1978 BMW R100/7 Airhead Cafe Racer




Date : November 9, 2021
Condition : Used
Location : Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

1978 BMW R100/7

Perfect Running Matching numbers 1978 BMW R100/7 motorcycle

This 1978 BMW R100/7 is in excellent condition.  With ultra low mileage of 16,363 miles, this is one of the lowest mileage airheads you will find on the market.   Comes with a clean Colorado title.   It isn’t a show bike, but a survivor and most of the modifications are reversible.   Has always been stored indoors.  Keep it as is, or start your own new project!   This is one of the most desirable models for customization; this model specially is known for its reliability and simplicity.  The previous owner turned it into a café racer; I set the bike up with an easier stance and riding position, with better aesthetics and modern ergonomics in mind.  The engine is strong, doesn’t leak a drop, and the bike starts every time.  Gearbox shifts without missing a gear.  Final drive seals were replaced, no leaks.  New parts: top clamp and steel top clamp nut from Toaster Tan, Steering head nut upgraded with stainless steel nut from Toaster Tan, new steering bearings, new turn signals out front, all new light bulbs in the back (turn signals, brake), new IKON shocks, New WalzWerk Battery box (under gearbox), new Lithium battery, new front brake master cylinder from an R100RS, new front brake lines, new Shinko tires, new fork internals, including Progressive springs and all new seals, new exhaust wrap, new exhaust mufflers (not too loud, with baffles), new Monza style fuel cap, new spark plugs.


1978 BMW R100/7, 5 speed transmission, electric start, 1000cc boxer engine.   East Coast bike with 16,363 ORIGINAL MILES.


The inside of the tank was cleaned.  The fuel cap was replaced with a Monza style fuel cap for a better look and feel for the build style.   The fuel taps on the tank were rebuilt along with the fuel lines and filters.


The Bing 32 Carburetors were rebuilt and balanced (depending on your elevation adjustment may be required).  New throttle cables installed.


The engine was given a thorough check; no wear on internal engine parts.  Valves were adjusted to factory specs.  Points and condenser, gaskets, diode board, and voltage reg were checked and the bike starts and runs great. The clutch and flywheel were inspected.  All engine consumables were replaced, to include spark plugs.   Starts instantly with choke, runs smooth, and gets even smoother as it warms up.


The transmission was inspected and all parts passed inspection.  Bike shifts great, no missed shifts.


Stock wheels were balanced, new bearings were installed, and new Shinko Tube Type tires (19″ front, 18″ rear) were installed and balanced.  Spline’s lubed.


The forks were disassembled and had its bump stops, fork oil, and all internals replaced and cleaned.   New gaskets and crush rings were installed.   Progressive springs from Euro Motoelectrics were installed.  New seals and dust covers were installed.


The front caliper was rebuilt with new seals and a new stainless steel cylinder.   The brake pads were replaced with new pads.   The brake lines, fittings, and break switches are all new.  The brake master cylinder is brand new; same as on 1988 R100RS.   The rear drum brake was inspected and adjusted.  Very responsive and firm brake feel front and back.


The headlight has a new bulb; all connections in the headlight were checked and repaired/replaced as needed.   All stock functions are retained, to include the stock switches (all functions work), and the stock speedo/tach can be easily installed on the bike (wiring tucked under the seat, retains original wiring plug and all indicator lights work).   HI/LO beam function works.


Mini front turn signal LED lights were installed on the headlight brackets.  Rear turn signals, and front/rear brake lights work.


New EMGO handlebar, new R100 clutch lever, new R100RS front brake master cylinder, newer clutch lever, choke blank.  Stock switches work like new; all functions work.  New grips.


Walzwerk battery box, installed under gearbox.  New Lithium battery.


Stock horns installed on brand new brackets; stock horn button works.


Comfortable for all day riding, hinges and locking feature works great.  No seat lock key, but there’s nothing under the seat.


Stock speedo, tachometer, and dummy lights all work.  Not installed at the moment but instruments and bracket included with the bike.  Harness is tucked under the tank, so it’s easy to plug in and re-install the stock instruments.


All fluids (engine, gearbox, final drive) and air filter recently changed.  Bike starts right away and is ready for it’s new owner.


Plenty of receipts available for most new parts.   This is an exceptional BMW R100/7 both mechanically and cosmetically, as pictures show.   Located in Colorado Springs (zip code is 80924).   Has a free and clear, in-hand Colorado Title. Will Fed Ex or UPS the signed off Colorado Title and Bill of Sale to new owner, once funds are received and cleared.   Will meet transport driver for pick up at location if needed.


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