Thursday, October 7, 2010

Reader Ride. Clean R80

I'd love to find a rider in this condition.  Some folks are a LOT better at general maintenance and cleanup than I'll ever be.  Sweet Ride.

Anthony Writes in:

Hi Steve,

Thought I'd fire you some pics of my daily ride, which is an almost stock 1989 BMW R80.

I had been looking for an old R80 that I could pull apart, and do a Ritmo Sereno style custom job on. While looking, I came across this 20 year old (at the time) machine that was in pristine condition and had only 15,000km (9,320 miles) on the clock. The bike had a full service record, original books and all receipts. Although I was looking for something to customise, I took her for a spin and fell in love.

I guess the special thing about this bike is the fact that it in such original condition, the only mods are Staintune pipes and the BMW clock and voltmeter.

I still want to get my hands on a base bike to build a cafe racer from but at this stage I think it would be sacrilege make any changes to this one.

I've had a bunch of other bikes in the past but this one is by far the best city bike I've owned. After about a year, I'm still in love.

Hopefully it's not too plain and standard for MBPOTD.

Hell No!  Thanks for the Pics!

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