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Updated on May 06, 2012
Time to add a new page so I can show off the new ride. It's a Euro-spec 1978 R100RS Motorsport edition that wasn't supposed to be in the US. In the mid-'80s, the now-long-gone owner from Paris had it in Akron, Ohio, and left it with his landlady, telling her she could sell it. What he'd neglected was to leave any kind of paperwork whatsoever with it - as well as a forwarding address to find him. She, in turn, offered it to a friend of mine who contacted me about getting it titled. After a little research, I figured out how to do it, prepared the papers, and asked one of my favorite Akron judges to sign it.
"You sure this is on the level, Krieger?"
"Yeah, your honor. It's right there in the statute. You can order a title to be issued."
(Signing:) "OK, but if they come after me, I'm comin' after you!"
Fair enough, judge!
So here she is, before pickup:
... and after (visiting Road America and finding a 'kindred' BMW CS coupe):
Having a ball with it since picking it up July 4th. I've learned what it's like to be sexually harassed: a lotta guys kind of discreetly staring at you as you pass by. As a short, fat, balding mid-50s guy, I know it's the bike they're looking at; not me.
So just for grins, we got us a new Dunlop rear tire (7/24) for many more happy miles.
Update: We visited the BMW MOA International Rally in late July and saw one other Motorsport, but it was the later mid-'80s single-sided swingarm version in Pearl White. There were definitely no other original Motorsports like this one - with the big red clown nose. While there, I decided to park in the vintage bike display and got snubbed by the '77 RS owners who directed me across the aisle from them since I did not have an "Original" RS.
After a nearly-AWOL clutch pivot pin was 'road rescued' with safety wire on a trip to a swap meet west of Green Bay and brief adventure with a flat tire in Sheboygan led to some Slime in my tubes (works great!), a trip halfway across the state for a midwinter Airheads tech session taught me how to lube the clutch splines. Some guy I ran across (I forget where) sold me a cheap set of white Krausers just like the ones already on the bike - only they looked like dead animals were living inside. They'll clean up nicely and maybe get a special Motorsport paint job. Finally, I found an original 1978 full line BMW bikes brochure and the wonderful 'special editions' folder along with it on ebay - both for a quite reasonable price - about a week ago.
"This could be the start of a beautiful friendship."
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where do you think we are in iraq where the roads are made out of sand and rocks and shit, 20 inch tires with jayr04 225/35/20 tires would definatly make it in "AMERICA" dumbass
nice bmw, cant go wrong with the color either..you should get some new parallel wheels it would keep that ride clean
that car iz real clean. check my bimmer. thanks.
Damn, that thing is clean! keep it up. Later.
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