I started riding on the street in March of 1969 on a used 1959 Triumph Speed Twin 500.
In March of 1969 I bought my 1966 BMW R60/2 from my off the base German Landlord while stationed in the US Army at Reisse Kaserne, Augsburg. That started a lasting love affair with BMW that has lasted for 43 years and over 500,000 miles on Boxer Twins.
My Son Seth (15) and I are crazy about "Gisele" and were putting 1.5K miles a month on her until the deer strike. I just hope as my Forum Friend and Fellow BMW Rider /
Owner that you'll not need any parts until the year 2013, because you'll not get them!
I do have some good news to report though, I received shipping information on Gisele:
She is in the hands of AA Transport, Shipment # JA 2335 and she should be here 3/2!
I did not receive that information from BMW Motorcycles of SLC, they were a real joke!