Abandoned German Motorcycle – Full Classic Restoration

I think 90% of you voted for a classic rebuild on this old airhead so here it is! Just to recap I found this 1978 BMW R80/7 for sale on Facebook Marketplace in Floral City, Florida. It was severely neglected and looked like it had been sitting outside under a tarp in the same spot for years! The owner claimed that it ran when I talked to him on the phone but when I arrived at his house he was unable to get it started. He cranked it over many times so I knew it was not locked up but continually cranking eventually drained the battery. I used this to my advantage to negotiate the price down as the bike was not worth the asking price in the condition that it was in.

Once I got the bike home I noticed a lot of bad wiring connections along with the smell of really bad gas. I bought a new battery and spark plugs and cleaned up the questionable electrical wiring. Then I drained the tank and poured some fresh gas in. To my amazement it actually fired up pretty easily. It is really a testament to how tough these bikes are! Upon further inspection I found a registration sticker that was dated in 2006 so I’m assuming that is the last time this bike was on the road. By the looks of it I would bet it was decommissioned even longer than that.

I hope you enjoy the video of me bringing this bike back to its former glory with a few small upgrades along the way. Let me know what you thought about this classic restoration and also let me know what bike build you would like to see on the channel next! #timelapse #motorcycle #restoration

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