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    Thx for Ur kind comments. I rode that R90/6 like this for 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Not real sure; the odometer was pretty erratic during this time. Finally gave up the ghost and bit the dust. Rode it pretty much like this on trips to 3 or 4 Daytona Bike Week trips. A couple of times down to Key West and Flamingo Point. Those were the days.
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    Early 90ís, I did a little upgrade to it. Hard to believe itís the same bike. /6ís have good bones.

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    Old School Touring

    Most of my tours were done pre computer. When I crossed state lines, I would pull into the state welcome centers. Pick up the free state highway maps and any free city maps that I thought would help. Usually I would pick up several state maps. At first, I generally tore them up to get the right area to fit the tank bag map pouch. I learned to separate the maps on their natural fold up creases. I kept my eyes open for any area tourist info centers. Anything to help me find my way. Yep, those pre gps days seem so old school now.

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    Startling to Ride

    Back in Ď82 when I stated riding my Ď71 R50/5, My gear was what I normally was wearing; blue jeans, a t- shirt, or long sleeve t, work shoes. I was riding; it was summer. As it got cooler, I started layering. If the weather was even halfway decent, Iím riding. Levi jacket was a no brainer.

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    Biker Fashion Show Redux

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    Dug around in the shed and found my old Levi jacket I wore. It kinda sorta worked.
    I can still kinda get it on.

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    As summer turned to fall, I needed a warmer jacket; found this.
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    Swede jacket with Thinsulate liner, it worked for me at the time.

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    More layering, longjohns, winter gloves , etc. then a larger size blue jeans over my regular blue jeans, the a larger blue jean jacket over my suede jacket.
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    Newbie to Rally Rat

    I was hitting the local rallies, it seemed like half the guys were doing it like me. The other riders had the state of the art leather gear. Well, anyway I got there and I was having a blast. Hanging around the campfires was the norm. I went from being the new guy newbie to one of the rally rats. I was hanging with my Ďpeoplesí. At every little mini-rally; Whereís the next meet-up.

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    My Ď87 K100RT

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    Beautiful RT. Added a lot of accessories. Heat shields, air vents, stereo, aftermarket seats, rear rack, bar backs, heated grips, crash bars and hiway pegs, soft luggage, tank bag, striping, so on and so forth. Probably more stuff I canít remember. Rode it about 50,000 miles. I liked the looks of the bike, hated riding it. My knees took a beating from the back of the lower fairing. Really sad, I liked the bike; but.

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    On a little ride over to the Ozarks of Arkansas probably 25 or so years ago. This is in the little community of Magness, Arkansas. The little building behind the bike is the water dept. pump house and the other building was city hall. Back in the early 60ís I watched my Granddad play checkers and dominoes here with all the other old guys in the area. As a little kid I could walk here from his little farm. When I came with him, it was on his old Ď53 Chevy. Good memories.

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    I still got the bike, itís in the back of the garage. Iíve removed the fairing. Iíve acquired couple of headlight assembles and more parts to turn the bike into a K100 standard. When the bike returns it wonít be bruising my knees.

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