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Old 01-01-2008, 05:19 PM   #181
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Suggested Bike for Vermin Fanatasy Road Trip

A BMW R65 sounds like what you need for that fantasy trip of yours.
I know of at least three that are/or have been around the world.
I bought one this May & it goes "almost" any where. It was the first platform for the GS models. Check 'em out.
Please consider compiling your writings. They are great.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:37 PM   #182
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BMW and Hillbilly music

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A BMW R65 sounds like what you need for that fantasy trip of yours.
Troy

I didn't want to reveal my sordid history with BMW but it has become necessary. I once owned a BMW R100/RT that ate clutch/mainshaft splines like a daycare baby eats PEZ candy (convienently every time I got near the Mississippi river 500 miles from home).
At which point I would have to offer myself up to the local BMW dealer for absolute scorn and derision.

If I beat myself with chains for the appropriate amount of time (a length of time only known to Ralph in the backroom) they would allow me to mess up their pristine palms with 500 of my hard earned 1987 dollars. After the second time this happened I put the thing up for sale for pop bottle money just to off it. A guy and his wife showed up. I didn't bother with the previsit warmup because I never had any trouble. Needless to say Whirriirrrrirrrirrrrirrrirrrirrr click so I took a spark plug out to check for spark and when I wasn't looking the guy had his wife put her face down by the plug to check for a spark while he hit the starter button spraying the contents of a flooded cylinder right into her left (open) eye at which point she screams and starts running around the yard in circles. I was stone broke with 3 kids and my stomach fell out the right pant leg of my discount, wrangler, (i can't afford levi) jeans. My wife did some eye washing and gentle PR and they left. I think I later gave the bike to a pizza guy as a tip.

The dealer gave me the feeling I was genetically inferior, too inferior to own their products. So I went into a deep depression and joined a carnival and started listening to Hillbilly music.

One thing lead to another and because I have no discernable musical talent and cool rhinestone outfits a bunch of guys surrounded me that had talent and no rhinestone outfits and we tortured some country classics.

So if you don't like this video blame BMW






(the vast majority of this post is true, the chronology has been changed to confuse the innocent)

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Old 01-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #183
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Happy New Year!!!

Glad this thread got bumped, missed it this Summer, just read it all start to finish, outstanding report!

Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:03 AM   #184
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Great: the Blasters join Conway Twitty! Great thread, and great RatFink Avatar. Cheers!
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:30 PM   #185
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quick- someone sign that band!
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:45 AM   #186
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I am loving this thread. Just finished the initial report. YOU NEED to get some writing transcripts to a publisher.

Thanks for waking me up. "Weasels Ripped My Flesh." You took me back 30 years with your attitude and subtle references! And you're only 49 with such a good draw for obscure titles and putting them in great spots! WOWSERs.

YOU HAVE THE WRONG JOB.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #187
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wow! Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:43 PM   #188
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Hee hHee Haw! That is some funny shite! Looking forward to the next jaunt to something with a C name.:raab ia?
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:44 AM   #189
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Sorry DL scarecrow

Sorry about the lack of follow up video. The Willies are rare creatures and seldom get caught on any recording device. We drive the paparazzi mad as we are very elusive. Needless to say you won't find out if my "carpet matches my curtains" in a revealing photo of me getting out of a Bentley.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:04 PM   #190
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CALIFORNIA IS WAITING!

Vermin's bike will be the latest addition to the socal's cookooroos!

Nice report, thanks for sharing though.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #191
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G'Day Vernin and Drifter! I'm lucky enough not be a cubicle worker but I just wanna say you really know how to cram the most into your one or two weeks. Great report guys... Both of them! He Drifter!! Your dad rocks Hey Vermin.. Your son Rocks TOO!
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:23 PM   #192
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Today was s'posed to be the first day back at work after the holidaze. Well, things have a way of working out for the best sometimes. My kids caught the chickenpox delaying their return to the educational system and my buddy in Tejas emailed the link to this report. Thanks for giving me a new years resolution, "be more like vermin".
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:26 PM   #193
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Just went to our motorcycle show today and I think I found Vermin's next bike!



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Old 01-13-2008, 02:25 AM   #194
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Great post!
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:38 AM   #195
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Happy New Year!!!

Glad this thread got bumped, missed it this Summer, just read it all start to finish, outstanding report!

Thanks.
+1

I missed it too.
Thanks for sharing your journey with us.
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