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post #1 of 9 Old May 13th, 2009, 9:57 pm Thread Starter
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Love the RT thinking of getting a R65, R75/7, R80/7

Seems like these can be pretty reasonable to pick up. Thinking of a mid/late 70's or maybe early 80's model R65, R75/7, R80/7. I like the classic cafe style, seems like it would be a good around town bike. I would also like tinker a little on it to get to know the bike family better.

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The R80 engine is thought of, by many airhead fans, as the best air-cooled boxer that BMW ever made. Not as much power as the R90 or R100, but much smoother. I sure like mine.

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Re: Love the RT thinking of getting a R65, R75/7, R80/7

There's nothing finer than a R80 /7 IMHO

I love mine more every time I ride it.

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I have an 1983 R80RT for sale.

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I've got a 1978 R80/7 -- I love it!
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Re: Love the RT thinking of getting a R65, R75/7, R80/7

I was thinking of an R65 a few years ago to attach a sidecar. I understand that these bikes can be had cheap, but a well maintained R75 or R65 with low mileage could still run you 3 to 4 grand, especially if the owner has all the paperwork. However, at that price you would be getting a pretty, cherry bike. Check out eBay just to get an idea of price and condition as a research instrument.

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Re: Love the RT thinking of getting a R65, R75/7, R80/7

I had a '72 R75-5 and a '76 R 90S, two of the best bikes I have ever had. One of these days I hope to have another R 75-5. My cost new in 1972 with a full fairing, saddle bags, rear carrier was $2200.00 Canadian(and no tax as I was in Alberta). I was never as happy with the R 90 S, nice bike, but it just wasn't the classic and didn't look as good as the '72.....something about that toaster gas tank, the full fairing etc., it was a great bike and riding it all over the Rockies was so great.


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I had a '72 R75-5 and a '76 R 90S, two of the best bikes I have ever had. One of these days I hope to have another R 75-5. My cost new in 1972 with a full fairing, saddle bags, rear carrier was $2200.00 Canadian(and no tax as I was in Alberta). I was never as happy with the R 90 S, nice bike, but it just wasn't the classic and didn't look as good as the '72.....something about that toaster gas tank, the full fairing etc., it was a great bike and riding it all over the Rockies was so great.
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Ahhh, the toaster tank. What fond memories that brings. I sure wish I had the space and time for an early 70s R65.

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Re: Love the RT thinking of getting a R65, R75/7, R80/7

+ 1 on the R90 S. For years I had one and would go two up over Sierra high altitude passes with missing a beat. I came close to going retro and getting one, but popped for a 2007 RT instead. R90 S will cost a bit more, but is a great classic ride!
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