77RS has to go - just got it too…

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Trpldog, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    Roger that. I wear earplugs but the roar behind the screen as opposed to without was phenomenal. Didn’t Mr. Muth ride this thing before finalizing the design - ha ha.
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  2. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    I rode it to work today with the stock bars rotated up about as high as you can. The wrist pain was immediate with the change. I literally broke my wrist backwards and it ended up over my arm in the late 70’s when a lady made a left hand turn in front of my Moto Guzzi LeMans. It doesn’t bend backwards at all. F8EB0024-43B7-400E-93CB-D9FA40E482CD.jpeg
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  3. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    I contacted Flanders about K75S style bars and they sent me info on what they had in 22mm. Not promising.
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  4. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    shifterkey Been here awhile

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    Well, I wouldn’t go that far. I got caught in a brief shower on the wee strom not long ago and was soaking wet. That would not have been the case on the rs. Just my head and shoulders lol
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  6. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    Ha Ha - the RS certainly has some coverage.
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    shifterkey Been here awhile

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    Your garage looks a lot like mine, two car with two similar bikes. Maybe an r100s or cs would be better for you. Comfortable cooler and looks good. You were lucky to find a first-year rs. I haven’t looked at eBay lately, but yours is probably more rare or valuable than anything but an r90s.Get a chance to ride one first if possible.
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  8. bmwrench

    bmwrench Long timer Supporter

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    I think I have a set of used 75S bars. They'll need to be painted, IIRC.
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  9. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    Yes. An R100S would be good. I back in Oct of 2020 was in the process of acquiring one that needed some freshening up, but that fell through, through no fault of mine. As mentioned earlier on, I’m leaning heavily on a used GS for road work, and possible push back away from the classis(er) bikes for a bit. Depends if the RS sells and if a nice R100s would come onto the radar. No real bites on the RS. The price is up there a bit, a little above what I have put into it, but like you said, it’s not in R90S territory. I’m kinda in the mood to not twist wrenches for a bit - ha ha.
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    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    Thanks. If the pendulum swings away from the direction I’m thinking to move, I’ll contact you.
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  11. nmalozzi

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    If you come across an S be sure to take it for a lengthy test ride. It's a more upright riding position than an RS, but not by a lot. I converted my r80 to an S, and I still used bar risers to get comfortable. Also, wind buffeting can be as bad or worse depending on your height. I found a sweet spot on mine with no buffeting, but it certainly directed all the bugs DIRECTLY into my visor lol. I could live with that though.
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  12. ozmoses

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    I had the very same experiences years ago and shared/said/wrote the same things which are never well received by the airhead community.

    See also Apple's "You're holding it wrong.".

    Bottom line- the RS works well for some body types, less well for others.

    That said, I do still own mine, ride it occasionally and continue to think it one of the most aesthetically pleasing bikes ever built.


    IMHO,IMO,YMMV,etc,etc,
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  13. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    Yes. It’s a supermodel on wheels no doubt, but I’m too old for contortionist supermodels - make an ugly woman your wife…
    Happy life - ha ha. thanks.
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    you could put it in your living room and have a couple spot lights on it
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  15. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    That would go over big with the Mrs.
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  16. Kiwiabbo

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    9F27A5DF-5F7B-4E20-899F-8AFEBB3D0347.jpeg I would like an RS in the garage....but I have a fetish for the S bikes and find them very comfortable on any trip. The screen pushes the wind into the chest helping to lift weight off the wrists.
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  17. Trpldog

    Trpldog Been here awhile

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    Very nice crew ya got there.
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    You can just see the old man’s RS tucked away in the corner....we had to fit bar back riser to that to make it a bit more user friendly and that’s only a few years old.
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    Try riding a Panigale. It’s like doing push-ups with a hot brick between your legs.
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  20. Kiwiabbo

    Kiwiabbo Long timer

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    Or this thing, just gotta be on it hard the whole time.....fun but taxing

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