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Old 05-07-2013, 09:47 AM   #577
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Originally Posted by vma03 View Post
This thread is so awesome! ...found a 78 R80 /7...
excellent:) I hope you have as much fun as I've had!

There was a tech day up in Murrieta, CA this weekend, a good time was had by all:)

I rode up with Mike V. Since he and I had schedules to keep we just slabbed it all the way up. Surprisingly, I was fairly comfortable the whole ride. I had some burning in my shoulders and lower back toward the end of each leg (after about 60 miles each way), but not to bad, and with the long seat i was able to change positions to relieve strain as needed. I think i can build up to more miles:) the surprise pain was the ball of my left foot. I had moved my feet to rest the balls of my feet on the rearsets and the vibrations must have bruised me. admittedly, those rearsets have NO vibration isolation. Last night i actually cut up an old set of hand grips and slid them over the pegs. time will tell if it makes a difference...

I hope everyone had a great weekend:)
1978 BMW R80/7
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