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Old 08-18-2011, 09:13 AM   #556
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The literature says first production was 1980, but I have yet to see an '80 model. Mine was made in Jan of 1981.
"Model year" and "year of manufacturer" are not one-in-the-same

Tradition is that the folowing model year's vehicles are released in the thrid quarter of each year...

September 1980 production would be 1981 model year.....

Somtimes the model year can begin earlier, but this is pretty rare.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:37 PM   #557
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Heres one G/S, its third G/S in the family. We have had about fifteen to twnty 2V boxers. At the moment this and R75/5.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:24 PM   #558
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"Model year" and "year of manufacturer" are not one-in-the-same

Tradition is that the following model year's vehicles are released in the third quarter of each year...

September 1980 production would be 1981 model year.....

Sometimes the model year can begin earlier, but this is pretty rare.
To even mix it up further, other countries don't follow model years like the US follow models years.
The US has specific years relating to the EPA and the certification of the model year.

And there was a time in the not so distant past when model years kind of blended together..
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:15 PM   #559
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I know where a fellow could buy this bike if they were interested...





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Old 08-24-2011, 02:23 PM   #560
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Looks very clean. Somebody oughta jump on that one.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:35 PM   #561
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Where isn't the question. HOW MUCH? That looks like a top dollar G/S.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:54 AM   #562
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Looks like there will be another bike added to the register soon... Just picked up a 1981 r80 G/s for my father... soon to be shipped to him in Nova Scotia. I'll post up a photo later when I have my camera. Number 2150. He'll probably be along sometime in the near future to identify himself as the proud new owner. Now I must make sure it drives okay before it gets crated up

EDIT: added photo

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Old 08-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #563
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Looks like there will be another bike added to the register soon... Just picked up a 1981 r80 G/s for my father... soon to be shipped to him in Nova Scotia. I'll post up a photo later when I have my camera. Number 2150. He'll probably be along sometime in the near future to identify himself as the proud new owner. Now I must make sure it drives okay before it gets crated up

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I was going to post this picture but you beat me to it! Now if only I could find a Rider's Handbook.......
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:35 PM   #564
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... Now if only I could find a Rider's Handbook.......
service manual on its way.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:43 PM   #565
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:03 PM   #566
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Looks like there will be another bike added to the register soon... Just picked up a 1981 r80 G/s for my father... soon to be shipped to him in Nova Scotia. I'll post up a photo later when I have my camera. Number 2150. He'll probably be along sometime in the near future to identify himself as the proud new owner. Now I must make sure it drives okay before it gets crated up

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I was going to post this picture but you beat me to it! Now if only I could find a Rider's Handbook.......
Some forgotten info... first sold in Germany, exported to the UK in 1983... exporting to Nova Scotia in the next few months. Engine rebuilt, maxton rear shock, everything that can be has been recently powdercoated so not a spot of rust anywhere. The last new speedo from BMW fitted with 2000 miles now on it. New wiring loom, brakes, gearbox rebuilt, carbs rebuilt, new rims/spokes etc etc the list goes on. It's like driving a new bike in old clothes.

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Old 08-31-2011, 07:21 PM   #567
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G/S manual

Might be useful to some of us here. Linky
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #568
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I have one of each mirror type. The plastic ones are better. The metal ones seem to seize up much more easily.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:51 AM   #569
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Anyone know how I can find out the build date of my G/S?
I need to order parts, and max's fiche has up to 9/81, and after 9/81 for the front brake master cylinder. (And other parts)
TIA.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:55 AM   #570
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Anyone know how I can find out the build date of my G/S?
I need to order parts, and max's fiche has up to 9/81, and after 9/81 for the front brake master cylinder. (And other parts)
TIA.
Yup, key in the last 7 digits of your VIN here: http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi
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