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    Who has an R100CS still on the road?

    I own 2 1981 R100CS's that are in good to excellent condition. Neither has original paint, but both have been repainted in "legal" paint schemes for the year and model. My serial numbers are 6188073 and 6188103. I would like to know of the existence of other R100CS's (USA only - S/N 6188001 thru 6188174) still on the road. Note that S/N 6188001 thru 6188163 are 1981 models whereas S/N 6188164 thru 6188174 are the only other USA delivered R100CS's with the 0436 motor, and are 1982 thru 1984 models, and are truly RARE. Last Edition R100CS's delivered in 1984 are, in reality, R100T's with 0435 motors and special pearl white paint, and do not have "R100CS" stamped on their frames.

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    Well my Buddy John still occassionally shows up at rallies on his CS. He rode it to the 49'er rally last year. I guess technically it won't be to last years rally until tomorrow. He also rode it to the Top of the Rockies rally. Going over some of the passes in Colorado it was definately suffering from the elevation. Not a whole lot of passing power.

    I believe his is an '81. I don't know the serial #.



    He had thought about trying to sell the CS at the 49'er rally because this Motosport followed him home. He changed his mind and they are both happily living in his garage now.

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    I'm not sure if mine qualifies. It's a 1982 model that I was told was a CS. However the side covers only said R100. The first owner replaced the S fairing with a Luftmeister and put wider bars on it, so I never saw it as orriginal. I found a 1982 BMW sales brochure that shows no S or CS models, but lists everything as an R100, but shows both with and without the S fairing. I bought it with 13,000 on the ODO. It now has over 100,000. I'll be riding it today in our annual New Years Ride.

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    I know of 2 personally; one in Mass & the other in Va. I painted the one in Mass several years ago & it has been given a museum quality restoration. I believe the one in Va. is totally original & still in very nice shape. Both are early "true" CS models.
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    Cs?

    What does CS stand for and how are the bikes different from an S? Inquiring minds want to know.
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    I have heard that CS denotes "Classis Sport" as after '79 or '80 there was no R100S????

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    Quote Originally Posted by terham View Post
    What does CS stand for and how are the bikes different from an S? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Every one knows that
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrbmwc
    I own 2 1981 R100CS's that are in good to excellent condition. Neither has original paint, but both have been repainted in "legal" paint schemes for the year and model. My serial numbers are 6188073 and 6188103. I would like to know of the existence of other R100CS's (USA only - S/N 6188001 thru 6188174) still on the road. Note that S/N 6188001 thru 6188163 are 1981 models whereas S/N 6188164 thru 6188174 are the only other USA delivered R100CS's with the 0436 motor, and are 1982 thru 1984 models, and are truly RARE. Last Edition R100CS's delivered in 1984 are, in reality, R100T's with 0435 motors and special pearl white paint, and do not have "R100CS" stamped on their frames.

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    Dave Good
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    Nice to see your bike again. How many miles now on your original one?
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    Curious how you believe there are differences in R100 motors post 1980.

    Don't get too many stars in your eyes around the term "rare." It's just for eBay.

    No 1984 bike has its model name stamped on the frame, BTW.
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    Ikchris

    IKCHRIS,

    Have owned 6188073 since new, and have no stars in these eyes. However, it is fun to discuss just because of all the bikes out there that are purported to be R100CS's and are in fact NOT. Maybe for EBAY for you, but better to keep everyone straight. Worldwide production was 4038 for these but only 174 were ever delivered here. They are, therefore, relatively rare here, and can therefore command a higher price. This is simple economics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrbmwc View Post
    They are, therefore, relatively rare here, and can therefore command a higher price. This is simple economics.
    "Can Therefore" There's the rub. In reality, the only "rare" BMWs that command higher prices are generally R90S' which, for some unknown reason, people assume to be hard to find and ultra desirable. The only people who would pay top dollar for CS, Motorsports, etc. are people like me, who would shop for a deal or only consider an immaculate, original example.

    The good news is that an R100CS is one of the prettiest bikes BMW ever made. Nice on Mr. Swider. Good luck on the resto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlearl476 View Post
    The good news is that an R100CS is one of the prettiest bikes BMW ever made. Nice on Mr. Swider. Good luck on the resto.

    Thanks, David. I've got most of the parts as of last Friday and got the bodywork out for paint last week. It'll get the stock Last Edition paint, along with new stickers. I'm hopeful I can find a solo seat for a reasonable amount of money.

    I've got some used parts coming; rotors and such. Right now, I'm still on disassembly and inspection phase, but in another week should be well into parts cleaning, parts ordering and paint of miscellaneous bits prior to reassembly by February.

    I hope to have it out and about in March or so.

    I can't believe how much I miss riding this bike. This bike has a history and I'm duty bound by friendship to be a good custodian. This isn't going to be a perfect restoration, with a result that looks like a brand new bike, but rather a bike that shows it has some stories.

    I think motorcycles are dynamic sculpture. They're nothing if they're not used and set in motion. I intend to ride this bike, not look at it, just like the other stuff in my garage. I was cleaning the /2 today and noticed that it's getting some of the signs of use. A stone chip here. A scuff on the top of the tool box from the bottom of the tank bag. A dead bug here and a little bit of road crud there. I don't mind. It seems logical to me that a device that's built to be operated should show the signs of that operation and that those signs should be an important part of its character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlearl476 View Post
    The good news is that an R100CS is one of the prettiest bikes BMW ever made.
    It is with the original paint job.

    Without, it's nothing special at all, except for how much better '81-'84 Airheads are than those that came before.

    What would have made the CS truly "cool" would be if USA dealers hadn't talked BMW into fitting snowflake wheels instead of wire wheels--which were the whole "point" of the model being called "classic" and which were indeed fitted in other markets.
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    1981 R100cs

    I just got one, however its missing the fairing and has a after market wind shield installed.
    Dan

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    Nice bikes

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