BMW R100 classic mono 1991 I did it again!

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by yellowbirdrs, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    went for some parts for my R100RS Ritmo Sereno project and find a 91 R100 Classic (monoshock) and ended driving her home :D after the wife speach (another one !?!? why do you need so many if you only can ride one ???? what are you going to do know with this one?)

    Now I don't know what to do with her keep her original or do her some light mods :evil

    How collectibles this bike are?
    What do you know about this model?
    Some pics
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  2. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I have the same bike. There were only 163 of these ever made and only for the US market.
    Here is a picture of mine when I brought it home,

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  3. R100LT

    R100LT Chasing 11

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    Nice .. Classic Black .. love that colour but I am slightly bias there.

    Where do you guys find these things ... Such slim pickings here is Oz.

    If your missus keeps giving you grief .. just crate it up and send it here ... I would love that as a project .
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  4. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    Nice bike :D. Do you have recently pics? Do you did any mod or just keep her stock?
    Is this model a really collectable piece?

    It was a lucky find I was there to pick some parts for my gold 78 RS soon to be a Ritmo Sereno RS and well I saw her and couldn't let her pass.

    Now I have the RS project half way, the CB750 on the back almost ready a Imola V35 way far for finish (impossible to find parts) and the R100 :hmmmmmit's going to be hard ride and work in all the projects this year maybe I need to take a sabbatical to made some time :evil
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  5. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I have basically the same bike too although mine started out as an RT. Same color! Mine is modified from stem to stern. Most all of it pretty subtle IMO. Just the other day I was telling a customer where my shock stud broke. He was familiar with the location. I told him that I usually wheelie down that hill and he asked me at about what speed and I answered around 45 to 55mph. He looked at me with a blank stare and asked, "your bike wheelies?" I started laughing. I get that a lot. Way more power than stock helps!
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  6. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Mine is in the process of being heavily modified.

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  7. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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  8. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    If you are referring to my bike it was a worn out mess when I got it and not worthy of restoring and that is why I bought it and not because it was one of 163 ever made:D
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  9. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    Nope! Not talking about your bike at all.
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  10. acap650

    acap650 acap650

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    Looks like a monolever R80 with R100 engine and oil cooler added. May be the lightest R100 ever produced.
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  11. old brooklyn boy

    old brooklyn boy Talking Dog

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    Just bought one this past weekend. Paint is a little worn. Pulled out ding in the tank. Little ding in the chrome rim on the light. Looks to be all original except the center stand looks beefed up. The PO put a really nice Ohlins shock on it. Guy was moving to France and didn't want to take it with him. My mechanic has known and maintained the bike since the original owner and I have records of all the work done. The price was cheep and I trust my wrench so I jumped on it sight unseen. After I rode it I felt bad. I don't think I should have taken the bike. I think the PO should have kept it. It is a really great bike. I had no idea they were that rare though. I bought it for a daily rider. My daily ride is my '81 R80G/S which I felt is a little too good for the likes of me and Brooklyn is a little to off road for that bike. I think I might restore this to original (with the exception of that shock, it is so nice) Did it come in any other colors. I like black a lot but my R90/6 Jawa Hack is all black. Like red did it come in red. Any advice or photos welcome. Is the seat with the patterns on your bike original or after market. Mine is the same as yours.
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  12. shel-bou

    shel-bou Adventurer

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    I own a1986 R80 converted to 1000 cc so similar to yours. I find this a great bike. BMW did a good job with the mono changing too much might go down the path of dengineering
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  13. garthg

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    [​IMG]@old brooklyn:
    Looks like only 1991, and only in black.
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  14. Rob Farmer

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  15. Les_Garten

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    Hold on there Baba Louey!

    Ritmo Sereno project?

    You can't just thrown that out there with no elaboration!
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  16. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    I keep all the original parts inside the OME panniers for future times, but for this days I did a Ritmo-Sereno R-Rocket.

    Ritmo Sereno (Ritmo Albero branded front fairing) not installed looking for the right mode in the fairing rack
    custom made Ritmo Sereno 1 & half seat
    local custom made rear cafe seat bump

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  17. Armen

    Armen wrenchjockie

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    Only took the better part of 20 years. Still had the brochure from AMOL Motorcycles that I picked up back in the day.
    I heard 186 imported into the US. BMW denies the bike exists. Run the VIN # on the BMW site and they'll say 'invalid'.
    Go figure.
    Mine has EME alternator and crank trigger ignition. San Jose/CC Products type frame braces I made, low bars, seat redone with softer padding, HD top triple clamp, Keihin /6 style stainless mufflers, steel braided lines, Moto Israel oversized oil cooler, dual Fiamms, YSS shock, RaceTech cartridge emulators, factory heated grips, powdercoated rectangular valve covers, and a few other bells and whistles.
    On the shelf is a set of ported twin plug heads, hi compression Moto Israel pistons (1/2 lb lighter than stock), 5% taller 5th gear, factory cam, 36mm delortos, and more...
    Wrote a story about the bike...
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  18. some_guy

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    I wanna know how that rear brake setup works...I was thinking about doing something similar.
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  19. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ..that is prety freekin' cool Chris. I haven't seen a glovebox tank that size...COP bike?

    Not my build, but, why'd you bother to swing the left side header all the way around the front of the motor? Won't that make it a quite a bit longer than the right side?
    I get the scrambler pipes designt, but it seems like you could accomplish the same by making them equal right and left and still be X'ing at the airbox...
    Maybe the point of the X-over is to equalize the length.

    Just askin'
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  20. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    Yeah I gotta agree with the last two guys- this is going to be awesome Chris...
    You need to throw this up on your own thread though as this is getting off topic! But since I posted already, I love how you lowered the rearsets a few inches compared to your normal ones. At first I was like, "No fair!" But then I realized you can't lower rearsets that low unless you stick your exhaust somewhere else like up in the air...
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