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post #1 of 17 Old Oct 11th, 2012, 4:07 pm Thread Starter
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Somehow it's more embarrasing with a BMW

Took my weekly ride up to visit mom a couple of days ago,
a hundred miles each way, that I can stretch into a 2-3 hours running back roads,
I get to check on Mom (she's 85) and I get to ride,
so I consider the ride "my reward" for being a caring son.

About half way up I stopped for gas and the LT wouldn't start,
looked in my logbook and the Westco battery was 4 1/2 years old, no shame for it it's time,
if I had been paying attention it had given me a couple of warnings.

Looking around in the gas station there wasn't anybody there that looked like they could or would help, so I'm on my own as usual.

I pulled the gear shift up into second turned the key on and pushed her through the parking lot,
got her rolling jumped on her sidesaddle and popped the clutch, varroom!!!

Had to sit there a minute to catch my breath, I'm not as young as I used to be!

Looking around I realize there must be 20 people watching me,
cause.....everybody knows BMW's aren't supposed to "break down"

I wanted to "yell out" hey it's just a dead battery!

This is embarrassing, I kicked her into gear and rolled on outta there,
just thinking about all the "pressure" we're under just to keep these bikes running!


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post #2 of 17 Old Oct 11th, 2012, 4:21 pm
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Broke my shift lever in a small "mining" town in eastern Oregon. Was laying under the bike trying to get it into 3rd gear and see a guy on a Harley taking a picture. Said he'd never seen a BMW broke down before and needed proof. And no, he never offered to help.
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Wow, I'm impressed. I had a hard time riding my LT in the parking lot, much less push-starting it!
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Ya' still got it if you can push start a LT..........We're not as young as we used to be Hans........



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Re: Somehow it's more embarrasing with a BMW

I am also impressed;I really think I could do that also;as long as I had a couple guys pushing me; with me sitting on the bike
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Here in the Carolina hills, we always got a handy incline. Problem being is that sometimes they are inclined the wrong way. Hard to push the fat girl up hill.

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Broke my shift lever in a small "mining" town in eastern Oregon. Was laying under the bike trying to get it into 3rd gear and see a guy on a Harley taking a picture. Said he'd never seen a BMW broke down before and needed proof. And no, he never offered to help.
Fargin bastage didn't even offer to help when you know damn well he had a trailer nearby


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Re: Somehow it's more embarrasing with a BMW

Hans, I'm impressed! Learned something too... Didn't know that it was possible to push start an LT.

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Impressive Hans. Viagra? You don't need no steeenkin' Viagra!

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Hans, I'm impressed! Learned something too... Didn't know that it was possible to push start an LT.
+1. I've seen a video of an LT being push-started but it took 2 guys to do it. One rides, one pushes.

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Damn Hans you Da Man!!! If I'd have tried that someone would've had to jump start me once I got the bike started.... I can see it now.....Bike quietly running while some guy applies jumper cables to my chest to restart me

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Hans isn't vertically challenged as a lot of us are. That helps a lot.

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Hans isn't vertically challenged as a lot of us are. That helps a lot.
He's not horizontally challenged either!

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I tried push starting mine at work when the Batt. gave out. I had to remove the back rest to jump on the bike & couldn't get it started. I had to get two others to push it for me.

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I would be on the ground for shure if I tryed that.

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Re: Somehow it's more embarrasing with a BMW

Sure it helps being a "bigsonofabeech" but guys, it ain't that hard,
once she's rolling at a fast walk, just pop the clutch,
the only reason I jump on her sidesaddle
is because I want to go along if she decides to "take off"


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Damn Hans you Da Man!!! If I'd have tried that someone would've had to jump start me once I got the bike started.... I can see it now.....Bike quietly running while some guy applies jumper cables to my chest to restart me
Wow! I would be revived just from the nipple-clamps.

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