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Old 11-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #76
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wotzitworth?

It's time to part with my ol' GS and I figured right here I might find the geatest repository of airhead wisdom best suited to divine an appropriate price.
She's an '88 R80GS Basic. Yes, '88, first year of Paralever, 800, no fairing; from UK. 100000 plus (200000? 300000?) Plenty of scratches and dents and dirt. Mechanically sound. H&B bags, TT tank bag & panniers.
So, inmates, I'd appreciate your feedback and collective expertise : what's it worth?
Thanks for your replies and for keeping the airheads flying.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #77
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...She's an '88 R80GS Basic. Yes, '88, first year of Paralever, 800, no fairing; from UK. 100000 plus (200000? 300000?) Plenty of scratches and dents and dirt. Mechanically sound. H&B bags, TT tank bag & panniers...
Pictures would really help as prices fluctuate wildly on condition. Bike is from UK but where is it located now? Any service records, recent work done?

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Old 12-02-2013, 04:59 AM   #78
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Here's an option:

Use the Flea Mkt as...a Flea Mkt,i.e; for sale, want to trade, wanted to buy.

No thoughts,feelings or opinions necessary all the time, constantly. Yeah, this requires an inner filter.

For more info see also the General Flea Mkt where the aforementioned crap gets kicked to head explody,pronto.

Believe me, "Joe" will be on board.


As will Baldy:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578108
Check out how the Aussie Flea market is run.
Advertsements only, no comments, purged every 2 months!
works well!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=212063
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #79
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I get the idea in principle but I have a problem with this. As an example I have recently acquired a new large gas tank for my /6. I spent a year telling every Tom, Dick and Harry on Ebay that his /5 gas tank did not fit a /6. I had them send me a photo of the underside to confirm this. They would tell me such stuff as, "My mechanic says it will fit." I kid you not. Sometimes the issue has to be raised immediately or damage will result.

Long drawn out arguments of course. But where to draw the line. I think there has to be some leeway.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #80
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What's an old instrument cluster worth? I've perused the ads out there but the numbers are all over the place as there are bottom feeders on ebay trying to get insane dollars for things.

As to the cluster, everything seems to work fine, but it's been around the block (odometer reads 20k, but I assume that it's rolled once), doesn't have the rubber bits around the bezels, and there's the obvious crack in the glass. It's off a '77 R100S. If you can't read it in the photo, it's a 1.244 speedo.



While I don't care about squeezing every dime out of a part, I need to, if I can offset the outlay of cash on this old bike.

Paging wirespokes!


My original plan was to hold onto everything so that the next owner could easily convert it to stock... but that ship may have sailed. Forgive me.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #81
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Knary,

Everything seems to work? Did you drive bike with this on? Do the needles bounce? All lights work?

100 to 150. The more things that work the closer to 150. if you can't be sure the speedo or tach works but just think they do then closer to 100.

The Ebay bottom feeders are 250 and up.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:55 PM   #82
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Knary,

Everything seems to work? Did you drive bike with this on? Do the needles bounce? All lights work?

100 to 150. The more things that work the closer to 150. if you can't be sure the speedo or tach works but just think they do then closer to 100.

The Ebay bottom feeders are 250 and up.


I ran them separately(really) and they seemed to work, but they haven't been thoroughly tested. I might install it and run it for a while as I get the bike plated and on the road, but would just assume pass it along.

Ebay prices are ... remarkable. I'm especially fond of the prices about 10% below shiny new retail for something that looks like it's been marinating in a cat's litter box for twenty years after being pulled off a totaled bike.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #83
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R80G/S Side Stand and Left Engine Protection Bar, Fresh Powder Coat!

Just posted up a freshly powder coated side stand and left engine protection bar for an R80G/S... Thnx

side stand - 85, shipped

engine protection bar - 100, shipped

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=940501

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Old 12-21-2013, 11:46 AM   #84
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Diablo,

If you found a really low mileage crank sprocket I think you might get away with using a used sprocket. But chances are the only thing somebody will have is one that the owner says is in good condition because they can't see the wear. You're just taking too big a chance unless the seller is someone who knows what they are talking about. The crank sprocket is a wear item. Many times here the story is repeated of somebody doing a timing chain job that did not come out right because they reused the crank sprocket.

Sorry for the bad news. Save yourself the time. Use a new crank sprocket.

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Old 12-27-2013, 11:44 PM   #85
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I need a right side brake/throttle housing for R80G/S. According to the fiche, part no. 32 72 1 242 563 also fits R100RS/CS/RT, R80GS, R65 and others.

A bonus would be yours also including the master cylinder housing...
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:47 PM   #86
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Diablo,

Sorry for the bad news. Save yourself the time. Use a new crank sprocket.

Charlie
I hear ya. I'm just the usual airhead tightwad. I'll order a new one.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:14 PM   #87
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Do the r80g/s tanks or single seats ever show up any more? Been looking for one for years. Been told on other bike sites some guy out west tends to buy and hoard any that pop up.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:11 PM   #88
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GS, G/S or ST tail light

Anyone know of a repro lens for these bikes? Seems like there are enough of these still out there that someone would make one available. The only option now is OEM complete assembly, north of $100.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...87704&page=139

The light pod from this Acerbis looks like it might fit but I wonder about the quality.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ort-Tail-Light


I guess I should be grateful for the many OEM parts we can still get but prices seem to be going up fast.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:35 PM   #89
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I spent a year waiting for the right PD tank to show and it never did. My problem was the tanks that were offered (2), were already in new paint (one correct Alpine white, the other was black). Normally that wouldn't be a problem, but the price was so dear that without seeing photos of the tank without paint, i.e.: what's hiding under the paint, I just couldn't pay the asking price. In the end, I just spent the money on a new one. They come only in primer now, but for me that was peace of mind. It's easy to spend $2k by the time that tank is sitting on your bike the way you want.

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:33 AM   #90
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Looking for these L brackets and thumbscrews for my 80G/S... Siebenrock has them but shipping is same price than the parts!!

You could try this place in Holland. I seem to recall when I got my solo seat, rack and some lowered G/S pegs the shipping was pricey from them too. Not sure how Motobins can ship so cheap but mainland Europe seems really high. Maybe try an email ?
http://www.bmwboxersupplies.com/shop...cts_sort_order


Hopefully we can get this discussion thread back on track!

RE: those thumbscrews. Do these thumbscrews stay put once they are tightened down? I didn't have this kit when I put my G/S rack on, but I am pretty resourceful so I made my own. Maybe I over-thought it, but I used large diameter cap nuts and using metal leaders from the tackle box, I made little "leashes" for the nuts. Do you suppose the leashes are necessary, or do the stock style thumbscrews have some retention ability built in?
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