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Old 10-01-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
England-Kev OP
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ADV R80ST Registry

Do you, right now, as we type, own an R80ST, if so then please let us know.

And if you have any history then that would be good too, also can we have the last four digits of the vin/frame number.

I was just wondering how many are out there incase Solo lets us join his registry...

I have an 1983 model.
60,350 miles
Built in May 83
first registered August-1-1984
it has now had 9 owners.



110 Mike 82 ST, 4716

Graham 82 St, 4830

BMWrider79 83 ST, 6186.

underontop 84 ST, 6628.

Clay Spinner 83 ST 6655.

Joe Bar 83 ST, 6679.

Clay Spinner 83 ST, 6773.

Chacodude 83 ST, 7005.

Mark1305 83 ST, 7051.

STBoy 83 ST, 7054.

BuellGrrrl 83 ST, 7056.

VictorZulu 83 ST, 7067.

Scarygary 83 ST, 7072.

Squish 83 ST, 7081.

Prutser 84 ST, 7115.

Renner 83 ST, 7116.

Gorp 83 ST, 7124.

Old Brooklyn Boy 83 ST, 7162.

NoiZboy 83 ST, 7200.

Castironmeyer 83 ST, 7224.

fat pat 83 ST, 7254.

Quedok 83 ST, 7255.

Hardwaregrrl 83 ST, 7278.

Yankee30 82 ST, 7294.

boxchain 82 ST, 7311.

STage 83 ST, 7320.

Cogswell 8? ST 7331.

Desertman 83 ST, 7333. 59,600 miles.

Lochridge 83 ST, 7337.

Subagon 83 ST, 7341.

Wirespokes 83 ST, 7376.

OZbeemer 83 ST, 7407.

Vector_dumb 83 ST 7453.

FreeTheBeast 83 ST, 7484.

Cln 83 ST, 7495.

Stroming it Softly. 83 ST, 7502.

SPO 83 ST, 7532.

aeldk5g 83 ST, 7542.

Airheadpilot 83 ST, 7547.

Airheadearl 83 ST, 7569.

England-Kev 83 ST, 7574.

Leicesterboy 83 ST, 7586.

Bluethumb 83 ST 7623.

Streetfighter2 83 ST, 7642.

norton73 83 ST, 7655.

Pierce21 83 ST, 7684.

judjonzz 83 ST,

Danomoon 84 ST, 7727.

bpeckm 84 ST 7745

rcs.ptlwtx 84 ST, 7761.

Lotus 83 ST, 7786.

Airhead Wrangler 83 ST, 7788.

Endocrantz 83 ST, 7812.

Mark Ryder 84 ST, 7827.

Itinerant 84 ST, 7841.

snowymountainsmick 83 ST, 79**.

acap650 84 ST, 7905.

Suruppak 84 ST, 8402.

R80st 84 ST, 9268.

Rcgardner ST.

Lesser 83 ST.

Castironmeyer 83 ST.

BubbaZanetti 84 ST.

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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I was just wondering how many are out there incase Solo lets us join his registry... .
Hiya Kev, sounds like you just started the OFFICIAL ADVR ST registry... cheers

Model

Date
Start

End

Start (US)End (US)
BMW R80ST
04/8260540016054005N/AN/A
"08/8260540066054017N/AN/A
"09/8260540186054049N/AN/A
"10/826054050605428162070016207090
"11/826054282605466062070916207222
"12/826054661605585762072236207313
"01/836055858605611662073146207383
"02/836056117605659962073846207575
"03/836056600605694162075766207689
"04/8360569426057280N/AN/A
"05/836057281605776862076906207693
"06/836057769605813562076936207710
"08/836058136605826062077026207753
"09/83N/AN/A62077546207796
"10/836058261605826162077976207826
"11/836058262605828262078276207846
"12/8360582836058365N/AN/A
"01/846058366605847862078476207848
"02/846058479605854662078496207892
"03/846058547605872362078936207894
"04/846058724605886362078956207925
"05/846058864605894362079266207927
"07/846058944605896662079286207978
"09/846058967605898262079796207979
"10/846058983605898462079806207980
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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Hiya Kev, sounds like you just started the OFFICIAL ADVR ST registry... cheers
I doubt it will be very big, maybe ten worldwide?
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:31 AM   #4
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'83 ST, 7116.


(Nice red one you have there Kev.
I'm liking your bimble thread as well)

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Old 10-01-2008, 04:43 PM   #5
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Pile on!!!

I have an 83, apparently in the first batch of US bikes at 7051 and built in Oct 82.

35.7K miles. I appear to be the 4th owner.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:35 PM   #6
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#7788 sounding off. An '84 made in 9/83.
My ride just turned 25 last month, I guess. Cool.
13,629 miles on the clock (all except 2051 since december '07)
I'm the second owner.



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Old 10-01-2008, 08:32 PM   #7
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I've owned the bike since the mid 90's
Before that a little old man in West Seattle who put maybe 5,000 miles on it.
Before that it was owned by a little old lady from Pasadena Ca.
I know she bought it used. and that it was crashed and put together again.
I don't know how it made it's way up to Seattle.
But I brought it back down.

I put around about 20,000 miles on the bike.
It's now awaiting a light restoration/rebuilding

It's been down for the normal airhead issues
Bad coil. Bad charging system, bad bean can...

I think the tranny might need a going over as well.

Someone stole my side cover.
The chrome rear rack went all rusty so I had it powdercoated black

I need to pull the engine and refinish the frame.

I put GS bars on it and it's got a GS tank waiting to be installed.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:59 PM   #8
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I've got an early 83 - appears to be January as a matter of fact. #7376.
Not sure how many previous owners or much of it's history. It's kind of sad cosmetically, but runs nice. I was left out quite a bit by the PO. It's got a custom dash, bicycle computer, no gauges, and mild dual sport tires. He rode everywhere and anywhere on it. The reason I got it was the PD tank, but now I want to make it nice and pretty.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:02 PM   #9
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I bought my 1983, about two weeks ago with ~67,000 miles (now ~68,000 miles). serial number: 620-7642...So, it appears to be 3/1983. So far, it looks like we've gotten a bunch of 1983s...any 82s or 84s out there??

Bad coil, bad turn signal relay, old battery, clutch cable, front break pads (all replaced). Just had some service done (all fluids changed, and Valves adjustment), and it's getting better every day...everything seem to be OK for now, but my mechanic(s) warning me about the tranny/ final drive rebuild job comming up soon. "time to save up some money (about $800-$1000)", one guy said. And that he's never seen an airhead without a tranny rebuild over 100K miles... The other mechanic told me that it would cost me at least ~ $2000 "to fix this bike right..."
I'm a little bid worry...but for now, it seems to run fine.

Cheers,

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:45 PM   #10
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I'm probably the 4th owner. 1st owner is around 80 and still rides a superscooter, lives at same address and same phone number as when he bought the bike in '83. 2nd owner has passed on. 3rd owner is an electrician who kept excellent records and maintained bike well. I bought 4 years ago at around 67k miles and prompty attached sidecar. Did valve job at 88k and transmission rebuild at 98k, engine still has 130 pounds compression on original rings. Just turned over 100k miles, though transmission leaked oil out neutral switch and had to be replaced with the one from my R65LS. I got carried away with the spline lube and clutch occasionally slipped, so just put in new clutch and kickstart tranny from my lemon R100GS.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:37 PM   #11
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#7788 sounding off. An '84 made in 9/83.
My ride just turned 25 last month, I guess. Cool.
13,629 miles on the clock (all except 2051 since december '07)
I'm the second owner.


Would you mind telling us how you made the later seat fix the bike? apart from the seat ours could be twins
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:39 AM   #12
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I'm probably the 4th owner. 1st owner is around 80 and still rides a superscooter, lives at same address and same phone number as when he bought the bike in '83. 2nd owner has passed on. 3rd owner is an electrician who kept excellent records and maintained bike well. I bought 4 years ago at around 67k miles and prompty attached sidecar. Did valve job at 88k and transmission rebuild at 98k, engine still has 130 pounds compression on original rings. Just turned over 100k miles, though transmission leaked oil out neutral switch and had to be replaced with the one from my R65LS. I got carried away with the spline lube and clutch occasionally slipped, so just put in new clutch and kickstart tranny from my lemon R100GS.
Looking at your serial number, ours were probably in the assembly building at the same time.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:36 AM   #13
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Would you mind telling us how you made the later seat fix the bike? apart from the seat ours could be twins
On my trip up to alaska in June, my subframe cracked as a result of Jesse luggage's crappy mounts. Instead of repairing an already relatively weak subframe and having it break again later on some other trip, I decided it would be best to replace it with one from an r100gs which is significantly sturdier. Since the subframe from the GS is wider it required a new seat, and since I had to buy a new seat anyway, why not a badass solo seat? The subframe was pretty much bolt-on, but one of the mounting holes was about an 1/8" off and required a little tweaking to make it work. I got the idea from this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78107

Don't worry, there were no permanent modifications made anywhere and I saved all the original parts so it can all be put completely back to stock again.



This shot shows it a little better - there's a bit of a gap between the seat and tank, but overall I think it's a huge improvement.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:19 PM   #14
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I've got a red 83' ST. I bought it last October and have put 500 miles on it.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:42 PM   #15
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red '84 had it for two years put 10,000 miles on it. I think I'm third owner
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