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    Registered User Rapid_Roy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    What a sweetie. And it looks well ridden too.



    Nothing down, and nothing a month ... until it's paid for?

    You guys till talkin?

    Yes. I paid it off within a year, or two.
    Although, at 1k, I did steal it from him.
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    1990 BMW R100 GS.

    I bought it new back then and I still own it. Its still in the same shape as well. I would never consider parting with it.


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    Okay, not as interesting as some of the other first Beemer's, but I sure loved this bike. Loved it so much, I made sure it had a good home to go to after I bought an 11S. This 1150R was a very good all-rounder. Hi Yo Silver, away!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toooldtocare View Post
    86 R80RT purchased in Nov. 85 with wife on one of our trips.
    So if I read this correctly your bike came with a wife?
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    I just bought mine in June. This photo was taken the day I rode it home...from 200 miles away. Pulled into the drive and my roommate shot this. Have been on it almost every single day since. Love it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by aircap View Post
    I just bought mine in June. This photo was taken the day I rode it home...from 200 miles away. Pulled into the drive and my roommate shot this. Have been on it almost every single day since. Love it!
    Cool! Nice looking bike

    Now go put the right valve cover on the right head, and return the left cover to its original home on the left
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    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    Now go put the right valve cover on the right head, and return the left cover to its original home on the left
    How can you tell the difference?

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    The machined lines should be more or less horizontal. The covers fit if they're on the wrong side, but the lines run uphill. Or downhill in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aircap View Post
    How can you tell the difference?
    On the square valve covers, the unpainted lines are at a slight angle to the centerline of the valve cover -- that is so when installed, the lines appear roughly parallel to the ground (compensating for the slight angle of the engine as it sits in the frame).

    Also, at some point BMW started casting in a small "L" and "R" in the cover at the shallow valley at top center, at the edge next to the head. I can't remember if the no-markings covers were a '77-only thing, or they started after the '78 introduction of the R80/7.

    If you need, I'd be happy to post a pic of the "L"

    HTH!
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    You know, I noticed the lines weren't parallel to the ground, but didn't pay it much mind. And I just adjusted the valves last week, too! Next time...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by aircap View Post
    You know, I noticed the lines weren't parallel to the ground, but didn't pay it much mind. And I just adjusted the valves last week, too! Next time...LOL
    Don't feel bad -- even the list gurus had to have had a "first time" to learn about this when the /7's first arrived, too!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of airhead trivia -- you'll be amazed at how such simple machines can possibly have so many "unique features."

    You should feel free to pass on this one to the next newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by squiffynimrod View Post
    So if I read this correctly your bike came with a wife?

    That has to be one expensive farkle ! And people worry about final drives ....

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    He has two right side valve covers on his bike The cover on the other side is correct.

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    I bought this 1966 R69S in 1970.
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    Bought my first one in 1974 used and then a new one in 1975 after some lady crashed into my first one.
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