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    true barn find R100

    Looky what followed me home today...ok, i brought it home in a trailer...1991 R100 mono...pretty rough condition...60k miles...but I have a vision!....jeez, why do our SOs give us such us a hard time about new project bikes? I only have 3 now...it's NORMAL to have multiple motorcycles...RIGHT??.... (and I got a freshly butchered duck to roast for dinner and a pound of freshly cure bacon,,,telling you it was a real barn find...farm bike!)
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    Mbs

    "Three" seems like a reasonable number. . .Of course, "four" or even "five" would be even MORE reasonable. . .

    Just looking at the picture of your new baby starts my juices flowing. . .and you are going to have a lot of fun over the winter months. Turning that "20-footer" into a nice shiny ride that is going to amaze your friends and humble your enemies is surely one of life's great pleasures.

    A love for motorcycles isn't "about" motorcycles -- it's about passion, and that is one of the major elements of living a long and happy life. The SO will eventually come around in the face of this irresistible force, and peace will reign, yea, verily.

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    It would have been wrong not to give it a good home!
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    Lucky you. BTW, that is NOT! "pretty rough condition".

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    Thak bike looks to be in great shape. It will be worth the effort to get it going again. I've just spent the last 6 years fiddling with a bike that I finally got to ride this past weekend. (with LOTS of help from EVERYONE) I hope to keep and ride it for a long time now. I wish the best for you and your new project!
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    Only 3? I have 13, my wife quit nagging me years ago, just gave up. The deal was you keep them out of the garage so I can park my car and I don't care.

    I have a shop to keep them in, so everyone is happy.

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    The slash 7 and mono shock Boxers are my favorite bikes(+R90S), followed by the super smooth
    K75 Flying Brick. What a great find. How about more pictures as you clean up the bike?
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    thanks for all the support and encouragement.. Walking Eagle your comments put a big grin on my face this am....amen

    Cleared our some mice and mud dauber nests in the tail section last night....can't wait to get the tank off and see what might be living in the airbox!

    Next step is to get a steam cleaner and knock off about 1/4" of accumulated dirt, manure, oil, and road grime off the engine block to pinpoint what appear to be multiple oil leaks....will certainly share photos as I progress....time for a new tub of hand cleaner!

    rode it to work this am and discovered a new concept for me...heated handlebar grips...sweet!
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    [QUOTE= rode it to work this am and discovered a new concept for me...heated handlebar grips...sweet![/QUOTE]

    Congratulations! Just be careful how far you ride your new prize. Although it's a BMW, any bike sitting around a long time is going to have some surprises in store. I noticed your front rotor looks rusy - I bet your tires are in pretty old & hard too.

    Looks like a great bike to bring back to life & ride. Enjoy & Congratulations!

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    A bottle of simple green, several cheap brass brushes and scotch brite pads, and it looks like the only problem is the neutral switch leaking profusely...hope to change it out this weekend.....

    realized the PO installed the front fender backwards...when I went to switch it back discovered a bad cut in the front tire...so no more riding till I can get a new front tire...while I have the wheel off, may as well do the head bearings, and fork oil and well, here we go...better .take care of it all....

    excited, tho....packages from boxer cafe and dime city arrived today...gonna experiment with some fiberglass stuff...see what happens...will post some picts as I get underway...good to get the creative juices flowing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriousfish View Post
    Looky what followed me home today...ok, i brought it home in a trailer...1991 R100 mono...pretty rough condition...60k miles...but I have a vision!....jeez, why do our SOs give us such us a hard time about new project bikes? I only have 3 now...it's NORMAL to have multiple motorcycles...RIGHT??.... (and I got a freshly butchered duck to roast for dinner and a pound of freshly cure bacon,,,telling you it was a real barn find...farm bike!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriousfish View Post
    (and I got a freshly butchered duck to roast for dinner and a pound of freshly cure bacon,,,telling you it was a real barn find...farm bike!)
    Next time I buy half a pig, I'll have to pick it up myself, rather than having it delivered. That way I might get lucky, bike wise, as well.

    How was the duck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriousfish View Post
    Looky what followed me home today...ok, i brought it home in a trailer...1991 R100 mono...pretty rough condition...60k miles...but I have a vision
    Rough condition? That's a prince!
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    Keep the pics and posts coming. It's always interesting and fun to watch the progress of getting an older bike roadworthy again.
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    Nice score. I too have the same bike. BMW only made 163 of these in 1991 and only for the USA market. It was called the R100 Classic.
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