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Old 01-25-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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1981 BMW R100 purchase

Some may (most likely not remember me) remember me, but I used to own an 1977 R75/7 that gave me many headaches, but a lot of fun as well. I ended up having to see it to help by my wife and I's first house. Times have changed and I ended up with a little tax money and a green light from my wife to find another airhead.

Today I ended up sealing the deal on a black 1981 R100 44k on the clock. It has bags and an ugly fairing (which will be removed and sold) It was ridden for a little while and then stored indoors in Arizona for 10 years. It looks to be in better shape than my r75/7 was.

I assume that it will need a full fluid change, spline lube, tank cleaning and carb rebuilding will be in order before it gets on the road, but I am excited to finally have another one again. I paid $2,300 and hope I didn't get taken to bad. The bike is about 6 hours from me and I'll know more when I pick it up this week.

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Old 01-25-2015, 02:24 PM   #2
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Those fairings are hard to sell because everybody today has been bitten by the naked bike bug. They were the way to go back when this bike was newer. So don't expect to get much for it if you can find a buyer. We often recommend that you just stash it somewhere if you have a place, like rafters in the garage or in the attic. Chances are these will come back into fashion someday and/or the rider sees more benefit further down the road as he gets along too.

Welcome back.

Changing fluids definitely. Not sure about carb rebuild right away. Look inside the float bowls and see what you see. Off the road for ten years, yes it may need the carbs rebuilt.

That is low miles if the clock hasn't been around?
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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The seller stated that it was the correct mileage. He said it just never got ridden.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:46 PM   #4
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It looks clean. I tend to take people's word for it but you can at least look at the wear pattern on the rear brake pedal.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:53 PM   #5
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Thats the same way I tell how a 6.0 power stroke diesel was used ;)
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:40 AM   #6
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Thumb Looks good!!

Get it running - get the odyssey PC680 battery for it and enjoy.

Fairing is worth a lot of money if marketed correctly - it is a great cat hide out.

Put it on CL as a cat toy and it will sell.


Get it running and enjoy
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:51 AM   #7
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Excellent Barry! I remember your R75 woes, i think I even saw it out at EAFB.
Looks like you got a pretty good deal.
That looks like a Luftmeister fairing. Same one my first R100/7 'Special' came with from the factory.
You may actually like it...
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:55 AM   #8
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Looks like a good find.

I hear (but have no personal experience) that a good running airhead is $4500.00. So if you bought it for $2000.00, expect to put another $2500.00 in it to make it a "good running" airhead.


If I had room for a project, I would be looking for something similar.

Hell, I don't even really have room for the bikes I have.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:31 PM   #9
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Rapid That R75/7 was such a enigma. I loved it. When it was running man did it run, but I never ever was able to get it to not die when braking at a stop sign. Every time I pulled the clutch in as i stopped at a stop sign the idle would drop and it would die... I had to rev it like a harley at every light and stop sign, but it was still my favorite.

When I bought it it has.

Dual disk front brake.
lightened controls
deep oil pan
mikunis
lightened flywheel (even though they milled off the timing marks)

I added an electronic ignition and did the usual maintenance stuff.

Then I sold it to a college kid and he dropped it on the road right in front of me......


I think this r100 will be a good deal. Looks mostly stock, low miles and looks good. Hopefully I have better luck with this one. I really do miss my pain in the ass R75/7.

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Old 01-26-2015, 06:48 PM   #10
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....and the R1100S?....
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:59 PM   #11
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Don't get me started! An amazing deal, but an absolutely crazy seller. I'll post more after dinner.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #12
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Did someone say R1100S?

He's down to $1700. There has to be something wrong with it.

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:13 PM   #13
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Pm me if you want to hear my story about my dealings with that seller.
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