I bought this bike in a basket and have put way too much time and money into it over the last few years. Including purchase price and straightening out the papers ($600 DMV Surprise! Yay!) probably close to $7k. Assuming my time is free, of course. Rebuilt & balanced top end with high compression pistons, dual plug ignition, timing chain and gears, clutch, replacement gearbox with only about 20K miles, final drive with 99% splines, more- see long list below. It runs fairly nicely after all that; but I can't afford to keep it. R100RT was going to be my daily rider; but I've bought an R1200RT and have a-couple-three-too-many bikes now. Cosmetically, it's a C+ "looks nice for the age"; but it is a 33-year-old bike and it did get ridden. This is a nice bike if you ride in cold, fog or drizzle, and want something with a decent fairing that you can work on yourself (without doing digital diagnostics). This is not a bike for someone who doesn't do their own maintenance. It's old, and like a nice old house needs TLC and paying others for that can get VERY expensive. Clear title; registered for operation, and insured. No racks or bags; but there are plenty of them for sale out there in them inter-webs.( "It's like a series of tubes, you know?") Willing to dicker; but remember what the root word is; and that after a certain price point parting the machine looks better and better.
1. Wheel bearings recently checked and lubricated
2. Tires have very little wear.
3. Recent new Steering Head Bearings
4. CC Products upper triple clamp
5. Recent new front and rear brake pads.
6. Rear disk in excellent condition.
7. Recent new 15mm front master cylinder
8. Brand-new rear master cylinder.
9. Hydraulic front brake light switch
10. Recent new Braided steel brake lines
11. Recent front caliper rebuilds
12. Recent new Fork seals and Fork booties
13. Bottoming Springs
14. Solid diode board mounts
15. Recent new timing gears, chain, tension arm, spring, rubbing block and crank nose bearing
16. Recent carb rebuild with new stock floats.
17. Recent new big end rod bearing shells and new small end rod bushings
18. Recent new 9.5:1 pistons and rings
19. Rods and pistons balanced
20. Rebuilt small valve heads from an R100- new valves, guides, springs, lead-free seats, welded spigot repair. 40mm intake spigot and 40mm carburetors. Can include original heads.
21. Dual Plugs & Dual Accel Coils
22. Alpha Dual Plug Ignition- electronic advance.
23. Updated Flywheel- latest version, won't "grenade"
24. Recent new clutch,- All new plates, updated throw-out bearing and rod.
25. Recent new rear main seal, crank stub o-ring, Oil pump o-ring.
26. Replacement transmission from BMW; approximately 20k miles from new.
27. Final drive with excellent (about 99%, I'd say) splines.
28.Recent new Swing arm bearings
29. New, improved Side Stand kit
30. Reynolds Ride Off replaces heinous stock center stand
31. Later left foot peg- doesn't interfere with muffler
32. Complete tool kit. Not all rusty. Tray and cover.
33. Later model windshield adjustors
34. Very nice condition seat- looks like new; 30+ years old.
35. Adjustable damping Koni Shocks in very good condition
36.Stock mufflers in good condition, not cheap aftermarket
The Not So Good:
1. Inside the instrument cluster one of the cover screw holes is broken.
2. Right rear muffler mounts have both been Helicoil-ed.
3. AGM battery is 4 years+ old. I'll throw in a charger.
4. Voltmeter reads low. (Original MotoMeter- no big surprise.)
5. Front disks are starting to score and wear. Replace soonish.
6. Small crack in plastic dash. Pain to replace. Not hard to glue. I might get to it.
7. Gas tank has a lot of crud built up from sitting with fuel evaporating. Flushed it out with soap and water, but you might want to take stronger (chemical) measures. I would reline it. In meantime, fitted external filters catch crud.
1. Spigot repair looks rough when you have the exhaust nuts off for service.
2. The chrome on the handle bar has started to check out.
3. I polished most of the yellow out of the windscreen, but it's far from new. Like, 33 years far. Windscreen has some deep scratches that won't easily polish out.
4. The lowers have had some patching done with "Plastifix". Painted with a Ford color that's really, really close- but not quite exact. Not highly visible when on the bike, you'll notice when you pull them off for service.
1. The crossovers for the exhaust use 32mm muffler clamps; the "nubbins" broke.
2. The aftermarket battery sits a little high; stock hold-down replaced by a piece of brass flat stock. I'll include the stock hold-down.
3. The bike has 40mm carbs on heads that normally would have 32mm carbs. Some regard that as an improvement, some would prefer 32mm. I'll include the 32mm intake spigots in case you decide to get some 32mm Bings and try them later.
4. Two different center panel styles were used on the bike; and early solid one, and one that is vented for cooling. The early one is currently on there; I have the later version in a box & it goes with the bike.
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