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monbla256

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PostSubject: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:56 pm

I bought this scooter new back in '68 before i went to 'Nam and road it till 10 years ago. Five years ago I began to re-build it totaly and last week i got it back from the paint shop and finished all the last bits and we went for it's first trip in a decade!! It was good !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil  Gonna do some touring around this next year on it!! Once a scooter rider, ALWAYS a scooter rider !! This pic is from when I rode it up to a national BMW Riders Rally at Hershey, Pa about 15 years ago !! Its a 1968 R50 in Dover White. i've put probably 100k on it since I bought it and it's ready for another 100k, hope I am  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:03 pm

Wow! That's a really nice machine. I wish I had my first bike. I flipped mine though and it ended up in a junk yard.
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:17 pm

Simple Man wrote:
Wow! That's a really nice machine. I wish I had my first bike. I flipped mine though and it ended up in a junk yard.

My first scooter was a 1958 Trumpet, a Triumph T-20 Tiger Cub that i got in '62 like this one. Rode the hell out of it and traded it in on the beemer back in '68.



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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:31 pm

That's pretty sweet bro.
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:44 pm

Nice. Wish I had kept some pics of my bikes. Had a '71 BSA 650 twin that was a lot of fun to ride. Once I got the electrics waterproofed.

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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:10 pm

Gorgeous...simply gorgeous.
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:14 pm

Carlos wrote:
Nice.  Wish I had kept some pics of my bikes.  Had a '71 BSA 650 twin that was a lot of fun to ride.  Once I got the electrics waterproofed.

AaaaaH "Lucas, prince of Darkness" electrics !! I ended up replacing ALL the electrics on my Trumprt so that it would run !! got rid of the puny battery and went with a Morris Mag and just kick or bump started it !! Hell. I was in my 20's !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil The Beemer was a quantum leap engineering and product wise !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:41 pm

That's a real sweet ride sir, glad your still able to enjoy it.
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:51 pm

That's a cool looking bike Michael. You should ride it to Sturgis this coming year. Just watch out for those Biker chicks. Don't let your hormones write checks your body can't cash. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Smile

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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:58 pm

Damn sweet ride Michael. I rode for 15+ years and toured all over the US of A. Kinda miss it but it's all past history now. Hope you go on to enjoy many more years in the saddle.


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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:07 pm

That is one sweet ride!
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:21 pm

That's a really cool bike.

My friend has one that very similar with hard cases mounted on the back. I think his is an R50/2?
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:12 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
That's a really cool bike.

My friend has one that very similar with hard cases mounted on the back. I think his is an R50/2?

The slash 2 (/2) models came out in 1960. They and mine came with sidecar mounting lugs and a frame designed to mount and handle sidecars. The later slash models had a two piece frame and no sidecar mounts and were not advised by the factory to mount hacks. They were NOT fast off the line what with a 26hp engine !! But TONS of torque !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:22 pm

I had a '62 R69S that I loved dearly and rode out west. I put a sidecar on it in the 80's.

If you were attending BBW RA and MOA events between 1985 and 2000, we have probably crossed paths...
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:50 pm

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I had a '62 R69S that I loved dearly and rode out west. I put a sidecar on it in the 80's.

If you were attending BBW RA and MOA events between 1985 and 2000, we have probably crossed paths...

I was a member of the RA btwn '80 to '86 and went to two National rallys. I also had a '64 Sportster and rode it to Sturgis twice back then. I mostly rode solo touring around by myself or one or two oher buds back then. I also rode the Beemer for my daily transport rain or shine ( Earles forks are fun in the rain !! Twisted Evil ) during the mid 80's. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:18 am

Classy looking ride !! I wish you many safe and happy miles !!
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:17 am

monbla256 wrote:

Absolute bad-ass ride mon, what is that, 500cc, that baby is in stellar condition, very impressed, Ex-Biker myself mate but back injury put a stop to that, enjoy the open road my friend and keep the wind in your hair. cheers sunny
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:02 am

Wow! Beautiful bike! Looks flawless!
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:23 am

Stunning. Thats terrific you saved it for all of those years. Lets see a shot of you on the bike today. Those old BMW's are in a class of their own.
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:56 pm

That's a keen ride, Mon. Be safe out there. Never mind the rally chicks, watch out for the dumb broad playing candy crush while at a stop sign that doesn't see you.

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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:20 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
That's a keen ride, Mon.   Be safe out there.    Never mind the rally chicks, watch out for the dumb broad playing candy crush while at a stop sign that doesn't see you.    

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I hear ya man! As another friend with whom I used to ride used to say ".... ALL cage drivers are out to run you down, Your Momma, your Daddy and all the rest of your family when they drive a cage. Ride with this attitude and you'll live longer" !! He was right !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:19 am

monbla256 wrote:


I was a member of the RA btwn '80 to '86 and went to two National rallys. I also had a '64 Sportster and rode it to Sturgis twice back then. I mostly rode solo touring around by myself or one or two oher buds back then. I also rode the Beemer for my daily transport rain or shine ( Earles forks are fun in the rain !! Twisted Evil ) during the mid 80's. Twisted Evil

I attended a few RA Nationals and maybe 8 MOA nationals. I have been to Sturgis 3 times and Daytona 13 times. I have ridden to Alaska, etc.

One of my "bar tricks" back in the day was "kick starting" the R69S with my hand/arm. I could do it pretty reliably and this got a lot of respect at Sturgis in '83.
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:31 am

monbla256 wrote:
I hear ya man! As another friend with whom I used to ride used to say ".... ALL cage drivers are out to run you down, Your Momma, your Daddy and all the rest of your family when they drive a cage. Ride with this attitude and you'll live longer" !! He was right !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

It became too much for me, no more two wheels for me. My active imagination was going to end up being manifest destiny, and I've already had a friend get iced because of cage drivers.

Best I can do is not be a typical cage driver and let someone else live to ride another day. I love you

I'm more interested in convertible old classics at this point.

Hope that bike gives ya 100,000 joyous miles.

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PostSubject: She's back on the road !!   Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:07 am

Fine looking scooter ya got there, Mon. Ride safe.
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PostSubject: Re: She's back on the road !!   Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:27 am

Love that bike !
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