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1979 BMW R100rt - $4,000 (Corvallis)

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1979 bmw r100rt
type: standard
condition: good
motor: gas
odometer: 50645
title status: clean
transmission: manual
Testing the waters for the sale of my airhead. 1979 BMW R100rt with 50k miles. Bike is aesthetically a little rough around the edges but mechanically solid. In the 6 years I've owned it it's never once left me stranded or failed to start. I love this bike but the upkeep of a classic motorcycle isn't something I have time for in my life anymore.

The bike has been taken care of over the years, some larger projects tackled by shops but mostly done by myself. I kept receipts for most parts and all major shop visits so there's some records there. The bike is a running project that I've always felt safe riding but always felt there was another thing to check off the list to make it even better. Shortlist below

Good:
New tires.

New front brake disks, pads all around, fresh fluid.

Clutch and components changed a few years back.

Rebuilt carbs

Electronic ignition.

Krauser hardbags.

Regular fluid changes.

Will include a bunch of parts I acquired for projects that haven't had time to tackle as well as specialty tools purchased specifically for the bike. Will also include a Haynes and a Clymers mechanics manual for the bike.

Bad:
Paint is not in great condition on close inspection. Mostly on the gas tank and frame. On the tank: a chip taken out when the bikes shelter collapsed during a storm. A spot where the seat rubbed buffed off the paint (see note on seat below). Both these are currently covered with electrical tape which you'll see in the photos. Clear coat is messed up on the top from either gasoline or some sort of solvent. Planned to repaint bike at some point but never happened.

Seat doesn't align quite right. Whenever in its life the king and queen seat was installed the studs used for mounting were done poorly resulting in it sitting slightly eskew and rubbing on tank. I have new seat mounting hardware but haven't gotten around to installing it. I've managed to fix the rubbing issue but seat is still a pain to remove.

Battery. Not really a problem but.. Previous owner swapped the OEM battery for an ultra light lithium battery and relocated the battery to under the seat cowl which I personally don't like. Battery is great unless it's really cold out and then the lithium doesn't have the same cranking power as a gel battery would. But I've still started it when it was 33* out so its fine. I do have new mounting hardware for the original battery holder and intended to swap it at some point but never got around to it.

I'm not in a hurry to sell this bike but wanted to see if there's interest.

No test rides without cash and ID in hand.

Asking $4000

post id: 7752920002

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