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    I just heard that Arthur Baxter may still be very alive! I found an address with a location that leads me to believe it might be the same fellow. So I wrote him a letter. Put in a few pictures of the bike. Who knows?? I sure would love to find more information about the man.
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    Yeah it's been a few years... But....

    I thought I'd give you all an update of how far the 77RS has come since 2012 when this thread was last active. This was a month ago when I was on my way to the Finger Lakes and RA rallies. Yes, that's an S fairing. If you recall, the bike didn't have a fairing on it when I bought it. It didn't have much. Dead shocks and steering damper, no battery, no side covers. The fairing is Boxer Cafe. I had the fairing painted over the winter of 2016. Then it didn't match the rest of the bike but I liked it so much that I decided to have the rest of the bike painted. No, it's not a matte finish either. It's an original RS that is no longer in original condition and I'm fine with that. While the tins were being painted I did a reseal, pulling the heads, cylinders and timing cover off. New diode board solid mounted. Barrington Motor Works massaged it last fall including a carb rebuild and got it running in tip top order. The ODO read 4500 miles when I bought it in 2010. It's now around 15k. My trip to the Finger Lakes and the RA took me 2000+ miles including Skyline Drive and she didn't miss a single beat. I never heard from Mr. Baxter and that made me a little sad. But I think I've done the bike and Mr. Baxter proud, she gets compliments everywhere she goes. I rode it up to David Percival's place here in Maine and he said he would LOVE to own an AMOL bike. I wouldn't part with her for anything tho....

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    Nik #140220 - '95 R1100RSL | '88 K75C | '77 R100RS | '06 DL650
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    Helmets don't save lives but loud pipes do?

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    '77 R100 without RS fairing; Ok. What does it have. The big Bing carbs, drilled air box, big valve heads, 70 hp engine, twin disk front brakes with cool anodized calipers, unique blue siver paint and striping. RS badging, aftermarket San Jose fork brace. All nice stuff. My own personal preference for wind pertection is a BMW oem standard windshield set. Either EURO OR USA bars will work with this set up. One really nice bike; ride and enjoy.

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    I see you've added an S fairing, very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    I see you've added an S fairing, very nice.
    You missed the Luftmeister pipes on it too! And the dual plugged heads!
    Nik #140220 - '95 R1100RSL | '88 K75C | '77 R100RS | '06 DL650
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    Yep, I missed a few additions. Back in the day, I did a lot of BMW motorcycle head work. Dual plugged quite a few airheads; and bored out exhaust throats for larger diam head pipes. Auh, the good old days.

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    Nice looking 77RS. A couple of years ago there was a 40th anniversary celebration of the 77RS. The bike's designer Hans Muth came over from Germany and gave several nice little talks about the design process.

    There is a registry of owners for the 77RS. It can be found here (I have corresponded with the feller that owns the 77RS made next to mine on the assembly line ) -
    http://ibmwr.org/rs77/form.htm
    http://ibmwr.org/rs77/top.htm

    One can purchase interesting 77RS stuff (e.g., t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc.) here -
    https://www.cafepress.com/rs77

    Some photos and info from the 40th anniversary celebration -

    https://falgerho.com/?p=4347

    https://www.ampmphotos.com/blog/2017...ilver-daughter

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...arleysville-PA

    https://r100rs.nl/bmw-r100rs-40th-an...he-boxer-fans/

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    Great Bike. Wish it was mine and you had a nicer one.

    Front fork is braced with an early two piece hoop style probably made by Pokie Midgley in the 70's. His had rounded mounting tabs. Rear shocks look like Nivomat$ which are a perfect example of better being the enemy of good enough. They came originally on the RT in 78 and wore out quickly. Nice stock seat. Paint work looks like it got waxed - OEM was satin silver/blue. Probably a 40mm exhaust - 'big valve' motor. Well worth owning in any trim. Take care of those wheels - One year only and so pretty! One of only (about) 2500 shipped to the US late 76 to mid 77. My preference is for the RS fairing and ergonomics but that machine is certainly set up to ride.
    John D'oh

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    [QUOTE=robsryder;1179961]Nice looking 77RS. A couple of years ago there was a 40th anniversary celebration of the 77RS. The bike's designer Hans Muth came over from Germany and gave several nice little talks about the design process.

    Hey Rob - Yes, I had every intention of riding mine down to the 40th celebration but ultimately couldn't make it. I regret not getting there. Thanks for the links!
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    Helmets don't save lives but loud pipes do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Na Cl K9 View Post
    Front fork is braced with an early two piece hoop style probably made by Pokie Midgley in the 70's. His had rounded mounting tabs. Rear shocks look like Nivomat$ which are a perfect example of better being the enemy of good enough. They came originally on the RT in 78 and wore out quickly. Nice stock seat. Paint work looks like it got waxed - OEM was satin silver/blue. Probably a 40mm exhaust - 'big valve' motor. Well worth owning in any trim. Take care of those wheels - One year only and so pretty! One of only (about) 2500 shipped to the US late 76 to mid 77. My preference is for the RS fairing and ergonomics but that machine is certainly set up to ride.
    Hi John -

    Thanks for the info on the fork brace. However, the shocks are simple replacement Hagon's. You are correct about the paint. I opted for a brighter finish mostly because I could and if BMW could have back then, they would have as well.
    You are correct, it is set up to ride and I LOVE riding it.
    Nik #140220 - '95 R1100RSL | '88 K75C | '77 R100RS | '06 DL650
    '96 R1100RS - R.I.P.
    Maine Airhead A/M
    Helmets don't save lives but loud pipes do?

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