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Thread: How old were you when you bought your first BMW?

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    Focused kbasa's Avatar
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    How old were you when you bought your first BMW?

    Since dizave asked, how old were you?
    Dave Swider
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    Re: How old were you when you bought your first BMW?

    Originally posted by KBasa
    Since dizave asked, how old were you?
    40, probably a mid life thing.

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    Re: How old were you when you bought your first BMW?

    Originally posted by KBasa
    Since dizave asked, how old were you?
    At 33 I plunked down my cash for a brand new '98 R12C. I think the marketeers did a good job on developing that "entry level" BMW.

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    26. A bee-yoo-tiful 1975 Honda CB400F. Wish I had that bike now so I could thrash it!

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    23.....bought a new K75S two weeks after graduating from college, with only a job offer letter in my hand. I still have that bike 14 years later.

    Also got my 100K-mile award when I was 28, my 200K award when I was 31, and my 300K award when I was 34. 400K is a ways off tho.
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    Originally posted by BMWGypsy
    26. A bee-yoo-tiful 1975 Honda CB400F. Wish I had that bike now so I could thrash it!
    Yeah, but when did you buy a Beemer?

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    First bmw was a 1962 R69S.
    2nd was 1971 R75/5
    3rd was 1967 R27
    4th 1974 R 90/6 still have
    5th 2000 K1200 LTC CR in color.
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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Yeah, but when did you buy a Beemer?

    After 3 or 4 months (okay, there was that obligatory New England PMS season in there; poor garaged bike) and 7-8,000 miles of riding on the Honda, I got me first beemer. That was 1994, I was 27, and the bike was a 1976 R75/6 - white with black pinstripes and the large tank with the knee protectors on it. That bike got some great mods to it. R90S fairing, front-end with dual disk brakes and aluminum signal housings. I still have right of first refusal if the woman I sold it to should ever decide to part with it. Broke my heart to sell that bike, but I outgrew it's riding limits and needed to move on to something that would help me improve my skills.

    Mrs. KBasa got all the extra goodies from the CB400F for HER identical, new-to-her 1975 CB400F.

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    33 - bought an ole R65. Got rid of that quick to buy a K bike (cause I heard they suck!)

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    Started riding dirt bikes at 6 years old, had a ratted-out Nighthawk 650 when I was in college and owned that for a few years. Was "out of" riding for a while until I adopted a homeless '85 (Finest Year!) K100RS from a barn when I was 28, traded it for the K12 when I was 30, I'm 34 now.
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    Not sure exactly, but I know it was in October and I think it was in 1999 - I would have been 32. It may have been in 2000 when I was 33. I just can't recall for sure. It made bike #4 at the time(not my 4th bike, but that I then had 4 bikes at one time, not including my son's pw50). It was and is my 1997 F650. I have also picked up a R75 motor this year.

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    Bought my first Beemer 5 years ago, a used 96 R1100RT, the largest "owned" displacement for me. I was originally after something smaller (750-850cc range) but, was talked into the RT by a very good BMW salesman,and I'm glad he talked me into it. I now ride a 2002 R1150RT and love it except for the low speed surging as posted on another thread, can anyone really fix this problem? My RT has 40,000 miles on it and I plan on adding millions more in my lifetime. I am hooked on BMW forever, I love my bike!

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    I was 19 when I bought a '73 1/2 R75/5 LWB in January of 1974-joined MOA soon afterwards.
    Wasn't many young riders of BMW's then--I think I was about the 5th youngest rider at the 2nd MOA National at Table Rock,SC in '74. I have had 4 solo Beemers and 2 BMW sidecar rigs since. I'm riding a 96 R1100RT now, and I am 49.
    Onward, through the fog!

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    After having a cb360 & a kz650 in my 20's I bought a nice used R90/6 @ 31, followed by a r65ls, an'83 r1100rs, a 91gspdand currently a 99 r11100 gsa. Didn't know what riding was 'til the r90. can't keep me off the dam things now. Oh well, better than drugs, I guess.
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