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alexxx
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R80RT Edinburgh

Postby alexxx » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:38 pm

Hi Folks,

Just bought an R80RT (1984) that had the screen and console vandalised, my first BMW bike.
Will be stripping off the fairing and pannier brackets to make it a naked bike, still can't get over the size of the engine, so wide !
Bike is quite original and seems to run fine. Not sure how often I will use it as not easy to move in and out of my crowded garage but maybe easier when stripped down a bit.
My other german bike is an MZ ETZ251, what a difference between the two of them in every way but both very good machines, the MZ is a quality build also and with great factory rebuild videos, all manufacturers should do that.

Regards

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Re: R80RT Edinburgh

Postby george baker » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:42 pm

Hi
many MZ owner have a BMW as their proper bike

George
Member 21, R100R, and an unused K75

alexxx
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Re: R80RT Edinburgh

Postby alexxx » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:55 pm

Not sure about that :)
Don't think I would ever sell my MZ, vintage bikes are all great for their individual characteristics.

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Re: R80RT Edinburgh

Postby Jockboxer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:58 pm

Welcome from a fellow Ebinbugger! Also an MZ and airhead fan albeit withut an MZ these days.

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Re: R80RT Edinburgh

Postby alexxx » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:19 pm

Hi Jockboxer,
MZs 250's are not so easy to find these days, not many turn up in Scotland.
Different but a great machine.

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Re: R80RT Edinburgh

Postby Jockboxer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:12 pm

Join the MZOC. They have regular meets and a stand at the Ingliston bike show every year. PM me and I'll send you an email address.

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Re: R80RT Edinburgh

Postby P-K » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:28 pm

Hi there,

Welcome to the Forum :smile:
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