I wrote about this last year, that is my intent to buy my cousins 1977 R100s, well I pulled the trigger a few months ago (we agreed on $4k and I sent him a check) and I finally arranged the shipping from Michigan to Calif., the truck arrived early this morning.
First of all I also shipped out my old bicycle I had as a kid - got it for my birthday when I was 10(?). As you can see, my old bicycle 'Silver King' is in rough shape. I figured I would ship it out as well along with the bike when I found out mu brother actually had the bicycle, I thought it was long gone. I found out it is evidently a unique and collectable bicycle. It has an aluminum frame and the rest of it WAS chrome. As you can see it is missing the rear fender (I have the seat) and I am thinking of doing (or having it done) a complete restoration. There are a few currently on Ebay ( http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40 ) priced from $3,200 to $9,500 - can you believe that?
Now for the BMW - can you believe it? Check out the pictures, it looks ALMOST like it should be sitting on the showroom floor and it is a 1977 BMW R100s with ONLY 11,600 miles on it. My cousin bought it in 1982, rode it sparingly for a few years, then put it in storage in his garage for the next 25 years. I have wanted one of these old 'airheads' for some time and have particularly wanted this one as I know my cousin has always been meticulous with his machines.
I am anticipating the 'restoration' will be quick and painless (Lord, I AM NOT challenging you on that one) you guys know a lot better than I what I may be in store for, I will keep you posted. Over the last few months I have collected most of the basics, shop manual, plugs, filters, fluids, BING carb rebuild kits (with 'How to" DVD), tires, battery, and some other odds and ends. Unbelievable addition to the herd - I'm excited. Will report on my progress. Did I do good?