More Green BMWs from the Past
By Ben Beckley
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
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