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    bensonhurst
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    looking for my old bike, HELP.

    OKAY, we all make mistakes and I made a beauty.
    In 1968 I was the proud owner of a Brand New R69S and after a few years, and two new babies, I sold it, it was a huge mistake and IÔÇÖll always regret it.
    Anyway, IÔÇÖm not absolutely sure, but if memory serves me correctly I think the VIN was 662593 (IÔÇÖm usually very good at remembering numbers).
    This was the motorcycle that my wife and I took on our honeymoon.
    The bike was bought in Brooklyn NY, at CarlÔÇÖs (Linden Blvd?), and when I sold it, I was living on Staten Island.
    IÔÇÖve been trying to find out if itÔÇÖs still on the road, and if itÔÇÖs available for sale IÔÇÖd LOVE to buy it back.
    If anybody has this bike, or knows how I might find it, I would be very grateful for any assistance; it would mean a great deal to me and my wife (still married to the same woman).
    Again; Regarding the VIN (662593), IÔÇÖm going by memory.

    Help, anybody.
    Thanks.


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    BMW MOA co-founder bmwdean's Avatar
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    Good luck in your search. I certainly understand it.

    I was struck by the similarity of your photo compared to one of Jill and me taken in 1967 on our R60/2. We are also still married. And I am especially enamored of R60/2s, because that was my first motorcycle.

    http://jeff.dean.home.att.net/slash2.htm


    BTW, Jill says I am an 11 year old, not 67. However, I feel I am at least 16 in order to be a legal driver.

    The BMW in my photo is also long gone. I have no idea what happened to it. It has been replaced, however, by several other R60/2s.

    Here is our photo, so similar to yours:
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    2014 & 2007 R1200RTs, R60/2s, R67/3, R51/3 ↔ 1949 R24

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    I don't think this helps much, but there is a list being maintained here regarding orphan frames and engines. You might consider containing Richard Sheckler on this site for some ideas to help with your quest.

    http://bmwvmca.org/joomla/index.php?...d=32&Itemid=33
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    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    rocketman
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    So, did the ladies ride side saddle? I ask because when I first started riding 65 (I was 15) all the girls that I took for rides pretty much had to ride that way due to skirts being so short and tight. Very distracting to have all that leg showing anytime you looked in the mirrors, distracting, but very pleasant, i must say!

    Funny but when I was in Cabo San Lucas recently, I saw several women riding on the backs of bikes side saddle, sure brought back some fond memories.

    RM

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    bensonhurst
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    So, did the ladies ride side saddle? I ask because when I first started riding 65 (I was 15) all the girls that I took for rides pretty much had to ride that way due to skirts being so short and tight. Very distracting to have all that leg showing anytime you looked in the mirrors, distracting, but very pleasant, i must say!

    Funny but when I was in Cabo San Lucas recently, I saw several women riding on the backs of bikes side saddle, sure brought back some fond memories.

    RM
    I have never seen anybody ride a motorcycle side-saddle.
    I wouldn't take a lady for a ride side-saddle, throws off the balance and is dangerous.
    Even in the 60's, chicks did wear jeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I don't think this helps much, but there is a list being maintained here regarding orphan frames and engines. You might consider containing Richard Sheckler on this site for some ideas to help with your quest.

    http://bmwvmca.org/joomla/index.php?...d=32&Itemid=33
    Man, I've always dreamed of a site like that.. It's awesome that one actually exists.

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    rocketman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bensonhurst View Post
    I have never seen anybody ride a motorcycle side-saddle.
    I wouldn't take a lady for a ride side-saddle, throws off the balance and is dangerous.
    Even in the 60's, chicks did wear jeans.
    actually with it being as hot as it was in Thailand the guys mostly wore shorts and sandels and girls wore skirts just about all the time. Yeah it was risky, but at that age safety wasn't exactly a prime consern! Hell, I don't think I ever wore regular shoes for the last few years there, cept maybe when we went out dancing or to a party with a band and dancing.

    RM

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