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Hi all!

I have a 1975 Daytona Orange R90S. I bought it from Max BMW (Connecticut branch) about 4 years ago. My salesman can't, or does not want to provide me with any of the bikes previous history. It is #4981421. I looked up the info on this site and I have also contacted BMW Germany trying to get info on it with minimal results.

Just wondering if anyone on this site might have any info on it.

It is in very nice shape with around 33k miles. The paint is in very good condition with some stone chips on the front from normal riding. It has electronic ignition and Koni rear shocks. I don't think anything else has been changed. I ride it every month or so around the neighborhood and to our Club Picnic each Fall. Oh, it also has one of those EZ Clutch Kits with the pulley and chain where the clutch cable attaches to the engine.

Everything works on the bike so all I do is keep a tender on the battery and ride it once in a while.

Please contact me if you or anyone you know may have info on it.

My email is gedubya@suddenlink.net

Thanks, Glenn

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Glenn - Welcome! One thing

Glenn -

Welcome! One thing you can find is when the bike was built...put the VIN into this website:

http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

As you can see, it was built in 5/75. Nothing else on the website or any others will be of much help. BMW is more helpful on the older machines like those built in the 1960s. For them they can often tell you to which dealer the bike was delivered in Germany or if it was delivered to Butler and Smith for a US sale.

As for previous history on your bike, if your dealer isn't willing to provide much help, you might try working with the previous owner as identified on your title for the bike. Maybe you can work backwards from there.

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Looking for history on my R90S

schrader7032 wrote:

Glenn -

Welcome! One thing you can find is when the bike was built...put the VIN into this website:

http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

As you can see, it was built in 5/75. Nothing else on the website or any others will be of much help. BMW is more helpful on the older machines like those built in the 1960s. For them they can often tell you to which dealer the bike was delivered in Germany or if it was delivered to Butler and Smith for a US sale.

As for previous history on your bike, if your dealer isn't willing to provide much help, you might try working with the previous owner as identified on your title for the bike. Maybe you can work backwards from there.

Thanks for trying to help Kurt but I had that covered. I got the build date from BMW Germany and the previous owner was listed as Max BMW on the title. They will not or can not let me know who turned it in, which I can understand for privacy reasons.

I was kind of hoping that the previous owner might be on this site, or someone might know the bike from the CT, MA or R.I. area.

Are you a member of the BMW Club in San Antonio? The wife and I have attended the Hill Country Hangout with a couple of the other San Angelo Club Members for the past couple of years.

Thanks again! Glenn

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Sounds like you've done some

Sounds like you've done some groundwork to date. No, I'm not a member of the club...I heard about the event but didn't attend.

Not sure this helps much, but I remembered a registry listing here; there's nothing for the R90S specifically, so you should check the Airheads. Your VIN doesn't seem to be in there.

http://www.micapeak.com/reg/bikes/

There is also the BMW Club R90S registry:

https://www.r90s.info/Registry/index.html

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Looking for history on my R90S

Thanks for the additional info Kurt!

I didn't have any luck with either of those sites either. I went ahead and registered on the R90S Club Page. It doesn't look like that Club is very active.

I heard back from my sales person at Max BMW and he said that he contacted the previous owner and gave him my phone number. I haven't heard from him yet but apparently his first name is Charlie. So if anyone knows a "Charlie" that owned an orange 75 R90S (Serial 4981421) up until 4 or 5 years ago in the New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts or Rhode Island area, tell him to give me a call so I can gather history on his old bike!

Thanks again Kurt.

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