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post #1 of 14 Old Jun 12th, 2015, 3:25 pm Thread Starter
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Well, the 2000 K1200LTE with 98,500 miles has been sold. Low back and leg pain has gotten the best of my riding. That is a real bummer because I had planned on being that old geezer that kept showing up at the national rallies.

I guess all good things must come to an end. It all started back in 1960 when I got a Vespa scooter to ride to work. A Honda 90 followed, in 1968 for the same purpose, while I was in Vietnam. Upon my return, I upgraded to a Honda 100. After that, I moved up to a used 1976 K60/6 because my son would stop by the house on his R100RT, and I fell in love with the sound of the engine as he would ride off. Next came a new 1981 K100RT which was replaced with the LT. The LT served us well taking Shirley and me to all of the lower 48 states and three Canadian provinces. She will be missed but not forgotten.

Y'all keep the rubber side down, and if you see a guy in a car wave as you go by, it is me.

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Sorry to hear that.I hope you find a suitable alternative

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Unfortunately most of us will be in that same position at some point in our lives. I hope to keep riding for many years to come but if it all ends next week so be it. Find yourself a new hobby Bob & embrace it like you did riding. Thanks for being on of the first on this site & helping it grow.
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post #4 of 14 Old Jun 12th, 2015, 3:54 pm Thread Starter
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Correction: I have been riding the LT so long that I mislabeled the bikes. It should read a 1976 R60/6, a R100/7, and a 1981 R100RT. I guess it is not only my back that is causing trouble.

Later, Bob
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Well, the 2000 K1200LTE with 98,500 miles has been sold. Low back and leg pain has gotten the best of my riding. That is a real bummer because I had planned on being that old geezer that kept showing up at the national rallies.

I guess all good things must come to an end. It all started back in 1960 when I got a Vespa scooter to ride to work. A Honda 90 followed, in 1968 for the same purpose, while I was in Vietnam. Upon my return, I upgraded to a Honda 100. After that, I moved up to a used 1976 K60/6 because my son would stop by the house on his R100RT, and I fell in love with the sound of the engine as he would ride off. Next came a new 1981 K100RT which was replaced with the LT. The LT served us well taking Shirley and me to all of the lower 48 states and three Canadian provinces. She will be missed but not forgotten.

Y'all keep the rubber side down, and if you see a guy in a car wave as you go by, it is me.

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post #6 of 14 Old Jun 12th, 2015, 5:04 pm
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The transition from a two-wheeled convertible to a two door convertible might be fun.
I'd recommend a sidecar, but if you have lower back pain, that might pose a problem. It takes a bit of arm effort to driver a sidecar. Someday, I'll go back to driving a sidecar.

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Sorry to hear that Bob.
Sounds like you have some awesome memories from those rides.
Just have to do what's right for you.
Pop in from time to time to check up on us all.
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Unless you want to start another oil thread.... ("ducks head wearing FF")

Enjoy your new wheels, whatever form they take.

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Thanks for being part of this forum, as we are a unique family who loves their LT's, you are always member of the gang and hope you keep us updated on your new adventures. Good Luck and good health.

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Bob,

Sorry to hear that your physical pain is getting between you and the breeze. No doubt you will find something that will work for you and give you joy.

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post #10 of 14 Old Jun 13th, 2015, 3:17 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind words and thoughts. Our alternate form of letting the wind get to us is by convertible. We have a restored 1991 Chrysler Le Baron that was and is Shirley's "baby" and a 2014 Chrysler 200 convertible for everyday use. I know that present day cars are much improved, but cars from years gone by had much more style and character. Much the same as the old boxer twins.

See you on the road, Bob
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Correction: I have been riding the LT so long that I mislabeled the bikes. It should read a 1976 R60/6, a R100/7, and a 1981 R100RT. I guess it is not only my back that is causing trouble.

Later, Bob
Hey Bob! Us old BMW guys knew that.
It was pretty hard to find a K60/6 in those days.

We all hope to live so long as to have to give up riding someday.
I know we've slowed down a lot, don't trust myself to ride like I used to.

Thanks for your service in Southeast Asia. I spent 22 yrs in Naval Service, but was thankful to have been able to avoid Vietman. Doubly thankful to those who did serve there. Thank you for that service.

I hope you find activities that provide a substitute for the excitement and enthusiasm found on two wheels. Wishing you all the best.
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post #12 of 14 Old Jun 13th, 2015, 7:32 pm
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Bob,

I just want to echo what CharlieVT said. Thank you for your service, but for more selfish reasons. For those of us who came after you guys the lessons learned over there the hard way were greatly appreciated by those I served with.

Thank you,
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I have found that a Hannigan conversion for the LT is wonderful! Not the same as leaning on two wheels, but just like it for the smile factor.
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Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated from a former combat medic with the 25th Infantry in Cu Chi, S. Vietnam (66-67)
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