Full disclosure, this isn't really "full-circle" since my first BMW as an R60/5 toaster... but my next two BMW airheads after that toaster were both 1983 R100RS's. Here's my first RS, which inspired me to quit my job and take two months riding around the US... this bike and my trip on it convinced me that the BMW community (and most BMW dealers) were really different than other brand's and this experience converted me to a BMW loyalist... this one was sold to allow me to buy a K75S that I rode through my grad school career (I thought I needed ultra-bland-reliability). That bike taught me to hate Corbin seats, which was reinforced two more times on other bikes... I missed this one so much that I got the next one (also a 1983) by trading a Ducati to GP Motorcycles... this one turned out to be a bit of a heartbreaker as it was never as good as the Alaskan blue RS. I sold this one to by a used R1100RS and that oilhead convinced me I needed Airheads and just wasn't an oilhead guy (the R1100RS was traded to an inmate here for my old R100GS) So, after finishing most of the work on my R80G/S and R65LS, my wife told me that I really needed a new project... I posted a wanted add on the PNW forum here (looking for an R100S in truth) and an inmate asked if I had any interest in an R100RS.....here's the first shot I saw of it I am a sucker for a BMW airhead that needs work (just check my treads below if you don't believe me) and was totally inspired by Renner's on-going RS rehab thread as well... since this one wasn't an '83 I feel like I won't be trying to compare this to my old Alaskan blue RS (let me dream a little here ok?) The inmate was passing this on to me from another owner, and he did get the bike running last week, but that is all I know about the mechanical condition right now. My brother in-law sold the blue truck that appeared in my other two threads, so I rented a motorcycle trailer from uHaul, great trailer and something like $23 for 24 hours and drove down from WA to OR yesterday Here's the best re-creation I can do of the "truck shot" from my last two threads... Loaded and ready for the trip back to WA from OR (yesterday) Here's what provided a little push in buying this bike... we'll see if it all true Picture of the external "bling" 40's? dual plug shot, I'll get a better one (I've never even ridden an airhead with dual plugs) And some shots of the UGLY on the bike It's pretty obvious I have my work cut out for me here, but that's what I needed. If you are reading this, and have any parts that you think I might need for this RS (patina is fine) please drop me a line... clearly I will be needing quite a few things... seat, perhaps a rear subframe, headers, etc. Not looking for new or NOS, just serviceable as this rehab is on a bit of a budget. I'm hoping to get this fired up this weekend, and then to start the tear-down and component rebuild/restore/repair. I'm still serious considering converting this to an "S"... we'll see if I can find an affordable S fairing and mounting kit.