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Old 11-28-2013, 07:41 AM   #16
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Great story Pokie.


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If you had a sidecar, you can tour with kids anytime. Here's a story of a trip I took with my daughter, she was six at the time. http://pokiespages.com/trip98.htm
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #17
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Discovered the 5 last summer

I usually ride a newer bike, 1977 R100, but last summer my son was visiting and we decided to ride a couple of my 5's to the Salem Rally. He rode a 1971 R75 and I rode a 1973 R75. We did about 1,200 miles or so, no problems except for a large rock hiding in the shade on a sharp corner, huge dent in rim but no flat. I found that on country roads I could leave the gearbox in 3rd for hours! I had done the usual pre trip maintenance items and installed some lightly used Avon Road Riders on both bikes. We rode the tires off those bikes and overall had a blast. If I were to take a longer trip the first thing I would most likely do is figure out a safer (from theft) ignition system. That's probably about it! Oh, and a comfortable seat like on my R100.
Like someone said, some maintenance and point it!
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #18
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If you had a sidecar, you can tour with kids anytime. Here's a story of a trip I took with my daughter, she was six at the time. http://pokiespages.com/trip98.htm
That is freakin' awesome. Well done.

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Old 12-02-2013, 10:36 AM   #19
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Here are my friends Sam Manicom and Birgit Schunemann a few years ago before they set off on a 5 year tour of Africa, South and North America on their motorcycles. Birgit's bike is a 1971 R60/5 which covered tens of thousands miles often on dirt roads with few problems, what you plan will be a breeze, enjoy.

http://www.sam-manicom.com/

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Old 12-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #20
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Here are my friends Sam Manicom and Birgit Schunemann a few years ago before they set off on a 5 year tour of Africa, South and North America on their motorcycles. Birgit's bike is a 1971 R60/5 which covered tens of thousands miles often on dirt roads with few problems, what you plan will be a breeze, enjoy.

http://www.sam-manicom.com/

I worked on her bike. If you look at Sam's book Tortillas to Totems they talk about it. The /5 is the most reliable BMW ever made.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:57 PM   #21
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Pokie gets the award for Daddy of the year!
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #22
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I worked on her bike. If you look at Sam's book Tortillas to Totems they talk about it. The /5 is the most reliable BMW ever made.
Did you see Sam at the California HU meeting this October?
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Did you see Sam at the California HU meeting this October?
No. I missed it.
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