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Old 01-11-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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A BMW motorcycle story

This is a must see for anyone who's lost a loved one and appeciates restoration.

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Old 01-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Very nice. I'm sure a lot of us here have a story similar to this one.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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Sorry you lost your dad - at some point we all have to face that.

The bike came out very nice! Now, you just need to ride it until it regains that patina of age.

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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Sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad in 2007. I got my love of motorcycles from him and regret never being able to ride with him as He had had not been apart of my family's life after I was 10. I got back in touch with him in 2002 and did get to visit a couple of times. I even took him for a ride in the Sidecar on my 66 R69S. I also have had 5 ohther /2 BMW's over the years. I like that you had the pinstrips hand painted. To many BMW's have had them done with tape as that was "easier", All BMW's were hand pinstriped and there was a department of Women that did nothing else. If you look colse you will see that no two are done exactly the same.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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Bones,

You still have the 69S Sidecar rig?

We got married on a 65 /2 Sidecar rig at a National BMW Rally in North Carolina. We did a 12,000 mile trip that year with the sidecar. As far south as Florida, as far north as Quebec, around the north side of the Great Lakes and back to California.

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It's remarkable how important things like this become with time.

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This is not my story and my dad is still alive. Sorry if I gave that impression.
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No BMW's at all at the moment. Sold my 1200GS ADV to my Brotherinlaw Last year as I had not been riding it much (it was my outside bike in San Diego) I have thined the herd down to 12 bikes now but jus agreed to buy another to get it back to 13 as that is my lucky number.
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