Paris-Dakar Tribute – 1983 BMW R80ST Custom

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Post Sale Update: This custom ST sold for $6,999 after 15 bids on eBay in Idyllwild, California..

BMW’s Paris-Dakar bikes are wildly collectible, but it’s still surprising to see one made out of a R80ST!

This bike (VIN: WB1034906D6207073) obviously started as a R80ST – which is rarer than any form of R100GS – but the seller doesn’t know much about the history. As he or she puts it, “I saw it sitting in a friends collection a few years back and pestered him until he sold it to me, he got it more or less as seen and also did not know who did the conversion, this has been as seen quite heavily modified for serious touring and trail riding.”

The odometer shows 27,452 miles, and the top end of the motor and the carbs were rebuilt about 3,000 miles ago. In addition, the steering head bearings and wheel bearings were just redone, a new starter was installed, and there are new tires with less than 100 miles on them. The front brake was upgraded with a Harrison Engineering billet 6-pot – the seller says it can sometimes feel a bit wooden but it works much better than the originals do. It also comes with Hepco & Becker aluminum bags, and it’s got a bit of “original/older patina.” How do you feel about this? Nice tribute to the big brother or a waste of a R80ST?

Find this custom R80ST for sale in Idyllwild, California with bidding up to $6,301 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.

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