Well, after months of contemplating I have finally decided to open a new chapter in my life. I am a 68 year old adventurous woman who has been living fulltime in a 5th wheel traveling the United States since 2006. I love traveling and have enjoyed the truck and 5th wheel immensely. But now it's time to see this beautiful country on my new ride! Many of you will recognize it, as it was formerly owned by Drone, and most recently Jason. It is a 1996 BMW R1100GS with an M72D sidecar made by DMC in Washington. The hack's previous name was Wimpa, but she is now known as Red! With the help of my dear friend Rockitman4x4 we trailered the bike and sidecar home to Nevada this past week where it is currently being gone through with a fine tooth comb. The final drive work is complete so the back is done except for installing new brake pads. We are installing a leading link upgrade kit and are waiting for a new battery and ball joint rubber boot to arrive to finish the front. We will also service all of the oils and filters. Thank goodness I have wonderful friends to help with this new adventure, maintenance and training! Have I mentioned that I have about 20 hours total on a bike? Never rode but always wanted to. I did take the Three Wheel Evergreen Driving Class and passed both the written and driving tests. The Ural they had at the class was considerably different than my BMW and not near as pretty! LOL So I have lots to learn & need plenty of practice before striking out on the 3 month ride/tent trip we have planned for this summer to Alaska. We hope to have the bike back together & in great running condition in the next two weeks. I am posting a few pics of the work we are doing for those that are interested and will share pics as we move forward. I want to thank Drone for all of his help leading me to this wonderful hack. And a big thanks to Justin selling to me and for all of the 'extras'. I really appreciate it. And lastly, a BIG thanks to Rockitman4x4 for encouraging me to do this and for all of the many hours of work you are doing on my rig getting it ready for future adventure riding!!!