- Café Racer
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- Cheltenham, UK
- Days listed:
- 6 days
Tell us about your bike
For sale, my BMW R80 Café Racer, finished in Estoril Blue, a colour from BMW M-sport cars. MOT until Feb 2023.
I built this over a couple of years, starting from a 1987 R80RT (first registered 1988), stripping everything except the engine and gearbox down to nut and bolt level, replacing around 200 fasteners with stainless steel replacements. I also replaced every bearing and seal I came across with high quality new parts. For the many of the parts, I’ve used genuine BMW parts; for other parts I’ve used reputable, well-regarded suppliers. I have carried out almost all of the rebuilding work myself, including fabricating some brackets and panels, but I did leave the paintwork and upholstery to professionals.
The original bike had just over 103,000 miles on the clock, which I’ve preserved on the new odometer. It had an engine rebuild by a previous owner at 76,000 miles, listed in the paperwork I got with the donor bike.
The bike comes with three ignition keys and one for the seat-lock. I also have all the receipts for the parts I used on the build, the original BMW Rider’s handbook, and a large quantity of old receipts, MOT’s and descriptions of repairs from the original bike.
The main ancillary items I’ve preserved from the original are the handlebar switchgear, because it all still works, and the filler cap, because I prefer the side-on profile of an invisible filler-cap, to the more common Monza-style cap.
Summary of work carried out during the conversion to café racer;
Frame and wheels blasted and powder-coated
New Hagon progressive fork springs and rear shock absorber
New Goodridge braided brakelines and BMW solid brakeline sections
Rebuilt brake calipers
New BMW brake master cylinder and lever assembly
New BMW throttle and clutch cables
New clutch plate
New BMW fuel taps and filters
Flatracer.com fairing, seat unit, stainless rear mudguard and stainless fasteners
Motogadget electrics control unit and all new wiring loom including sender switches and voltage regulator
Odyssey AGM battery
Acewell multi-function speedo
New Avon tyres
Any questions, please ask!
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