Let's see your RS!

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by durtwurm, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. word1

    word1 I'm working on it...

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    hmmmm, I always pictured you as being taller...
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  2. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    I'm collecting pics of the R100RS. If anyone can be bothered, could you email them to me, as high res as possible. Ideally with an interesting background that might make the pic suitable for a small project I have in mind. I have about 120 pics so far, but of about 60 bikes. Not all are usable for what I have in mind, which is a small picture book developed on a web based publisher program. Personal use only and name and location to be included on the picture.
    hanseaAToptusnetDOTcomDOTau
    Cheers


    Same bike...different wheels.


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  3. Hodag

    Hodag native

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  4. BrianK

    BrianK F'in' half ass lookie boy

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    If you're interested, I know someone who I believe still has one to sell. PM me.
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  5. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Had the silver one since 1990. Toured Europe on & off for three years on it with my wife. Sold it once (mistake) but managed to buy it back.

    Sadly I've sold the white one now. Replaced with a GS (see my link).

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  6. charliemik

    charliemik Been here awhile

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    Nuther question. What shocks are these?
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  7. RecycledRS

    RecycledRS Along for the ride

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    Here's mine
    <a href="http://s131.photobucket.com/albums/p285/79cafe/Finished%20RS/?action=view&amp;current=DSCF1245.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p285/79cafe/Finished%20RS/DSCF1245.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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  8. RoughReady

    RoughReady Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]Yes, Luftmeister Turbo system including water injection, exhausts, etc., etc. Ohlins shocks. It had not been fired up in quite a few years (6+) when I bought it (Craigslist-at a great price). PO indicated he had been told it needed a valve job. Mileage unknown. I changed fluids and did a simple tuneup, fired her up, and rode it a total of maybe 3 miles (Not registered, insured, etc). Seemed to run pretty smoothly and the Lufty exhausts sounded really nice - not overly loud but nice and "throaty". I never got over 3rd gear and never got on the throttle. Rear tire was leaking air from the valve stem so I didn't ride her anymore but put her on the lift to commence some more maintenance work. She's been there ever since since most of my wrenching time was (and is) devoted to my two registered riders (1974 R75/6, 1991 R100GS), my R60/5 restoration project (going on 3 years now) and a 1974 R90/6 project. I know, I've gotten a bit carried away with all these airheads (just ask my wife about it) and needed a Turbo like I need a hole in the head. Some of you out there may understand though.

    I don't know much about the bike's history but beleive I'm the 4th owner (2 of the PO's were brothers). The guy I bought it from had owned it about 10 years, used it for his honeymoon vehicle on a tour of the Western US and parked it when his first child came along. The original owner had the Turbo system installed in the late Eighties at a cost that probably was pretty close to the price of the new bike itself ($3500). I don't know if the bike has the Lufty pistons or clutch but suspect that it does. I've got a set of NOS CC Products Cool Cover valve covers that will go on the bike when (and if) I finally get around to giving it the attention that it deserves.

    I've thought on occasion about selling it but have no idea as to what would be a reasonable price for an "exotic" machine that may not be everyones "cup of tea." I'd be interested in hearing anyones' opinions on its' value. Regards.
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  9. Island Rider

    Island Rider solo adventurer

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    Ok here is a photo of my RS about 10 years ago. Now owned by another inmate here. Second photo includes the whole Power Ranger look:rofl
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  10. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    Twinshocks look best? (no offense to mono owners intended)...
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  11. DeutschMark

    DeutschMark Full Tilt Boogie

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    Twinshock? Monos rule!
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  12. DeutschMark

    DeutschMark Full Tilt Boogie

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    Another shot.
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  13. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    Only pic. The black RS's with gold accents, are they a special edition?
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  14. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Ok if you're happy to ride a pale imitation of an original :evil (just kidding I like those late models)


    My 78

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  15. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    John Player Special. They were a BMW Australia initiative in 1981-2 where they had 30 or so done.

    Like many of the BMW special editions, they sported a special paint job and a nifty badge. A stock R100RS underneath though.

    Any further info on them from BMW doesn't exist thru normal corporate channels (ie, an email inquiry :D) as the staff that might know about them don't work there anymore or didn't want to waste their time finding out.

    At the time, Jim Richards was racing a 6 series in the same livery here in Oz, so it was a little advertising to boot.

    I had heard from someone I can't remember that there was a container accident, and they chose to repair a bunch of bikes in this look. I have my doubts, as the marketing angle has more plausibility around the time that sales were dwindling. That was also what BMW did with paint jobs etc....

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  16. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    My first R100RS. Sold after the second detente spring sprung. Magnificent paint job, destroyed at the front after one stint on a dirt road over near The Flinders Ranges.
    Sacked centre stand was a anti theft feature!

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  17. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    To follow on from Steve. Current and past
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  18. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    Here's the demise of another one I had.....

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  19. Jason_01

    Jason_01 Adventurer

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  20. durtwurm

    durtwurm Talented Amateur

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    Hurts to look at that photo! Glad you 're still riding!
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