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Old 11-30-2008, 08:12 AM   #106
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that fairing can be had for about $250 IIRC, from BMW.
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:36 AM   #107
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1984 R80st

Here's mine guys,
1984 7827
Bought in june 1990 used. I think I am the thid or fourth owner.
Orignally sold at Star Garage in Green Island, NY. Soon to have
a GS tank and Toaster tan top brace. Had 18200 mls on it
now has 29500 on it. has been repainted. Fun to ride around
in the Catskill Mtns.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:21 PM   #108
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Fairing

I've been told that the fairing was an option when the bike was purchased, but I'm not sure if it was an actual BMW fairing.

I just bought a period correct Parabellum Scout that I'm considering mounting for better wind protection.

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Old 12-01-2008, 01:30 PM   #109
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Valve seats

Here's a question for all of you higher mileage ST pilots:

Our bike was made before the new unleaded valve seat material was introduced and accordingly our machines suffer from the exhaust valve recession problem, though not to the same degree as the hotter running R100s of the period. I'm just wondering how many miles I can expect to get out of my bike (an '84 w/ 14k miles on it) before I need to get a valve job. Can anyone out there speak to this with some experience?
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #110
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I guess this needs expansion, are you using a lead replacement additive? I use Valvemaster in mine, also are you suffering with receding valves? do you keep a log of miles/valve adjustment, if so have you noticed them receding?
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:39 AM   #111
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While this thread has been languishing, I approached a fellow Chain Gang member and owner of a beautiful ST to post his bike here, or allow me to.

He didn't give me the serial number, but with his permission and permission from photographer and fellow ADVRider, rob feature, I'll add a couple of pics to the pile. These were taken on a trip rob and Ike made from Nashville to Nova Scotia back around May (covered in Ride Reports).

This is the bike Ike was riding when I first met him at a gathering up in Ohio in 2005. It ultimately led to my purchase of a R80 ST last year.





It is one beautiful bike in person. Thanks to the owner, Ike, and to rob feature for allowing me to post these.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:48 AM   #112
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Thanks Mark, that is a smart looking bike, I wonder what screen he has fitted?

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:26 AM   #113
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Kev, he told me what it was last year when I bought my R80, and I've forgotten. I'll contact him and pass the info back when I hear from him. I'm pretty sure it is a National Cycle model.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #114
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It just figures... I met Ike two years ago on the Shenandoah 500. he was riding an XT225 (as was I). Brilliant minds think alike .

Cool dude and a hardcore rider .


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While this thread has been languishing, I approached a fellow Chain Gang member and owner of a beautiful ST to post his bike here, or allow me to.

He didn't give me the serial number, but with his permission and permission from photographer and fellow ADVRider, rob feature, I'll add a couple of pics to the pile. These were taken on a trip rob and Ike made from Nashville to Nova Scotia back around May (covered in Ride Reports).

This is the bike Ike was riding when I first met him at a gathering up in Ohio in 2005. It ultimately led to my purchase of a R80 ST last year.





It is one beautiful bike in person. Thanks to the owner, Ike, and to rob feature for allowing me to post these.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:11 AM   #115
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I am taking a de e e eep breath before I say this....



I have put my R50/2 on IBMWR (under trades offered) and am looking for a monolever R80 of some ilk.... anybody know of somebody with a bag/bucket/basket of bones (or even a perfectly wonderful bike, if the $$ are right ). I don't want to mess up a nice stock bike, but on the other hand, anything I do would be reversible to stock if'n I were to find an ST.....

My offering:

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #116
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You're killin' me man! You're too close.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:11 PM   #117
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It's not a stock ST tank, is it? I like!
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:53 AM   #118
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It's not a stock ST tank, is it? I like!
Looks like a stock PD tank.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:30 AM   #119
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I mailed Ike to ask what windscreen he has, and anticipated questions on the tank (I've forgotten what he told me it is). When I hear back from him, I'll pass the answers on.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:15 AM   #120
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That there is the steel PD tank. 99% sure.
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