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Old 04-19-2010, 09:41 PM   #89
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Location: Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Originally Posted by Markusl
It's no fault of yours, but the old girl is a sore subject. I owned her for over 13
years and almost 40,000mi and she was a dream. My first bike, and never one
mechanical problem. Never let me down in numerous hair-raising situations,
commuting, touring, and, ahem, "stupiding".

When I got the R-Sport, I just didn't like her laying around gathering dust so I
sold her to a friend who was getting back on the road after 25 years of raising
kid's and knuckling under to the wife's wishes.

Less than 6 months later he got t-boned at 4-way stop less than a mile from his
home. He lost his left leg just above the knee and is just getting used to his
prosthetic. I'm glad he's OK, but on the other hand, I miss her.

That is just horrible man. Sorry to bring up sad memories, both for your friend and for your bike. My K75 was my bike back to riding and it will always have a place in my garage. I was going to sell it after I got the KTM, but my wife told me that she loves riding pillion on the BMW more than the big 990. So it is getting a much needed overhaul and refresh. It will be our 2 up machine.
You can outdistance that which is running after you,
but not what is running inside of you
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