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#1018861 - 09/11/18 12:22 AM And you thought you were a tough rider.  
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95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1018863 - 09/11/18 01:01 AM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: Bud]  
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All without the aid of ABS-ESA-GPS and a number of RIDE MODES! Oh yeah, gore tex covered everything! I'm out... grin

Tough ladies! thumbsup

There's a connection here if you can connect the Dots! wink

http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.aspx?RacerID=78

Pat


"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed" Curly Howard
#1018873 - 09/11/18 02:30 AM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: TEWKS]  
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Reminds me, Motorcycle Cannonball is in progress, Portland, ME to Portland, OR. One of our locals Norm Nelson (past owner of Daytona BMW and all around good guy) is doing it for the 4th time. He finished 3rd and 2nd the first two tries on borrowed BMW's from Jack Wells. In 2016 he rode his own 1911 Reading Standard and made it as far as Pueblo, Co. before the 2nd crankshaft gave up. Took these not long before they found out.

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This year he's back on the R52 that he rode in '14 and even tho it'd been sold in the interim, the new owner said he could ride it. The first day the shifter broke off but he grabbed the shaft with a multi tool and bumped it into gear to make the finish. That eve they r an r'd the gearbox and welded the shifter back on. Yesterday a head gasket gave out near the end but they found and installed a new one last night. It's just getting broken in : )

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It's #58 this year, same bike.


Bill

I didn't just ride in on a Buell.

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RA

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#1018885 - 09/11/18 10:35 AM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: Bud]  
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Truly amazing!


Marty
49 states/32 countries/3 continents

700GS/white...old age moto

WWMHD...ride till you can't

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#1018973 - 09/12/18 11:45 AM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: Bud]  
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thumbsup thumbsup


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1996 R 1100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#1018985 - 09/12/18 02:09 PM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: TEWKS]  
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A clever reference by Tewks! If you haven't figured it out yet, here is another clue.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e233/RDShields/The%20Goulding%20Album.jpg

#1019008 - 09/12/18 07:33 PM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: Bud]  
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Admire their tenacity..


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1019082 - 09/14/18 02:30 PM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: RandyShields]  
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Originally Posted by RandyShields
A clever reference by Tewks! If you haven't figured it out yet, here is another clue.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e233/RDShields/The%20Goulding%20Album.jpg


Thanks Randy. A few years ago someone (could of been me) posted a neat vid of Dot in her later years (still riding) but I can't find it now.

Someday I'd love to hear the Aunt Dot stories over a home micro brew. wink

Pat


"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed" Curly Howard
#1019106 - 09/15/18 12:43 AM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: roadscholar]  
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Lucky enough to be in the neighborhood of one of their stops.

http://motorcyclecannonball.com/Kersting's-Harley-Davidson,-Winamac,-In


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'03 KRS Blu/Wht sold
'05 Suzuki Bandit 1200S sold
'07 Ducati S4RS Monster sold
'13 Harley Streetglide traded
#1019120 - 09/15/18 06:59 PM Re: And you thought you were a tough rider. [Re: TEWKS]  
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Roger that!

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