1982 RM80 Racer

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1/26/2018 12:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/26/2018 12:17 PM

I posted some hints about this under another thread, figured I'd post some pics.

Came across a complete, and decent 1982 RM80 last fall. They are kindof hard to find actually being a one year model.

Built as a racer restore to be raced this year at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Not quite finished, still some odds and ends to wrap up but I think it is coming along pretty nicely.

Seat 100% original.
Powdercoated frame, swingarm, triple clamps, fork legs, shock spring
1990's style OEM front fender
NOS rear fender
DC side panels - actually look pretty nice!
sanded and polished the gas tank
OEM 2018 RM85 handlebars
all new bearings everywhere
rebuilt OEM crank
vapor-blasted and ported cylinder





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1/26/2018 12:06 PM

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1/26/2018 2:08 PM

Oh baby. I like it.

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1/26/2018 4:53 PM

Ooooohhhhh, me likey! That was my first real bike when I was 10, and I absolutely loved it.

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1/26/2018 9:59 PM

My advice? Yank that engine out, send it to R&D. Dean and his late father Rudy built the absolute best sounding Suzuki mini engines of all time, and that little guy was produced based of data they had given Suzuki the few years prior. There isn’t a soul on earth who could make that bike come alive better then he. You cannot, and would not go wrong. If you need their number, let me know. Larry Brooks would vouch for their work I assure you.....

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1/26/2018 10:14 PM

I’d love to own that lil machine, if you ever wanna part with it, let me know. Starting to collect bikes of my youth, and this ones on my list. Nice find!!!

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1/29/2018 2:52 PM

Looks great! The older 80cc bikes awesome.

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7/3/2018 3:42 PM

PM me please.....
Thanks!

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7/3/2018 6:31 PM

Sorry, not for sale but will let you know if I ever decide to sell it.

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7/3/2018 8:48 PM

Very nice looking RM!

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7/5/2018 9:38 AM

MXVet261 wrote:

Sorry, not for sale but will let you know if I ever decide to sell it.

Thank you, hope someday you decide to! ?

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7/9/2018 7:04 AM

dadofagun wrote:

I’d love to own that lil machine, if you ever wanna part with it, let me know. Starting to collect bikes of my youth, and this ones on my list. Nice find!!!

I can see why you like this one and the era Dado! Yea, I wouldn't mind it either! I also saw you were interested in some of the mini Italjets of the 1970's, me too- they were way cool bikes and we had some good ones here and also some very fast lads who rode them- as we had the local main importer just up the road who was well into his racing- think he was also the main DG importer also, as well as the Italjet importer back then.
If I stumble across any Italjets will let you know- loved the ones with the huge finned barrels- not many left but probably still a few here, just because we had a good main importer probably back then who raised the profile and bought a few in... occasionally see them here.

Did not realise that this 82 RM80- it was only a one year model- for some reason I remember the 1980 and 1981 Rm80 better than the 82 version, maybe that's why because it was only a one year model. Just looking at it reminds me of Bruce Bunch and that great era of racing we had back then that many of us maybe were lucky enough to have took part in.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

7/26/2018 7:21 PM

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I have an 1982 and 1980 I restored a few years back. Since the photo I did put the full floater decals on the 82's swingarm. Am still looking for the correct 80 decals that go beside the side panel stripes.

I pulled more holeshots on that 1982 then any other bike I ever owned.
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2005 KX250
2003 KDX 220
1984 KX 80
1982 RM 80
1980 RM 80
1977 XR 75
1969 Honda Mini 50

8/11/2018 1:44 PM

dadofagun wrote:

I’d love to own that lil machine, if you ever wanna part with it, let me know. Starting to collect bikes of my youth, and this ones on my list. Nice find!!!

a22 wrote:

I can see why you like this one and the era Dado! Yea, I wouldn't mind it either! I also saw you were interested in some of the mini Italjets of the 1970's, me too- they were way cool bikes and we had some good ones here and also some very fast lads who rode them- as we had the local main importer just up the road who was well into his racing- think he was also the main DG importer also, as well as the Italjet importer back then.
If I stumble across any Italjets will let you know- loved the ones with the huge finned barrels- not many left but probably still a few here, just because we had a good main importer probably back then who raised the profile and bought a few in... occasionally see them here.

Did not realise that this 82 RM80- it was only a one year model- for some reason I remember the 1980 and 1981 Rm80 better than the 82 version, maybe that's why because it was only a one year model. Just looking at it reminds me of Bruce Bunch and that great era of racing we had back then that many of us maybe were lucky enough to have took part in.

Thats a great rare find here in europe the 82 you don,t see much
Here,s mine 79 with a dg head and the thor swingarm Photo

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8/12/2018 4:15 AM

Nice!

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9/4/2018 6:51 PM

Hey good to meet you at LL.

Here's a few pics of Mitch Zaremba racing my 82 RM80 to 1-1 at AMA Vintage Days.

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He also went 1-1 on my 1991 RM80....

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AND.... he also went 1-1 on my 1983 RM125....

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9/5/2018 7:39 AM

That’s so awesome.

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9/11/2018 8:18 AM

dkurtd wrote: Photo
I have an 1982 and 1980 I restored a few years back. Since the photo I did put the full floater decals on the 82's swingarm. Am still looking for the correct 80 decals that go beside the side panel stripes.

I pulled more holeshots on that 1982 then any other bike I ever owned.

Hi

For the #80 decals for the 1980 model you could get them from www.bdesigns.ca, he did all my rm80 1980 decals after I sent all my originals to reproduce them, I don't know if you have it or not but he did the cdi one in metallic backing too, the rear shock ones, vin decal and many more
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9/11/2018 5:35 PM

dkurtd wrote: Photo
I have an 1982 and 1980 I restored a few years back. Since the photo I did put the full floater decals on the 82's swingarm. Am still looking for the correct 80 decals that go beside the side panel stripes.

I pulled more holeshots on that 1982 then any other bike I ever owned.

macolmedo wrote:

Hi

For the #80 decals for the 1980 model you could get them from www.bdesigns.ca, he did all my rm80 1980 decals after I sent all my originals to reproduce them, I don't know if you have it or not but he did the cdi one in metallic backing too, the rear shock ones, vin decal and many more
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Thanks for the info on the Decals. I'll be ordering some.

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2018 KX450F
2005 KX250
2003 KDX 220
1984 KX 80
1982 RM 80
1980 RM 80
1977 XR 75
1969 Honda Mini 50

9/11/2018 5:42 PM

dkurtd wrote: Photo
I have an 1982 and 1980 I restored a few years back. Since the photo I did put the full floater decals on the 82's swingarm. Am still looking for the correct 80 decals that go beside the side panel stripes.

I pulled more holeshots on that 1982 then any other bike I ever owned.

macolmedo wrote:

Hi

For the #80 decals for the 1980 model you could get them from www.bdesigns.ca, he did all my rm80 1980 decals after I sent all my originals to reproduce them, I don't know if you have it or not but he did the cdi one in metallic backing too, the rear shock ones, vin decal and many more
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dkurtd wrote:

Thanks for the info on the Decals. I'll be ordering some.

You are welcome.
His name is Brian, you could email him too if you have any questions
Tell him Martin from Miami sent you

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12/3/2018 6:58 AM

macolmedo wrote:

You are welcome.
His name is Brian, you could email him too if you have any questions
Tell him Martin from Miami sent you

Hi Martin - I'm new on this forum. Have read several of your threads on your restos. Amazing work!

I had a 1980 CR 80 when I was a kid and have recently acquired a good candidate for a restoration. I'd prefer to do this one up for display, as opposed to riding it.
Any suggestions before I dig into it?

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