This document shows how I disassemble a 1983 BMW R80ST “project bike” down to the frame.
It has links to other documents that describe how to remove various assemblies such as the electrical system, brakes, drive train, engine etc. Although not included in this document, there will be other documents that cover details about the disassembly and rebuilding of some of the components removed in this document; e.g., the master cylinder, disk calipers, wheel bearings, etc.
I got the bike in November 2021 as a project bike. Consequently, a number of parts were not installed on the bike so I won’t be showing how to remove them. Nonetheless, I list the removal of parts in the order that I would have removed them so you can use this document as a guide for removing all the parts from the bike to strip it down to the frame.
After I finished disassembling it and storing parts in bins, this is what it looks like.