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Postby Nowotny » Fri May 19, 2017 6:52 am

I am proud to be a member of the BM community! Thank you for having me.
I'm relatively new to BMWs and to motorcycles in general. I'll be 49 in September and only started riding 9 years ago.
My first motorcycle was a 2003 Triumph Bonneville and shortly thereafter, I purchased a 1974 Kawasaki KZ 400 from a
neighbor to learn how to work on motorcycles, without destroying my working bike. I'm still in the process of restoring
it, but in doing so, I sparked the interest of a coworker who used to buy and restore cars. He hurt his back on his last
car project, a 1969 Camero SS and stopped working on cars shortly after that. After I started showing pictures to him
of my work in progress, and I guess I inspired him to work on smaller, more manageable projects that he wouldn't have
to crawl under anymore.
He bought the bike and spent the last 6 years restoring it, rebuilt the engine, new paint and it has less than 1,000 miles
on the new motor. Like many of his previous projects, he enjoyed the trouble shooting process and fixing more than
riding it. To use his words, "it's too nice for me". So, he agreed to sell it to me, at a very reasonable price, after he
retired. So, a big thanks to my former coworker Curt, for entrusting me to this beautiful piece of history.

1966 R69S just after restoration:
After I took possession:
And it's current spot in my basement:

I also have an Avonaire fairing (with hardware) and the Luxor Marine sidebags, although both need work.
I hope to learn a lot from your collective knowledge and look forward to contributing to this site.
Thank you again!

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Aladin1 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:17 am

Hi nowotny and a warm welcome from West Yorkshire. That is a beautiful bike and I am green with envy. I hope you enjoy riding it as much as you enjoy looking at it.
2007 R1200GS
1985 K100RT
1961 G12 Matchless

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Re: Greetings!

Postby BoxerCup » Fri May 19, 2017 8:45 am

Now then nowotny

Welcome to BM BIkes.

Great story and excellent that you've got it back, she looks amazing :cool:
These Air-Cooled Boxer Engines are full of character :cool:

2004 R1100S Boxer Cup ltd edition
2002 Yamaha XJR1300SP - Yellow Kenny Roberts - bought new and covered over 100,000 km 29.04.17

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Tango » Fri May 19, 2017 9:02 am


Welcome from Fylde

Nice bike
(2012) R1200GS
(1992) R80GS
(1987) R100GS Bumble Bee


Re: Greetings!

Postby Nowotny » Fri May 19, 2017 6:53 pm

Thank you for the welcome.
I realize that I'm over the pond, but my dad is 100% Welsh (grandpa was from Anglesea), so I guess I'm drawn to the old country.
Was in England as a youth, hoping to visit my Welsh cousins in the next year or two, and I'll have to rent a motorcycle when that

Rented a 1100RT two summers ago when I visited Colorado and went through Rocky Mountains National Park.
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Re: Greetings!

Postby Ruralman » Fri May 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Welcome to the forum
Safe riding

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Re: Greetings!

Postby Tony the Skin » Fri May 19, 2017 10:16 pm

Welcome from Lancashire. Love the bike
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BMW R75/7
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Re: Greetings!

Postby jamcracker » Fri May 19, 2017 11:31 pm

Welcome! Its lovely.. I am green :) Hope you love it! Ciao from London Jay

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Re: Greetings!

Postby P-K » Mon May 22, 2017 1:04 pm

Hi there,

Welcome to the Forum :smile:
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