1978 BMW R80/7
ALL PHOTO CREDIT: Rebecca Canterbury of Boxer Metal
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Chris & Rebecca were at a motorcycle show when the bike arrived at Boxer Metal. They were quite surprised at the condition of the bike after the accident. Their customer stated that the frame had been checked at his local shop & was given the thumbs up that the frame was ok & straight. Based at the overall condition Chris & Rebecca questioned the frames condition & integrity. Once they finished disassembling the motorcycle they had it delivered to the Frame Man in Sacramento, CA to be checked out. In the end the frame was in fact bent from that accident & it was straighten & the lower triple clamp & fork tubes were replaced with good used parts along with the front wheel & a Boxer Metal upper triple clamp was installed. The forks were then rebuilt and aligned in house at Boxer Metal for a smooth ride. Since the bike was completely disassembled at this point the main frame, rear frame, swing arm, a few other pieces & parts were powder coated black. The engine had previously had a significant amount of work done on it before the accident. So we were left with detailing the motor, replacing the valve covers with the early peanut style ones, & fixing the bad exhaust threads with a bolt on kit from a company in Germany. The custom internally baffled exhaust was built at Boxer Metal. The transmission was in great shape, all it needed was to be cleaned & detailed. The rear drive was rebuilt by Boxer Metal with new drive splines from Hansen’s BMW in Medford, OR. At this point there was a solid foundation for the rest of the build. This included a Motogadget M Unit, Motogadget handlebar switches, & a Motogadget Classic Instrument with a custom Boxer Metal made mounting bracket. All of the bikes lighting was upgraded with a 7 inch LED headlight, Hightech Speed front turn signals & rear signals/brake lights/running lights. This allowed for running a Boxer Metal alloy battery box kit battery to save on weight. Cosmetically the gas tank was boiled and resealed and then repainted the original color that the bike arrived with, this is not a stock BMW color. Boxer Metal aluminum fenders front & rear were added and the seat was reupholstered with brown leather by Ginger at New Church Moto in Bandon, OR. The last detail of the build process was to install the customer supplied ammo cans. Chris decided to use stock BMW saddle bag mounts as this would allow the customer some versatility in the future to use stock BMW saddlebags on his bike.
BELOW ARE LINKS TO MORE PARTS WE USED ON THIS BUILD