AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Jul 2010
Thanked 81 Times in 65 Posts
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I grew up always liking cars (big Subaru fan, my first car is going to be a WRX STI) motorcycles, and when I was 15 my dad bought one from a co-worker of his. (my dad had a motorcycle from the time he was 18-23, and then never again until the one mentioned above)
He brought home a 1971 BMW R75/5. It needed pretty much every rubber piece replaced, so I helped him do all that and it took about 3 weeks. A year later I convinced my dad to buy a 1972 BMW R90/5 as a fix up project. The bike had rust all over the back half it because the previous owner had the battery explode while he was riding it. We took the whole back half of the bike apart (BMW's are incredibly well built by the way. It was amazing how straight forward they are to take apart and put back together..). We replaced some stuff, bought some items new and some used from ebay. Then we painted everything ourselves and put it back together. I ended up doing most of the work since he was forced to stay late at work quite often. But none the less it was a great father son experience.
skip forward two years, I had just turned 18 and so I wanted to take the MSF course. I printed out all the paper work, wrote a check, put it all in an envelope and gave it to my mom for her to send to the DMV so I would get registered. She asked me what it was and I told her it was the paperwork so I could take the motorcycle course.. She took the envelope and ripped it in half right before my eyes. (my dad didn't take a side in this battle lol)
skip ahead another 2 years. I'm 20 years old in college (this was last march). I'm in PA and my parents are in CT. I'm a PA resident so I sign up for the Motorcycle safety course since there is no way my parents can say anything about it. I got my license and then asked my parents if I could buy a bike.. They said no and threatened to cut me off... I bought an 05 600rr anyway (it was kinda junkie, ended up crashing and rebuilding.. Check my Sig, for the build thread) and they have no idea.. All the paperwork and insurance is in my name, in PA. Nothing is connected to them or to CT so they are clueless.. I might tell them after I graduate lol... We'll see what happens..
I love my bike, love riding, and hope to do it for the rest of my life
Last edited by SuperBrute; 11-16-2011 at 08:48 PM.