ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool > Airheads
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
wbihsnp OP
n00b
 
Joined: Oct 2014
Location: Annapolis, MD
Oddometer: 3
1977 R100RS Project

Hi all, I have been presented with the opportunity to purchase a 1977 R100RS "project" bike. Fairing is poss. unusable/incomplete, bike is in general state of "neglect" but appears restorable. Motor has 61k on it, bike does not run, there are no keys. If I were to purchase a 1982 Fairing, would that immediately make this a Frankenbeemer with not much value if in fact fully restored? Should I slap it together, get it running and then see if it's worthy of a true restore, or would you restore it properly right off the bat? I'm not necessarily interested in a stock restore, I am interested in having a functional, classic beautiful R100RS. What would you do? I have a total budget of about 8k, 2k being for the bike as is, 1.5k for Heinrich tank.
wbihsnp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
Zodiac
loosely portrayed
 
Zodiac's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2001
Location: Brooklyn
Oddometer: 31,535
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbihsnp View Post
Hi all, I have been presented with the opportunity to purchase a 1977 R100RS "project" bike. Fairing is poss. unusable/incomplete, bike is in general state of "neglect" but appears restorable. Motor has 61k on it, bike does not run, there are no keys. If I were to purchase a 1982 Fairing, would that immediately make this a Frankenbeemer with not much value if in fact fully restored? Should I slap it together, get it running and then see if it's worthy of a true restore, or would you restore it properly right off the bat? I'm not necessarily interested in a stock restore, I am interested in having a functional, classic beautiful R100RS. What would you do? I have a total budget of about 8k, 2k being for the bike as is, 1.5k for Heinrich tank.

I think you answered your own question here, if you don't want to do a full on resto.

And there's no difference between fairings on the RS models, with some tiny exceptions (center grill etc) but they will all fit and are interchangeable.

Sounds like that's the last part (fairing) you'd have to worry about right now.

Good luck,
__________________
2011 Duct Tape Roll
1997 Cycle Therapy mini pump
1988 Aerostich Fleece collar scarf
1992 BMW K100 transmission housing
2014 Box of General Tso's Chicken with Xtra spice
Zodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:38 AM   #3
wbihsnp OP
n00b
 
Joined: Oct 2014
Location: Annapolis, MD
Oddometer: 3
Thanks!

Thank you Zodiac. And you are correct, i did sort of answer my own question. I was hoping to get some "What would you do?" input, in hopes it would uncover something I had not thought of. The main appeal to me is being able to say - "i built that" and thereby really getting to know the bike. I have not owned an Airhead, but for some reason I am wanting this R100RS like no other bike before.
wbihsnp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:40 AM   #4
Darryl's bmw
Darby
 
Darryl's bmw's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Oddometer: 127
For the record, the 1977 RS has a different faring lens and rubber tunnel.
Darryl's bmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:53 AM   #5
wbihsnp OP
n00b
 
Joined: Oct 2014
Location: Annapolis, MD
Oddometer: 3
Interesting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darryl's bmw View Post
For the record, the 1977 RS has a different faring lens and rubber tunnel.

So, what does that mean? I would be getting a complete 1982 RS100RS fairing which has the add'l cutout for an oilcooler. As longs as the headlight etc comes with it, it should be "ok", correct? Not necessarily looking to make the bike 100% correct
wbihsnp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 12:08 PM   #6
Darryl's bmw
Darby
 
Darryl's bmw's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Oddometer: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbihsnp View Post
So, what does that mean? I would be getting a complete 1982 RS100RS fairing which has the add'l cutout for an oilcooler. As longs as the headlight etc comes with it, it should be "ok", correct? Not necessarily looking to make the bike 100% correct
If you get a 1982 fairing with the lens and rubber tunnel, they should match.

I am not talking about the headlight.
Darryl's bmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 05:58 PM   #7
CafeDude
Gnarly Adventurer
 
CafeDude's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Westchester County, NY
Oddometer: 311
Hmmm, what would I do? I'd customize and build it to my liking. Heinrich tank? I LOVE IT! Had one on my '79 R100RS. '77's are sought after, to an extent. The spoke wheels with the blue striping and blue calipers are endearing to the serious collectors. They aren't fetching huge dollars (yet), maybe some day. But I'd still customize it to my liking if it were mine. Life is short, enjoy it, YOUR way.
CafeDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 08:41 PM   #8
Other Bob
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Other Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Detroit 'burbs
Oddometer: 401
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbihsnp View Post
*** The main appeal to me is being able to say - "i built that" and thereby really getting to know the bike. ***
It is indeed a satisfying feeling, but for me sometimes sounds more like "holy shit I can't believe I put a wrench to that and it still runs!"

What would I try to do with some mismatched '77 RS parts? Something like this -



Or these are nice too -



Sweet dreams!

Bob
__________________
"That's a top notch stick. Everything invented after the stick was when the pussification of mankind started." - Sod Buster, 2014
Other Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 08:52 PM   #9
headtube
6 months of winter!
 
headtube's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto
Oddometer: 234
Firstly, I'd consider the asking price. A non running bike with some serious neglect may not be worth the 2K you plan to spend. A little history and pics for all to see would help determine its value. That being said, it could be as simple as a new battery, coils, or rebuilt carbs to get you mobile.

However, if you see fit spending that amount your primary focus might be to get it running before you spend a bundle on peripherals like fairing bits. These bits can often be had down the road in online sale formats like ebay, craigslist, etc... if it were me, I'd get it running first.
headtube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 08:53 PM   #10
Box'a'bits
In need of repair
 
Box'a'bits's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Oddometer: 2,075
They are sought after. I'd get it up & running & aim towards a tidy running bike, pending time & $$ to do a better job.

If you chop it up, then you can't easily go back. You may regret that in a few years
__________________
My '91 R100GS thread is here
My Ride photos are here

It's just better when there's twins involved....
Box'a'bits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:06 PM   #11
Wirespokes
Beemerholics Anonymous
 
Wirespokes's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Jackson's Bottom Oregon
Oddometer: 7,938
The 77RS is a desirable model, as already stated. There were some changes made to the fairing over the years, but only matter in the case of period correct. They all interchange. You would get marked down, possibly, in a judging with newer date stamps if the judge checked them out.

I also agree that $2K might be a bit high for a non running bike. You're taking a chance. Depending on condition $1K to $1500 might be more like it.

This is a bike that shouldn't be customized or cafe'd. The value is going up, and actually was much higher before the recession when a nice original or restored example was worth $12K. Is it a CFO (38mm exh) or 40mm bike?
__________________
Wanted: Dead, smashed, crashed or trashed gauges
BMW GAUGE REPAIRS - TACH*SPEEDO*CLOCK*VOLT METER *PODs & LIGHT BOARD*
Wirespokes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 04:36 AM   #12
Beemeup
1978 R100/7
 
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Washington State
Oddometer: 107
I would only pay for what I thought I could part it out for, just in case. As far as a classic restoration or not stock that's an opinion only you can answer.
Beemeup is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014