ADVR R80G/S registry.... who's got one?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Solo Lobo, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    That low fender if definitely the way to go Ras! Don't be told otherwise!! :D
  2. Iron pig

    Iron pig n00b

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    Thought I'd add mine , a 1981 g/s vin 1202 . Will put a pic up when I learn how to
  3. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    That's one BA swingarm from TAG!!!
  4. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    +1 on that. At 750 Euro's its about the same as getting a MooreSpeed one built. Probably less as you dont have to buy a driveshaft if it comes with that.
  5. Brimoto

    Brimoto Desert Druid

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    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] Saved this 81 beater from Katrina. Just past Lake Ponch on the beach in Alabama . A barn full of "works in progress" looked like a retirement plan to me
    rode my R1100RS to meet my gal in The Big Easy, then Proceeded to drop my Panner key in the swamp. (Don't Ask)

    The Seller was an Old Harley Guy, must of got this cheap then got it running, then thru it on E bay.
    Hey the Pictures looked good. He said it only had 40 thou on the speedo. But in the flesh it had been a Decade off line and
    all seals were toast. With Mexican tourist stickers on the old Plexy windshield, it made me feel like that kid again, stealing away from home to the world outside...

    So I called a Southern Cousin I hadn't seen it 5 years. and gave hime an excuse to get away from his mom, and get off the couch of life, and said "lets ride bikes back west on Blue roads".

    An epic trip. The bike needed two dealer stops for leaking fluids, but hung with the R1100 and we had a blast trading off across the west
    It has been an expensive "cheep" bike, finding true solitude in Nature.
    She has been thur two sets of Luggage, shake them to oblivion . I'm on Jess boxes now, with a P D tank, New Loom,
    refurb trans. Acerbus guards. I need a speedo refurb. I think I'll Keep her
  6. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Oh, we need history pics of this one!!! STAT!

  7. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    +1 and I updated the list!
  8. dustdonkey

    dustdonkey Been here awhile

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  9. gary5410

    gary5410 Been here awhile

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    Found mine at a dealer in Texas ...... The shipper picked her up today and she is headed my way! :deal
    1981 R80 G/S #2619
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  10. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Oh....kewl paint job. More pics when you get her home.....please.
  11. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    Ok, strange question, I know but here's the reason. I have a '83 ST that came with a HPN Rallye oil pan. Seems to me that this should increase the oil capacity, but it holds 2 1/2 qts. I'm wondering if it has the wrong dipstick in it. I looked at some different sites and have learned that there a different lengths of dipsticks, but have no idea what the length of the ST dipstick should be.

    A deeper oil pan with a stock dipstick should end up increasing the amount of oil.
  12. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    I meant to post that question in the ST thread, not the G/S.
  13. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    So it's not your standard pick up line?
  14. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    1st post updated!
  15. Happy Wanderer

    Happy Wanderer Day Dreaming.. .

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    +1 on the nice paint job. Amazing what these things go for these days. $9,995 on the price tag!

    I noticed the way too long one piece continuous braided front brake line wrapped around the speedo bucket. I have the same (wrong) one on mine right now which I am fixing shortly now that I have the right parts. It gets pushed out backward from the lower most grommet with every compression of the front forks. Drives me nuts but it was a temp fix due to a collapsed rubber line on the road last fall. I'm putting the stock lower steel line back on and a Spiegler upper line from there straight up to the master.
  16. gary5410

    gary5410 Been here awhile

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    Finally rode the new girl home! Sweeeeeeeeet! Whooooohooooo! My 1st time on an R80 G/S ....... I like ...... we will get along just fine! This is the 1st year of the G/S - 1981. 30 years older than my 2011 R1200 GS Adventure! :lol3


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  17. Happy Wanderer

    Happy Wanderer Day Dreaming.. .

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    That sure is a pretty one. Congrats on finding one which is not easy these days! Now don't get upset but BMW actually started making the G/S in Sept 1980. :huh
    Looky here: http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/specpages/R80G-S.htm

    I have a '81 G/S made in March of '81 but registered as an '82 because it was probably bought late in '81 and shipped to Canada from Salzburg Austria. '81 was the first _full_ production year but not the first year.
  18. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    I think Solo Lobo has a 12/1980 serial number.
  19. gary5410

    gary5410 Been here awhile

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    "G/S - 1981. 30 years older than my 2011 R1200 GS Adventure!" :lol3

    Close enough for me!
  20. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Gary....now you need to replicate your avatar pic with the G/S.:deal