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    Patience

    Practicing my ability to be patient.

    Waiting on my R80ST to come home from Max BMW, had a lot of work done, aside from basic service, also had front brake work, carb work, new driveshaft, fix some oil leaks, and a new rear shock.

    Unfortunately, the rear shock arrived without bushings, which is apparently not typically the case, and it looks like they had to source them from Germany, so hopefully I'll get my baby back last next week. As I look at the forecast for temps in the low 80's next Wednesday and Thursday, I have my fingers crossed.

    1984 R80ST by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

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    A nice bike

    A very nice bike, sorry you can't ride yet. I find it is nice to have more than one bike in the stable. I am waiting right now for the paint shop to finish the painted parts of my 84 RT. Thankfully I have my 78 RS to ride when the weather cooperates. St.

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    It is very much worth waiting for. Gorgeous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVENRANKIN View Post
    I find it is nice to have more than one bike in the stable.
    Thanks...I'm well covered in the bicycle department, not so much in the moto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    It is very much worth waiting for. Gorgeous!
    Thanks...I appreciate that.

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    Nice looking ST. Still my favorite after all of these years, bikes and miles. I unpacked mine from the crate in ‘83. This is what they look like, with a few mods, after 135,000 miles:
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    This was during the 600 mile break-in ride:
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    That is a very nice ST and well worth waiting for!

    The ST bikes are awesome; I snagged my 83 as a holdover in spring of 84. One test ride and I had to have it!

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    Those are great pics!

    Making me less patient, though lol!

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    It is harder

    It is harder to be patient when it is the favorite bike on the stand in pieces being repaired or restored. My 84 R80RT gets ridden 90% of the time and my 78 R100RS the other. While I love the RS, I just find the RT to be the perfect bike. It now has 240K on it the RS 140K. The RT I put all the miles on, the RS was owned by two others.

    Got good news from the paint shop, all the non pinstripe parts are pretty much color shot and will be done soon. So, maybe in a couple of weeks, the RT will be back on the road. LOL, it depends how well I installed all the replacement wiring harnesses. The old ones were shot from years of riding in the winter and other slop.

    I figure if I install the battery and there is not a big spark and pop, I am at a good start. St.

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    R80ST is one cool motorcycle.

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    One week update...the only place to get the missing bushings that should have been included with the replacement shock to begin with was Berlin.

    Parts just cleared customs, so now have my fingers crossed that I will have my bike back by the end of next week.

    Forced to be patient a little longer still.

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    Hoping your weather isnt as good as ours at the moment. Somehow when its raining you dont mind waiting just a bit longer. Here today, sunny, 80F, a perfect day for a ride. Looking forward to hearing your success story about being on the road soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6322 View Post
    Hoping your weather isn’t as good as ours at the moment. Somehow when it’s raining you don’t mind waiting just a bit longer. Here today, sunny, 80F, a perfect day for a ride. Looking forward to hearing your success story about being on the road soon.
    That's the good part...it was actually nicer out weeks ago...weather's been kind of lousy lately, and next week doesn't look greta either, so there's that.

    I am signed up for the "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" on May 23rd, and I'm sure I'll be good to go by then.

    Max BMW is also pretty motivated to see the bike gone since it's in a few pieces and taking up space that I'm sure they'd rather be using to fix other people's bikes.

    That and I'm sure they would like to get paid.

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    Well, I picked up my baby this afternoon, all fixed up and ready for many miles and lots of smiles.

    It was a long wait, just shy of 12 weeks, but worth it 'cause its home.

    And everything is fixed.

    And I don 't see a drop of oil on the garage floor

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