1982 Sport Desmo Darmah
* SOLD *
all original beauty - 8548 miles!
listed 1/19/05 - SOLD 1/29/05

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The bike above I am offering for sale.  I have a clear title and have put a "Non-Op" registration with the California DMV on the bike.  This bike will be sold with a legal "bill of sale" and signed pink slip currently in my name.  The new owner can simply go to the DMV for your area and do a simple transfer of title and pay the normal required transfer fees to register it for the road.  

There are no outstanding or hidden fees involved when you do this as all documents are current and in order [how rare is that??].

This is a 1982 model with 4/83 as a build date stamped on the headstock.  The bike has sat since 1993 in a garage in Southern California and shows 8548 original miles on the odometer.  This is 1 of 40 blue Darmahs imported into the United States for 1982 - it is somewhat of a rare breed.

I would consider offers for the bike based on the following:

  • The bike "as-is" or,
  • The bike "as-is" and a box of some or all of the needed parts from the list below included with the bike [make a list!]
  • The bike with all of or some of the following known problems repaired [make a list of what you would like fixed with your offer]

This bike is located in Pleasant Hill, California postal code 94523.  If you look at a map, it is about 5 mins from where highway 24 and 680 converge in Walnut Creek, which is 35 mins east of San Francisco.

The following list shows things I would consider fixing before riding the bike

  • tires - x2
  • brakes - They work but I would consider R&R seals in calipers x3 and master cylinders x2, install SS line kits front and rear.
  • carbs will need cleanout even though they look clean + probably:  seal kits x2, fuel screens x2, needle valves x2, acc pump dia x2. won't know what else for sure until I take them apart
  • oil & filter change
  • fuel lines need replacement and in-line filters added
  • fork seals & fluid R&R / maybe wipers
  • lube all cables - check and replace as req'd, most likely all good unless rusty internally
  • lube steering head, swing arm, chain
  • check all electrical connectors - I unplug ALL plugs, clean add dielectric grease, look for any bad wires etc and make sure ground is good.
  • check all fasteners throughout bike.
  • check wires from pickups - most likely will need replacement - they seem to ALWAYS do on original bevel drive bikes!!!
  • battery & battery strap both items missing.
  • fuel taps- remove, clean and rebuild with new seals

*NOTE*  I may start going through this bike [carbs/brakes etc] soon and as things get crossed off the list above, the sales price I will need to get will obviously need to go up.

The bike started right up after sitting for more than 10 years.  It is a good thing when the PO drains everything before storage!  Yes I heard it run.

It has PHF32s, originally it came with Silentiums but there are a set of Contis on it now. Your choice either Silentiums or Contis. I am 99% sure I have a reasonable set of Silentiums sitting around here somewhere.  K&N filters are on the carbs.  The seat has a small tear in the front corner.  Paint is pretty good everywhere except on the top part of the tail [storage compartment cover thing] it looks like someone maybe used some solvent to clean something and dissolved some of the lacquer paint, it is very thin in a small area - about 5 sq inches.  This is a late model Darmah so the big end has the good bearings and this of course has the BOSCH electronic ignition.

There are some scratches on the dash from the guy's keys, an easy black spray can paint job will make it 100%.  Everything on the bike needs cleaning but as it is now, it sure looks like it will easily clean up etc.  

Overall the bike is a very clean, unmolested and complete original example of a Darmah.

The bike is available for pickup directly from me.   If shipping is required, you can arrange for your shipper to come to me and pick it up.  You can also hire me to take it to www.ForwardAir.com at SFO, put it in one of their rental motorcycle crates and hand it over for them to ship to you for $250 additional.  You will be responsible for all shipping costs incurred which includes paying the $50 crate rental fee and buying 4 new ratchet style tie-downs as per their requirement. 

If this bike interests you, please contact Steve Allen at Bevel Heaven to set an appointment to view the bike or to discuss terms.

** NOTE **
This bike has been SOLD & is no longer available

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