BMW R1100GS: The 1998 "75th Anniversary Edition" and the 1999 "Special Edition"

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  1. agreendaya

    agreendaya n00b

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    Here's my '99, unfortunately does have a scratch or two here and there, but I guess that means I don't have to worry about it quite as much any more!
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  2. LoneStar

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    Very cool :clap

    Nice to see a 99 with paint scheme

    I've been lax due to work and need to get some more info posted :(
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  3. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I saw a red/white in Brisbane, Australia, back in either 2002 or 2003.
    Only one I have ever seen, but standby, let me get some stuff done and then.....


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  4. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Back on 3rd February 2001 I treated my self to a birthday present. I intended to get an 1100 or 1150 some time, but in the mean while, i brought this....
    Been kept in its box ever since. Used to sometimes get it out and look at it but its been packed away for a LONG time, took me a while to find it.

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  5. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    Wow! I'd tend to believe that thing is rarer than the bikes themselves.

    Pretty cool :evil The packaging almost looks like official BMW merch - was it?
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  6. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    If its rarer than the real thing, thats pretty cool. From memory he took it out from the display cabinet and I do remember that he told me that it wasn't a toy :rofl

    Yep, official, I brought it from my local BMW Dealer, still have the receipt for it. They used to be called SPC but are now called Bahnstormer.

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  7. Airhead11

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  8. LoneStar

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    Airhead - the picture link doesn't seem to be working
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  9. CopperGreen

    CopperGreen Been here awhile

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    I love my girl. '98 special edition and I have the collectors kit in 99.9% condition.
    I bought her new. Only 40k on the clock.
    Time to look into some serious p.m.
    Spline lube and what else?
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  10. xppx

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    Here's mine...

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  11. chism

    chism Been here awhile

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    great stuff
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  12. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus

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    Awesome pics guys! Loving seeing them from all over the world - Sorry have been busy and unable to update lately

    In July I contacted BMW of North America to find out how many 75th's were sold in the U. S., but got the usual corporate runaround:

    "Dear Joseph,

    Thank you for contacting BMW Motorrad USA regarding the production figures for our vehicles. We appreciate your interest and enthusiasm.

    It is BMW's policy not to release sales, production, and import figures for BMW models. I apologize if this causes any inconvenience. We trust you will understand our position on this matter.

    The BMW Motorrad Customer Relations and Services Department is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Eastern Time. You can reach us at 1-800-831-1117.

    Regards,

    BMW Motorrad USA"


    No surprise :deal

    Anyway, I dug out my "Collector's Kit" and snapped some shots for the record. The previous owner didn't treat it well, so mine's a little beat up but here it is:

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    The kit includes a certificate to be filled out by the owner, a key and fob, 75 Years pin and an album with historical photos of BMW bikes with several pages for your own photos, all in a display box.

    Rock on bros! :lol3
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  13. ridepjride

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    New to me...'99 with 11k miles.
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  14. LoneStar

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    Wow that thing looks brand new

    Congrats!
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  15. MIHALIS TZIMAS

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    Very clean.
    It hasn't the original sticks on the tank?
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  16. ridepjride

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    Yes, the light reflection is making them disappear in the photo. Here's a clear view.

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  17. MIHALIS TZIMAS

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    I think the anniversary model has different sticks.

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  18. ridepjride

    ridepjride Migrant

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    I was told by the previous owner it was a "special edition" but it isn't silver/yellow, and apparently isn't an anniversary edition. Maybe it's a "taint" edition, as in "taint neither one". Whatever it is, I like it.
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  19. LoneStar

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    Apparently they did produce the red and white as a 99 Special Edition along with the silver/yellow.

    There was one for sale on here a year or so ago that was the red/white 99 SE, and up to that point I'd thought only the 98 was red and white

    Ya did good :deal
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  20. strsout

    strsout Banned Camp

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    Few months ago I start looking for a bike here in Brazil since I'm working here for a while (couple years maybe).
    I found this 1998 75th Anniversary Edition in very mint conditions, with only 23.000 kilometers (Less then 15K miles) and then start bothering the owner to sell. He sold it to me last October and I'm very happy with it. Had to change the Hall Sensor that cost me a trip to Ushuaia last December, but now I know that is a common issue on this year model. I bought a new Hall Sensor that is not carrying the problem, so I guess now I have a bike that I may keep for long time.
    I called then only BMW dealer here in Sao Paulo and was told (not confirmed) that only 8 of this model were sold here back in 1998 and 1999. So I"m the luck owner of one!!!

    It also was our wedding carriage... :)



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