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A BMW motorcycle story
« on: January 18, 2011, 11:49:34 am »
EDIT: Guys, there seems a bit of confusion. This is not my story but one I stumbled upon and thought it fitting to post here on WD's. It is a great story and reminder to us all about what really is important in life. My dad is still around alive and kicking. I think the people involved are from Canada. Apologies for any confusion caused!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/NdBptlmu7kA?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_GB&quot;" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/NdBptlmu7kA?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_GB&quot;</a>

"This is a photo story of my father's 1958 BMW R50:
Boy meets girl, gets married, buys motorcycle. Rides it for 60,000 miles and has accident when wife is pregnant with 3rd child. (me) Wife orders motorcycle to be taken off road until all her children are grown and on their own. One day when bike is moved to a different storage location, son sits on bike and dreams of being a Jedi Master like his father. Couple grows old together and bike is not ridden for 40 years. Husband is now a grandfather of 7 and married for 50 years, when he dies of a stroke at age 71.
Son looks over the old rotting machine and finds note attached to it from his father to him. Son decides to restore the old 1958 BMW R-50 as a tribute to his father. With the help of many friends, especially Peter Nettesheim, world renowned BMW collector, bike is restored to look even better than it did when it was built in Germany."










And the usual lot, you know what you can do....  ;)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2011, 03:03:53 pm by Grrrr.... »
 

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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 11:54:04 am »
Nice vid, laat my sommer verlang na mense wat ek nie eers ken nie. :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 11:58:11 am »
Wow!!
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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 12:06:51 pm »
Nice vid, laat my sommer verlang na mense wat ek nie eers ken nie. :thumleft:

+1  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 12:16:55 pm »
I am at a loss of words....what a wonderful story and truly special memories of your parents and especially of your father. You are one very very lucky man.

Enjoy the bike to the fullest and may you have many many happy miles before handing it over to your children.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2011, 12:22:46 pm by Mark Hardy »
 

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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 12:18:00 pm »
Brilliant... I hope you have a lot of fun on it and i hope you get to also leave a note on it to someone special... :thumleft:
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 12:21:17 pm »
Awesome awesome awesome story!!!!!
 

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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011, 01:01:58 pm »
bliksem!!!

that is feel good stuff

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2011, 01:44:09 pm »
thanks for sharing.....baie nice  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2011, 01:53:31 pm »
Very nice  :3some: Roer mens se hart snare, veral as mens se Pa oorlede is.
 

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2011, 01:57:14 pm »
Moving story !! Thanx
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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 02:10:16 pm »
Awesome! Goosebump stuff  :)

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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2011, 02:12:59 pm »
Grrr, that is such a  heart warming story. I lost my wife and son a few years back and now I have a garage full of bikes and no little boy to leave them too. Your story was a little reminder that there will be another little boy to restore my bikes one day.

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2011, 02:16:20 pm »
sit biki pics op sodat ons wat nie rolprente kan oopmaak nie dit ook kan waardeer...
 

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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 02:51:41 pm »
Awesome !! :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: A BMW motorcycle story
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 03:03:22 pm »
This is what the note said that his dad left on the bike for him:

"Note: Spare parts are tucked away inside headlamp, tail-lamp. Extra tools are in that kit. I want the bike to be fixed as well as I know you can do it. R Costello"

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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2011, 03:10:00 pm »
Nice story. Doesn't matter who they were. Kind of makes one think about your own life and whether it has been worthy. Thanks for posting :thumleft:
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2011, 08:43:10 pm »
Great story!
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2011, 01:24:13 pm »
Awesome! Goosebump stuff  :)

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2011, 01:26:21 pm »
Awesome! Goosebump stuff  :)

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Just Breathe - Pearl Jam

Thanks!
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