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1979 BMW R80 'MARCY' £14950.00
Style:
Brat Style, Café Racer, Scrambler, Tracker
Make:
BMW
Model:
R65 with R80 engine
No. Cylinders:
Twin
Build type:
Shed-Built
Engine size:
800cc
Year:
1979
Mileage:
400
Location:
Cardiff, UK
Days listed:
4 days

Tell us about your bike

The bike was purchased in September 2015 as a standard R65 with R80 (800cc) engine transplanted in previously. She had been well looked after by a BMW specialist in Lincolnshire and happily made the 350 mile journey to South Wales without skipping a beat.

 

The desire to build this bike came from a lovely example that the guys at Down & Out Motorcycles created a few years back.

 

Their R80 Boxer Gold set the wheels in motion and the builder knew he had to get something like this built and add his own touches along the way including a custom cnc aluminium speedo bracket (pictured) which mounts on the top yoke (wooden prototype featured in video).

 

The project began by stripping the bike back to the barest bones and diving straight in with powdercoating and aqua/ vapour blasting which both helped to get parts cleaned of corrosion and protected against the harsh coastal weather.

 

Lots of parts such as mudguards and sub frame were produced by Down & Out and the completely new electrics include a full overhaul of parts from motogadget. It has been a long process getting Marcy on the road once again but now that she is, the sense of satisfaction has been overwhelming.

 

She's perfect for tackling the open roads and green lanes alike and as much as she loves being kept clean, she doesn't look half bad caked in mud either. In any case she's a real head turner!

 

Although the owner doesn't typically build bikes to sell, the need to gain funds to put towards other projects outweighs the desire to keep her so it's with a very heavy heart that she's going up for sale.

 

Specs:

Tank colour: BMW Laguna Seca Blue & White

Tyres: K60 Scout

Engine: 800cc

Mileage: <400 miles since restoration

MOT: Nov 2018

Transmission: 5 speed

Handlebars: Renthal Street Fighter

LED indicators: Motogadget M-blaze

Handlebar Switches: Motogadget & Motone

Handlebar Grips: Motogadget Black Rubber

Mirror: Motogadget

Throttle mechanism: Domino

Clutch and Brake levers & perches: Triumph Daytona 675

Brake Fluid Reservoir: LSL

PLC: M-unit V2 & fusebox hidden under seat

Ignition: M-lock keyless fob

Subframe: D&O

PVC black brat seat: D&O

LED tail light: D&O

Mudguards: D&O

Security: M-unit alarm

Downpipes: BMW OEM stainless steel (polished & sealed)

Silencers: After market matte black

 

Check out her entire build from standard R65 to modern classic street scrambler on instagram:

instagram.com/cafe_rennen

 

Also see her in action on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/LWMHJBgX_Ss

 

Open to offers

Any questions feel free to get in touch.

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