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    Default The Lonely BMW

    This bike has been in this spot for 2.5 years. Moss on the tires. Upholstery split.
    Sad and lonely. Occupied by a spider.
    Wonder what the story is.
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    There was a bike in the garage where I used to park. I wondered if it ever moved. So I put a penny on one turn signal cover. The penny stayed there for months
    Elect a clown expect a circus

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    Stolen? It takes some serious neglect to rust the bar end weights like that. BMW fasteners and bits are among the most oxidation proof pieces in the known universe.
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Jail?


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    Electrical or mechanical problems would stop some owners cold.

    may be owner is sick, hurt or dead... BMW motorcycles attract older men.
    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    It's not a motorbike, it's an art installation.

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    What's the adress?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    BMW motorcycles attract older men.
    I'm an older men. I ain't attracted. JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInOz View Post
    I'm an older men. I ain't attracted. JayInOz
    I am and I am.
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    Hahaha! As I sent off my comment I thought Sibbo will be along shortly- the old bugger won't be able to help himself Crumbed or battered. Hmmm.... JayInOz

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    What model is it Jim? An R1150?
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    I've got a 650 Dakar here that everyone seems to think hasn't been started in 6 years. It's at the bottom of my priority list
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Sad. I saw a lot of those in Germany in 1953, two cylinder opposed, shaft drive, and quiet. A really nice bike. It is worth some TLC.

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    I've only the one now - a vintage Honda CB400F. If I were to consider adding something newer to take advantage of the more modern technology... I think one of the medium-sized BMW's would be my first look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    What model is it Jim? An R1150?
    I'll grab a better pic next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    What model is it Jim? An R1150?
    Looks as if it's an R1100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    I'll grab a better pic next week.
    if its still there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    I'll grab a better pic next week.
    Check the plates to see if they are valid. If not - put a card on it requesting if it would be available. That will be a good bike once sorted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Looks as if it's an R1100
    They made an 850 briefly. Having ridden both (got my ex-wife an 850 to use in place of her R75/6 after I decided to it) the 850 was a better ride, the 1100 vibrated a lot more.
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