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Old 11-29-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Found a 1982 BMW R80GS for $3000

Local has a 1982 R80GS. Don't know the miles or anything, but it's clean and has some farkles on it - Happy Trails Panniers, Custom Works rear shock, Progressive Front Fork Springs, Handel Bar Pull Back Risers, Re-Upholstered Seat, New Sealed Battery, recent Valve adjust and Tune up, and Tires at 70%. Frame is red and the tank is red and white.

I haven't gone to look at it yet. Is $2500-3000 in the ball park for this bike (i realize it's site unseen, etc). Just looking for a ball park.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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Gimme the address and I'll 'check it out for you'

(By 'check it out' I mean 'buy it')

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Sounds like a steal.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:43 AM   #3
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Tarnation....
Who is SPO?

Anyway, IF that GS runs and rides OK, I think, with the aforementioned farkles, the price WILL be closer to $5,000.

Let us know. IF the price is in your ballpark thinking......YOU may get a STEAL.

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Old 11-30-2013, 05:14 AM   #4
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I would suggest that you bring cash in hand to make the purchase.

Btw if it is a 82 the bike would be a G/S not a GS. Difference is the swing arm GS is a paralever that started in 89... Previous is the single pivot monolever(simpler and less issues with drive shaft)

I picked up my 81 this fall, it is Awesome! But handles like poop with stock front end... Putting KTM forks and wheel on mine this winter with HPMGuy triple clamp when he finishes the batch.

Hopefully the arrangement of the bikes' front end has been improved with the options you have listed.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:50 AM   #5
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Ballpark......6500. Not kidding. But 5K would be a "fair" price. I hope you get it cause, you'll love it! Look around at asking prices for these things. If this cat has been living under a rock for years, you may get it for 3K. Good luck
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:39 AM   #6
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Take cash with you. Be ready to act.

Also take a camera. We want pictures.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:07 AM   #7
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G/s

Buy it just for the education of experiencing an airhead legend- sure the brakes are weak, the forks mushy, the pushrod tubes weep and you'll bang your shins on the carbs out in the dirt ... just put on the old Bell Magnum and the waxed Belstaff and visualize Gaston Rahier in the African desert. You lucky dog!
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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I bought mine for $3,500 w/ 94K on it, about 5-6 years ago. It was well taken care of mechanically and original, pretty well used but mechanically sound. Tired paint, fork and pushrod seals, nice original example.

$3,000 sounds like a GOOD deal, unless it's cobbled together, but it doesn't sound like it is.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #9
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paid 4200 cdn for mine...mechanically excellent, needing paint and clean. all original with bags, clock and rpm. ~45000km on the clock

I watched for one for 5 years, came across the R100GS first 3 years ago (1800cdn) that needed total refresh... then when '81 came up in the fall I could not resist. I had a '87 PD in '90 and remembered it being the best bike EVER....

3000 is a great deal
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:14 PM   #10
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Well, I bought it

Well, I bought it. I got it for $2800. It seems to ride good. Quite a different experience from the SV650. Here are some shots of it. It needs a speedo cable (showing 38111 on the odometer). EVerything seems to work. Needs servicing, I think. Has a newer odyssey battery in it. The tool kit is pretty complete.





















Would it be bad form to mount a set of real handguards on it? How hard is it to replace the rubber boot on the lever mount (covering the drive shaft)? Should I take it to the local BMW dealer for a once over? Where can I find a speedo cable?
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #11
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Wow, Tom, congratulations! That thing just looks like a ton of fun!
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #12
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wow .. what a score!!

that bike has had work done on it .. complete with tools and farkles
bargain of the month .. that's for sure ..
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:00 PM   #13
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Big Time!

Excellent purchase. MC karma shining on you big time. What a deal on that.

Saw it on Boise craigslist this morning. Good thing you got there quick.

You can find all the parts you need online...Max BMW etc...

Drive shaft boot is a bit of a chore but it can be done at home. Not terribly complicated.

As long as its starting up and running good you should be fine.

Valves, oils, air cleaner, carbs all relatively simple maintenance at the house. Get a couple service manuals and you should be ready to wrench.

Hope it all works out for you. Enjoy!

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Old 11-30-2013, 02:03 PM   #14
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Passenger foot peg/muffler mounts

Your rear peg mounts look like the mounts from a 1981-84 twin shock model
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #15
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Something is up with the rear peg mounts... I know the left side shouldn't be there and the right seems different too. Is that a G/S frame or did someone add those?

Doh! 205'd by slmyers.
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