After the first engine start, I began the break-in and shake down for this 1983 R80ST. My goal is to break-in the bike in about 600 miles, and to be sure everything is working correctly. My experience after a major rebuild like this one is that there are always some issues and the need for some tweaks and fiddling to get everything working perfectly. So far I have put almost 900 miles on the bike.
Here is a link to what I did during the break-in riding and a YouTube video.
VIDEO: 1983 BMW R80ST Break-In Riding Log And BMW MOA Raffle Info
Date For Selling The Bike And Donating Proceeds To MRP
Ted Moyer, Executive Director of the BMW Motorcycle Owners Of America (MOA), contacted me awhile back to talk about my project. The MOA Foundation supports the Motorcycle Relief Project and he wanted to know if I would be interested in having the MOA Foundation run a raffle to sell the bike and send all the proceeds to the MRP. I told him that sounded like a good idea. Ted took the idea to the MOA Foundation board of directors and they approved it.
So the MOA Foundation will hold the raffle in December 2023 through January 2024. MOA plans to initiate the raffle at the annual MRP December dinner fund raising event. You can visit the BMW MOA Foundation website to buy raffle tickets in December-January. Currently the MOA Foundation is holding another raffle that ends on October 31.
Here are some pictures I took during my break-in rides.