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ThIs R80 was suppllied by the legendary Freddie Frith Motorcycles, to it's first owner, in March of 1980.
We acquired the bike from it's 80 year old owner who was hanging up his leathers, and he's owned the bike for over 20 years. Both old and new log books are present in the original folder, confirming that there have been only two previous owners from new......pretty amazing for a 37 year old motorcycle. The original service / handbook from Freddie Friths is also in the folder.
Equally interesting , is the fact that the speedometer shows only 21200 miles from new. Now to be honest, i would describe the bikes cosmetic condition as quite shabby, but there is a raft of old MOTs, right from the very first in 1983, that support the fact that this mileage is, in fact, correct.
It also has to be said that the mechanical condition is superb. She fires first touch of the button, from hot or cold, with non of the exhaust smoke usually associated with these old boxers. Oil, charge, and neutral lights operate exactly as they should, and a 4 or 5 mile test ride showed that gearbox, clutch, etc are spot on.
The previous owner was unsure as to when the bike was upgraded to RS spec, complete with flat bars and full, genuine fairing, but is was clearly over twenty years ago.
Invariably, there are a few negatives. The fairing and side panel paintwork doesn't quite match the tank, seat and mudguard, and has a few marks. (I suspect that the tank, seat and mudguard are in fact original paintwork). The front brakes, probably due to lack of use, can drag a little........and that's about it.
On a brighter note, she's fitted with an as new pair of Pirelli Stradas, stainless header pipes, a brand new battery this week, and a brand new MOT. (So obviously lights, indicators, etc, are also fine). She also comes with a period set of Sigma panniers and frames, complete with key to lock them to the bike.
So there it is, an interesting old Boxer......shabby in places, but mechanically spot on, and with great provenance. Now we're always in the process of rebuilding one of these old Airheads, and to be honest, we're undecided which way to go with this one. It's mileage and provenance suggests that it should be restored as a standard machine, or even used as is. However, it's difficult to escape the fact that these great old bike's are now in high demand as a basis for customs.
Viewing and inspections welcome and encouraged, and please feel free to ring for a chat with anything "Airhead" related.
A classic boxer-style cafe racer, that goes as well as it looks. Quality components have been used throughout the build. This bike is now fully run in over 1,000 miles and had a full service.
Engine top end has been re-built to standard tune with vapour blasted barrels and heads and stainless-steel .....
BMW R80/7 with RS fairing, clock and voltmeter.
Lester wheels with new bearings.
( Original snowflake wheels included in sale.)
Twin disc. Stainless exhaust system. Krauser type panniers. Good tyres.
Paintwork is not quite immaculate, but in excellent condition for a 1980 model
Bike is not a show .....
Bmw r80 custom scrambler, 1982, irish registered, immaculate "as new" build,
built from a well looked after low mileage r80,
this is a matching numbers bike, it has been built from the ground up as a beautiful one off scrambler with a style you are not going to find anywhere else, engine has been .....
This BMW had been off the road for more than 15 years before my ownership, I have stripped it to the frame and had all black components blasted and powdercoated back to black including frame subframe, crashbars, headlight mount & bowl, battery tray,rocker covers etc etc.
The wheels have been striped, .....
The bike was purchased in September 2015 as a standard R65 with the R80 (800cc) engine transplanted in by a previous owner. She had been well looked after by a BMW specialist in Lincolnshire and happily made the 350 mile journey to South Wales without skipping a beat.
The desire to build this .....
Registered 12/07/1978. In excellent condition for a 40 year old bike.
800cc. FSH and V5 documentation available.
65982 Miles on the clock
MOT'D in February.
Recently had brand new battery fitted.
Comes complete with hard-case panniers.
................................................SORRY, SOLD TO ALEX............BMW AIRHEADS URGENTLY REQUIRED....................................................
Just arrived, and i couldn’t resist a run out in todays sunshine !
This is a very late BMW R80, that started life as an RT, and has .....
1992 R80 Roadster
Mot until December 2018
Mileage unknown as speedo has been changed several times in lifetime of this bike .
However this bike runs perfectly and start first time every time.
Powder coated frame
Stainless exhaust system
Serrated gs foot pegs
Matching numbers, 1981 UK bike R80G/S. Just rebuilt. New cam chain, valve guides, clutch. Rebuilt gearbox with new bearing and seals. Powder coated frame. Rebuilt forks with new stanchions. Brand new BMW loom and sublooms. New paint and plastics. New light lenses all round. Stainless exhaust system. .....
Red and Black. Mileage 29,655.
First Reg December 1993. In Excellent Condition. Currently on SORN.
1000cc upgrade fitted, Twin Front discs, Bash plates, Large Master cyliner to suit new Brembo calipers.
American Corbin dual seat (original seat also to be included). Original high silencer replaced .....