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Old 01-31-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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How old is the average Sidecarist?

I've been driving my hack around lately.. and I keep getting shit from my friends who ride two wheelers. They say there for old men. I personally find driving a hack a lot more fun. I have nothing against older guys most the people who have helped me on here are older than me and have way more wisdom and experience than I do. I'm just curious as to the age of most the sidecarist on here. I'll start it with 25.

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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32 and I think I'm lower than the average. I think higher price and lower performance are what deter most younger people from hacks. Also when you are younger, hot this minute cool is more important than retro cool.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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You should just tell them......
A sidecar takes more skill and effort to ride well, and separates the men from the boys.

I sure wish I knew about them when I was 25 and single, a puppy in a sidecar draws women like bees to a flower.
Youth is wasted on the young.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #4
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I'm 52 going on 21. Most sidecar owners that I know of are 40 plus with an average probably closer to 50. As to your mates just tell them that any sidecar rider can ride a solo but not every solo rider can ride a sidecar. That usually puts them in their place.

Hopefully when they try to prove you wrong they will finally realise why you now ride outfits and they will turn to the darkside.

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Old 02-01-2012, 12:15 AM   #5
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i am a youngster

38 here and I think I am a youngster in the bunch. Joined to get my wife back in the wind and found hacks to be a hoot. Once you go hack you don't go back.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:37 AM   #6
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I'd say the problem is with your friends not with your age. Any true motocyclist dosen't give a crap about what you ride nor would a true friend. I can ALLWAYS tell a true motorcyclist (especially the the wannabe Harley owners) You see I also owned a Vespa with a sidecar - '64 GS 160. I also own a Cushman with one too. Your wannabe motorcyclist who has maturity or self identity issues will poke fun at this. The true motorcyclist always asks how much cash I'll take for them seriously who the hell cares what you ride and how old you are?

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Old 02-01-2012, 04:39 AM   #7
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Come on, there must be some others here north of six-o like me! My main sidecar tug is 20 years old.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:40 AM   #8
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Hmmm...it may have better to ask what the average age of a sidecar rider is rather than how old is the average sidecar rider as I doubt any of us could be called average in any way,shape or form.

I`m 45 now but I got my first combo when I was 22.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:43 AM   #9
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I'm 51, my newest bike is 28 this year. Recently put a chair on one so I can keep on riding (Health issues and mobility problems).

I have always been intrigued by outfits and was nearly born in a sidecar, the tug was a Norton 16H and by the time my Dad got to the hospital the exhaust pipe and part of the cylinder head were glowing red.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:56 AM   #10
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El Mur.

67 years young - the hack gets used during the off season - otherwise, my other rides take precedence.
Off to Baja next week - 10-day 2000 mi. trail ride on trails gleaned from Google Earth on my Honda 450 X.
Then the racing season, on my new KTM 300 XC
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:03 AM   #11
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I'll be half way there this year. Only recently got my first outfit, but I've been interested since my early twenties. Allways had a hankering for a two wheel drive Ural. Unfortunatley hacks on the right are not allowed in the UK so that makes that one difficult. I finaly picked up a BM R80 with a chair, which will do just fine for now.



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Old 02-01-2012, 05:12 AM   #12
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Unfortunatley hacks on the right are not allowed in the UK
They are.....as long as first registered here or elsewhere prior to 1981.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:33 AM   #13
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:37 AM   #14
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51 here...

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Old 02-01-2012, 06:43 AM   #15
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I'm 26 now and hope to have a hack before I'm 27. I've come close to pulling the trigger a couple times but I just haven't found the right one yet.
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