1983 BMW R100RS Assemble And Install Seat Cowl & Seat

I had the fairing, front fender, side covers and gas tank painted in a two tone paint scheme, code 130, used on the RS bikes; the colors are Dunkel Blue and Hell Silver. In this scheme, the seat cowl is painted Dunkel Blue but I chose to use Hell Silver instead. And in tribute to the first year 1977 RS, I had matte clear coat applied instead of gloss and a single white pin stripe applied.

This shows how I do the work and a short video showing some of the assembly details.

VIDEO: 1983 BMW R100RS Install Seat Cowl and Seat

Here are the parts.

Seat Cowl And Seat Hardware

Seat Cowl And Seat Hardware

I installed a combination grab rail/parcel rack.

Rondel and RS Badge Installed

Rondel and RS Badge Installed

The hinges on the later seats are designed to slide over the hinge pins and the seat is secured on the rear pin with a clip.

Seat Hinges

Seat Hinges

Seat Hinge Retaining Clamp

Seat Hinge Retaining Clamp

Retaining Clip Installed In Groove On Rear Seat Hinge

Retaining Clip Installed In Groove On Rear Seat Hinge

All Done.

All Done

All Done

All Done

All Done

 

2 thoughts on “1983 BMW R100RS Assemble And Install Seat Cowl & Seat

  1. As always, an excellent write-up Brook. Thank you so much for documenting everything so thoroughly. It’s always good to see bikes entering this final stage….ready for their first adventure. I look forward to reading about your first road trip on this one.

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