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Old 02-20-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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Please do not nuke - My R80G/S build

Nuke please! No, No, No.

I have decided, thanks to KENBOB(see post # 6) since this thread seems to have a half life of it's own to very unorganizedly do a so so refresh so so thread on my R80 G/S I bought last week. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know - There are about 2 dozen on here already, but mine will be light and humorous, at least to me and KENBOB...
Last 7 digits of VIN are 6362049, so unless somebody tells me differently, this was one of the first 50 built, at least for USA consumption ???
Here it is on it's way home from the seller in Rapid City, more famous for H.D. products and loose women than old BMW dual sports.

Post 7 pic is where it stands now. I hope not too many(5 or 6) ADVers read this thread so I can exaggerate my technical prowess, tho Pokie will be doing the major lifting, with me more in a secondary role i.e. cleaning and asking a lot of stupid questions, and of course, writing the checks... and taking pics.
I really don't expect anybody to read this till they get to see what a masterful job Pokie does with a wrench.

Yea that Pokie...
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:42 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:38 AM   #3
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here is a BMW too look at while we wait.
50 shades of matt grey....
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:53 AM   #4
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Wtf....
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:41 AM   #5
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here is a BMW too look at while we wait.
50 shades of matt grey....
At least they're wearing leather.
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:40 PM   #6
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While we are waiting

Didn't Darmahman just take ownership of a juicy red and white g/s ?

Maybe he was going to show us more photos of said bike .


In the mean time ...




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Old 02-21-2015, 02:10 PM   #7
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:20 PM   #8
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Well, this seems like a good spot to dump some unwanted pictures........

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Old 02-21-2015, 02:29 PM   #9
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Ooooh - now we are talking

Here comes the good stuff.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:39 PM   #10
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Quick, before it's nuked: time for some cute pig pictures...

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Old 02-21-2015, 03:54 PM   #11
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Quick, before it's nuked: time for some cute pig pictures...

When full grown, it is expected that Hammy will be trailing a Chevy rear end.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:28 PM   #12
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This is the bodywork that came with the bike, tho we know it is not the original bodywork, tho it is all for a R80G/S.
Why? Because BMW only made white G/S's in early 1981. Rumor is in 83 BMW made a few Henna Red ones to spice up the model, since in the US they were selling like portable garage heaters in Key West.
The original owners manual that came with this bike states the color was "changed" at 17,000 miles. Makes sense since this red is BMW OEM plastics and the tank is more than likely an OEM red one. Look on the underside if you don't believe me. (The PO decided to get fancy and try a white trim motif, only to try and remove it one the one side...)
EDIT - I am now thinking the tank was painted Henna red to match the plastic.

Anyway, I spoke to the owner and mechanic (Ron)of Judson's Motorcycles in MN where the bike was first sold on 7-10-1981. (Yes, they still work there tho it is no longer a BMW dealership). He said lots of customer's ordered the kits to change the color, including new tanks, so it seems feasible that this is a OEM Henna Red R80 G/S tank.

SO this is the bodywork that came on the bike. If you look closely you can see the R80G/S sticker residue still on the side covers...















I have ordered a new OEM rear fender and hand guards from MAX, side panels from 2valve, and a Musket muffler (The pipes and collector will be jet coated in Denver and the Musket muffler is already that color. I will use the tank, getting it painted along with the front fender at Little Bear Paint Shop here in Colorado.
White., with the required tank stickers in blue/purple.
The seat will be done as stock by Gowing seats as I have the OEM pan and a new red full seat cover. He will make it look perfectly stock like all his work. A real perfectionist.
The main work will be done by Pokie as he is a true old school BMW mechanic. I think it has a bad rod bearing and that is the first order of business. I am taking the bike over to his shop next week.

I will not be redoing the frame now. I will wait till next winter and see how I feel then. :)
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:40 PM   #13
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Parapiglic?

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Quick, before it's nuked: time for some cute pig pictures...

Or...somebody just spent $8000 to keep that pig on the road!

I like the way this thread is going....

Flesh....leather and pigskin and bikes.

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Old 02-21-2015, 04:54 PM   #14
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What's the matter with red and white. I like it....
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:05 PM   #15
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I do too. Looks like yours is a tribute the the factory prototypes paint scheme.
This video shows your bike's color scheme @ approximately 2:02 of the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mhnFfksrE
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What's the matter with red and white. I like it....
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