Mike is (once again) the proud owner of a 1982 RT100 BMW. I dropped it off at his domicile after we gathered for coffee this morning. He and Speedy have been missing it and I just haven't been showing it enough attention or deserved affection. I pulled up this one's spreadsheet and printed it out for Mike's reference ......exactly 1700 miles on it since he sold it to me back in November 2012.
Here's hoping that they'll put that many miles on it in one season instead of 3 it took me to get that far.
Rolled off the trailer, it took a bit for the cold-blooded beast to settle into a rough idle. I'd loaded it on the trailer last night and this morning it was covered in an inch of fresh snow. Today's nasty NW wind wasn't helping ANYthing to warm up. Mike had the downstairs parking garage door open and as I rode the still-rich-running German machine to his allotted parking spaces, I saw this interloper taking up what I'd expected to be BMW-space.
Now the word's out on this stealthy secret of Mike's (I never got this memo) He beat me to sidecar ownership and I'm quite happy about it. This of course means that a new T-shirt is called for, one that says "If you can read this, she's in the sidecar" rather than ".......she fell off".
Here's the one that took the Beemer's physical space in my garage. Dad's 1980 GS850 Suzuki that's been sitting very still for more than 15 years. He and mom had some very good times on this one....
Not sure what I'm going to do with it right now.....I've got time to think about its future. One thing is certain, it won't see any riding miles in '16.