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BMW R80 Bobber

Published: 10 December 2011

I’m not to sure that when you hit your mid-40s, you have a 'crisis' or just have the need to do something pragmatic and constructive with a bloody nice reward at the end of it.

Being a Boxer lover and having owned a couple over the years, I came across a sorry looking 1979 R80/7, dry stored for a couple of years with a questionable later front end on it, but it had Brembo twin disc’s, so that was all fine by me.

I bought the bike at quite a good price.and took it over to a good friend of mine who owns his own spray shop and the fun began.

It was stripped completely, sub frame was shortened and a custom solo seat pan fabricated. Sub frame, frame and wheels were blasted, new bearings were fitted and I gave it a paint job - Mazda velocity red base coat with four coats of lacquer.

Gearbox was fine, just a new neutral switch, new friction plate, crank oil seal and recondition the starter motor. Wheels were powder coated black with polished outer rims.

Few other nice bits n bobs and custom stainless exhaust. A complete new electrical loom, custom hand made. The intention was to achieve an off road, flat tracker retro look, so what do you think guys?

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