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BMW Cafe Racers

1983 BMW r80 Cafe Racer airhead

  • 1983 BMW r80 Cafe Racer airhead
  • 1983 BMW r80 Cafe Racer airhead
  • 1983 BMW r80 Cafe Racer airhead
  • 1983 BMW r80 Cafe Racer airhead
Price : USD5,500 (Fixed)
Date : September 19, 2019
Condition : Used
Year : 1983
Model : R-Series
Bike Type : Café Racer
Mileage : 78000
Engine Size : 800
VIN : Wb1044806d6172839
Shipping to : Local pick-up only
Location : Richmond, Virginia, United States
1983 BMW r80

Update: 9-19 12:45 am estAs I mentioned below, the carbs were acting up a bit so I pulled the air intake filters and sprayed the intake with some carb cleaner and re fitted the filters tightly.Was gonna siphon any old gas and use some sea foam in the tank, but the gas tank cap insert is threaded. Just spins, won’t open. So I’m gonna call in the morning and figure out how to get some help on getting the gas cap sorted out. 
I don’t feel right selling a bike for top dollar that I wouldn’t want to buy. I bought the bike 3 years ago for $8500. With the new carb and such I got another $2500 in it. Truthfully. Then I let the bike sit for a while because I just had other stuff going on. So with selling it,  I really was gonna just take my losses and move on. But now with this gas cap thing, I’m just at my wits end a bit. If you want the bike for $5k we can do it but I gotta get that out of it. Even with the cap issue, it’s a great bike, head turner, runs strong, shifts well. But I understand it’s got some issue, but given the price, I still think it’s gonna be a pretty good deal for someone. It’s worth more than $5k. 
So yeah I’m gonna leave this up for a little while, if you want to make a deal, let me know. If I get the gas cap fixed, I will update. 

Really nicely built cafe racer. I am selling the bike simply because I bought it on an impulse and I really don’t ride it as often as I should. As the pictures show, it’s been pretty much rebuilt, top to bottom and has some really cool features like the LED lights on the forks and rear end, pop seat for battery charging, wrapped pipes and nice instruments cluster up front. 
As far as the engine, the gentlemen I bought the bike from had extensive paperwork on all he did to it but I lost it. I took the bike to a local shop that is well respected in the area, the did minimal tune ups and fixed a small oil leak but other than that the guy said the engine is sound and strong.
I replaced the old Bing carbs with a Mikuni conversion and I’ve like the ride and the way it sounds and feels. The only thing is sometimes it starts great and sits right at 1000 rpm idle and other times the carbs hiss and it takes some help from the choke to keep the bike started. I think a carb tune might be in order but given the price I’m listing it for, it isn’t a massive issue. Once it starts and your riding, it settles down and everything is good. 

All said, I have close to $11k into it. Again, I bought it on kinda of a whim and really at this point just gonna cut my losses and would like to see it go to someone who really loves these old cafe racers. Please email me with any questions and I hope to talk to you soon. 
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