Ready for Adventure: 1987 BMW R80G/S

After watching “Long Way Round” Jim Balestrieri bought himself a BMW R1200GS, which led to buying a 1987 BWM R80G/S Paris-Dakar.

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by Jeff Barger

1987 BMW R80G/S Paris-Dakar

Engine: 797.5cc air-cooled OHV opposed twin, 84.8mm x 70.6mm bore/stroke, 8.2:1 compression ratio, 50hp @ 6,500rpm
Carburetor: Dual 32mm Bing CV
Transmission: 5-speed, shaft final drive
Electrics: 280-watt alternator, 12v 16ah battery, electronic ignition

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