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Old 02-20-2015, 03:00 PM   #1
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I'm in need of 80 G/S Paris Dakar information

Hello

A friend is working on a R80 G/S Wiki page

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_R_80_G/S

So we need some information :

It seems the "Dakar" bikes had been sold with stiffer springs or spacers ?
False or true ? Any part number ? Any information ?

Normaly, rear shock is Bilstein with separate tank
we'we find the part number

The genuine Dakar solo seat seems to have a square kind of seat that fit the luggage rack as a tansad ?

So I tank you all in advance for your help on this wiki page

You can also read our discussion... Sorry in French, bu if you want speak on this page, feel free to speak in english, we'll answear you in Enlish

http://www.flat-twin-bmw.com/t28517-...et-de-gs-basic
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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Max BMW parts fisch shows the same spring and spacer for either bike, tho I have read somewhere that they were different. I will try to find.
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:43 PM   #3
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If you enter a Euro VIN# in Max fisch you can access the PD parts that aren't (weren't) visible on the standard US one

6250001 for example
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:47 AM   #4
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I've search on Real OEM
You select US or Euro, Euro for me

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?kind=M&arch=1

Nothing real informative
But Max BMW is an other idea, im going to investigate that way thanks

Edit : After looking at Max BMW

https://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fi...22&vin=6250001

After looking at the fork diagram I've noticed that compression spring item 10 are quantity 2 before 1982 and quantity 4 after 1982 ???

I've never seen those 2 springs one on the other in a fork ??

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Old 02-21-2015, 08:00 AM   #5
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BMW GS Adventure Motorcycle - A 30 year catalog

"BMW GS Adventure Motorcycle - A 30 Year Catalog by Hans-Jurgen Schneider
has, other than road tests at the time, the best info on R80G/S's I have found.
Schneider was one of the writers who test rode the first G/S's at the first press release of the bikes and has owned several.
There is a 20 or so page section on the G/S and another on the development of the bike and it's fore runners. The book is quite expensive but it does list the major changes over the years. If you like I can photo those pages and then PM them to you.
P.S. = In the book it does say that in 82 the forks received a new valve housing.

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Old 02-21-2015, 08:22 AM   #6
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Of course, I'm interested in those files
I'll send you my mail adress by PM
Thanks in advance
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:30 AM   #7
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Looks very detailed, maybe I "need" to get that..! It's not in print anymore. Used, US Amazon says 337 USD, UK Amazon says 200 GBP. But it appears to be an English translation of the 4th/5th edition of a German book, Faszination BMW GS -- the 4th edition in german is 30 EUR / 35 USD / 23 GBP. In case you're interested.

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"BMW GS Adventure Motorcycle - A 30 Year Catalog by Hans-Jurgen Schneider
has, other than road tests at the time, the best info on R80G/S's I have found.
Schneider was one of the writers who test rode the first G/S's at the first press release of the bikes and has owned several.
There is a 20 or so page section on the G/S and another on the development of the bike and it's fore runners. The book is quite expensive but it does list the major changes over the years. If you like I can photo those pages and then PM them to you.
P.S. = In the book it does say that in 82 the forks received a new valve housing.

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Old 02-23-2015, 04:54 AM   #8
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You can have a look at this post in the Italian BMW forum, there are lot of info on the G/S.

http://www.quellidellelica.com/vbfor...ad.php?t=89498
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:39 PM   #9
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Thanks for this information
I've registered and now I've to wait having my acount opened
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:03 AM   #10
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You can have a look at this post in the Italian BMW forum, there are lot of info on the G/S.

http://www.quellidellelica.com/vbfor...ad.php?t=89498
I've acces now, thanks, great thread
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:42 AM   #11
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just bought my german copy for 15 euro, damn you to hell AdRIDER, drying up my money in such a shameful way.
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