Chicago. Production month: January, 1981
Is that the original front fender on there?
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:57 PM   #538
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Looks like a 19" ST wheel and fender.

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Old 08-03-2011, 09:48 PM   #539
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I'll add my name to the list.

I've got a 1981 R80G/S. I'm the 5th owner. Purchased new by a local auto mechanic. Sold to somebody in Tucson. Then supposedly went to a BMW mechanic in the Denver area. Then sold to a guy who lived in Silverthorn CO who advertised it for sale on IBMWR. That's where I saw it and bought it back in 1999. When the local mechanic, original owner saw it he recognized it as his. To prove it he produced the original bill of sale w/ right VIN number. Small world, eh? That's where we tied the rest of the bikes ownership history together.

Maybe I'll get unlazy and get a picture up here one day. I've added a PD tank, works shock, Jesse bags, Rick Meyer saddle (guaranteed no less comfortable than stock). Been through 2 transmission. Near as I can tell it's got 160K miles on it. I've ridden from the tip of Baja to Prudoe Bay AK.
...#2363 is now in my care.

160K! I wondered, runs like a top though (thanks Ted Porter! His shop did the heads in 10/2010). If 160K is correct, it's now up to 176K. I purchased from the guy (Les) that Charlie sold to, that makes me owner #7. Thanks to Les and Charlie, I have the paperwork from 5 of the previous 6 owners. The seat is now a solo seat w/ rear rack from BoxxerParts.

A pic from the purchase in May 2011:

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Old 08-04-2011, 08:12 AM   #540
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...#2363 is now in my care.

Hey VH, welcome back to G/S ownership!

To bad you didn't wait a bit longer, you might have been able to buy mine
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