1977 BMW R100RS 4400 Mile Status Report

In two months since I completed the build, I’ve ridden the bike 4,400 miles.  I named it “Gonzo” as I like to name my bikes after Muppet characters :-).

Gonzo Starting Mileage On Departure for Pennsylvania

Gonzo Starting Mileage On Departure for Pennsylvania

I rode it to the 40th R100RS anniversary rally in Pennsylvania and back and had a problem with the transmission about 350 miles from the rally that required me to stop riding until it was fixed. That work was done by Tom Cutter of Rubber Chicken Racing Garage and I completed the ride home only one day late.

I documented the issues, corrections and updates I made from the first engine start through the end of my ride back from Pennsylvania here.

There are still some items to work on, but overall, the bike is running well.

Ending Mileage After 3,300 Mile Trip to Pennsylvania and Back

Ending Mileage After 3,300 Mile Trip to Pennsylvania and Back

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