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    Is Bob #1 ?

    while in Moab in May, we had the good luck of meeting and riding with Bad Luck ( Bob) he was telling me that he bought his 1987 tw200 from a dealer brand new. he has owned it ever since. is there anyone else who has owned a first year bike for it's whole life and is still riding it? or is Bob #1? 81.JPG
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    I bought a '13 and owned it its whole life.
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    Bob...how many happy miles do you have on the meter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    I bought a '13 and owned it its whole life.
    scotti...is that even close to an 87?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    Bob...how many happy miles do you have on the meter?
    I don't have many compared to a lot of you, only 8000 or so. But I agree they are all happy miles. I can't say that about my other vehicles except for my jeep. And I just hate driving the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    scotti...is that even close to an 87?
    '13 is a lot lower number than '87. Duh!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bad luck View Post
    I don't have many compared to a lot of you, only 8000 or so.
    8,000 is not a lot but the thing you have going is they are all your miles and few here can say that. I am extremely particular about being number one with a new vehicle. I bought my new 4 runner from my local dealer but the vehicle was at another dealership and swapped. When I went to pick it up it had 160 miles on it because they drove it from the other dealers lot. I was pissed and came real close to not accepting it but negotiated a nice set of Weathertech mats as a consolation. I just have this attitude that those who are not paying the bills do not take care the way I would and I don't want them driving my car or bike.

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    Bob, 8000 is the perfect number. There are lots of bikes with 380 miles on them (rusting away in barns and the back of garages). Yours has been exercised adequately to keep it in shape and yet not worn out. Congratulations - its hard to get kudos from this gang.
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    GaryL and peruano,
    My bike did sit for quite a while, but while sitting it was in a nice heated garage. And the miles on it are not all mine. I taught both my kids how to ride on it, and they taught their girlfriends too. It's only after joining the forum that I really became interested in riding it again, and adding some farkles to it. Now I'm anxious to take it out on some longer trails. Does anyone want to ride Lockhart Basin with me? I don't blame you for paying for a new car and getting a used one Gary, I would be pissed too.
    I bought my bike back in 87 while my wife went back to Belgium to visit her family with our 6 month old son, and when she returned home a couple months later she wasn't too pleased with me. But since she had a new toy, (the baby) I thought I deserved one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    while in Moab in May, we had the good luck of meeting and riding with Bad Luck ( Bob) he was telling me that he bought his 1987 tw200 from a dealer brand new. he has owned it ever since. is there anyone else who has owned a first year bike for it's whole life and is still riding it? or is Bob #1? 81.JPG

    Speaking of #1, Bob gave me my first ever Mexican Beer. I hope he wasn't watching, but I really butchered the whole putting in the lemon into the beer bottle thing. I'm pretty sure there is a more graceful way of accomplishing the lemon in the beer trick.

    It was so nice to meet you Bob and I hope our paths cross again the next time we're in Moab. I'll ride with you anytime. Thanks for guiding us around your neighborhood!
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