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Old 10-20-2009, 10:20 AM   #226
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:23 AM   #227
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I have an red 83 ST the last four #'s are 7224 looks like I have the second bike imported in the U.S.? I've had the bike for about 8 years and bought it second hand from a delear in chicago who sold it new. I have installed a PD Tank and PIAA lights mounted on a bracket that I found on ebay.de for the 79 R65. I plan on doing a complete service this winter on it. some mods I have been pondering is R100 jugs, taller 5th gear, a kick starter and upgrading the electrical, however I am not sure what electric system to use Endurlast or motoelectric?

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Old 10-20-2009, 04:02 PM   #228
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Congrats!

Looking at the serial #, though I don't think your bike would be that high on the import list - the first page has everyone listed in ascending number order. Without looking up your production date, I would guess it falls into Spring of 83 sometime. Mine is 7051 with a build date in Oct, 82. Hard to tell the sequence of imports, though.

I wonder if BMW can provide import info on a serial number?
Congrats on the cool bike!
His was made 12/1982 so it's an earlier bike than I would have thought by quick gander at the serial. 10/82 was first month of USA destined production and started -6207001. Would be interesting to know where #001 serial is now.

BMW Classics Group no longer has intact import records. I checked with Germany after getting my bike home. Have some info. about this over on
the R80ST Rider's Group (also links to 60+ factory photos). Started collecting the original importer data there to send back to Germany for what we can get. More ambitious of a project than I had led myself to believe at first

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Old 10-22-2009, 06:38 AM   #229
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I must be getting "some" charge,
but it's not full on. The light is dim when on, and sometimes flickers. To me
seems like brush "bounce" but V regulator going out can do this too?
Have you had a chance to look into this?
Any developments?
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:19 PM   #230
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Have you had a chance to look into this?
Any developments?
Thanks for asking.
Not this week I have not been able to tear into it. Step 1: Did order a proper
battery charger to keep the Odyssey on a Float charge.

UPDATE1 10/28: received a OMAX-6A-1B (Odyssey's charger for the dry cell) yesterday.
Charged up last night and will see what kind of output I'm getting soon. Now I can at
least keep the battery maintained.

UPDATE2 11/12: Went through everything and checked measurements and grounds.
Culprit seems to be the Rotor. Will post more on install and result.

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Old 11-27-2009, 01:28 PM   #231
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'84 R80st

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Purchased last year, 4th owner (I think). A work in progress. Still need to track down BMW touring bag mounts. Here it is in several configurations.







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Old 11-27-2009, 02:33 PM   #232
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Very nice, and welcome, I shall add you to the list..
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:31 AM   #233
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Purchased last year, 4th owner (I think). A work in progress. Still need to track down BMW touring bag mounts. Here it is in several configurations.






Nice looking bike!

What is the origin of that front mudguard? I currently have the original ST fender on mine, but am considering a GS-style one.
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:45 PM   #234
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Nice looking bike!

What is the origin of that front mudguard? I currently have the original ST fender on mine, but am considering a GS-style one.
UFO universal supermoto fender; http://www.oemcycle.com/Item/product/5187, requires drilling 4 mounting holes, does not give good rain protection.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:08 PM   #235
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There is a long running R80ST yahoo group, that I recently been named the moderator of...

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:27 PM   #236
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Oh great!! Another forum to steal productive time from me and make my ass fit the contours of my computer chair even more....

Seriously, thanks for the info and congrats or condolences on becoming a mod. I'll have to check it out.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #237
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There is a long running R80ST yahoo group, that I recently been named the moderator of...

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Can you provide a link? I just logged on to Yahoo Groups and searches turned up nothing for R80 ST.

Edit: Never mind... I just found it by removing the spaces in R80ST.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:50 AM   #238
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There is a long running R80ST yahoo group, that I recently been named the moderator of...

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What happened to Hugo?
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:31 PM   #239
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What happened to Hugo?
Hugo is doing fine, but got a bit busy with personal and professional life...so he asked me to do some of the day to day moderating work since I seem to either be near a computer during the day, and travel with a laptop...

For those who don't know me from other lists, I am a long term airhead (three in the stable now) and Jill (my lovely wife) and I run the Shinysideup Motorcycle Rescue Ranch, now located to Johnson City, Tennessee. This weekend I need to find the letters and mount them on the new shop.

We are planning on hosting an Airhead Tech Day come spring. Our new shop is 34x70.


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Old 12-04-2009, 07:01 PM   #240
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We are planning on hosting an Airhead Tech Day come spring. Our new shop is 34x70.


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Hey Howard, I'll definitely be there!!! Glad to hear Hugo is ok, and glad to know you.
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