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Old Fart but still riding

Postby Blackstoun » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:52 pm

Hello All, just got a 1981 R100RT, not my first BMW but others have been R1200 RT and R1200 GS. Wanted a R1200 C with all the panniers and screen kit, but silly bugger prices out me off looking for one. Being of somewhat advanced years I sold off all my other bikes and got the R100 RT for me to ride/enjoy on my own as my partner is now disabled and cant ride with me anymore , even in the 1400 guzzi cali Watsonian GP700 combination which now sold along with all the others (heartbreaking!). First job on r100 is to fit unleaded heads. In intend to get as many miles on it as I can , before i cant get my leg over (it) anymore. Hoping the Forum will be helpful with a 37 year old Bike.

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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby Ruralman » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:01 pm

Hi Blackstoun,
Welcome to the forum
Safe riding
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Keith


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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:05 am

Welcome to the forum! :smile:
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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby george baker » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:03 pm

Hi
welcome, where in Scotland, after all it is a big place

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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby Tony the Skin » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:36 pm

Welcome from Lancashire. I wouldn't rush to work on the heads. If you are worried add a little Castrol Valvemaster to your fuel.
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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby Bomber Harris » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:57 pm

Hiya son, am in Falkirk, have a 1979 R80/7, am not sure if mine has hardened valve seats so I add the Castrol to the petrol anyway.

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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:17 pm

Welcome to the forum from Suffolk.
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Barry the old goat!!!!
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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby j8ejc » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:14 pm

Welcome from Gtr manchester

Ride safe and enjoy

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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:14 pm

Hello All, just got a 1981 R100RT, not my first BMW but others have been R1200 RT and R1200 GS. Wanted a R1200 C with all the panniers and screen kit, but silly bugger prices out me off looking for one. Being of somewhat advanced years I sold off all my other bikes and got the R100 RT for me to ride/enjoy on my own as my partner is now disabled and cant ride with me anymore , even in the 1400 guzzi cali Watsonian GP700 combination which now sold along with all the others (heartbreaking!). First job on r100 is to fit unleaded heads. In intend to get as many miles on it as I can , before i cant get my leg over (it) anymore. Hoping the Forum will be helpful with a 37 year old Bike.
Welcome here.

Go ahead with the unleaded heads, especially if you intend on riding this bike over the next 150 years. :grin:

Otherwise, there might be other immediate improvements more susceptible to improve your riding experience with such a good choice as a 1981 RT.
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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby Tincan3 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:22 pm

Well done on your acquisition! It's great to hear you are determined to keep rolling. Not sure why you sold the combo - I have a Watsonian on my 1975 R75/6 and it is a lot of fun. You may know a friend, Willie, in Maddiston? I am from near Oban so am down your way from time to time. Enjoy the forum, it's a good source of information! Smooth riding.

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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby Jon S » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:54 pm

Hi from a Lancastrian old fart (64) with a 39 year old 100RT living in the Lake District. My daughter lives near Airth in your bit of Scotia BTW so we get up there a few times each year for house, dog and donkey sitting.

Jon S
PS. The Castrol treatment works fine in my RT but I don't rack up thousands of miles/year
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Re: Old Fart but still riding

Postby P-K » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:51 am

Hi there,

Welcome to the Forum :smile:
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