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Postby AlanR80 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:14 pm

Hello All,

Just to introduce myself as Alan from Staffordshire (will be a R80 owner again soon). I used to have a BMW R80 but regrettably sold it 2 years ago for a Ducati Hypermotard, not sure what I was thinking of at the time (must of been a midlife crises). Anyway I am now back to normal and got rid of the Ducati, so I am now in pursuit of another R80 that probably requires some TLC as I don't mind getting my hands dirty. My last R80 was a barn find and learnt a fair bit from it.

Thanks Alan
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Postby windmill john » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:39 pm

Hi Alan,
I occasionally thought do I sell my 65 and 80 to get a newer bike..... why!?
The only reason I can think of is a lighter clutch on the 65... maybe a lighter bike....
As I don’t need variable inlet tracks, traction control, different power modes, tiny mudguards etc. I’ll stick :smile:

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Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:55 pm

Welcome to the forum Alan. Mid life crises can be hard (I ended up with 2 Harleys) But I still like my old airheads. Check out ebay as there are some R80 on there which have not been stripped yet.
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Postby P-K » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:06 pm

Hi Alan,

Welcome to the Forum :smile:
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