Just wanted to say "howdy" to the group. It is really nice to find an old-school forum like this devoted to the model. I got my first BMW, a 1974 2002, in 1997. The BMW listserv at that time was both entertaining and a good source of knowledge and wisdom. Seems like this place has some of that energy.
I am on my way this weekend to pick up my second beemer bike: an '82 R65 that appears to have been very well cared for. I am planning on riding it ~500mi home. Super excited!
Anyway, looking forward to hanging around here!