I had always wanted a smoke-red BMW 100RS. When we bought the RT the dealer didn't have an RS, neither did any of the many dealers we've visited before we finally bought the RT. So in 2002 I found a 1982 RS. It was smoke-grey and its fairing was not installed. We picked it up from a man in New Hampshire, who got me a temporary tag to drive it home on. It was in March, so it was still very cold, especially without the fairing. I did have an electric vest, which helped a lot.
Much time and money later the bike was repainted the same color as the 1994 K1100LT we had converted for sidecar use. For some reason I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, so it didn't get ridden very much. Eventually I decided to sell it and asked Bill Heid to sell it for me. I felt guilty about that for some time.
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