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Offline Chaos

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What going on here?
« on: April 07, 2023, 09:22:23 AM »
Place seems sorta dead lately.  Guess I'm not helping, here's what I was up to yesterday.  11 year's ago I wanted something interesting and different, love the bike, they don't fall over nearly as easy and I can ride all winter. And Heindl is a fantastic dealer, which is more than I can say for any BMW dealers around here.  Anyway, since Ural's age in dog years and I turn 70 next week this seemed like a good decision.  Also bought wife a 2023 Forester so she's happy.  Better us blow it all now instead of letting the kids waste it, right?
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1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
sold 6/23
2023 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What going on here?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2023, 10:26:44 AM »
Man, I like those Urals, ...and the Dneprs, too.  Saw my first Dnepr with a side car in Canadastan back in the 70's and fell in love.  Always wondered where you got the machine gun that went on the mount. 

I'm going on 75, and will probably get out of riding in a couple more years.  Bought a '08 MX-5 for the transition.  It's fun, but the bikes are better.  The old lady likes the Mazda a lot, so that's in it's favor.  She won't get on the bikes anymore.
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'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

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'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: What going on here?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2023, 03:13:39 PM »
Anyway, since Ural's age in dog years and I turn 70 next week this seemed like a good decision.
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Offline koapono

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Re: What going on here?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2023, 08:46:50 AM »
Seems the 70’s becomes a turning point!
Sold my K100 RS, riding position wasn’t tolerable.
Still riding the 1100LT but no more high mileage days.
Wife won’t get on the scoot but she will spend a day in our “new to me” Jag XK-8.
2006, low miles, fair price and quite the ride.
I had a Miata and drove that until the wheels feel off, solid car, trouble free for nearly 300,000 miles.
Park the bikes, get a drop-top
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What going on here?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2023, 09:36:51 AM »
Yeah, my Miata is a lot of fun.  92,000 miles, but looks almost brand new since I recovered the seats and did the top.  Galaxy Grey with "basketball orange" leather interior.  Fun car that feels like you are going a lot faster than you really are.  Good way to get some jollies without the accompanying invitations to traffic court.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'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"

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Re: What going on here?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2023, 04:34:11 PM »
  Fun car that feels like you are going a lot faster than you really are. 

Reminds me of my Triumph Spitfire, I could pretend I was Mario Andretti redlining it in the first 3 gears and get passed by an old lady in a 6 cylinder Nova who didn't even know she was drag racing!
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
sold 6/23
2023 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What going on here?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2023, 05:37:10 PM »
Reminds me of my Triumph Spitfire, I could pretend I was Mario Andretti redlining it in the first 3 gears and get passed by an old lady in a 6 cylinder Nova who didn't even know she was drag racing!

Exactly!  Tough car to get a ticket in.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'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"

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