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Old 11-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #1096
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Got this in the mail today from a very good friend who knows how much I want to have a /2










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Old 11-28-2011, 05:31 PM   #1097
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my seat

My seat was rebuilt by my friend Ralph. He put the pleats in, the strap and even rivited the original plate on the back. It is way more comfortable than original. Modern foam is nice. The other day when I was fighting 30 to 45 mph wind gusts. Going down the interstate, I was pegged wide open and was only pulling 60 mph. I slid back on the seat and put my chest on the gas tank and got 72mph.
My preference is that an Earles fork deserves a solo seat and a US fork should have a bench. But the bench seat hides the beautiful valance on the rear fender. Maybe I'll buy a solo seat. It wouldn't take long to switch back and forth.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:36 PM   #1098
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Now what do I do?

this is a strictly NY question...
I got the plate years ago, on the outside chance that the R60 would become a well loved member of the family...she has.
With the addition of another running moto, I took the plunge and finally sent $50 and a pile of paperwork and photos to the Custom Plate Division, so that I could run my '65 plate on my '65 bike....
They were happy to take my money, and sent me back this...
Where the hell am I supposed to put that sticker on that plate????
Kinda ruins the whole mood for putting it on the bike in the first place...

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Old 12-01-2011, 07:53 PM   #1099
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Cut off the edges of the sticker
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:08 AM   #1100
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Bluhduh Top right?

Will it go in the top right corner having the bolt pierce the sticker? You're going to have to work with what you've got, right?

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Old 12-02-2011, 10:05 AM   #1101
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Does it explicitly say that it has to go on the FRONT of the plate?
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:31 AM   #1102
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I might be breaking the law!




New York State DEMANDS the sticker be affixed to the license plate. NOT to any other appurtenance upon the bike.
Furthermore, no alterations or deformities shall be present, otherwise rendering VOID , an OFFICIAL NYS document.
Alteration or destruction of NYS documents is a punishable offence.
I didn't want it on the plate at all. But there it is. WAY cut down with a hole chopped in the corner. Destruction... punishable. Looks like the bike is registered until 6512... THAT'S gonna piss off some NYS Trooper!
I'm now expected to ride the bike no more than 2500 miles a year, and only to "Events" and "Shows".....
It's tough work ridin' a "vintage", bike around NY these days...illegally!!!!


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Old 12-02-2011, 11:44 AM   #1103
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I'm now expected to ride the bike no more than 2500 miles a year, and only to "Events" and "Shows".....
It's tough work ridin' a "vintage", bike around NY these days...illegally!!!!
Every time you ride it, it's a show/event.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #1104
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^ ...INDEED!




....here?



...or Friday picture thread?
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:46 PM   #1105
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Seasons Over

Today the temperature was 39* and the sun was shining. The cold wind was blowing in off Lake Michigan. I had all my chores done. The snow blower is on the tractor just waiting. For you southerners snow is....oh, never mind. You wouldn't understand. I just had to get that one last ride in for the year. Can't remember the last time we did not have at least a foot of snow on the ground by this time in western Michigan. Right jacket, wrong gloves and no chaps. Yes, I froze my ass off but what the hell, it was fun! If this is my last post before Christmas I wish all you "ladies and gentleman" a Bah Humbug.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:57 PM   #1106
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Cool2 Over? It's not over until we decide it is...

...was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? (silly movie reference)

It was nice enough in New Hampshire to ride to the holiday party for Granite State BMW Riders.

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Old 12-05-2011, 06:05 PM   #1107
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:07 AM   #1108
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Ehm, someone stolen your engine/tranny?
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #1109
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Very nice post with fine pictures.
I bought my white R 50/2 in 1980 and had a wonderful trip from Munich to Crete (Greece) in 1981.
In winter 1981 I changed the color into Alfa Romeo Red and we drove to Southern Italy in 1982.
After getting my first kid, i didn`t feel comfortable on the motorcycle and so I stopped driving. After a long, long sleep I`m going to have a full restoration this winter. So lets see how it looks next spring.

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Old 12-08-2011, 07:24 AM   #1110
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