ADV R80ST Registry

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

  1. rcgardner

    rcgardner n00b

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    The serial number on my ST is 6207491. I'm the second owner. The original owner immedately put cast iron dual rotors on it and 980cc components. The oil pressure switch failed out on Rt129 10 years ago and ruined the crankshaft. That's when it became a 1050 long-rod. (Carillo rods are 10mm overlength with piston pin under oil ring.) Fuel injection can be reprogrammed by popping off the seat and plugging your notebook.
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  2. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Got it!! Heres the old girl. Thanks to England-Kev for the offer.
    jenna
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22817219@N04/3354323900/" title="barbee5 by hardwaregrrl, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/3354323900_af09f8bfec_b.jpg" width="576" height="1024" alt="barbee5" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22817219@N04/3865760765/" title="DSC02197 by hardwaregrrl, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3450/3865760765_ab95c8cb74_b.jpg" width="1024" height="576" alt="DSC02197" /></a>
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  3. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    SHhhhh, you'll only get the rumours going :evil

    Bike looks good, and well used. some changes done there then.
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  4. endocrantz

    endocrantz whatever

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    Built in late '83 (the frame sticker says October which matches the table) my ST ends in 7812 - it was NY titled as an '84 when I bought it.

    I am in NH, but I picked up the bike from a guy in Nyack, NY eight or so years ago. I believe it was a NYC commuter most of its life. I have the previous-previous owner's name somewhere, but I never tried contacting him. He was from the NYC area also.

    It now cruises NH in semi-retirement, at least compared to NYC commuting. It's still a pretty clean bike and runs strong.

    [​IMG]

    endo
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  5. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    endo-, Is that a Corbin or Sargent seat on there? It looks like they got the amount of dish just right for the front section.

    I got a Corbin with mine, but the front was cut way too low for me so I ended up selling it to someone that wanted a low cut seat.
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  6. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    Nice pic endo.
    I'm curious about the seat too, looks good.
    Stock STs usually appear aesthetically challenged to me.

    Yours is easy on the eyes.


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  7. endocrantz

    endocrantz whatever

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    It is a Corbin. I am real happy with it. They still make them for the ST. The bars from Magura and are comparatively straight and flat, and a bit narrow, the correct number stamped in them for another BMW, can't remember which. Between the seat and those bars the bike has a different appearance, bordering on sporty/cafe without the bags and rack on especially. The bags are handy to me, so they stay.


    I never thought I'd see an ST on adv-rider, I joined for info on my XR600R which I actually have two of. I am making an adventure/enduro out of one and weighing other options. This is a great place to see what others have done - and certainly looking at all these STs is no different.

    endo
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  8. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    That bike has some serious long-range chops, Hardwaregrrl. :thumbup

    And lines of perspective in the pic are virtually vertigo-inducing.


    [​IMG]
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  9. endocrantz

    endocrantz whatever

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    The difference between mine and Hardwaregrrl's is an interesting contrast - as much as the background!

    I like that setup Hardwaregrrl - how much does the tank hold? I have often thought of converting the ST into an adventurer. The biggest off-road challenge - or fear - is the deep oil pan they came with. It drops well below the frame cradle. A guy I know reportedly holed his pan going across some grass. Front wheel dropped into a hole and the pan smacked a rock. As he motored along he cooked the bottom end. Ouch! I could always swap it out for a standard pan and put a guard on, but I appreciate the deep pan at the same time. So she stays a street tourer for now.

    endo
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  10. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Endo-
    I'm about to remedy that situation with an oil pan from a '94 GSPD and a bash plate from twinheadlight ernie. It'll probably happen this weekend. I'll report back on how it goes. I dinged my stock oil pan pretty well up in alaska. I was speeding along doing about 60 on a dirt road when I heard a loud CLANK. I knew exactly what it was when I heard it and stopped immediately to check it out. My front wheel had flung a ping pong ball sized rock (guessing from the sound of the impact) up which hit my oil pan. Luckily it just dented a little instead of cracking. That scared me enough to convince me that I needed a bash plate.
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  11. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Can anyone tell me more about this oil pan?

    This is a detail from the black european bike

    [​IMG]


    :eek1
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  12. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Hey all, the tank is the HPN at 43ltrs. Endo, I too worry about my pan, living in GA I don't want to loose my xtra oil but have thrown some ideas around. in the process of making a substantial bash plate for it and when i hole it, ill be putting the r80gs pan on it. just ordered the omega charging system, have stiffened up the front end and fork braced and toaster tan top clamped it. dual plugged, removed airbox guts, ah...and a bunch of other crap. thanks for the support...
    jenna
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  13. endocrantz

    endocrantz whatever

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    Hardwaregrrl - Keep us posted on what you do with the pan. Sounds like you've done well taking care of everything else! I liked your description of the original fork brace - how did the toaster tan work out? Mine's not quite smilin', but it is due. Good luck!

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  14. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I wonder if we have any more lurkers out there? although I am pleased and suprised by the number we have here now.:clap
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  15. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    :ear:ear:ear:ear????? (that's code for I AM ALL EARS ...)
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  16. rcs.ptlwtx

    rcs.ptlwtx relic

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  17. OZbeemer

    OZbeemer Been here awhile

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    Hey all,

    Another ST lurking in the weeds. At least that is where mine came from. I'll get details and pics pf the project up later tonite.

    It's later...vin# 7407 1983.

    Bought as a project bike from Bobs BMW in Maryland and took delivery of it at BMW Rally in Wisconsin in '07. It appeared that somebody had attempted to steal the bike at some point and had punched the ignition out, had a poorly spliced in voltmeter that was causing electrical issues, and had been left outside for at least 4-5 years i would guess. Needless to say I have my hands full. Here's a link to some pics from awhile ago. http://www.vinmoto.org/gallery/v/VinMoto-Garage/album03/album406/ Since these I have rebuilt the front forks, carbs, fitted a Ferodo brake disc, and new exhaust collector, and various bits and pieces. I'm hoping to send out the tank to get it relined and then get the bodywork repainted. Any advice on upgrades and or mods to the bike would be greatly appreciated.

    PS ignore the year on the photo's i entered it incorrectly and just have not fixed it.
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  18. Alfons

    Alfons Been here awhile

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    Hi Mr bpeckm,

    being the proud owner of the black European bike, I can enlighten you a bit on this issue:

    The oil pan was produced in small numbers in the late 1970s/1980s by the German Fallert company that gained quite some reputation for reliable tuning measures and customizing airheads. Among other products (fairings, monoseats and so on) they sold this 4,.5 litre oilpan which is much sought for these days. I found mine on ebay, paid an outrageous price for it, removed the paint and had it powder-coated.

    Does this help?

    greetings from Germany

    Alfons
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  19. Caddy82rats

    Caddy82rats Long timer

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    we need more pics and information ! injected ?
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  20. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    [​IMG]

    how is it coming on?