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    90's R100RS?

    Correct me if I'm wrong here. The R100RS was discontinued before the last generation of airheads in the 90's. I saw a few R100RS bikes at the Int'l Rally in Trenton, Ont. I think one was converted to a R100RS from a 90's R100R and the other started as a R100 Mystic. I think I even saw one somewhere else that started life as a R100R Classic. Does anyone have pics of these bikes? I lost mine with a computer failure months ago. I wonder how difficult it is to add all the RS fairing parts to a naked airhead.

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    This site says the last year was 1992 for the R100RS
    http://bmw.mc.no/bmw/r100rs_2.html

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    The RS was "reintroduced" in 1988. I think they sold them in the U.S. until somewhere between 1992 and 1995.

    The picture widebmw posted is what they look like.

    The fairing pieces alone will set you back $500-$750 for used ones. Then, you'll need headlight mount, handlebars, brake lines, and control cables. Maybe some other stuff, too.

    Except for the upper fairing/windscreen and handlebars, the R100RS and R100RT are identical since 1988.
    -Mike

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    Originally posted by R100RS
    The RS was "reintroduced" in 1988. I think they sold them in the U.S. until somewhere between 1992 and 1995.

    Except for the upper fairing/windscreen and handlebars, the R100RS and R100RT are identical since 1988.
    Do they share the same motor, tranny, brakes as the 88-95 R100R?

    MarkF

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    Originally posted by MarkF
    Do they share the same motor, tranny, brakes as the 88-95 R100R?

    MarkF
    The R100R was from 1992 - 1995 it had a paralever. Like the GS.
    The last years of the R100RS was a monolever.

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    Originally posted by MarkF
    Do they share the same motor, tranny, brakes as the 88-95 R100R?

    MarkF
    Without checking part numbers, I'm pretty sure they do. Like widebmw said, the driveshaft and final drive will be different.

    None of that really matters if you just want to mount the fairing and handlebars. You'll just need longer brake hose and control cables.
    -Mike

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    Originally posted by widebmw
    The R100R was from 1992 - 1995 it had a paralever. Like the GS.
    The last years of the R100RS was a monolever.
    Thats what I thought. Reason enough to do a convert of a newer bike instead of buying a used RS. I think the Paralever from the last airheads was better than the oilhead version or the old Monolever.

    MarkF

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    Originally posted by MarkF
    I think the Paralever from the last airheads was better than the oilhead version or the old Monolever.
    There are some serious, well documented, reliability issues with the airhead paralever.
    -Mike

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    Originally posted by R100RS
    There are some serious, well documented, reliability issues with the airhead paralever.
    I thought those were mostly confined to the GS's with their more extreme driveline angle and the kind of "abuse" those machines often take.

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    Do tell. I, like scott, thought they were limited to the GSs.
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    I'll go back through my AirMail and see what I can find. My understanding was that while the GS had a greater failure rate, the problems are not unique to the GS.
    -Mike

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    The R100R has the paralever problem also.
    I replace my driveshaft about every 40,000-50,000 miles.

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    Originally posted by R100RS
    There are some serious, well documented, reliability issues with the airhead paralever.
    See this thread in this forum
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