|1994 BMW R1100RS - For Sale
|$4500 - OBO
This Marrakesh Red beauty has been my beloved steed for almost ten years. In that time Iíve covered plenty of miles (currently showing 76K), but Iíve also maintained it meticulously and fixed all of the typical maladies along the way.
Iíd still trust it to take me across the continent, even more now than when I first purchased it. However, I was presented with a K1200RS that I couldnít refuse so, sadly, this bike has to go to a new home. The bike is located in Chattanooga, TN (close enough to spit on Deal's Gap!), but I am open to discussions about delivery.
You can contact me via email, or call (423) 763-8281.
I found this bike to be a perfect sport-tourer: sporty, comfortable, practical, and reliable. It only stranded me once in all the years of ownership, and that was because of a known weakness with the hall effect sensor wiring (since fixed, see below). It won't quite hang with a pure sportbike in the twisties, and it isn't as plush on the interstate as a Goldwing, but if you've ever tried to carve canyons with a big tourer or suffered all day on the superslab chained to a crotch rocket, you'll appreciate the versatility of a bike that can do it all and put a smile on your face no matter what the conditions.
Hereís a PDF of the bikeís original specifications: http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/PDF Downloads/R1100RSSpec.pdf
Some of the features and options on this bike:
- 2nd Generation ABS Brakes
- 3-position adjustable seat
- Clip-on handlebars adjustable for reach and angle
- 4-position adjustable front brake and clutch levers
- Windshield adjustable to multiple angles
- Rider Information Display (RID) - LCD fuel gauge, oil temp gauge, gear position indicator, and clock
- Heated handgrips with two power settings
- Hazard flashers
Hereís a list of what Iíve changed/upgraded:
- Corbin rider and passenger seats covered in leather with red piping Ė I added small shims to the front mount points to lift the front edge of the seat up which prevents a common complaint of the rider sliding towards the tank. The passenger seat includes a flip-up backrest that gives a solo-seat look when stowed.
- The factory saddlebag lids are color matched to the bike and include optional rubber protective panels. The rear-facing panels have red reflective stickers that are virtually invisible in daylight but reflect red when illuminated. I added the RT luggage rack (a bolt-on upgrade) and a 33 liter BMW topcase (unpainted black). The rear edge of the lid has a black reflector strip applied (reflects white). All case locks are matched to the ignition key.
- Wheels were upgraded to the later (stronger, prettier) 5-spoke versions. The front wheel includes the proper R1150RS speedo drive and new brake rotors. The rear wheel is 5"x17" from a K1200RS (wider and more common tire size). Both wheels have newer Avon Storm tires; front has well over 50% remaining, and rear is virtually new. The original 3-spoke wheels are included with well-worn Bridgestone BT010/020 tires.
- BMW cylinder protection guards are installed.
- Exhaust consists of a D&D center exhaust section mated to carbon fiber muffler from a Yamaha R1. The center section retains the O2 sensor fitting, so the bike's fuels injection runs properly. Included with the sale are the original factory exhaust and catalytic converter, as well as a D&D carbon fiber muffler, and an aluminum Yamaha R6 muffler with integrated catalytic converter disc. The stock system was too heavy and hot (cat mounted just below riderís feet), and very quiet. The D&D muffler is a straight-though pipe with glass-pack, which was too loud for me. I grafted on the aluminum R6 muffler which made it sound like a motorcycle without being too loud. I switched to the R1 carbon muffler just for the better looks (same basic can without the cat disc).
- The front and rear suspension has been upgraded with fully adjustable Fox shocks.
- A European headlight switch allows headlight to be turned off during service, can run with just parking/city lights to avoid disturbing people in campgrounds, or you could wire the switch to control auxiliary lights and/or any other electrical accessories.
- A Factory throttle friction lock thumbscrew is integrated into the right side switch panel. This allows you to move the throttle normally, but it will remain in position when released, allowing you to rest your throttle hand. Easy to engage/disengage.
- I installed fairing mounted mirrors from a Yamaha FZ1 (original, not cheap aftermarket ones with bad optics) which provide much clearer view at speed. (Original bar-mount mirrors are included.)
- Tinted BMW windshield (same size/shape as original) with top upturned lip removed (about 1 inch). This only slightly decreases wind protection, but greatly reduces wind noise and helmet buffeting.
- An Aeroflow headlight protector guards against impact damage.
- Fuel line quick-disconnects (from R1100GS) allow quick and easy removal of fuel tank during service.
- I added R1100GS hand protectors (easy to install and remove) Ė great for cold weather hand protection!
- It has clear front turn signal lenses from the later R1150RS (I will provide original orange lenses too).
- The front and rear turn signal lenses are wired with dual-filament bulbs to operate as running lights for greater visibility.
- The carbon canister has been removed (all original parts will be provided).
- The original (weak) horn was replaced with dual Fiamm units.
- The rubber handlebar mount was replaced with an aftermarket solid billet mount for more direct steering feel.
- Carbon fiber front wheel mudguard is fitted in place of the original black plastic.
- External fuel filter modification allows easy replacement if you experience failure on the road.
- Spare clutch and throttle cables are included. I always replace the cables well before they're worn out and keep the originals under the seat for emergencies.
Notable Service and Repairs:
- Clutch was replaced @62K miles due to failed throwout bearing. The clutch still had life, but replacement was done since I was already in there. Shaft splines were inspected (looked perfect) and lubed.
- Paralever pivot bearings were replaced @62K miles since the rear end was apart for the clutch replacement.
- Right head gasket was replaced due to slight oil weeping.
- Upgraded alternator belt and pulley were installed during routine maintenance.
- Hall effect sensor replaced due to intermittent ignition failure; also replaced the coil due to corrosion on one plug wire post.
- Left cam chain tensioner replaced with updated version (quiets cam chain noise and improves accuracy of cam timing).
- Replaced final drive output seal due to small oil leak.
- Front brake master cylinder replaced due to leak (common problem with early units).
- Engine, transmission, and final drive always serviced with synthetic oils. Always used BMW oil filter.
- I will include the BMW factory maintenance manual (hardcopy and CD-ROM) and a Haynes manual.
You can contact me via email, or call (423) 763-8281.