BMW R80/7 Combination with Garrard Grand Prix Sidecar
40,000 miles approx
1 years Mot
This is a BMW R80/7 TIC (Touring Integral Cockpit) T and has matching Frame & Engine numbers. It was likely an ex Police bike as it has the compartment in the petrol tank.
The Sidecar is a early 1963 British Garrard Grand Prix Adult-Child. It has a braked wheel (not connected) and a safety bar. the previous owner bought the sidecar in 2009 and had it fully refurbished by Charnwood, it has a galvanised shell and is very well built and in excellent condition for a 53 year old.
I bought this sidecar outfit from a guy who had mechanically refurbished it after it had been stored since 1996, It is registered in my name and my plan was to get it completely sorted and use it as a family vehicle for school runs and family days out/classic events but unfortunately an old shoulder injury makes it difficult for me to use it and I must reluctantly sell it.
The previous owner completely serviced it, fitted a new clutch, rebuilt the gearbox with a new selector fork (1st & 2nd) and replaced the shifter mechanism, with all new seals, circlips and re-shimmed it. He installed a Piranha opto-electronic ignition system, new battery, mirrors & throttle cables, replacement voltage regulator, starter relay and alternator rotor fitted along with sidecar sprigs, rear shocks and sidecar tyre.
She starts well & runs beautifully, handles well and is a fun machine to ride.
On getting her, we serviced her and put her through a full Sidecar MOT, replaced the front tyre with a sidecar specific tyre & fitted new bars which made the riding position and handling better. As it was meant for myself and my family, I fitted heated grips and had had the paintwork professionally refreshed :- Sidecar & mudguards have been painted in the same BMW Ivory to match the bike & the tank repainted and relined as paintwork tired.
The Motorcycle seat recovered and all the sidecar interior has been re-upholstered in black vinyl by a local company who do Sunseakers etc., including both Adult & child seats, cross bar, side pads and new 2 piece tonneau cover.It is also fitted with a Krauser pannier system, the frames & rack are good, but the panniers are a little tired having had some cracks etc repaired.
I have spent a lot of time & money getting her looking and feeling right and am both reluctant and disappointed to have to sell her.