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    1986 R80RT Timing Marks

    I am still getting to know my R80 that I bought last year. Observing that the exhaust pipes were bluing from heat, I decided to check the timing. According to the Clymer manual I have, the bike...
  2. Thread: 86 R80 RT Dead

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    More info

    Looking some more, I think you are correct that the battery is bad. Its an off brand from China of unknown vintage (I pulled it out).

    Using a meter, it shows 12.5 volts. I get the same at the...
  3. Thread: 86 R80 RT Dead

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    86 R80 RT Dead

    Well, not completely, the clock still works sort of.

    Wanted to go for a little ride this afternoon, and when I tried to start the bike it cranked about one turn and died. All lights on the panel...
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    Expect this is the problem

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    Dreaded gray coil with multiple cracks.
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    Follow up

    Checked valve clearance and found it to be spot on.

    Dropped the bowls on the carbs and found no issue with flow. Cleaned a bit of residual crud out of the bowls, but nothing that would be...
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    86 R80 stopped running

    My new to me 86 R80 left me by the side of the road today. Took it out for an anticipated 120 mile run, and got about 100 before it quit.

    It ran fine at speed, but began stalling out when I...
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    Very little downward adjustment on the right side...

    Very little downward adjustment on the right side peg. I can come up, which doesn't make sense as my foot is already tight under the carb. Would like the brake pedal to be further out too.
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    86 R80RT questions

    Learning more and more as I get to know this bike. A couple questions:

    The right foot peg is a little more than an inch higher than the left with the bike on the center stand. I measured because...
  9. Thread: New to me R80

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    Found the # and will consult with Bob's to see if...

    Found the # and will consult with Bob's to see if they can order what I need.

    Thanks

    Any thoughts on critical items to carry like cables, spare plugs, stuff like that?
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    Kurt Thanks for the links. Lots of good...

    Kurt

    Thanks for the links. Lots of good information there. Its going to take some time to get through all of it.

    Zimm
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    The bags are stock BMW. They have lever latches...

    The bags are stock BMW. They have lever latches with a tiny key hole in the center, under a cover. Two hold the bags closed and one holds the bag to the pannier frame.

    Zimm
  12. Thread: New to me R80

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    New to me R80

    Took the plunge and bought an 86 R80 last night. Seems to run and ride well, but I'm new to BMWs and could use advice on several items:

    It was gone over by Bobs Bmw about 18 months ago and had the...
  13. Thread: R80 Questions

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    R80 Questions

    I am looking at an 86 R80RT. Current owner has had it a year, ridden it very little. The story is that he got it from a guy who had it serviced after sitting for a number of years. Paperwork is...
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    Basic question '93 K75T

    Going to look at a K75 tomorrow and have been reading up.

    One thing I have not seen is where to find the serial number? Can someone please tell me the location? Bike is a 93 K75T.

    Thanks
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    Lots to think on

    Helmuts bike is what I am looking for.

    For now, its time to be patient, learn, and wait for the right bike. I appreciate all the information.

    Zimm
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    Fairing question

    Scammer? Not sure how you get there from my question, but to each their own.

    Nope, just a new guy, curious about BMWs. I currently have two BSA's (both running) and am thinking about a more...
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    Fairing availability?

    I am considering purchasing an airhead and looking at an R80 and an R100.

    Neither bike has a fairing, which I would like to have. Are they generally available, or am I better off to keep...
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