I started this restoration in December 2021 and completed it in early July 2023. There were some periods when I was otherwise occupied and wasn’t able to work on this project. I estimate it took about 16-18 months of work to complete this restoration.
My goal is to auction the bike and donate all the proceeds to the Motorcycle Relief Project.
This document shows all the work done for the rebuild organized by the part sub-category the work is associated with.
This shows the way order in which I disassembled and reassembled the R80ST down to the frame.
Here are links to all the pictures I took and the YouTube videos I made.
Those Who Financially Donated To The Project
The following provided parts and/or services at a discount, or no cost, in support of my goal. Euro MotoElectrics donated almost all parts I needed at not cost, which was very generous of them.
|Norman Schwab||Euro MotoElectrics||Numerous Parts||www.euromotoelectrics.com|
|Eron Turnipseed||Individual||Front Fender & Fork Brace||Private Individual|
|Stephan Gaulin||Toaster Tan||Top Brace & Steering Stem Nut||[email protected]|
|Bud Provin, Jr||The Nickwackett Garage||New Right Side Battery Cover||The Nickwackett Garage|
|Bryan Flanagan||Colorado Vapor Blasting||Discount On Vapor Blasting||Colorado Vapor Blasting|
|David Phillips||Individual||Donated Right Side Pannier||Private Individual|
|Matt Iles||Iles Motorsports||Donated labor to rebuild rear drive||https://ilesmotorsports.com/|
|Howard Etkind & Jill McCarley||Shinysideup Motorcycle Rescue Ranch||Donated rear luggage rack||Private Individuals|
|Joe Broxterman||Speedway Graphics||Donated Pinstriping||https://www.facebook.com/p/Speedway-Graphics-100063587320222/|
What I Started With
These are some pictures of the “project bike” when I acquired it from the estate of Clem Cykowski, the original owner of the BMW of Denver motorcycle dealership where I bought my first BMW motorcycle, an R75/6, in 1975.
I found the missing gas tank and left side cover along with a number of other parts in Clem’s storeroom.
This is a walk-around I made prior to starting the rebuild,
VIDEO: 1983 BMW R80ST Pre-Build Inspection
What The Restored Bike Looks Like
Here are some pictures of the rebuilt 1983 R80ST.
Project Complete Walk-Around Video
This is a video walk-around of the completed rebuilt bike.
VIDEO: 1983 BMW R80ST Project Complete Walk-Around
I will break-in the bike and shake it down to be sure everything is correct, which will take between 600-1,000 miles to accomplish so the buyer is assured the restoration is in perfect working order. I will keep and publish a log of all the things I do during the break-in.
2023-07-18 Minor edits.