More Green BMWs from the Past


| 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AM



green bmws

I don't know where my friend Ken Week's green BMW R75/5 is now, but he rode it until '77 or '78; it was the first BMW I ever rode. That's me on the left 42 years ago before I quit my job and rode from Salem, Oregon, to Key West, Florida, largely at Ken's urging. I bought my bike, an R60, from Reid, the guy in stripes who had to have an R90S, which he put a Windjammer on.

Ken and Reid were known for long day excursions, often 500-plus miles, on these bikes. I hope all the green /5's come out of the woodwork now.

— Ben Beckley/Sisters, Oregon

Boxcarjoe
6/7/2018 8:21:20 PM

Nice to see your photo, I've got very similar photos from the same period. I don't think I can post them here. I had a 1973 60/5 from 1975-89, same colour as yours, but no Vetter fairing and with Craven Golden Arrow panniers, it had 240,000 miles on it by the time I sold it. I rode up and down the east coast of Australia doing thousands of miles. regards, Michael Barnes, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, goldenarrow622@gmail.com


David
6/7/2018 7:24:53 AM

Ben, Sisters is a lovely little town, been there many times in my 14 years in Oregon. You must have done well for yourself, this is not exactly an inexpensive place to hang one's hat. Still riding after all these years?


David
6/7/2018 7:18:51 AM

Ben, Sisters is a lovely little town, been there many times in my 14 years in Oregon. You must have done well for yourself, this is not exactly an inexpensive place to hang one's hat. Still riding after all these years?