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    Uncle Jack's BMWs

    This is the first motorcycle that I ever rode on as a child. My Uncle Jack (RIP) lived in Richmond VA. and rode to Staunton (where we lived) one day and gave us rides on the back of his 1966 R60. Even as a kid I was amazed how quiet the bike was. Jack was a BMW fanactic and took meticulous care of them. He was a weekend rider an I think he always had his bikes serviced in Lynchurg VA.

    I contacted my Aunt about a year ago to see if I could come see the bikes that she still had. There was "Fritz" - a 1969 R60 and "Max" the 1966 R60 that I rode on forty some years ago. There were various luggage sets, windscreens, even his leather jacket in the garage. My aunt said he had many BMWs over ther years but due to health reasons sold them all except these two.
    Max2-1966.jpg

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    Beautiful! All set up to go touring, with a few choice aftermarket items. A new seat -- some things never change, a Flanders sidestand, bar end mirrors, Craven topbox and an Avonaire (I think, anybody really know?) fairing.
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    Here is Jack's 1969 R60 (Fritz)

    Great shape. Fritz2-1969.jpg

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    damn, those are some pretty bikes. i must say i never liked the fairings they made for them, though.

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    Very nice! Will you be able to buy the bikes, or inherit them, eventually? That would be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldAndBusted View Post
    damn, those are some pretty bikes. i must say i never liked the fairings they made for them, though.

    yeah, butt... that avonaire is about the closest thing to gorgeous, though.

    sold my r69s to buy an HP2... and i am missing it already! sure hope i don't regret that decision.......

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