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    Sitting around the campfire, heíd complain about no fuel economy, no tire life, rough suspension, etc.. Dude, let me see your notebook on history of bike maintenance. What are U talking about? We did all that work on your bike about a year ago. I said keep a record of service and maintenance. You know a history of oil and tire changes with dates and OD readings. I ainít got one. Shcech , some people U just canít help. My last ride with him was a day ride, maybe 100 miles max. We took off, he pulled over a couple of times and checked something on his bike. Finally when he pulled over for the whatever time, I got off to see what was going on. He was looking at his rear tire. It probably had 3 layers of tire cross hatching showing and the rest of the tire was slick and no thread. Dude, U left the house knowing this. He starting going off about it was a worthless tire. I told him adios, heading home. No the rider/operator was worthless. Never rode with him again. Basically learned to be a solo act.

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    R100rs

    Been hiliten the 100RS in recent posts. The first RS in Ď77 in post #4097, maybe the best RS of all time. Did a little follow up on the end of the 100RS in the Boxer Rebellion article. Ran across another RS article in The July Ď88 Cycle mag. The resurrection of the RS. BMW was telling itís fans the K-bike was the future of the brand and airheads were passeí. Not quite. The BMW cognoscenti clamored for R100ís. BMW consented so the return of the R100, now detuned and Much updated with some features from the R80. Basically the were R80ís with 1000cc displacement. Kind of a mixed bag, but the airhead guys took what they could get.

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    1988 r100rs

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    It was a pretty nice package.

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    1988 r100rs

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    Beautiful bike and it had quite a few upgrades. A lot came from the K bike line. Mono lever, k bike style wheels, mono lever. If I remember correctly it was faster than the old twin shock RS up to 100mph, then the old RS ran off and left it behind. Pretty good as was. The small valves, 32mm Bings, low compression weíre so so. Get the credit card out, add some big valve heads, 40mm Bings, more compression, dual plugs, etc.. I know Iím an old hot rodder. ps I like the pearl white paint and the blue accents. Blacked out wheels and valve covers look good.

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    Back in the mid-eighties I was pretty much a motorcyclist neophyte motorcyclist. Was riding a really nice R50/5, even back then there were scooters that could outrun me. But I was in the wind and even though I could look down at the sidewalk commandos, but that was about it. I was dropping by all the motorcycle and biker shops, looking, snooping, checking out all thing on motorized 2 wheelers. I was on a learning curve, finding my way in the motorcycle world.

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    I was up at the local BMW shop, checking out the latest greatest. Brand new K100's, K75's, R65's, R80's. RT's, RS's, S's. My little R50 looked antiquated. There was a '87 K100RS in motorsport color scheme, WOW. 90HP Whoa. Intragal cases, heated grips, swoopy fairings, disc brakes etc. .

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    Pics of Bikes I Like

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    R100GSPD
    If I had this bike, it would be a street bike. But I appreciate those who could ride it as designed.

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    Gs

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    Popularly known as ĎThe BumblebeeĎ

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    The white/blue version never got a nickname. I like it a little better. I donít know why.

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    They look good being ridden. The BMW System modular helmets and BMW leathers are the period look.
    The in look at BMW rallies in the late 80ís and early 90ís. 30 years ago, WOW!

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    BMW Modular Helmet

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    A proper helmet for the period.

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    Low Fenders. Just noticed that both bikes have their fenders mounted low. Just wondering, probably wanted those bikes super sano clean for the photo shoot. Back in the early 90's, I talked the Memphis dealer into coming to the RTS rally with demo bikes and a display. One of the bikes was a 100G S. Leo Goff took it for a spin. When he got back, it was totally covered in mud. Somebody asked him about it. Leo said, they told him to really ride it; so I did; with a smile.

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