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by ketama
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Vintage BMW for taller riders
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Airhead handlebars for taller rider

Thanks for the replies. I went with a low mileage '84 R100T for the larger frame. I need to mess with the handlebars though because this one is set up with the TT bars and half fairing that puts all the wind in my face. Any suggestions about handlebars? Stock RT bars are still available for $150. No...
by ketama
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Vintage BMW for taller riders
Replies: 5
Views: 281

1984 R80 ST

Thanks for the link above. Yes, it looks like the 1983 era RT, G/S, and ST wheelbase, ground clearances, and ride heights are all about the same. Any differences could be attributed to front fork head angles, wheel sizes, and suspension/spring differences. My friend bought the bike from a dealer who...
by ketama
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Vintage BMW for taller riders
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Vintage BMW for taller riders

A friend want to sell his 1984 R80ST but thinks I might not like it because I am a taller rider. He said the seat pushes him towards the tank and his shins hit the cylinders. I had an '83 R80RT years ago and kind of remember feeling like I would like to push back a little on the seat but it wasn't t...