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Old 10-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #31
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Luscious!

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Old 10-07-2011, 09:50 AM   #32
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I had a 79 RS, a 92 RS, then a 04 RT, which I sold 4 years ago to buy a 92 R.

I won't be buying any more BMW's unless I wreck this one. Granted, I am getting older, but I don't experience the "rubber cow" flexing on this bike, like I did on the older RS's.
I hate the switch gear! Let's see, if I'm in a panic, and I want to smash the horn, of course, I'm going to remember to force my thumb into an uncomfortable position, and press upward on the bizarre horn button....right! More often than not, I have initiated the left turn signal, in response to a perceived threat!

Mystics and Roadsters are great bikes, with less than gorgeous, plastic fenders and side covers. Money and determination can fix that offense easily enough. Well worth the effort in my opinion.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #33
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:52 AM   #34
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[QUOTE=danedg;17016407]Here we go...
50K on the clock, fresh rubber, bags, windshield, top rack, and there's a tankbag too....



That is the original stock seat. I like that it has a top rack. It looks like a bit of a project at least cosmetically. Mystics in good condition have been advertised and selling for over $6000 in the last 2 years. This one has comparatively high milage but if you can get it cheap you will probably be able to sell it at a profit after you clean it up and make it work.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:03 PM   #35
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And this is one of the last non digital bikes, kinda naked and it's got wire wheels!
Hell! It starts with a button!

And it's got twin front brake discs unlike the GS and PD!
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:38 PM   #36
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When I first saw the Mystic in the Fort Collins BMW shop I thought it was a very well executed bike. Even though the tank was from the GS parts bin (far above average capacity for the average standard) I thought they did a nice job of crafting a seat and seat cowl from scratch. I also liked the clean idiot lights. Overall, I think it was one of the prettiest bikes on the floor at the time. So much better than the R100R which was basically a GS with a 19" front wheel and goofy plastic goop over the rear rack.

Granted, the pillion seat appears to be nearly useless but it seemed that the bike got some unusual attention from the design department that was lacking on other BMWs of the time.

A clean example of it would be high on my list when I need to augment my GS with another airhead (although it would be competing with a '77-'78 S or RS).

TT's photos (super clean, bags but no rear rack) represent exactly what I'd look for. I'd also remove the Mystic decals - they're unnecessary.

As Wirespokes mentions, there are a couple of very nice bikes with S fairings. It would be special with siliver smoke paint, an S fairing and maybe a S seat and cowl (although I'd like to see it with the Mystic seat cowl too).

A mighty big congrats on getting your hands on your new, swell airhead.

p.s. I just wish the design folks would have done a better job with the front fender (picking nits).
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:36 AM   #37
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I agree. Some of the design elements are kinda gawky. Without having touched the bike I'd be tempted to swap out the front fender and I'm not sure about the seat...
Which begs the question, Is the Mystic style exercise rare enough to preserve?
The PO musta smoked too much loco weed at some southwest rally and had Indian dreamcatchers pinstriped here and there.
When I saw the foto's I asked, "What's that birdshit splashed on the tank?"
And everybody knows, a good BMW is always black!
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:33 AM   #38
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The front fender is a problem. I don't like the look of it either but haven't come up with any good solutions. The fork brace is also the fender mount, and it's a two piece arrangement. A fender re-do would require re-making the brace. It's been a while since I've looked at it, but that's what I recall.

I have seen them trimmed, which helped.

Even this one that was extensively modded, still sports the stock plastic:

http://www.motoren-israel.com/images/content/2.jpg

I sure wouldn't mind mine looking more like that!
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #39
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It's got heated grips and the voltmeter
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #40
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Luscious?




In a floozy kinda way....

too much makeup....
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:24 PM   #41
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I shood start a new thread...Oh Wait! I did!

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Old 11-10-2011, 10:22 PM   #42
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I thought you said you had 40mm Bings? Those look like 32s in the pic.

Either way, nice bike!
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:21 AM   #43
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I thought you said you had 40mm Bings? Those look like 32s in the pic.

Either way, nice bike!
As I surf for more info on this bike Phil Hawksley's website pops up, with the "factory" specs. He claims 40 mm Bings.
I just checked MAX' parts fiche and they ARE 32's...
Thanks Igormortis... I'll shut up now
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:25 AM   #44
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I thought you said you had 40mm Bings? Those look like 32s in the pic.

Either way, nice bike!
I am pretty sure US spec bikes from the early 80's on came with 32 Bings. Euro spec 100's came with 40 Bings. I noticed quite a difference in my US '94 R100GSPD with the 32's and my Canadian '95 R100R with the 40's.
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I am pretty sure US spec bikes from the early 80's on came with 32 Bings. Euro spec 100's came with 40 Bings. I noticed quite a difference in my US '94 R100GSPD with the 32's and my Canadian '95 R100R with the 40's.
What differences?
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