1983 BMW R80ST Install Engine In The Frame

At last, I get to start putting this motorcycle back together. Every time I install an engine in the frame it’s a milestone. Instead of taking things apart, I am starting down the road to getting it all back together again :-).

Here is a link to the documentation and the video I shot.

VIDEO: 1983 BMW R80ST Install Engine In Frame

I had the frame powder coated.

Powder Coated Frame

Powder Coated Frame

I use some foam packing sheets to wrap the tubes so I won’t ding the powder coat when I put the engine inside the frame.

Frame Protected With Foam Sheets

Frame Protected With Foam Sheets

The top is off the engine so it’s lighter and easier to install in the frame.

Engine Supported With 2x4

Engine Supported With 2×4

Engine Inside Frame

Engine Inside Frame

This is the hardware used to mount the engine in the frame.

Engine Mounting Hardware

Engine Mounting Hardware

It’s mounted on my portable motorcycle lift ready to install the top end.

Frame & Engine Mounted On Portable Motorcycle Lift

Frame & Engine Mounted On Portable Motorcycle Lift

 

4 thoughts on “1983 BMW R80ST Install Engine In The Frame

  1. Thanks for sharing….I just turned that “ milestone” on the 84 100rs rebuild…again thanks for sharing. Jason from Grand Junction

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