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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: :twisted:  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: :twisted:

 

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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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Simple Man":usy83pfr said:
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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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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Carlos":el8ybgel said:
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: :twisted: The Beemer was a quantum leap engineering and product wise !! :twisted: :twisted:
 

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

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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: :twisted: :)

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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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RR
 

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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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DrumsAndBeer":uw2y66nw said:
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: :twisted:
 

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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...
 

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Fr_Tom":lqnp4pxc said:
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: ) during the mid 80's. :twisted:
 

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Classy looking ride !! I wish you many safe and happy miles !!
 

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monbla256":piggl9db said:
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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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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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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