Well, I finally did it and
bought another motorcycle....my first beemer....my life is complete.
It's a 1987 BMW R80RT.
It's basically a touring bike with a 800cc boxer motor producing about
50hp and comes complete with twin panniers, two glove box, a luggage rack
and 103,000 miles on the clock. Yep, it's been around the clock once
£1000. What a bargain
I thought! A BMW! It'll go forever. Great sounds
emitting out of the exhaust; crackles and pops on the over-run; and
buckets of oil on the ground after 5 minutes at rest. Oh, wobbles at
high speed. A BMWobbleU.
Classic motoring at it's
best. What character. What a beast.
£700. Turns out the
great sound coming out of the exhausts were due to the swiss cheese nature
of the exhaust (completely rusted out), the over run burble due to poor
tuning plus bad exhaust. And the oil leaks? Well, I asked the guy did he
find the oil leak. He replied "Which one?" Every
runner seal on the motor had rotted away. Oh, and the battery was shot as
me what this piece of motoring history looks like...
Well...something like this
And something like this