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    Yea,ppp


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    Perfect pose. Your a natural.

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    R9T Scrambler

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    Good Choice. It's got the look. Two thumbs up.

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    Spencer just bought this bike for his own personal self. Good choice.

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    R9t

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    Beautiful!

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    Dealer T Shirt

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    Good design, shoulda bought one.

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    Thx Guys, as usual a great visit. Like I always say, keep up the good work.
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    The Pelicans

    I'm a history buff, American history, American Civil War era history. One story envolved a southern soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia. The battles were large with a lot of troop movement and a lot battlefield casualties. After the battles a lot of the units were so decimated, units would be combined to bring the outfit back up to battle status. A lot of the soldiers became separated from their original outfits. This particular soldier was a Virginian. He became separated from his outfit. Higher command assigned him to a Louisiana outfit. He was totally bewildered. They spoke French and Spanish dialect, Cajun and Creole. He didn't understand anything they were saying. When he asked the name of the outfit, it was the Fighting Pelicans. Seeing that flag on that T-shirt kinda brought back that memory. By the way, after the next battle the soldier found his way back to his original outfit. Good for him.

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    BMW Customs

    Was reading the K Bike forum. Guy wants to modify his K75S to a cafe racer. That's fine. Will try to show pics of my R90/6 in some of it's incantations. One of the renditions I like the most is the one after I did a pretty much rebuild, an econo ressurection.
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    Poor pic, but you get the idea. Small tank, rack, small trunk. Windjammer. The bike was a little ratty and ragged, but fairly well maintained mechanically; 1988.
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    A little ragged, but a strong runner, none the less.
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    Added Krauser bags, I was off an running. Runs, Rides, Rallies. I was having the time of my life. I was quitting my eyes is the western sitting sun.

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    I may have been one of the first Hi-Vis riders. Caught Hell from my Harley and BMW riding buddies. I didn't care; I always did my thing; come Hell or Hi-water. When I rode with my Harley buds, I rode with to much safety gear. When I rode with the BMW riders, I didn't wear enough. I finally figured out different gear for both crowds. Motorcycling was more complicated than I knew.
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    My BMW riding buddy's pristine '75 R90/6. He was an expert at riding dirt bikes. Needless to say we rode more gravel roads than paved one. He led, he saw a gravel road, he was off down it. Needless to say my riding skills improved exponentally, I mean fast. I had to, just to keep up.
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    Wilderness Rally Campground, about 1000 foot drop down a gravel road to the Buffalo River. We always went down after dark, no sense doing it in the daytime when we could see. That's just the way it was back then. I couldn't/wouldn't do it now. The rear rack broke off on on of these rides. The oem was now toast, I moved on to a Brown. I see I was carrying an aluminum foot to put down. I was to stupid to add the string to the foot and lay it over the handlebar. After losing a few of these, I finally added the string. I never lost another one. I'm a slow learner, but I do learn.

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    I also procured a large tank to match my buddy. We could now fuel in sequence with each other. Before, I was always in a panic about running out after dark on those isolated gravel roads way back in the Ozarks and Ouchita Mountains. He always outran me. He'd always say don't worry about. I'll figure it out and come back and find you. Will drain gas from my big tank into yours. Yes, but it's only usually 2:00 am at night and I'm usually whipped. Why can't we leave early in the mourning and get to the camp ground in daylight. It would be so easy to set up the camp and tents with sun light. Nah, that's to easy, we're on an adventure.
    Well, that's the way it was the first years of my riding, camping and rallies.

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    Was hitting the rally scene on a regular basis. I did a lot of maintenance, but my riding was outstripping it. Everyone told me, Barry, park it, junk it, part it out. No, it's a diamond in the rough. Time for dissasembly and rebuild. Most of my Bud's just shook their heads in disbelief. Off to dissasembly.
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    I see I had added a stronger rear rack by now. The bike was just a mismatch of add on parts. I had been to a lot of BMW rallies, l knew what I wanted. A lot of work, wrenching, highs and lows were coming my way. Time to knuckle down and do the deal.

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    First, ditch the fairing. Wow, their's a motorcycle behind that contraption.

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    For the sake of convenience, I skipped a lot of the build. The slow comeback to reassembly.
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    Making progress. I was so excited. The bike was down for a year. I learned patience and preserverence.

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    Finished Project

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    Yes, better than even I visualized.

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