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  1. Yep! Doug bought some R60/2 parts from me years...

    Yep! Doug bought some R60/2 parts from me years ago, I've been following his travels since.
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    Sticky: ...what about my dog?

    ...what about my dog?
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    Sticky: All cleaned up! 41303

    All cleaned up!

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    Battery covers appear to be repainted. They...

    Battery covers appear to be repainted. They should have an "R80" sticker on them, which is no longer available. If repainted, the sticker was not re-installed possibly due to NLA. The seat cowl...
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    I like the recommendations to: 1 Check fuel...

    I like the recommendations to:
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    Check fuel flow (drop float bowl, open petcock, lift float--make sure gas is flowing out of the carb. Repeat for other side.).
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    Check valves.
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    Move on to the...
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    Sticky: Nice K1 rig! I took my old rig for a 1,600...

    Nice K1 rig!

    I took my old rig for a 1,600 mile loop in June. My wife and I rode two-up on the tug, our dog and camping gear in the 'car. Here's a pic in Stanley, Idaho. I can't thank Murph...
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    I completely agree, more classic style ('77) vs...

    I completely agree, more classic style ('77) vs updated features ('92). It is interesting you have this dilemma, I solved it w/ one of each, an '87 R80 and a '77 R100S.

    I would add that the R75...
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    I can't offer much on the need to replace. If...

    I can't offer much on the need to replace. If you decide you do, I have an 1987 R80 that had a new Works Performance shock on it when I bought the bike in '09. It seems to be a good shock.
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    Wow, we have a 6-3/8" difference from Dave's...

    Wow, we have a 6-3/8" difference from Dave's set-up to mine.

    My 562, although light, is not prone to flight. I can get it in the air but I have to put some effort into it. On right-handers, it...
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    Thanks Dave and Hank for posting dimensions,...

    Thanks Dave and Hank for posting dimensions, thoughts, photos...

    I've always thought the space on my rig between bike and car looked wide, visually. I'd love to skinny it up. This discussion is...
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    Not nuts at all! Enjoy!

    Not nuts at all! Enjoy!
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    Sticky: Not a bad place to be stuck! My favorite era of...

    Not a bad place to be stuck! My favorite era of BMW motorcycles! That is one impressive line up!!!

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    Sticky: ...waiting for spring: 1977 R100S...

    ...waiting for spring:


    1977 R100S
    http://thevelvethammer.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/r100s-bmw-sidecar/20100601316100025/886830725_SLQYv-M.jpg

    1987 R80CS...
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    50-3/8" (1280mm) This creates about 7-3/4"...

    50-3/8" (1280mm)

    This creates about 7-3/4" clearance between the valve cover and the body of the 562. Also, about 6" of clearance to my saddlebag.
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    I'm curious as well, now that you've asked. ...

    I'm curious as well, now that you've asked.

    This is my first sidecar so it "seems normal" to me. The photo may be a little deceiving as the space between bike and 'car looks larger than reality. ...
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    I have a 2002 Velorex 562 on a '77 R100S. The...

    I have a 2002 Velorex 562 on a '77 R100S.

    The rigging is Dauntless (now DMC). The "sub-frame" is somewhat visible in the attached photo (it parallels the bike frame--it runs from above the...
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    ...you end up w/ a good "Ozzies" story!

    ...you end up w/ a good "Ozzies" story!
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    The tank panniers are Mountain Sun. I bought...

    The tank panniers are Mountain Sun. I bought them originally for my R1150GS. By simply adjusting the straps, they fit both bikes, I swap depending on which bike I'm taking! I use the vintage tank...
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    Agreed! I should have added, besides putting us...

    Agreed! I should have added, besides putting us back on the road in record time (yes, to rejoin the Gypsy Tour!), Mrs. Ozzie refused to charge me for the towing AND gave my wife a free t-shirt. ...
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    In August of 2009, I bought this '87 R80 from a...

    In August of 2009, I bought this '87 R80 from a seller in California, sight unseen! I had it shipped to me in Washington state. It arrived 8/21. I spent the next week changing fluids, checked the...
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    Thanks Mr. Eagle! The Odyssey will likely be...

    Thanks Mr. Eagle! The Odyssey will likely be the next battery in my 100S so this is very helpful, thanks for sharing!
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    I agree w/ what's been said so far. The seat...

    I agree w/ what's been said so far. The seat won't solve your problem, work on lowering the pegs. Here's mine, I removed the rubber from the stock pegs but that 1/4" gain didn't make a difference...
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    Hi George! My R100S sidecar rig has a Motobin /7...

    Hi George!
    My R100S sidecar rig has a Motobin /7 Replica seat on it. Over the years the S has lost some of it's stock parts (the S-fairing and the seat&cowl). At one point it had a solo seat on...
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    How many 1985-1987 R80's are out there?

    Curious. How many, mono-lever R80's are out there (not ST's or G/S's, just a good ole R80)?

    Here's mine (w/ my wife as pilot). It is a 1987 R80 (built 10/86), #6480996, w/ dealer set-up "S"...
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    Sticky: No offense to the RT, but it should be a bit...

    No offense to the RT, but it should be a bit miffed! Come on, an R75/7!
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