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Old 01-15-2007, 01:13 PM   #16
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:37 PM   #17
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Aren't the r100s' the better bike?
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:54 PM   #18
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Not sure. Wondering if the GS/PD is.
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:03 PM   #19
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Aren't the r100s' the better bike?
Yes, and cheaper too. But less historically significant
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:11 PM   #20
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Aren't the r100s' the better bike?
Depends on what r90s. There were lots of changes in those 3 years. The last year (76) r90s and the accompaning /6's are considered some of the best airheads ever built. As far as getting your money back out the r90s's are way ahead. Maybe the most collectable airhead. JT
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:18 PM   #21
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hye Notarex

please don't do that...

i am in the market for a nice R100S... (but don't tell the wife )


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Yes, and cheaper too. But less historically significant
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:21 PM   #22
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Plus 1...
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:47 PM   #23
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Yes, and cheaper too. But less historically significant
Nice bike.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:37 PM   #24
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no bad S's

arguing about which S is better, 90 or 100, is like saying you'd kick a good-looking, friendly woman outta bed for eating crackers because she wasn't "historically significant."

just saying ...

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Old 01-15-2007, 03:53 PM   #25
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That's what I'm hoping!
I've done pretty well with my PD, and hoping the R90 will fair as well in the coming years,......we'll see.


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in the coming years, if/when you decide to part with that /6, give me a call and i'll be there as fast as i can.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:21 PM   #26
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I've never had a bike other than my GS. And when I'm tempted to get an old school bike, or any other bike for that matter, the GS is part of the problem: it's just such a damn good bike and does everything.

Yes, I know, wrong place for these kinds of statements but I wonder how much I'll ride the R90S....
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:23 PM   #27
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Sounds to me like it's a real deal. Grab it quick!

I've got two '76 90Ss and love them both. They were both much worse shape than the one you're considering and I paid close to $3K for each - one twelve years ago and the other six. $4500 sounds like a very good price in the condition it's in.
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:35 PM   #28
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R90 Weaknesses

R90/6 had weak tranny dogs on some of the gears and were know to break off one at a time until you ended up stuck in the gear using the last one of 3 ( or what ever it was dogs). No way for you to know if you are buying won that will need a tranny rebuild soon, but good to ask if its been done. Upgrades were common at rebuild time. I had a dog fall out when I changed the tranny fluid one time and learned the story when I took the part in and said "what might this be". Steering head bearings are a frequent replacement when buying any old R bike. Rear final drive splines need rebuilding commonly after 80 K or so miles. A quick compression test is also easy to do on that bike to see if the motor is strong. You'd need to check with a BMW shop to get the spec . Basically if it rides tight (if you are familiar with how the ride , does not smoke on start up, and you buy it for no more than 3200 or so unless its had a bunch of rebuild work and is mint, you will do ok. Open the gas tank and look for no rust. Look at teh carbs for no brown staining fom leakage.

I love these bikes and am always tempted when I se a mint one with originalo paint come around a a good price. They dont have anywhere near todays safety features though, so beware of less stopping powere and handling tha comes with the package. Also don't get in a bidding war. These bikes are all over and if you are nto dead set on an "s" you can get a nice bike for a good price.
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:17 AM   #29
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R90/6 had weak tranny dogs on some of the gears ...Basically if it rides tight (if you are familiar with how the ride , does not smoke on start up, and you buy it for no more than 3200 or so unless its had a bunch of rebuild work and is mint...
Sounds like Ed wants to find that bike before you buy it.

$3200 max for an S unless it's mint AND rebuilt?!?! C'mon. The first 5-sp trannies weren't particularly great but they're not time bombs. $500 gets you a decent used one and $700 or so gets you a rebuild.
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:02 AM   #30
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I agree with Anton, $4500 is a decent price, all things being equal.

the price of 90S has gone through the roof. there was one on here that sold for $9000 with not even close to original paint.

only the 74 gearboxes were a bit suspect, design changed for 75 and 76.

silver smoke arent as collectable as Daytona orange but they are just as rideable.

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