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1Back to top Go down    K100RS Special Edition production numbers on Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:38 am

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I have asked these questions to knowledgeable people and have received different answers.
I have what is registered as a 1989 K100RS SE.
-I've had some people say that the bike was only produced as a 1989 model and others who say it was produced as two model years; 88 and 89.
These people say that the major difference between the two is that an 88 has a blue and white belly fairing while the 89 is all blue. I've only seen one picture of an SE with an all blue belly fairing and I just assumed it was repainted. Mine is blue and white (indicating an 88) but is registered as an 89. I can't see any sign that the fairing was repainted.
-Was a "regular" RS produced alongside the SE? i.e. is there an 89 RS non-Special Edition? Never heard of one but this period UK price list seems to indicate so:
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/pricephotos/UK%20prices%20feb%201989.jpg
And this 88 UK price list doesn't include an SE
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/pricephotos/UK%20Prices%201988.jpg

-How many SE's were produced? I've found a website that has production serial numbers but makes no separation between RS and RS SE.
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/chassispages/enginechassisK100.htm
According to this list my bike, #44729, was made in 10/88 making me think that it came out as an 89 model. That numbers list might make a circumstantial case for two model years, but it's a stretch with big assumptions.

Thanks for your help.
Darrin

Here's a shot of my 88? 89? last evening riding through Chemanus.


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44729 isn't enough of the VIN for me to plug it into BMW's computer to have a squiz. The last seven digits are needed.

If it's WB1051302K0044729, then it is a US model 1989 K100RS-SE Spcl 2-Tone built in 10/88, 50 state model with 0474 ABS, 0721 temp/fuel gauge and 0522 hazard warning as options, sold at wholesale on 9 August, 1989 by Cycle Werks of Barrington, IL, then sold at retail on 26 Jun 1990 by South Suburban BMW in Chicago, IL. There are no open campaigns (recalls) and the warranty history and original purchaser history is no longer available.

In addition, there were two bellypan options in both '88 & '89, for colour code 650, of both 137/225 Weiss/Blau and 225 Bermudablau.


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I've seen a few supposed '88 SEs floating about but whether the owners are correct or not I don't know. They do seem to have a much less interesting paint job though.


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1989 K100RS SE ABS 8v VIN: 0149214
Others: 1.5 x Honda CBX250RS-E, '94 CB250, '95 TRX850
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4Back to top Go down    That's the bike on Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:53 pm

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If it's WB1051302K0044729, then it is a US model 1989 K100RS-SE Spcl 2-Tone built in 10/88, 50 state model with 0474 ABS, 0721 temp/fuel gauge and 0522 hazard warning as options, sold at wholesale on 9 August, 1989 by Cycle Werks of Barrington, IL, then sold at retail on 26 Jun 1990 by South Suburban BMW in Chicago, IL. There are no open campaigns (recalls) and the warranty history and original purchaser history is no longer available.
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That's my bike. Cool info. Chicago? The last owner I know of was from Louisiana. I bought it in Dallas and it's now in British Columbia. The bike has been around...


So you say it was two model years? Still don't know about the numbers built.
Thanks
Darrin


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