No Reserve: 1996 BMW R850R w/ Sidecar

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This 1996 BMW R850R has been fitted with a DMC sidecar and Öhlins rear shock as well as a number of other accessories and upgrades as detailed below. The selling dealer acquired the bike five years ago and is its fourth owner. It was purchased with the intent of utilizing the sidecar for his dog, who reportedly remains uninterested after many attempts. The clutch and rear main seal were replaced at 32k miles, and the odometer now shows just over 48k indicated miles. Described as ready to ride, this R850R is sold with records back to the second owner and a clean Illinois title. The DMC model M72D sidecar was sourced at a reported cost of over $6k before accessories, color-matched paint, and professional installation. A matching OEM tri-spoke wheel and BMW badging were fitted to lend a factory look. Sidecar upgrades include a windscreen, apron, fuel can, 12-volt charging port, and Hella driving light, as well as a luggage rack mounted over the rear storage compartment. Metallic green paint is described as presentable overall with a handful of scratches and other blemishes from use. Additional touches include a Parabellum fairing, aftermarket seat, hand guards, BMW hard-sided saddle bags, and tank protector. Factory switchgear is detailed in close-up photos below. Instrumentation includes a 150 mph speedo as well as an OEM accessory tachometer and clock. The odometer currently shows just over 48k miles, 3k of which have been added by the seller. The 848cc air-cooled, four-valve “oilhead” boxer twin uses Bosch electronic fuel injection and was rated at 73 horsepower when new. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a single-disc dry clutch, 5-speed transmission, and shaft drive. Suspension includes a Telelever front fork and a single Paralever rear swingarm upgraded with an Öhlins shock. A brief video is included to show the motorcycle running and driving. Service records from the second owner are described as extensive and include replacement of the clutch and rear main seal at 32k miles. Fluids were last changed at the end of the 2016 riding season.

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