1983 BMW R100 RS
- ADDED: May 01, 2022
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- Restored - Immaculate
- Original - Immaculate
This bike is #67 of 99 built in February of 1983 and was originally sold by Crescent City BMW out of New Orleans, LA in November of `83. I purchased the bike in February of 2011 and the bike sat in storage until September of 2020 when this restoration began.
The bike was painted by VOLUSIA COUNTY CUSTOMS with BMW paint code: 554 (Dunkle blue and silver Metalllic) with hand pulled pinstripes. An “as new” BMW ¾ seat along with an original Denfeld Dual Seat (including both painted seat cowls). The exhaust is handled by new KEIHAN SS headers and mufflers, and the extra capacity oil pan is an original CC Products part. The bike runs on a pair of Continental CONTI GO tires, new IKON shocks, and a new DURACELL battery is installed.
The engine block was totally dismantled for a thorough cleaning and reassembly to spec. The top end was rebuilt with (`79 9.5 CR) 1000cc pistons with lightened wrist pins running in nikasil cylinders. The cylinder heads are rebuilt `77 twin sparks. Other new engine parts include: main bearings, a new 324 degree cam, big end rod bearings, timing chain - sprockets - guides, gaskets & O-rings, NOS lifters, oil pump O-ring, clutch assembly, stator, diode board, piston rings, and plug wires. A new EME starter, EME solid diode board mounts, and an EME electronic ignition unit.
Chassis improvements include: NOS drive shaft, rebuilt transmission (new seals and bearings), billet top tree, new K75 bars, rebuilt calipers, new brake pads & pins, new fork seals, new fork tubes & Race Tech fork springs. New bearings were fitted at the front and rear wheels, steering head, and swing arm. An upgraded new 13mm master cylinder, new SS front brake line, new handlebar switches. All the gauges work as they should and the speedometer was rebuilt and set to “0”. The speedo ratio matches that of the 33/11 final drive. Total mileage is unknown.
The list of powder coated parts include: the frame, sub-frame, swing arm, front end lowers, disk brake rotor carriers, bar risers, seat cowl grab rail, front foot pegs, center stand, head light bucket, front engine cover, timing chest cover, starter cover, and air box are powder coated satin black .
The wheels, side stand, shifter & rear brake lever are powder coated a metallic gray.
I've ridden the bike 1124 miles and the oil & filter have been changed twice, once at 100 miles and again at 700 miles. At the time of the oil changes the cylinder heads were re-torqued and the rockers adjusted. Next scheduled service is at 3,000 miles.
I am offering this bike for sale and the sale will include a title in my name, a pair of locking panniers, the original BMW tool kit, the original Rider's Manual, and a rare original BMW first aid kit. Copies of the hand written build notes will be included with the sale.
Only serious people need inquire.