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Old 10-06-2018, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm Kelly (a he-Kelly, not a she-Kelly). I currently only own the one bike, a 1988 BMW R100GS Bumblebeemer that I bought brand new. It's in the shop in Watsonville (Ben's) getting some work done, particularly a new starter.

37 or 38 years of riding without any crashes. I'm not counting laying the bike down in about 1994 on Page Mill Rd when I hit a bit of gravel, since no other vehicles were involved.

I now have a crazy commute up to Milpitas and I thought of getting a newer bike with ABS, since my commute is often 70 min each way, but I think I'd just be asking for trouble. I know I'm a very safe rider but riding just to save 20 minutes of my commute, up 101 from Gilroy, seems like asking for trouble.
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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Good to have you join. That is a long run on a bike.

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Old 10-06-2018, 03:17 PM   #3
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:42 PM   #4
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Galoot, welcome. I've been into Ben's, he's got a great shop.

I'd love to see a picture of your pretty little bumblebee. I have such a soft spot for those.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:31 AM   #5
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:32 AM   #6
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:08 AM   #7
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Ben's is a fantastic shop and the Bumblebeemer is a classic. Wolfgang has one that isimmaculate hanging in the rafters at Dubbelju.

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