The other day I've got myself a nice R80G/S My plan is to take it apart, fix it, paint it and make it mine. I have owned a GS in the past but I never did any major work other than oil and spark plugs. This time though looks like I will have to go all the way As soon as I got it I went for a ride. the engine rides well, a little rough at idle but I am overall surprised how well it rides for a 1985 bike. When I got home I parked it in the garage and started the dismantling process. This is what it looked like by 7PM Question 1: I want to have the frame powder coated and therefore I need to completely remove the engine. How much of the engine I have to dismantle to be able to remove it from the frame? Question 2: Since the engine runs fine I am tempted not to remove piston/cylinders gearbox etc. What do you guys think? Should I just go ahead and open it up to see how everything looks inside or is just better to leave it alone? I'll have more questions later on but that would do for now. BTW. I've got myself the shop manual from this site http://www.carlsalter.com/bmw-service-manuals.asp That's cool!