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    Hiiiii Mike, Glad to see you are still with us and hope you are well. Steve

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    Hello Steve - Just came across of some pics of you and Ralph (who I saw in Tarben this year) taken in Berlin a few years ago - I will send them on to you both.
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    We like to see pictures, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Ward View Post
    Hello Steve - Just came across of some pics of you and Ralph (who I saw in Tarben this year) taken in Berlin a few years ago - I will send them on to you both.
    thanks Mike, Then I will have your email address to then, Steve

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    Hi Mike, here is an short video on YouTube from Dieter König at Traben Trabach in 1964.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HibPY2fVzE4
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    From 1957:

    http://www.boatsport.org/BSV63/p8.jpg (photo of D. Konig with his deflector C triple).

    (Article on the new A Konig starts on Page 6 . . . ).
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    This should be interesting to all!
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    That is very interesting Ralph.



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    With Ralph’s post and prices, those restoring old motors think prices are the same! Not so!

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    I saw a crank with rods for 62.50. Last I paid 37 years ago was close to 2 grand. Of course that was coming off the Jimmy Carter years when inflation was 18 percent and the dollar almost one to one with the DM. So lets compare. It probably cost a few hundred dollars to have a kid in 1956-58. What's that now? An average new car was what? Under 1000.00. Now a good USED car is 15,000.00. But since the question is about prices then on new parts versus the cost on fixing old motors with new parts, we need to look at ourselves. When we broke bones at 10 in 1958 it would be a whole lot cheaper than when we break bones at 70 in 2018. Imagine if you sat down in a rocking chair with lemonade and a biscuit in a barn in 1980 and never got up from the rocking chair. Then in 1999 someone came by and gave you a blanket to keep warm. Then in 2015 you decided to get up and walk around. You need roller bearings and bushings in all your joints, sleeves, ball joints and grease fittings at your hip, grease fittings all up and down your spine, fired up bass guitar to loosen up your diaphragm, lungs and heart, and some of Steve's Mudslides to clear up your brain. All that doesn't come cheap.


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