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Old 11-21-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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Hello! I'm new here's my bike!

Hi,

I had always loved the look of old R Series BMWs and I picked up this fine bike a month ago from a local guy who had one too many. I paid 1750 for it and a great Shoei helmet. I'm fairly new to motorcycles and never really wanted one until my coworker convinced me to ride his. I bought my first one about 2 years ago, a Yamaha Virago XV535, which I purchased from said coworker's ex-wive for a whopping $500. Anyway, this past April some A-Hole saw fit to plow into me; sending me to the hospital and the Yamaha to the junk yard. The jerk didn't even do me the courtesy of hanging around to call an ambulance; I think there are more hit and runs in New Mexico than any other state in the country. So one day trolling Craigslist for used BMWs I found this 81 R100 and bought it right away. I haven't done anything to it yet, it rides well, but there are definitely some issues. I'm looking forward to working on it and have many questions. For now I just wanted to drop in and say hello. Pics to follow.

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Old 11-21-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Despite my protests my friends have tentatively name it "Fireball", because of the amount of gas that leaks from the left carb when placed on the side stand.

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Old 11-21-2014, 10:12 PM   #3
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Good looking bike for small change. Welcome to the jungle.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:16 PM   #4
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Nice looking bike. You got a fair deal for that price.
Hopefully the PO kept up on proper maintenance.
Always be sure to shut off the fuel petcocks when you shut the bike down.
I turn mine off prior to stopping the bike....just a habit.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:17 PM   #5
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nice bike, bmw airhead tech this weekend in abq, met you at marble a couple times. cruise over sunday. pm sent.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:40 PM   #6
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Tech day--and I'm missing it?

You are going to like the airheads you meet in NM. No better group of people anywhere.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:58 PM   #7
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Hey Cordell your Abq tech days were the best, let me know when you host one in Spokane and I'll try and get up there.

Give a holler when you are in town, we'll beer.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:24 PM   #8
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Excellent deal! Looks like you got a good one!

I'll bet it's got the 85mph speedo?

And welcome to the forum!
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:19 AM   #9
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Wow!!! Nice bike!!! Sorry about your crash, it's best to get a new helmet not a used one....it'll save your noggin'. Trust me.... Fuel leak should be addressed. Check your float levels.
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:49 AM   #10
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What, do you never wear a used helmet? A new one every ride? If it's in good shape, not too old, and fits, I can't see why there's anything wrong with using a used helmet. Unless it has cooties, then that's a different story.
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:44 AM   #11
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What, do you never wear a used helmet? A new one every ride? If it's in good shape, not too old, and fits, I can't see why there's anything wrong with using a used helmet. Unless it has cooties, then that's a different story.
Longtime wisdom is helmets get replaced after they have been crashed.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:12 AM   #12
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The helmet in question came with the bike, not the one he got clobbered in.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:58 AM   #13
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Welcome to the asylum. Great bike, great price. Fix the float level but keep the nickname. I love it.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:14 AM   #14
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Nice looking bike. You should straighten up that right hand carb - looks like it's because the choke cable is routed in front of the fuel line.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #15
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Very nice. Even came with a throttle lock. Used helmets are just that, get yourself one that fits you . Get riding and enjoy your new friend.
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