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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 6th, 2007, 9:31 am Thread Starter
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I'm baaaack...

I always knew I'd get another BMW after I sold my LT, I just didn't expect it to be this:



Classic tale of an older gent with a bike he no longer feels safe riding who was just looking to unload it. My brother stumbled on it when helping him clean out his garage. It's not really the airhead I was looking for but the price was right so I'll fix it up a bit and see what happens. Heck, I might even like it and it does kinda match the FJR

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Well, the RT was a fun intro in to the airhead scene but I've already moved on. Sold the RT to someone that really wanted a faired bike and got this little '78 R80/7 to take it's place. It's a hoot to ride!


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Congrats Todd . . . a regular prodigal son.
So how many miles you got on that FJR? When you hit 19K with no breakdowns...I believe I need to payoff a debt. (I can't even remember what the wager was at this point. )
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Nice /7 Todd, love the classic lines and white color.

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Congrats Todd . . . a regular prodigal son.
So how many miles you got on that FJR? When you hit 19K with no breakdowns...I believe I need to payoff a debt. (I can't even remember what the wager was at this point. )
Gettin' there but these airheads have been stealing seat time from the FJR

It's funny how two bikes (FJR and /7) can be so different yet so similar in grin factor. The only issue I have with the old gal so far is the brakes. Man, you need to pay ATTENTION when riding that bike and plan stops accordingly! No more one finger squeeze at the last second like the FJR (or really any modern bike) if you get caught wool gathering

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I thought I recognized that handle!

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