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Old 09-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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Location: Central IL
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Where'd you get that poster???????

Originally Posted by ken_the_carp View Post
My friends Dad purchased 3 of these scooters new in 66 from a salvage company. They had been submurged during transit on their journey to Canada.
Eaton's our largest dept store at the time sold them under the "ROAD KING" brand.
We cleaned them up, flushed out some of the bits and drove the hell out of them, 2up camping trips, everyday transportation, comuted in the snow, towed a boat and trailer once.
Eventually we stripped the bodywork and tried our luck riding them in the dirt, my first broken collarbone.
They were traded, passed on to newer riders as we moved up, ours were burgandy coloured.

1976 R75/6 BMW
1967 Jawa 50 (the epitome of retro)
Had 35+ far...looking for more
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