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

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

  1. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Nice 80:thumbup



    I notice you are running Moto sport panniers. I run the soft ones (1 set both bikes) on my Scrambler
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    and DR650 [​IMG]and I would like to see how they mount on the R80G/S. Are they off the shelf or did you buy the loops. It would be great to have a luggage system I could swap beteeen 3 bikes.

    Heres my R80G/S a work in progress
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  2. R80GSPDPETE

    R80GSPDPETE Adventurer

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    I bought the panniers used from a guy in Colorado and he sent me what he said were the mounting brackets. I have a feeling the brackets were meant for an R100GS though as the rear mounting point didn't line up with anything..... so I just took it off and have them mounted a little less securely. After a few trips with them heavily loaded I haven't had any issue.
    if you send me your email address I'd be happy to send you a couple of pictures.

    your WIP GS looks like it's gonna be a great bike!

    Pete
  3. TEXASYETI

    TEXASYETI Call me "thread killer!"

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    I work a little with Bruce Davidson at Boxers by Bruce. Recently has an r80g/s come in for some work. It's a european model with a 7 digit VIN: 1815 produced in 04/87.

    Definitely one of the last of the breed in the U.S.!
  4. AllOrds

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  5. Herms

    Herms Adventurer

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  6. Bagspacked

    Bagspacked Chasing the Sun...

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    I have a 1982 European model GS VIN 6255867. We are trying to solve a mystery in another thread about 1982 GS bikes. Some evidence indicates there were 71 1982 GS bikes imported. The micapeak registry only shows 1 in Canada that was bought in boxes and reassembled. BTW my '82 shows up as being one of the last 11 '81 models built in Dec.'81 but titled as an '82.
  7. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Welcome Bagspacked, now post a picture!
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  8. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    What year Herms?
  9. Bagspacked

    Bagspacked Chasing the Sun...

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    Man I'm trying, but i'm low tech. A sticky at the top says attachments are disabled for some upgrade work. is that my problem?
  10. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    I just realized I haven't posted a pic of mine. Here it is ready to be loaded in a container to be barged home.

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  11. OldTiredness

    OldTiredness Adventurer

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    Suprising what you can find on the interwebs...
    Add another one:
    '81 last 4 digits: 2317. Believed to have been sold new at BCW in SF.
    Will add photo later.
  12. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    Not pretty, but has been owned since new in January 1981. Been to Alaska twice (if you count Hyder) and Mexico seven times. And dirt whenever I can find it. Ignore my cold weather hand covers, but they also worked well as summer brush guards.

    1981 VIN last four digits 2013 .. which makes it pretty close to the start of production

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  13. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Man, I am sooo jealous of your Acerbis fairing..
  14. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    13th built is pretty darn near #1... your is the oldest I know of by far!
  15. Cordless

    Cordless Two Wheel Addict

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    How many miles have you accumulated on this beauty?
  16. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    Have just over 230,000 kms. The front end is Forteza (Ceriani) with a custom length Works performance on the rear. This raises the whole bike close to 2 inches. (centre and side stands extended) Makes for problems at times in the dirt as my legs didn't get an extension :D, but it rides really nicely over the rough stuff.
  17. elmoreman

    elmoreman takin' a break, boss

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    No problems raising it two inches? Didnt that screw up the driveshaft angle? Or did you raise and tilt the engine as well?? I could raise mine pretty easily, but as far as I know you need an extended driveshaft to do that successfully...
  18. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I love the fairing/screen on this bike, any info on it please?
  19. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    I had to compress the frame tube just above the swing arm bellmouth a bit. And I had to grind out the inside of the bellmouth a bit to clear the UV joint. There is definitely more angle on the driveshaft but I haven't had any problems with it.

    I had a new UV joint installed two years ago, not because anything was wrong but I figured it had 100K miles on it, so maybe it was getting close to time. I do a lot of offroad touring with full Jesse bags and camping equipment and ride some pretty rough areas and it has never given any problems.
  20. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Can we have some more pics please, other side etc. What tank is that ?