My name is Jim,
I used to own a 1968 R50/2 years ago, and rebuilt it completely - not to pristine original condition, but in A-1 mechanical and running condition. Just didn't have enough power.
I had also purchased a 1975 R90/6 and it was great. I rebuilt the upper end, with rings. and the thing ran great!
When I had several small children, and when riding it to work everyday, I would have a close call or two each week or so, I decided to sell them both (about 20 years ago). I didn't want the kids to grow up without a Dad.
Now that my youngest one, a boy, just graduated from college, and the fact that HE just purchased a used K100, I decided to get another /6 or /7 boxer for myself just so I can go riding with him.
I want to say, that I found back then, and am already seeing it again, that the members of the BMWMOA are among the finest people I know! No hesitation. Nearly everyone I have had contact with has been great.
The bike I just purchased (but have not even ridden yet), a 1978 R100/7 does have some problems that I want to fix during the winter before spring. I have already had some great advice.
By the way, all of my kids were very athletic. The last one, mentioned above, got a Div. ! football scholarship that paid his way through college. He actually was contacted by the Jacksonville Jags. but I think he was tired of football, 1 year jr. high, 4 years of High school in a high profile school, and then 5 years of college (he was red shirted 1 year) left him burned out. If you didn't recognize our city, it is Canton, OH - home of NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. His high school stadium is right next door to the NFL HOF. This is football cityl
So....hopefully, we will meet many of you in the future!