The R100CS Last Edition was sold to me as a runner that didn’t need anything, and this was a rare case where the seller was accurate! I rode it around for a couple of weeks as-is to make sure everything was alright, but in my head I knew the Don Vesco fairing had to go.
The seller of my bike included a NOS OEM bikini fairing, but I was missing the mounting kit. So I asked one of our mechanics (Daniel) if he’d help me change the engine oil/filter as well as the tires while I waited for the kit to arrive from Bob’s BMW – they have been an amazing parts source during my ownership!
My first ride with the new fairing was quite interesting – losing the Rabid Transit had lightened up the front end quite a bit, making it feel relatively twitchy. The key word is “relatively”, as even with the diet up front it’s still a slow-steering machine. I was also now getting much more wind to my torso, but that’s something I prefer anyway.
When I did the “Making It Mine” post for my Megamoto, it was all about the OEM and aftermarket upgrades I wanted to make. This time around, it’s just about cleaning up some cosmetics as the bike came to me with a tremendous amount of quality upgrades already – “head work by CC Products, including dual plugging; high compression BMW pistons; BMW RS handlebars; dual seat + solo seat with special document pouch; tank bag; Gustaffson windscreen; Parabellum windscreen; stock windscreen; electronic ignition kit; Progressive fork springs; Koni shocks; CC Products triple clamp; BMW hard bags w/two sets of inner liner bags; and an aftermarket side stand. That’s a hell of a list, and it’s one of the reasons I jumped on this bike.
The R100CS came to me with 86,457 miles – now it’s time to add many more!