4 Years bikeless, now with 2001 R1100s.

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4 Years bikeless, now with 2001 R1100s.

Postby SteveWhite » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:08 pm

I'm a plumber, based near Loughborough. I was working on a job for a new customer during the summer of 2016, and saw a covered bike in the garage. I showed interest, and he took the cover off his grey R1100s. It looked very good to my eyes (never had a bee-em, and the only one I ever rode was an smoke orange R90s on a test ride from a dealer on the Isle of Man during TT fortnight in the 1980's!) The plumbing job took a bit longer than usual. He said he was thinking of selling the bike the next year, and I asked for 'first refusal' on it, when he did sell it.

Fast forward to March 2017, and a phone call offering me the bike for the price dealer offered him as a trade-in on a used 1250 GS. I couldn't say no, and so bought the R1100s.

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It's also came with the panniers and tank bag; it's got a Van der Linde (I think) exhaust system, which sounds bloody lovely, and it's been 'chipped'. I'm loving it! Quite a change from my previous bike history .....

1965 Honda C50
1957 Triumph 6T Thunderbird
1962 AJS 16s 350 'Sceptre'
1969 Norton Mercury 650 (Slimline featherbed)
1976 Honda 550 F1
1978 Honda 550 F2
1976 Suzuki TS 185
1978 Suzuki GT500a
1981 Yamaha XS850
198? Kawasaki GT750
1983 Yamaha XS850
1980 Honda CX500 Custom
1974 Norton Commando 850 Mk2a
- 4 year gap -
2001 BMW R1100s (I got there in the end!)

Anyway, thats my intro - maybe see any of you in the East Midlands area sometime?

Steve.

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Re: 4 Years bikeless, now with 2001 R1100s.

Postby Taz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:35 pm

Welcome. That looks really good. Hope you enjoy it and maybe catch you at a ride out sometime.
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Re: 4 Years bikeless, now with 2001 R1100s.

Postby Paul » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:57 am

Very smart. Welcome on board.

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Re: 4 Years bikeless, now with 2001 R1100s.

Postby dave the german » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:15 am

Welcome on board. Nice looking bike and it is indeed that exhaust - you can tell by the bulge in the link pipe
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Re: 4 Years bikeless, now with 2001 R1100s.

Postby Topcat » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:20 am

dave the german wrote:Welcome on board. Nice looking bike and it is indeed that exhaust - you can tell by the bulge in the link pipe


You've got good eyes Dave!

Welcome to the forum Steve,

Interesting bike history you have there, mines nothing like as extensive but my first bike was a Suzuki TS185, had a Yam XS750 and a Kawa GT550 so close.

Wish i still had the TS, they are worth a bomb now.

Dave

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Re: 4 Years bikeless, now with 2001 R1100s.

Postby SteveWhite » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:45 pm

Hi Topcat, Re. TS185, yes, good ones do seem to asking for a bit on the auction site, but there is some tat out there! I think I got more fun per cc out of that bike than any of the others, bar the Commando. I commuted (read "thrashed it") from Leicester to Nuneaton on it, getting the most out of those 185 cc's was most enjoyable.


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