02 February 2008

My 2008 1962 Model Sidecar

This week (January 2008) I rode my current sidecar machine:
Designed in Germany in 1938 as the BMW R71, this example was assembled in China in 1962 for the People's Liberation Army. It was re-built in 2004 from brand new parts and shipped to Australia in 2005.
For such an old-timer, this motorcycle is surprisingly reliable, but she likes a lot of tender loving care to keep her running sweetly.
My two girls love to ride along with Dad on "the outfit." In the picture at right, we are just about to pull away from New Farm Park near the Brisbane River. I must tell you soon how I came to own this unusual historical vehicle.

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