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I just purchased this machine. It is in excellent original condition. Does anyone know how many were built?
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post #2 of 18 Old Aug 20th, 2007, 7:25 pm
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No idea on the quantity...


I just bought one as well. Turned out to be a R80RT instead of R-100

I have an R-100 rear fender plaque if you need it.

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Rear Fender Plaque

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Thanks for the offer, but my rear fender plaque is perfect.

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I just purchased this machine. It is in excellent original condition. Does anyone know how many were built?
Not sure about '83 specifically but for all 1978 - 1984 twin shock R100RTs the total number sold was 18,015

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I think it was 300 . I had one , It was a fun bike .... But anyway it was either 300 inported to the USA or 300 total . I can't remember , but I hope this is of some help ...Patric ...

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Anniversary edition was 300............................I believe
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I had one with an EML side car






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Those 2 bikes have seriously different front ends-who changed what, or were they different models of the same bike? Just asking because I have no clue
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Those 2 bikes have seriously different front ends-who changed what, or were they different models of the same bike? Just asking because I have no clue
If by front end you mean the forks then yes, mine were not OEM. EML made a complete conversion for the bike. The frame and forks were all EML. It handled VERY well...

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yep that's what I meant, but being a new BMW guy I figured yours would have some high tech name I was unaware of. Both are neat looking bikes, best regards
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yep that's what I meant, but being a new BMW guy I figured yours would have some high tech name I was unaware of. Both are neat looking bikes, best regards
That suspension is a lot like the Earls forks of the older BMW's. The main advantage of the system is the elimination of fork dive under heavy front braking. I would imagine that this feature makes it desirable for sidecar rigs as well. I have seen it done that way on several. The LT's telelever suspension achieves the same goal, with different geometry.
Here's a pretty good wiki page on the subject.

I found this interesting page while searching for some info. Darth Vader rides!

By the way, I owned a '79 R100RT twenty years ago. Great bike!

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From the Airheads you can learn how to adjust those valves (very easy) and keep an eye on them. They were made for leaded gas and can recede rapidly.
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Are those the pop-out driving/fog lights in the fairing vents on the EML equipped RT? I've never seen them but have heard about them.

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Are those the pop-out driving/fog lights in the fairing vents on the EML equipped RT? I've never seen them but have heard about them.
Yes, there is a lever flips the driving lights out. I'll see if I can find a pic...


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I love my '83 R100RT. Right now I've got it torn apart, though. Bob's just did a rebuild on my heads and starter motor, I've replaced the cam chain and guides, I got 9.5 pistons and new big end rod bearings and I'm gonna put an Endurolast alternator in it. I was going to install a "Police Cam" but decided against it. Right now I'm balancing the pistons and rods.

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I suppose these as good a place to introduce myself, Bob (alias Moondog) and my 1983 R100RT. The anniversary edition.(see Avatar) Bought it last summer and had it two weeks when I went down on it and broke my right leg . The bike sustained a chewed up valve cover, a bent fairing and broken RH mirror. All fixable. Lost the whole summer and I got two more operations, the first coming up next week. For the short time I rode, it was fine. It required quite a bit of work, carbs, rear brakes, fuel hoses, oil change.
I also own a K1100RS-SE 1996 which is in a friends basement for a new head gasket, fairing paint job, SS brake lines, new Remus exhaust (stock one cracked twice and that was enough of that!) and a few mods. Gave it a good looking over. Did more then it needed but I had time to kill so what the hey. So hopefully I after all my bodily repairs, I can get back to doing what I love best, riding.
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Re: R 100 RT 6Oth Anniv. Model (1983)

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By the way, I owned a '79 R100RT twenty years ago. Great bike!
Hi there!

Just found this excellent site while searching for information and tech stuff about our '79 R100RT. I'm very new to motorcycles, but eager to learn, and looking forward to a fun summer on the back of the BMW!
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