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Old 02-13-2015, 03:45 PM   #1
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1979 R100 new to me

Happy Friday the 13th. I'm new to this forum and new to airheads. I just picked up a 1979 R100 with full fairing that looks like it was added later. First order of business is to remove the fairing and run the bike naked for the spring/summer and do more to it come fall/winter. I know ill be relying on all the inmates help, I really look forward to it. I live in Portland OR so if there are any local people that want to ride, help, give advice or just laught at me...hit me up.
Thanks in advance.
I'm still having a hard time getting a picture up...I should get one up soon.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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Congrats on the Beemer!!
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:40 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

You'll need a photobucket/smugmug etc account to post photos
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #4
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Congrats! I was in almost the same situation. I picked up an 82 R100 with a hideous aftermarket fairing. Taking it off was the first thing I did! Have fun and be safe!

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Old 02-13-2015, 05:20 PM   #5
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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That looks like an oe fairing.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:28 PM   #7
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:31 PM   #8
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That looks like an oe fairing.
Yeah the owner that added it did a good job, but I don't think its an original T
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:34 PM   #9
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At this point, leave the fairing alone....It IS a factory BMW RS unit.
It WAS added to your bike........AND APPEARS TO BE VERY WELL DONE!
Your bike is most likely a BMW R100T.
Good luck with the new ride..
It IS nice!
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:39 PM   #10
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Yeah the owner that added it did a good job, but I don't think its an original T
That's a RS fairing, by far more desirable than the RT, if you check this site it will
let you know how it came from the factory

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/

Beautiful bike by the way, good buy
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:06 PM   #11
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sweet thanks for all the info.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:24 PM   #12
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R100RS fairing with a Parabellum screen. Looks the goods.

If your helmet gets buffeted, trimming the screen helps.

Points in the bean can model?
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:12 AM   #13
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Looks great! It's been gone over pretty well but I'm not crazy about the black air cleaner covers. I'd echo the leave the fairing alone, it's just fine in summer, especially here. I'd work towards adding some bags, the fairing is designed for them and the windstream just hits the outside of them so it's a clean hole in the air. You'll get better gas mileage with the fairing on too and it doesn't limit maintenance much. Plus it's a LOT of work to switch it to naked, you'll need some parts.
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:27 AM   #14
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Sweet looking bike! I agree keep the fairing and get some period style luggage.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:36 AM   #15
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What a beauty. I would leave the fairing too. I hate to see an original bike get chopped up. Plenty of beaters around to "mod" away on. IMO only. Cheers.
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