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BMW R65 Café Racer (R80 engine) R75 R90 R100

GBP 1,020 (Auction)

Price : GBP 1,020 (Auction)
Date : November 3, 2020
Condition : Used
Location : Abergavenny, United Kingdom

This bike was purchased in September 2015 as a standard R65 with the R80 (800cc) engine transplanted in by a previous owner. DVLA have been notified of this upgrade. 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.

After a 2 year restoration to high standard she was accepted into the Shed Built category at the 2018 Bike Shed show at Tobacco Dock and she very much looked the part stood next to many other beautiful custom creations and if you attended the show, you probably saw her there! You can also spot her at the show in the 2019 film Oil In The Blood.

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

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 the likes of motogadget & motone.

The wiring is extremely discrete and barely visible thanks to meticulous work hiding it within the handle bars, along the spine of the frame and terminating at the Motogadget M-Unit & fuse box mounted under the seat.

She’s perfect for tackling the open roads and narrow country 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!


Frame: 1979 R65 (original VIN plate on frame)

Engine: 1978 R80

Tank colour: BMW Laguna Seca Blue & White

Tyres: K60 Scout

Wheels: Original BMW ‘Snowflakes’ Powdercoated gloss black

Engine: 800cc

Carbs: Original ‘flat top’ BMW (stripped, cleaned and rebuilt)

Forks: Original R65 rebuilt with new seals

Front Brakes: Original Brembos stripped, aquablasted and rebuilt with new genuine rebuild kit and brake pads.

Rear Brake: Genuine BMW shoes, rod and foot brake switch fitted

Final Drive/ Bevel box: Aquablasted exterior casing

Yokes: Original bottom yoke replaced with NOS part from BMW Motorworks complete with new bearings

Driveshaft: Replaced original with NOS part from BMW Motorworks complete with new UJ bolts to gearbox

Mileage: <2000 miles since restoration (approx. 25,000 total)

MOT: Exempt

Tax: Exempt

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 Lines: Custom made carbon fibre finish

Throttle Cables: Custom made to suite upgraded mechanism

Brake Fluid Reservoir: LSL billet CNC aluminium

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

Silencers: Aftermarket matte black ‘baseball bat’ style

Numerous stainless steel items fitted throughout the bike

£8,999.00 ono

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