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    Brickrider All those who recommended that I...

    Brickrider

    All those who recommended that I take the money and buy another bike were probably correct. You will be upside down in labor and money rebuilding one of these bikes. Rebuild only for...
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    Thank you all for your kind words. It helps to...

    Thank you all for your kind words. It helps to have those who are knowledgeable confirm your efforts. I hope what follows will, in some way, help someone else in a similar position.
    The pothole was...
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    Update Took my first ride since the mishap...

    Update

    Took my first ride since the mishap yesterday. A nice ride along the Rock river under the fall leaves. What a nice day it was. Here she is. I will post more detailed info on the rebuild in...
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    Thanks for all the inputs, encouragement, and...

    Thanks for all the inputs, encouragement, and replies. I guess at this point I'm in too far to give up. I will post some pictures in the next week or so as she comes back together. I looked for some...
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    Well..... took awhile but the Frameman was NOT...

    Well..... took awhile but the Frameman was NOT able to straighten out the sliders. Pat at the frameman was a pleasure to deal with and did not charge for trying so I was only out shipping. It was...
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    Found out yesterday about the FRAMEMAN in...

    Found out yesterday about the FRAMEMAN in Sacramento CA. Says he may be able to straighten out the sliders. Its worth a try so they will ship tomorrow. I hate giving up...

    Bill
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    Update This has been MUCH harder than...

    Update

    This has been MUCH harder than anticipated. Parts are not readily available and are quite expensive. So far just about every used part I have acquired has been bad, incorrect, not as...
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    Rich Odessa and Permean were, in the late 70's...

    Rich

    Odessa and Permean were, in the late 70's and well into the 80's, the best music programs in the state if not the country. The High School bands at that time absolutely and completely...
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    Thanks to all for the insight and inputs. After...

    Thanks to all for the insight and inputs. After sleeping on it a bit I have decided to rebuild as stock. A big part of the reason is it took a LONG time to find a nice clean R80RT. They are not that...
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    85 R80 RT Tank interchange

    I have a 1985 R80RT and would like to find a tank. I often see adds on various parts websites but I have no idea what other model bikes had the same tank. I tried using Maxes BMW online parts catalog...
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    85 R80RT - Rebuild or Part Out

    Well folks, it was a long hard winter and the pot holes are more like craters. I managed to find one. I went down HARD at about 30 mph. I am fine -ATGATT - but it bent the front wheel, forks, tank,...
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    Good book but it should be titled "...to 1984"....

    Good book but it should be titled "...to 1984". It has no info on the 1985 series.

    Bill
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    Sticky: http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/billrusk/BMW...

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/billrusk/BMW003.jpg

    1985 R80RT

    Bill
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    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/billrusk/Bar...

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/billrusk/BaressLakeCanada001.jpg

    Luke....he is a bit of a bum

    New BMW owner 1985 R80RT. Still learning.

    Bill
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