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Offline jbt

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Nice to meet you!
« on: October 31, 2022, 03:57:05 PM »
I'm JBT, from France, a brick enthusiast since I bought my first K100RT when I was 21 years old, in 1992. I probably was the youngest owner of such a rich old man bike, but it was perfectly fitting my needs: excellent protection for all year and all days use, a large luggage capacity, and a good reliability.
Since then, I owned many other bikes (aprox. 200), most of them beeing BMW, K and classic airheads. I even used the K in a professional way, working as a motorcycle custom officer, with special training and years spent riding K75 RT and K1100LT.
I also created a workshop dedicated to BMW airheads and K, now closed, but I still have a lot of tools, parts...and bikes, ones in good running condition, others to be restored. I usually restore 2 or 3 bikes a year, sell 2 and keep 1.
So I now have the pleasure to build all the bikes I've been dreaming of younger, rarely with a perfect conformity to genuine models, usually with optimisations. But don't worry, no choped frames or so called scramblers, I hate this fashion. I prefer modifying my bikes as if it was BMW who had made it.
And I'm particularly fond of sidecars, I own 3, 2 based on K , the third is a bitza on a 1969 R60 basis.
I'll open specific subjects about these bikes.

I'm not exclusive about Ks, I also have various other motorcycles, plenty of BMW Airheads, a few Yamaha singles (XT 600, TT600, SR 500) with a predilection with cheap or/and rare bikes nobody knows or wants. In my garage you'll also find one of  the firsts Ducati Mostro 900, a 1933 Dollar 250 special, a Benelli 654 quattro, a Royal Enfield 500 Bullet, etc. And you missed a 350 Aermacchi Harley Davidson, a Gilera 600 Nordwest or a MZ 1000 SF. Of course none ever saw another garage but mine, I'm self sufficient about maintenance and repair.

A part from this, I leave in the french Alps, a nice area to ride if you love cornering on twisty roads, I work now  in career counselling in schools in France and foreign countries. I travel as much as I can, and I like theater also, writing, directing and acting a play each year.

Nice to join you!

  • France
  • K100, K1100LT, K1, K100RS, K75GS, K100+Sidecar, K1+sidecar

Offline daveson

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Re: Nice to meet you!
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2022, 06:21:38 PM »
Welcome JBT

My first bike was a Yamaha TT 250. I admire what you have done on bikes, especially the front, red and white, TT looking one, have a good one.
  • Victoria, Australia
  • Current;'85 K100RT~100,000km; four other bricks. Past; 1500 Vulcan, V Star 650, KLX 250(dirt bike) TT250(dirt bike)

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Nice to meet you!
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2022, 09:38:32 PM »
Welcome!  That is a really nice collection of bikes.  Nice to see you here at MotoBrick.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"

Offline Laitch

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Re: Nice to meet you!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2022, 06:14:28 AM »
Welcome to the scrum, jbt!
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 89,000 miles