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Old 11-19-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Another project - R80G/S PD

Well its time for another project. This time its to be a R80G/S PD that Ive had sitting in the shed for about two years (waiting for lotto - but decided since that aint going to happen Id better pull my finger out).

Ive been watching some of the local HPN replica builds around here with interest. They are great but I think I will go in a different direction. I would like to build something that is easily recognisable by BMW riders etc as a R80GS PD but with many of the 'modern improvements' of the HPN. As this is for me Im not going to get into any arguments about whether this or that is an improvement etc but I want to explore just how far I can go (probably run out of cash before ideas).

So to start the bike will be pulled down to the frame etc and it will be strengthened/powercoated etc. motor/gearbox rebuilt and modified, suspension mods etc.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Well its time for another project. This time its to be a R80G/S PD that Ive had sitting in the shed for about two years (waiting for lotto - but decided since that aint going to happen Id better pull my finger out).

Ive been watching some of the local HPN replica builds around here with interest. They are great but I think I will go in a different direction. I would like to build something that is easily recognisable by BMW riders etc as a R80GS PD but with many of the 'modern improvements' of the HPN. As this is for me Im not going to get into any arguments about whether this or that is an improvement etc but I want to explore just how far I can go (probably run out of cash before ideas).

So to start the bike will be pulled down to the frame etc and it will be strengthened/powercoated etc. motor/gearbox rebuilt and modified, suspension mods etc.

Sitting in garage

[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8066/8...866628db_m.jpg[/IMG]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/weacott...in/photostream
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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This looks to me like it will be a labour of love and supreme financial sacrifice . bound to end in tears ( of joy ..... if the wallet lasts the distance ). Go for it , I would not be game to attempt that , I'd be working till I dropped dead trying to pay for it .
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:34 PM   #4
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True, it`s going to cost money, but any restoration/rebuild will. The good news is that everything mechanical and electrical that needs replacing can be replaced with an improved item that would not be much more expensive than the standard part, and be more reliable.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:20 AM   #5
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Oh dear.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:32 AM   #6
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Oh dear.
JUst think Davo, if he screws it up, he'll lower the supply of them, sending the value of yours up
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:46 AM   #7
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Hey RJF where yah been?

Banned?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:49 AM   #8
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Hey RJF where yah been?

Banned?
Nah, just been busy, haven't been riding my own bikes much or posting.

I've been lurking on here a little every now and then, got a bit more spare time now and back into riding for fun and posting on here a bit more.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:56 AM   #9
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One worn out and sorry looking R80 G/S PD........



....can be turned into a thing of speed and beauty. 1000cc powerup kit, twin plugged 800cc heads and standard 32mm Bings.



One option, if the instruments are knackered; more reliable, more functions and probably cheaper than the stock speedo.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:02 AM   #10
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Most 80PDs are either really radically modified or left basically standard, its would be great to see one that looks like an 80PD but with 1000cc pots, upgraded rear suspension and a pair of modern USD forks on, the looks with performance to match!!

Will be watching with interest hoss, best of luck!
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:49 AM   #11
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #12
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My thoughts exactly Bigem, all the ones I have seen are either restorations (same problems just newer) or Hpn over the top replicas. So I might do an over the top restoration???

Interesting photos on Flickr dont work but photobucket does..hmmmm

I have gone down the restoration before a few times - last was a R100GS PD - unfortunately had to sell to finance this one

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:27 AM   #14
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Anyone who has had experience with the paint on the first issue R100S would never paint their bike candy apple red.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:30 AM   #15
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My thoughts exactly Bigem, all the ones I have seen are either restorations (same problems just newer) or Hpn over the top replicas. So I might do an over the top restoration???

Interesting photos on Flickr dont work but photobucket does..hmmmm

I have gone down the restoration before a few times - last was a R100GS PD - unfortunately had to sell to finance this one

Sweet!!
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