ADV R80ST Registry

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by England-Kev, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Alfons

    Alfons Been here awhile

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    Hello from Germany,


    I am not sure whether this bike entered this world as an R 80ST since it was converted by the German Fallert company; it does have the proper R 80ST or G/S monolever rear suspension, but the front fork is from a K 100 donor bike, the wheels are 2.50 x 17 and 3.50 x 18, the engine is 980 cc with 38mm Dellorto carbs and 10.5 compression ratio, providing about 78 hp. It is a pity that BMW decided to phase out the old airheads, but enthusiasts around the world keep them going.

    Ride safely

    Alfons
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  2. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    WOW! That's one wicked machine!

    Have you done a VIN search to see what it started life as?

    I do think the front fender should be lowered just a little, though.
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  3. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    great looking ride Alfons

    +1 on the front fender, a common comment?
    No aerodynamic cupping while you're flying along the autobahn?
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  4. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Oooh la la.... tres elegante!

    Might have started as an R80 with the lower exhaust and crossover? Gorgeous, nevertheless....and probably a screamer with that power!

    :wink:
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  5. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

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    Got an '83 here; actually it's Shelly's, but it is in my name. 110K, it has had a valve job and a new timing chain, still needs rings, a shock, paint and a seat cover. We know the two previous owners, but nothing of its provenance before that. It did some hard duty rounding up cattle on a South Dakota ranch.
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  6. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    I am curious about that oil pan... I've seen several pictures with the "lower jaw" oil pan: is it standard? aftermarket? Assume that it increases oil sump capacity, and possibly depth as well?
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  7. snowymountainsmick

    snowymountainsmick Adventurer

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    Just purchased, Nov 2007, 150,00Kms/90,000mil

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    Its almost a year, very happy with it, still haven't washed it yet. Nice country road bike.

    In fact it is such a nice ride, I'm off for a ride right now, life's pretty straight without twistes.
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  8. snowymountainsmick

    snowymountainsmick Adventurer

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    I had a good ride out to Watte Flat, cup of coffee at the Cafe' and back. It is a good ride late in the afternoon because you head accross the sun and you don't have to put up with glare.

    Got so carried away I also took the ZRX1200R out for a nightime spin.

    Now both batteries are fully charged and will be ready to go when I get back in a week or so.

    Mick
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  9. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I have added the last two to the list, but am missing the frame numbers..
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  10. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Thanks for your work on this thread, Kev. Thread name change made. Looking forward to seeing more STs! :thumb
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  11. rcgardner

    rcgardner n00b

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    1050 long-rod, dual-plugged, fuel injected, LS nose, K100 front end, Mystic front wheel, deep sump, oil cooler, frame braces, 32/10 rear end, Ohlins blah blah blah...

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  12. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    That's the best looking LS-nosed bike I've ever seen....wowsa! Love that color, too. :wink:
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  13. Castironmeyer

    Castironmeyer Adventurer

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    I have an '83 30k I'm the second owner. My Son and I painted it with a couple of cans of rustoliem. The tank was purchased new this summer, I installed G/S bars,clock,voltmeter, MP3 and radar detector
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  14. Yankee30

    Yankee30 Let's ride

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    Mine is a silver '83 model built in December 1982. Currently has about 80K miles on it. Runs great and gets ridden almost every day as my commute vehicle in the SF Bay Area, unless its raining. I'd like a larger fuel tank for longer range between fill-ups. I get about 40-42 mpg. Steve
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  15. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Wow! I just looked back at the first post in this thread with the updated registry listing and was surprised to find I'm holding the low serial number so far :evil

    But one small correction is in order - mine is actually an 83 model vice 82. It was built in Oct 82, though.

    It's great to see the list coming together on these bikes. They're special.
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  16. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    #7278 '83 not sure what the original color was? I've got about 17,000 on her, not sure what the po put on. The motor was a swap by the po, i believe it was because of the recession of the exhaust valves. I love this bike!! on or off road she has never let me down and always leaves a smile on my face. I have quite a few grand in her and plan on putting more, going for a new charging system, probably the brushless from rick, and a toaster tan top clamp since the original is smiling at me. thanks guys for letting everyone know we are out there!!! great idea. wish i could post a pic, but photo shop and advrider don't get along when you have a mac and no computer knowledge. Ill keep trying
    jenna
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  17. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    I never thought this would make it too 6 pages.
    That's cool.

    Thanks for starting this thread.

    By the way my ST is an 83 at least that's what is says on my title.
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  18. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    great looking ride.

    So what's it like with that Mystic front wheel.
    I imagine there are more tire options. Did the mod change the suspension geometry.. 18" rim, yes?

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  19. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Looks like I'm still holding on to the high number. Likewise another correction: although made in 9/83, mine is an '84 model year.

    E-Kev - Nice work on this thread. Someone needs to tell all the folks over at the Yahoo R80st group to come on over and sound off.

    rcgardner - Feel like telling us more about your fuel injection system and how you pulled off that mod? Has your gas mileage improved? Maybe not with the 1050 kit though. Either way, THAT'S ONE.......NICE........RIDE. :eek1
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  20. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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