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$4,995.00

1981 BMW R80GS Project

If you are very observant you may have seen this exact bike on the web a few month back. It sold very fast, at the asking price which we think is stupidly fail. we took a deposit and the customer never came back to pick it up. We finally reached him and he can’t complete the transaction so we are refunding his deposit. His failure to take it home is your gain!

This is a model we hardly ever have available because no one ever turns them loose. We got lucky when this first arrived as a long time DC resident was moving out of the country and could not take either of his BMW’s. While this machine is not beautiful by any standards it is a real 1981 R80GS and these are in very high demand and extremely short supply in any condition. First you should know that it starts, runs, shifts and stops just fine.

It’s also bit cold-blooded but that’s to be expected when one spends considerable money upgrading it to the Siebenrock 1000 cc top end kit. Some additional tuning might improve this further if not just some regular exercise as it’s seen very few miles over the past few years before we got it and we’ve had it since July of 2012. Yeah, it got pushed into the warehouse with all the others despite having a bunch of money tied up in it. It also has a deep oil pan, some Hepco & Becker bag mounts and luggage rack and a European Stainless steel low pipe exhaust.

There’s more goodies attached and plenty of other details you’ll want to know about before scheduling a time to come and inspect this bike so read further and please look closely at all the photos because we think there is a real and very desirable gem hiding under some dirt and grime but it may be the perfect R80GS to fine tune a little and dedicate you all of your serious off road adventures. Can you say “Big Dog Ride here I come”? As with all PROJECT BIKES it is sold AS IS and without any warranty or guarantee so please read the special PROJECT BIKE Bill of Sale 

 

WHAT WE KNOW:

 

ARRIVED 07-12 WITH 4,767 ON ODOMETER; WE DO NOT BELIEVE THIS IS THE CORRECT MILEAGE

BIKE STARTS, RUNS, SHIFTS, STOPS AND DOES EVERYTHING IT SHOULD DO, LAST STARTED WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2014

CLUTCH FELT VERY STRONG AND WOULD NOT SLIP DURING OUR TESTS UPON ARRIVAL AND LATER

HAS A SEIBENROCK (GERMAN) 1000CC TOP END KIT INSTALLED PLUS A DEEP OIL PAN

THERE’S ONE (1) IGNITION KEY, THE OTHER FITS THE SEAT AND NEITHER FITS THE FORK (or at least it did not work for us)

HAS A GERMAN “BSM” BRAND STAINLESS STEEL LOW PIPE EXHAUST SYSTEM

HAS TOURATECH HANDGUARDS, R100GS SCREEN, TELEFIX FORK BRACE AND BMW TACH & VOLTMETER

THE GAS CAP IS A BIT CRUDDY BUT THE TANK ITSELF IS PRETTY CLEAN INSIDE

HAS MACHINED TOP TRIPLE TREE & HEPCO & BECKER SADDLEBAG MOUNTS & LUGGAGE RACK

HAS STAINLESS STEEL BRAIDED BRAKE LINES AND AN UNKNOWN AFTERMARKET REAR SHOCK

FRAME WAS PAINTED BLUE AROUND 1995 ACCORDING TO LAST OWNER TO MATCH THE LAST BMW R80GS’S

TIRES HAVE PLENTY OF TREAT TYO GET YOU STARTED BUT THERE ARE NO LONGER FRESH OR YOUNG

HAS THE DESIRABLE FACTORY CYLINDER GUARDS WITH SIDESTAND AND 5-SPEED TRANS WITH KICK STARTER

WHEELS & FRONT DISC APPEAR TO BE CLEAN, STRAIGHT AND SERVICEABLE

DUAL HORNS BARELY WORK, DUAL BENCH SEAT IS IN GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION

SIDECOVERS ARE NOT IN GREAT SHAPE BUT STILL MOUNT

THE LEFT SIDE INTERFERES WITH A NEW, BUT UNCONNECTED ACCESSORY OUTLET THAT WAS THERE UPON ARRIVAL

ENGINE DOES NOT HAVE ANY NUMBER STAMPED INTO IT, THERE ARE PLENTY OF EXPAMPLES OF THIS IN BMW PRODUCTION

HAS A LATE VERSION OF THE R80GS TANK WITH THE RECESSED GAS CAP BUT ORIGINAL FACTORY PAINT & DECALS

COMPLETE RUNNING R80GS’S, ESPECIALLY OF 1981 VINTAGE ARE HARD TO COME BY

 

WHAT WE SPECULATE OR WISH TO SHARE:

DESPITE OVERALL AVERAGE COSMETICS THESE MACHINES ONLY GET RARER, MORE EXPENSIVE AND HARD TO FIND

IT MAY HAVE 20,000, 35,000 OR EVEN 70,000 MILES, WE JUST DON’T KNOW

IT’S EVEN POSSIBLE THE ENGINE WAS REPLACED ENTIRELY AT SOME POINT, AGAIN NO WAY TO KNOW

CAN BE TURNED INTO A SOLID EVERYDAY STREET OR ADVENTURE BIKE WITH LITTLE EFFORT OR MONEY

THE BIGGEST ISSUE WE THINK NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED IS RESEALING THE BOTTOM END TO STOP THE WEEPAGE 

WE’VE OFFERED AND SOLD LESS FOR MORE IN THE PAST, WE GOT IT RIGHT AND ARE PASSING IT ON THAT WAY

Color: WHITE W/BLUE FRAME & FACTORY DECALS ON TANK
Stock Number: 362112
Availability: In Stock
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