BMW R80G/S "Barn Find"

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Geo77, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Geo77

    Geo77 Adventurer

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    Hi all,

    I have joined the forum to get advice from the people who know!

    My Mum and Dad are downsizing to a smaller place and nead to clear out etc.

    My Dad asked me to stick an old BMW bike on eBay for him - I googled it and discovered it may be a little special?

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mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> Totally standard 1983 BMW R80 G/S in Dunkel Blue (black seat)
    3,600 genuine miles (2 owners from new)
    It was running when it went in the garage 10+ years ago but prob wont be a starter now
    I have not got it out to photograph it yet (it is surrounded with decades of other stuff) but will be getting at it shortly

    The bike is in the UK


    Any thoughts what it is worth as is and is it worth paying to get it running/brakes sorted etc to get more for it??


    It is the same bike as this one below (picture is from a thread on here!!)



    [​IMG]



    I appreciate any guidence/advise you can offer!

    Thank you, Paul.
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  2. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Yes. Get it running. You'd probably get less than half what it's worth in non-running shape. In the US that bike could go for $6-7000 in good running condition. I'm not sure what the UK market is like, but anywhere in the world that's a sought after bike. Also, it's not entirely stock. The entire exhaust system appears to have been replaced with a stainless system, probably from Keihan in the UK. The stock system rusts fairly easily so this is a good upgrade. The stock system is painted black. The seat looks like it may have been modified a little bit also. Otherwise, that's a very nice bike you have there.

    EDIT: oh nevermind, I see you used someone else's photo.
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  3. Geo77

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    Thanks, looks like I had better look into getting her running then!!
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  4. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Please read the rules and post these kind of threads in airheads. Thank you.
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  5. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    The bike in the picture is not the bike in the barn. The one in the picture is an example of what is in the barn. The bike i n the barn probably doesn't have the SS exhaust system, but who knows, maybe it does.

    A bike with 3,600 miles(?) Clean it up good. It will probably shine. get it running, change fluids, etc.
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  6. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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  7. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Post over on UKGSer in the airheads section if you haven't already. They'll let you know.
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  8. JRP

    JRP Old guy

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    For some reason you managed to find a picture of my bike, it has 88,000 miles on it and that is a Keihan exhaust. The seat is standard, just used.
    Now sell me the one you have so I'll have backup...LOL
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  9. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    How much do you want for it... I'm in the UK and have cash! Been looking for one for a while now!
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  10. Geo77

    Geo77 Adventurer

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    Hope you dont mind - it came up on a google image search!!

    The exhaust on this one will be standard - the bike is currently 100% as standard.
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  11. adventure950

    adventure950 Anglo-Saxon

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    sounds like you have struck gold - very sought after, your options are simple, sell as is and make a few bob, restore her and sell for a descent profit,restore her and keep and use her your self or just get her running and ride off to the horizons. If you cant make up yer mind - I will take her off you no problem. Jake.
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  12. mickdb1

    mickdb1 retired but alive

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    You dont get many chances of saving and running yer dads old bike
    get it running and ride it and be proud that it "was me dads old bike"
    They are as said getting rare
    good luck with your decision - wish I had the chance to get one similar :D
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  13. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Your dads bike is totally awesome! Please post an actual pic.
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  14. Geo77

    Geo77 Adventurer

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  15. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Not interested in joining yet another forum just to see some pics.
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  16. ghostdncr

    ghostdncr Burnin' daylight...

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    Hope the OP doesn't mind, but here's one of the fifteen or so pics he uploaded:

    [​IMG]

    While the bike certainly has its rough spots, I'd grab it. The other photos highlight some "less than ideal" storage conditions, but I see nothing there that would make me walk away from a reasonable price. :thumb
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  17. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    Bing bing bing! We have a Winna! Keep a kewpie for the man!

    I, too, would rather read prose than see purty pictures. Hell, when it's just picture after picture, it's like, well, TV.

    No thanks.
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  18. Geo77

    Geo77 Adventurer

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    Or a winner? ;-)






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  19. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Obviously you aren't from the Southern United States. :lol3
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  20. Geo77

    Geo77 Adventurer

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    No, from the northern UK


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