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    Finally a "smaller" and affordable R1200GS!

    I think I can swing the payments and no short inseam is going to stop me now! Sorry posted 90 degrees off and can't fix.
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    Here ya go:

    http://www.target.com/p/rollplay-bmw...v/-/A-50894811


    Maybe that's why I have a GS now - I was deprived as a child. My cheapskate parents, when they finally got around to buying me a bicycle, got a used one for $10 that I had to share with my twin brother!

    Harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    I was deprived as a child. My cheapskate parents, when they finally got around to buying me a bicycle, got a used one for $10 that I had to share with my twin brother!

    Harry
    When I was 8 or so my dad showed up with a trunkfull of bicycle parts, telling me that if I needed a bike so badly then we needed to put one together. And I got a cheap little tool kit to go with it.

    It was many years later when I finally realized the scoundred had bought a used bike, taken it apart, tossed in a bunch of extra parts from the bike shop, loaded up the trunk and driven home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    When I was 8 or so my dad showed up with a trunkfull of bicycle parts, telling me that if I needed a bike so badly then we needed to put one together. And I got a cheap little tool kit to go with it.

    It was many years later when I finally realized the scoundred had bought a used bike, taken it apart, tossed in a bunch of extra parts from the bike shop, loaded up the trunk and driven home.
    Now that's clever! Have you still got that tool kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    I think I can swing the payments and no short inseam is going to stop me now! Sorry posted 90 degrees off and can't fix.
    I'm ordering one for sure! The training wheels sealed the deal for me. No more tipping over .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jconway607 View Post
    Now that's clever! Have you still got that tool kit?
    No, but I still have and regularly use several of his "good" tools.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    I like it. If they get it under a hundred bucks; which is my price point, I'm in.

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    I am sure my grandson would love one these babies!
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    Does anybody remember these? Available at your friendly BMW dealership circa 2000. I bought this one in 2001 for grandson Noah's 1st birthday.
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    Here's the GS video:


    And an S1000RR for those of you who prefer more horsepower.....
    2009 R1200RT, 2005 R1200C Montauk (The elusive Piedmont Red & Silver "350" commemorative model); and 2002 R1200C Montana
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Does anybody remember these? Available at your friendly BMW dealership circa 2000. I bought this one in 2001 for grandson Noah's 1st birthday.
    Sure that's a very early '87 K75S with the engine spoiler removed.

    Oh, you mean the trike? Nope, never saw one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    When I was 8 or so my dad showed up with a trunkfull of bicycle parts, telling me that if I needed a bike so badly then we needed to put one together. And I got a cheap little tool kit to go with it.

    It was many years later when I finally realized the scoundred had bought a used bike, taken it apart, tossed in a bunch of extra parts from the bike shop, loaded up the trunk and driven home.
    What a great life lesson. Sort of the give a man a fish vs teach a man to fish thing. Instead of just expecting someone to just give you whatever you want, with a little bit of smarts and effort you can make what you want. I know that you've used that mechanical ability that was sparked from that moment MANY more times through out your life. I like you dad. Mine was the same way and it has served me very well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Sure that's a very early '87 K75S with the engine spoiler removed.
    Very early indeed! #19
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Does anybody remember these? Available at your friendly BMW dealership circa 2000. I bought this one in 2001 for grandson Noah's 1st birthday.
    Bought one around 2005 for a granddaughter...was a hit for sure
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