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Broken Bike-BMW R80G/S - Parts to Tangier, Morocco

Hi all,
I have an 1980 (1981) R80G/S, currently in Tangiers with a bent exhaust valve and dropped valve seat.
I need to get a replacement RHS head (with valves etc), and possibly a piston, but am having trouble figuring out how to get the parts to me.

Apparently getting bits sent into Morocco can take ages (months) and the duty can be up to 4 times the cost of the item, new or second hand. There is an issue with a postal address to...

Once I have the bits I can sort it myself.

Any ideas?

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BMW Smeia
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+212 22 50 07 00 (aftersales service desk)
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N33 35.881 W7 34.952

One of the service guys speaks reasonable English but will probably only know the part names in French. The following is from a useful download I printed off the BMW website somewhere.

cylinder: cylindre
cylinder head: maybe tete de cylindre??
exhaust valve: soupape d'echappement
inlet vave: soupape d'admission
piston: piston
gasket: joint

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Hi all,
I have an 1980 (1981) R80G/S, currently in Tangiers with a bent exhaust valve and dropped valve seat.
I need to get a replacement RHS head (with valves etc), and possibly a piston, but am having trouble figuring out how to get the parts to me.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Steve

I would look up with the dealer Tim C referred you to and look up the part #s here for the BMW GS...then give him the numbers and see if he can order the parts

MAX BMW Motorcycles - Parts Fiche. 866-MAX-BMW1

If he has INternet access in his office, then have him loot at the parts online with you to determine the parts. The prices listed are in USD, and a simple conversion should give you the estimated EURO value...

Pictures and numbers are much easier when language difficulties surface...
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I'll be in Tangers May the 5th.
Coming from France.
If you need me to carry u a part, tell me.
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cylinder head: cache culbuteur
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kktos, when do you leave France?
feel free to email me - should be able to from my profile.
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cylinder head: maybe tete de cylindre?? CULASSE
gasket: joint YES for the cylinder head : JOINT DE CULASSE
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try the cops

hi
the cops in maroc used to ride r 80 bmw´s.
years back i was able to buy some spares there.
all the best geri
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Thanks everyone for the advice,
Special thanks to Thierry (kktos) for bringing the spares over for me.

Hope to see you all on the road somewhere - Look for an 80G/S with a big white tank and an HPN faring.

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