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    TINK
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    Bought me a 1979 R100 RT Today

    After years of lusting for the classic airhead of my youth I finally join the ranks of BMWMOA today.
    I've had/have many motorcycles over the years, but only one BMW before today, a R65/5 that I rode for several years when I was in college.
    In 1978 I walked into Marty's BMW here in So Cal and saw the R100 RT and had to have it... but, I was a young man who had just gotten married and a $6,300 motorcycle was out of the question.
    So, these many years later I now own the bike of my dreams.

    TINK
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    Congratulations on the bike and welcome to the club! Although my current BMW is twenty years newer I still have a warm spot in my heart for my first BMW, a 1978 R80 which I purchased in '82 and owned for eleven years. It sold me on the brand and I have been riding BMW's since. If the budget allowed I would own another 70's era BMW as a second bike. I sometimes miss the simplicity of the bikes of that era. I do love my ABS brakes on my current ride though.

    Mark

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    Welcome back! I had a 1978 R100/7 sold with Luftmeister Fairing and bags. Brings back memories!
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    TINK
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    Photos of my new (to me) 1979 R100 RT

    Here she is!



    She's a good 5 foot bike, anything closer and she shows her warts.

    TINK
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    Welcome -

    Hey, warts are good...that shows she's been used and not displayed. Saw your picture on the Vintage site as well!!
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
    '78 R100/7 & '69 R69S & '52 R25/2
    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    Very nice! I have a 1980 100RT and I luvs it. I did a 300 miler in Northern New Mexico on Saturday and was ready for 300 more.
    Steve in Santa Fe
    1980 R100RT
    2005 DR 650

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    Beautiful!

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    WOW! She looks GREAT!

    Jer
    Jerry Palma
    99 K1200LTI Champagne 'Oh, Kay' (dropped: 4); 85 R80RT 'Lady in Red'; 04 525i Orient Blue metallic; 09 328i Silver Convertable
    I love these bikes regardless of what I've needed to fix on them. I'll: Just Ride 'em!

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    TINK
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    Project R100S

    My RT will become converted to an "S".

    Already ordered "S" fairing, screen, hardware from Bob's BMW.

    Getting "S" bars from Flanders.

    TINK

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