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

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

  1. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    Phreaky Phil,

    I will have to search for some other picutres. Tank is a Heinrich, or at least whomever was making them under that name in the late 80's.
    It is 41 litres. That is a custom vinyl cover on the tank, which has never been painted (just primer) had a buddy who used to make tank covers for the airheads and I twisted his arm to make this one for the big tank. He only ever made one!

    The rear top box looks big, but it is actually cut out in the middle on the bottom as it sits down on the subframe and thus fits over the rear fender..
  2. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    Phreaky Phil,

    This is the only one I have of the bike's right side close up. This is current set-up.


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  3. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    Phreaky Phil,

    I will even show you my 'faux pas' 's. Here is the rear of the bike after I found the one and only Mexican cattle guard with a gap wider than the REAR tyre. A gap wider than the front tyre I had come to expect. I almost made it but the rear just slipped off the edge in the last foot and it stopped real quick. :cry

    It was a bugger picking it up (front tyre on higher ground) as I found out later I was riding with a broken leg.

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  4. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    I appreciate the compliments on the fairing, as there were a couple less-than-complimentary comments made about it in another thread, before I bought the bike.

    All I know, right now, is it has an Acerbis sticker on the windscreen. I'm out of town working, when I get home I'll see if I can find any info on the fairing itself.
  5. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Thanks for those. Cool bike. Good suspension, big tank and airhead simplicity. Still a good combination. Broken leg !!!! That had to hurt a bit.!!
  6. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    I agree the G/S is one of the best for on/off road touring. But it can become a handful in really rough offroad. That said , it wasn't really designed for that once you are fully loaded with panniers and huge tank. It does most of it very comfortably.
    The broken leg was caused by the panniers (common problem) when I dumped in soft sand. Didn't get a cast on until I had finished the dirt ride and ridden home, 3,000 miles and 3 weeks later. No one said I was bright1
  7. rcs.ptlwtx

    rcs.ptlwtx relic

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    no connection to this personally, just spreading the word

    1984 BMW R80G/S
    asking price: $3750
    Location: Utah
  8. fat pat

    fat pat Been here awhile

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    what is the source of this ad?

  9. fat pat

    fat pat Been here awhile

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    ok, i see...IBMWRA.
  10. StephenB

    StephenB G(/)S ... what else!

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    I used to own this baby, it now lives somewhere in Toronto:

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    R80G/S, VIN 6362759, Canadian Model, built January 1982, first registered 09/82 in Toronto

    So there were 1982 G/S models in Northamerica!
  11. fat pat

    fat pat Been here awhile

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    rcs.ptlwx-
    many thanks for the notice; i owe you one.
    have been looking for a long time. spoke to the owner within 80 minutes of your post...was in my truck a half hour later. drove the 700 miles in ~10 hours (love a posted 75 mph speed limit in the west), pulled into his driveway at 2300 MST, looked at the bike for 30 minutes and loaded her up.
    pics later today.
    pat

  12. Cordless

    Cordless Two Wheel Addict

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    Congratulations. Good price too.

    Standing by for Pics.
  13. rcs.ptlwtx

    rcs.ptlwtx relic

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    I also alerted this thread to #2406. Happy to help. Until I decide to pull the trigger myself.
  14. fat pat

    fat pat Been here awhile

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    sorry for the delay. internet has been cut off to my neighborhood for the next couple of weeks while the provider figures out its easement issues.

    here's a pic:
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    appears to be in pretty good condition. odo not working, but PO estimates ~40k miles. has a works shock, factory bags, and starts/runs/shifts well. very happy with this bike, but it does mean that the ST and a GS will be going to the flea market this weekend.

    happy new year,
    pat
  15. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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    Congrats !! :thumb
  16. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Oooohhh.... I wish you weren't on the left coast......
  17. dougs650

    dougs650 Long timer

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  18. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Wow - four beemers - two GSs, one G/S and an ST. When you jump in, Pat, you don't just test the waters with a big toe! :D Welcome to the obsession!
  19. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I've got to ask. I've been around these bikes for a few years but It's only the US guys who refer to "Works Shocks" I haven't a clue what you mean by this. What are they?
  20. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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    Works Performance was one of the aftermarket shock makers which had a shock for the G/S. White spring and blue body as I recall??

    Looks like they still have something...

    http://www.worksperformance.com/html/bmw.html