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    Thanks for all the replies. The first thing I noticed was the triple tree and the powder coated wheels.I'm really not looking for anything collectable.I just thought it was a nice clean S set up.I think the price is too high for what it is though.On the other hand Max BMW in Troy,NY has a very nice 1978 R100S in smoke red.Beautiful bike,if I only had an extra $10,000 I would own that one.
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    That '84 is a nice bike. Many people prefer the drum brake; anyone wanting an S (and not caring if it's not a 'real' S) would be happy with it. The powder coated wheels don't appeal to me but it's not a big deal.
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    1983 R100 Last Edition

    Last summer I bought a 1983 R100. It is white with black pinstripes. It has " R100 Last Edition" on the sideplates. It was originally sold by a dealer in San Diego. The VIN is WB1043506D6186013.

    This is my first BMW. The seller said, "and, it's a "last edition!" I said, "What's that?" Indicating that I didn't know, and didn't care, and still don't. But, I thought I could add this fact to the conversation. There may be no 1983 Last Editions, but I have one. Maybe.

    Love the airhead, though.

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    You have the same bike - made 17 bikes earlier - and both are considered '84 R100/T models. It's just that an S fairing was not added to yours later on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader View Post
    You have the same bike - made 17 bikes earlier - and both are considered '84 R100/T models. It's just that an S fairing was not added to yours later on.
    Sorry, Anton, but you are losing me completely with this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgej View Post
    Thanks for all the replies. The first thing I noticed was the triple tree and the powder coated wheels.I'm really not looking for anything collectable.I just thought it was a nice clean S set up.I think the price is too high for what it is though.On the other hand Max BMW in Troy,NY has a very nice 1978 R100S in smoke red.Beautiful bike,if I only had an extra $10,000 I would own that one.
    I think the asking price is probably pretty fair considering the condition. The visible upgrades (in my opinion), are worthwhile and not inexpensive. These include the brake lines, shocks, triple clamp, etc. All things that I have done to my /7 (and am in the process of completing on my RS). Collectible or not, $4800 isn't bad for a clean airhead in good condition, especially in that year range with appropriate upgrades. Just my 2 cents...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSimon View Post
    Sorry, Anton, but you are losing me completely with this post
    I was talking to they guy whose post preceded mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader View Post
    I was talking to they guy whose post preceded mine.
    I know you did. Does that mean I am not supposed to understand????

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    I bought a '84 BMW R100 years ago. I think it was special ordered bike. RT set up like a police bike and used as an escort bike. The serial # is WB1044909E6243418. My thinking it's a '84 model, but not a last edition. Just another obscure bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    I bought a '84 BMW R100 years ago. I think it was special ordered bike. RT set up like a police bike and used as an escort bike. The serial # is WB1044909E6243418. My thinking it's a '84 model, but not a last edition. Just another obscure bike.
    Interesting...that VIN comes out as a 6/83 build. That's the tail end of the '83 models...one might think it was supposed to be an '83, but held it back for whatever reason, maybe to turn into the special order.
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    Mike,

    What I meant was this:

    This thread is about an '84 (December '83 production) R100/T with VIN ending in 6186030 which was represented as an LE. R100S credentials subject to debate.
    Robert posted about an '84 (December '83 production) R100/T with VIN ending in 6186013 which was represented as an LE and has the same coloring and marking.

    I just commented that Robert had the same [model, color, age] bike, produced 17 bikes apart in the same month, except a fairing had not been added to his as it apparently has to the former. The R100/T did not come with a fairing; it was a high-handlebar naked bike with a drum brake. BMW identifies both bikes by VIN as R100/T.
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    Anton: I apologize. My occasional dislexia had caught up with me and for whatever reason, I kept reading "17 years" instead of "17 bikes"

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    Last Editions

    There were 175 R100CS models as mentioned in earlier posts (I have the sales literature). The California models did have different stripes and I've seen one in CA with black pin stripes but could not verify the side cover decals as correct (that was some time ago). This bike is in Buffalo NY so it's a long way from where it originated. If it is indeed a CA Last Edition the only way to know better (but not 100%) is to figure out where it was first sold. Falloon's book states the total number of last editions worldwide are unknown. A few were made on frames designated as 'CS' while others were built on 'T' frames. The seller of the EBay bike would not state where he got it so that raises suspicions.

    This is my Last Edition. Only the 3/4 seat is not original to the bike but the cowl/seat are indeed OEM BMW (I have the original dual seat). This bike first sold at Cycle Werks in Indianapolis Indiana Apr 1984 (that shop is gone now). Again aside from the seat cowl the bike retains its original paint. 56K miles.

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