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
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)
Handlebars: Renthal Street Fighter
LED indicators: Motogadget M-blaze
Handlebar Switches: Motogadget & Motone
Handlebar Grips: Motogadget Black Rubber
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
PVC black brat seat: D&O
LED tail light: 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
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