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1984 BMW R 80 G/S, Perfekter Reise-Klassiker,fertig f.d.groß

Hi there folks,

Im flying in to Germany in a little while to pick up a bike and head off RTW.

I just found this beast on www.ebay.de
Listing # 4550309062

Its obviously been very tricked out and highly modified, apparently for overland, and the price is right (for now...) However, i dont understand a word of German. Ive been using a great link to translate passages,
( www.dictionary.reference.com/translate/text.html )
But theres a lot it cant translate.

If any German literate folks out there with BMW knowledge could give an evaluation of this bike based on the listing, id really appreciate it....

And dont go bidding on it!
I saw it first!

heh, thanks

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Howzit!

45000 kms, model 1984, 5-speed gearbox, e + kick starter, driveshaft, 800 cc, 50 hp, white, german cor valid til 06.2006.

Specials:
ne headlight, taillight, winkers, colour, mirrors, windscreen, 43 litre tank HPN/Acerbis, single seatbench + longer luggage rack - could be used for pillion, HPN cockpit (optional, 150€), luggage cases, topcase, crashbars, hand protectors Touratech.

Tuning:
Exhaust: Combination of R100GS + R100 -> 50€ additionally to be paid.

After that lots of blah-blah.

Apparently the owner has bought it at the beginnign of this year, but after having finished the bike, private and business circumstances prevent him from travelling.

Luggage side rack: Touratech.
The aluminum boxes are NOT part of the offer!
Front & rear fenders: Acerbis Ralley.
NGK waterproof ignition cable set.
Boot covers (keeps your feet dry)
Safety strap for carburetor lid
New hand grips, black
Used, but not yet fitted grip heating
Front tyre Metzeler Enduro 1, 21"
Rear Enduro 2, 18"
Akront rims, polished
Stainless steel spokes
Quarz clock

The side covers do not fit 100%. The current owner did not use them, but they are included in the offer.

An additional new set of tyres as described above can be bought for 100€

Some mor blah-blah.

The bike has to picked up in Detmold (noth-west Germany).


Any questions? Good luck. Keep in mind, it's an old machine, but of course it depends on the price ;-)

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By the way, if you're lucky or not, should you pass Munich on your way eastwards, drop me a line. I'm driving a similar bike and I might be at home.

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Hans,

Thanks so much for taking the time.
You should have seen the funny things those brand name parts were doing to the text translator....

She sounds interesting....definitely has potential.
And the price is cheap right now....$1200 Euros, but theres 3 days left in the auction, so who knows...

Im not too willing to buy a bike i havent ridden, or even seen, but i may take a chance, if the auction doesnt go too high.

In some of that blah blah blah, did he clearly state anything about the condition of the engine, and gears?


Ill send you an email if im in your neck of the woods
Feel free to contact me through my website if you hear of any good travelling bikes for sale, under 3000 euros.

thanks again,
gregory


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Sorry, haven't been in the internet for some days...
No he didn't mention anything about the engine condition. And 45.000 kms doesn't seem very likely...

So, how was your bet? I didn't keep track.

Hans
PS.: R80 & R100GS are sold for around 3 to 3.5 k€
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