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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sadly the time has come for me to sell my beloved BMW R 80 . Although she is nearly 30 yrs old  the condition can only be described as almost ex-factory. Never ridden in rain or on a dusty road with mileage at 4k only ,  she appears to have just left the showroom ! My good friend and all things BMW Christopher Hawkings suggested I advertise the bike thro our fantastic club.
This I will do as soon as I get to grips with the technology of doing this. He thought that an e-mail direct to you in the meantime may register with a member looking for a ' new ' BMW Boxer  at  29 yrs old .
The machine is finished in original metallic red with white pinstriping and has chrome engine bars  , surefoot stand ( original  with bike ) CS cockpit fairing with amps / time / etc and 2 screens , suitcase panniers professionally sprayed to match bike colour ( as is the cock pit fairing ).Private  BMW number plate  +  all original reciepts  Tools  MOTs original owners manual 1st aid kit  contemporary road tests etc etc.
I will send the ad in asap but you may have someone in mind who may appreciate a word with me about my ' 80.
If the machine sells thro our organisation I will be making a donation to the Air Ambulance .

Very Best Wishes and Thank You ,

Robin Phillips       Bath   Somerset   01225 835399

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4 Comments For This Post

William  says
14.04.17 19:06

Sounds very interesting I like the fact that you have owned it so long. I have still got the second bike I ever owned which I bought 43 years ago. It's not a BMW it's a BSA. I suspect your bike is out of my price range but do you know what your looking for


William  says
14.04.17 19:10

Just thought if you prefer not to talk price I can call you when convenient to chat


Admin  says
14.04.17 20:15

Hi William,
You're unlikely to get a reply here - your best bet is to contact the seller directly on the number he's provided.
Peter (editor)


William  says
15.04.17 08:18

Ahh that's a good idea I will call Robin later. I am rebuilding a 1983 R100RS but have limited skills. I could really do with contact details of someone friendly and experienced who I call just talk to for bits of advice. Goo example is I have removed the driveshaft with my home made special tool. Very difficult no would prefer to borrow a special tool when I need to put it all back together. The driveshaft looks ok but the universal joint is not Absolutely Smooth when I move it up down and left right. It seems to want to "park" itself in a central neutral position. I am used to a universal joint on a tractor PTO haft for instance which is very very smooth and doesn't park in a centre position. So the question is is my driveshaft ok or is it very worn. It doesn't look worn but I need an experienced view
Kind Reagards Bill


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I'm Peter Ardron, British, and if my Father had had his way I would have been reared on oil, not milk. My dad rode Speedway and was obsessed with all types of motorbikes. He made me my first motorbike almost as soon as I could ride without stabilizers. Surprisingly I only ever broke a collar bone once whilst careering around the farm on a bike (often without brakes) throughout my childhood and teens.

Father also believed you weren't a real man unless you could strip and rebuild an engine at the roadside. Even as a young kid I often had to 'earn' my spending money by diagnosing faults he'd deliberately built into engines, or by stripping carbs, re-timing ignitions etc etc.

I loved it, but my wife says it's the reason I turned out so bloody odd!

I've been addicted to Airheads since my early teens and, though I've owned and loved K's, and had one or two other makes, there's rarely been a time in the past 40 years that I've not had an Airhead in the garage.

I started 'The Airhead' ezine because I think the provision for classic BMW riders in the U.K. is awful. There are thousands on the roads but no-one seems interested in catering for them.

So on the basis that, if others won't do it for us ,we'll just have to do it it for ourselves, 'The Airhead' was born!



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