I was terribly saddened to hear the news of Kari’s passing. We go back at least 25 years having owned just about all of the BMW motorcycle product line. I enjoyed many, many a Sunday ride with Kari and the “Gang”.
I remember having purchased a 1936 BMW R12 flathead twin and asked Kari if I could have it shipped to this shop in Mountain View, he said on one condition. What’s that, if he could ride it first?
I also, recall Kari as one of my sponsors of a newly released product, SmartConnector ® a device which I turned out in my garage with a product distribution nationwide. Kari was one of my first commercial customers. Kari will be dearly missed by his family and droves of BMW friends.