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    85 R80RT Horn & fairing grill

    I'm having trouble locating the horn on the 85R80RT I'm restoring. Wherever I try to locate it it rubs on the grill. A picture of the one on someone's bike would be helpful.
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    This picture from RealOEM seems to show a different mounting for the '85 R80RT:

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=61_0248

    Looks like the bracket has a rearward bend which might help clear the grill.
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    That one you are talking about is the same one that's attached to the horn on my bike. See the curved piece in my picture . And it bolt's to a vertical tab on the cross tube of the frame.

    Larry Campbell
    2011 R1200RT, 92 R100RT, 75 R90S, 70 R75 Race, Vintage Kneeler sidecar R75 powered

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    I couldn't tell from the picture angle, etc., just how much bend was there. Your bracket doesn't look like the one on the fiche but that doesn't really mean anything I suppose.

    A different bike, but on my R69S I have to remove the horn in order to get the front cover off. Maybe you can take the straight bracket that the horn bolts to and put a small "z-bend" in it to move the horn closer to the front cover.
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