PICS: MAX BMW Custom/Restored R80GS Dakar...

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by zac@maxbmw, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. zac@maxbmw

    zac@maxbmw Adventurer

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    This 1981 R80GS Dakar was abandonned at another BMW dealer, so we gladly purchased it from them and began tear down. Bike has been totally gone through and also has the 1000cc Siebenrock big bore kit (dont worry,we obviosuly kept all stock parts too), Siebenrock race exhaust, factory BMW solo seat and rack, and also the stock size tank and orange seat. A lot of these parts can still be bought new from BMW (including the Dakar tanks).

    Just putting the final touches on the bike this week. The first Dakar we've done, and I'm sure not the last! Needs a few minor things tuned/finished but it's about 90% complete. Stop by the CT store and check it out!

    (sorry for the semi-crummy pics, they were done on an iPhone until i get my real camera back, but works for now)

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    And finally a little vintage shot i did with Instagram :lol3

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  2. zac@maxbmw

    zac@maxbmw Adventurer

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    And here's the bike in regular trim:

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  3. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    What exhaust is that?

    Lookin Great BTW :clap
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  4. zac@maxbmw

    zac@maxbmw Adventurer

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  5. WRC51

    WRC51 Been here awhile

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    Wow that is really a beautiful bike. It looks like the workmanship and attention to detail is 1st class.
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  6. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Wow!!!! That thing sure is purty!!!:tb And just 'cause I'm an a#$hole and certain that you know this, you're missing a centerstand spring.:D Thanks for sharing those pics!!! I wish you guys were down here in the south.
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  7. zac@maxbmw

    zac@maxbmw Adventurer

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    Haha thank you, and no problem! Lots of little things like i said, but had to get the pics up!
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  8. JonO

    JonO Been here awhile

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    I'll second that as well...you guys are my primary parts supplier. Just wish I could stop in to admire this fine bike and the rest of your inventory.
    Also, a big thanks for sponsoring Rick's Rendevouz in Laurel Springs, NC this year:thumb:thumb:thumb
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  9. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Beautiful.
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  10. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    wow....
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  11. craydds

    craydds Long timer

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    Please deliver the bike to me. I will give it a test ride then return it to you... six years later.
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  12. ozmoses

    ozmoses ...

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    Looks purrdy.

    Is it the rear fender or rear tire off center?!
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  13. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    ...look at how far the kick starter sticks out..way too far, that ain't right.
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  14. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    And the cost is, ????
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  15. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    nice:clap:clap:clap
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  16. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    no one else seen how far the kick lever stick out..that's gonna cost to fix.
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  17. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Beautiful job!

    But.... Did anyone notice how far out of line the rear fender and wheel are? My ST is the same way and I initially freaked when I noticed it until several measurements proved it was my fender and not my bike that is warped. So I figue the same thing on this Dakar. Except the seat and tank as seen from the back also seem out of alignment.
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  18. ozmoses

    ozmoses ...

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    Yes, I did in post #12...

    and it really was a question for Zac vs rhetorical.

    I've had some work done by maxbmw in the past & frankly, was not pleased. at all.



    btw OLH, I think the kicker is a camera angle deal . I'm wondering if the subframe is tweaked?
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  19. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    well it's hard to get your money's worth when paying guys $80+ and hour these days!! They're in a hurry to get done. It's a shame IF I pay for work I usually have to go over it and fix shit not put back in the right spot. Luckily I don't pay for mechanical work very often usually when I do I'm not impressed.
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  20. 100RT

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    Obviously a lot of work and money were put into the bike. BUT things look crooked from the rear and that isnt cool! Taking time for those kind of details is what I would expect.
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