I was going to Bob's BMW Pie Day until I got an email with a craigslist ad for a 1978 R100. I made a call to the owner, Al, and early this morning headed to Pittsburgh to pick it up. I saw one photo of the bike but after talking to Al it sounded like the prefect winter project. I left at sun-up and got there about 11 am. Met Al and his son Steve and began to load. Bike came with a few handy spares too. Al and Steve said it needed a clutch replacement but I'll do my usual thing, pull the engine, pull the cylinders, remove the trans, inspect the lower end, to a top overhaul, hopefully get by with just a new clutch (I think I have one that will fit), reassemble start and test. If I can get by with just that it would be nice. The bike is in nice over-all condition with usual bumps, scrapes and upholstery problems but I'm more of a mechanically fit guy and once all the mechanics are done, I'm done and I ride the way it looks. Checkout the cool leather bags! They are going on the R50 if they fit.
Here are some photos of the bike and a photo of the reworked Ural leg shield that I trimmed to fit the R50/2.