A few of the bikes I had

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Paul Mihalka, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    Just a few. I don't have pictures of many of them.

    With my '55 Triumph Tiger 110:

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    The Honda 750:

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    The '72 R75/5:

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    The R90S with my lovely Maria:

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    The R90S in the Andes:

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    The '78 R100RS and Maria:

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    '82 R100 with Hannigan fairing. My first bike in the USA:

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    The '86 K75 with Hannigan fairing. This bike has seen a dozen Reg Pridmore CLASS days and had over 200K miles when it became a Bob's BMW loaner bike:

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    As said, there were many more...
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  2. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    Your a Blessed man Mr. Mihalka.:clap
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  3. Bill Kelso

    Bill Kelso n00b

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    Too cool. Don't leave us hanging like that, though. Where's the rest? :evil
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  4. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    great stuff. hopefully some of the photoshop wizards will stop by and take a look. a few of these pics will really clean up when they do their restor magic to them. I read your previous thread about your racing past. great stuff also. keep those vintage shots coming.

    nachtflug
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  5. notarex

    notarex Can U taste the waste?

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    Which was your favorite? Great pics BTW!
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  6. Caddy82rats

    Caddy82rats Long timer

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    Great pics and great bikes

    RS and 90S maybe 2 of the best bikes made by BMW... Maybe I told that because I've got a RS :D
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  7. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    The one I have now, all the time!:D
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  8. Jack90210

    Jack90210 mindful

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    Rest easy Paul. :cry
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  9. jbcaddy

    jbcaddy Long timer

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    another friend I never met in person. :cry
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  10. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    From the web:

    "Paul was an amazing man. He was a motorcycle racer in his early years, and still loved riding well into his 70's and beyond when I knew him. He was the kind of person who literally wrung every last drop of "special sauce" out of life. The kind of person with a zest for life that could change anyone he met. At an advanced age (82?), he did a cross-country ride this past fall.

    Yesterday morning, he succumbed to cancer. Dearest "OLD FART", "MAESTRO", and "BMW Salesman Extraordinaire": Godspeed and keep the shiny side up. There is no shortage of lives that you've changed that will miss you very much."


    Sounds like he was quite a guy.
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  11. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Those pix are absolutely priceless. I'm with however many others who only wish they could have heard firsthand, some stories from this person. Obviously, there were plenty there from his decades of motorcycling.
    RIP, Mr Mihalka. Wherever you go from here, may you go in peace.
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  12. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Paul was the real deal.
    Soft spoken as many of the great ones are.
    I could listen to him comment on all things moto for hours and
    ALWAYS picked up a bit of wisdom IF I was paying attention. :D
    He will be missed by all who knew him.
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  13. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Sorry to hear the news.
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  14. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Always enjoyed his posts...ride on Paul!
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  15. spo123

    spo123 Man About Town

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    Ride to the STARS.........................:deal

    I wish I knew more?
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