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    1991 R100 Classic paint code

    Last year I picked up kind of a rare model. It's a 1991 R100 Classic. BMW only made a little over 120 of them and some of those ended up in Japan.
    So now that the mechanicals are sorted out, I want to work on cosmetics. It has original paint and from what I understand was only offered in one color; which they called Classic black in a sales brochure I found on line. It has the original paint on it, which has a green metallic tint in it. If I put in the serial # on BMW sites, this bike does not exist, but it does. Parts houses also do not list it. Have already has some parts discrepancies when ordering replacements and had to send back and try a different one. Since it only came in one color, I kinda want to keep it original, but just cant find the code for it anywhere Serial # is WB1046105M6419032. Any specific help would be appreciated.

    JB

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    JB, I think we met at the rally. I Correctly ID'ed your bike. I did a little write up on your bike on my thread MidSouth ride eat and meet. It's under the Club and Region South. Neat unique bike, it's a 'Classic'.

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    1991 R100 Classic

    Hi Barry, yes we did meet at the national rally. Before it ended, another gentleman came up to the bike and knew what it was as well.
    I am on a quest now to figure out the right paint codes for restoration. So far have gotten several opinions but nothing you can take to the bank.
    I even called BMW corporate and they were pretty useless except in getting my contact information for future marketing. They couldn't even give me a contact for further research. Anyway, glad you are back home safely.

    1. classic black m,
    2. Classic Black (Metallic) is: 162, and
    3. 656 Classic Black Metallic 1994 USA-sold, and maybe other years



    JB

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    Call Holt BMW in Athens, Ohio. 740 593 6690 They are a BMW motorcycle paint specialist. They will probably be able to ID the paint number or even supply the paint.

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    JB, most if not every BMW bike and car that I have owned had a paint code decal somewhere on it.
    This is the '92 GS decal under the seat.

    GS paint code.jpg

    Hope this helps.
    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Call Holt BMW in Athens, Ohio. 740 593 6690 They are a BMW motorcycle paint specialist. They will probably be able to ID the paint number or even supply the paint.
    Well I found a paint code sticker on the rear fender under the tool tray. Says 656; so guess mystery is solved.

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    1991 R100 Classic paint code

    Quote Originally Posted by tanker4me View Post
    JB, most if not every BMW bike and car that I have owned had a paint code decal somewhere on it.
    This is the '92 GS decal under the seat.

    GS paint code.jpg

    Hope this helps.
    Bill
    Thanks for your help Bill. I found a paint code sticker on the rear fender under the tool tray. Says 656; so guess mystery is solved. Thanks for your suggestion. I guess never thought to look there; since the two previous BMW's I've owned had been repainted and stickers were missing.

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