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    New Member in Pittsburgh

    Hey everyone, I just got my first BMW, a 1986 R80RT! I'm glad to find such active and helpful communities centered around BMWs and Airheads. I plan to restore the bike as best I can, so it will help a lot to draw on the projects and knowledge posted here. Hopefully in the spring I'll have something to show off at the events as well!

    Its missing a fairing and there are a few oddities, but it already runs really well. The ride is just great. My last road bike was a Wee Strom (DL650A), and I really prefer the handling and ride of the R80. A little less powerful and probably slower, but it doesn't matter because its so much more fun.

    Cheers from Pittsburgh!

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    1986 BMW R80RT

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    Welcome to the forum!
    Looks like you will have some fun with your new ride.
    I think you have room for a lift in that garage
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    Welcome! The 800cc BMW is one of the smoothest machines and can handle both the highway and the curves. You'll enjoy the bike!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I think you have room for a lift in that garage
    Thanks!

    It's actually a small club shop shared with about a dozen other people. We do have a lift, though, but there's a lovely bike in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maps View Post
    Thanks!

    It's actually a small club shop shared with about a dozen other people. We do have a lift, though, but there's a lovely bike in the way.
    Hmmm, a small club shop that's shared. I think that's the first I've heard of doing something like that......Sounds like a great idea
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