How many 60 and older SE riders?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by mcmann, May 5, 2012.

  1. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    Hit the big "Six O" today . . . . still feel like a kid when riding my SE.

    KTM's definitely keep you "young at heart"
    My SE is my keeper . . . . perfect retirement bike :D

    No. I don't ride in shorts.
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    Yes, it does get a little muddy from time to time:
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  2. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Happy birthday mcmann!

    I am 17 years short of turning 60, but I have a wee suspicion that a well maintained SE will be as bonkers, contemporary and exciting in 17 years time, as it is now. Or maybe an electric conversion when the time is ripe!

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  3. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Happy BD McMann :clap
    Glad your loving the the big 9 five 0 :thumb

    I'm 44, but the SE does make you feel young with a big Ol Grin :D
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  4. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    happy birthday youngster.....
    i turned 69 last monday and i have 990 adv.
    sometimes it makes me ride like an immature 24 yr old.
    so you still have a few years left..............
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  5. Mad Kaw Disease

    Mad Kaw Disease Dual Sport Diseased

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    Like the old guys in the 50 years of riding video say, "get on with riding or get on with dying."

    I turn 60 in June. Although I don't ride an SE, my 990 adventure is my fountain of youth.

    Keep riding!
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  6. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    My dads 67 and has 10 bikes. One of them is a 450 Sherco :D. The other 8 are kick start BSA and Nortons. With one LT bmw for commuting
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  7. MT950

    MT950 "OLD" Adventurer

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    Happy Birthday mcmann!! and best wishes for many more!! Got you by a few years. Doc and me disagree on my riding my 950 adv. ,but you only get one shot!! "better to burn out than fade away"!!!
    Ride safe and enjoy the ride!!!!:clap
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  8. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    Thanks bros. I started with a 950A . . . . until Brown Dog gave me a heads up on my SE.

    My 950A opened my eyes to the power of KTM
    KTM's can be addicting:

    Especially at 13,000 feet:
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  9. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Happy B'day McMan, SE is a keeper. Make sure you've got the fire extinguisher ready, just in case, that many candles on a cake. :lol3<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  10. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Happy birthday, you got me by 14.

    Cheers to many more for both of us.:freaky
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  11. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    Not riding an SE, 990ADV instead, i am 63, it's the attitude you have that counts, age is only a number:D
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  12. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Plus2----- 68 here, on a RTW prepted 2010 adv 990 :clap
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  13. tart

    tart Been here awhile

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    Happy Birthday mcmann, three years behind you but like you my SE keeps me young at heart.
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  14. MotoGrandpa

    MotoGrandpa advdualsportendurotrials

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    I'm 54 and have a 2008 SE. My grin meter is pegged every time I ride it.

    Dan
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  15. syzygy9

    syzygy9 Been here awhile

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    Happy birthday mcmann, great to see you 'old timers' still riding bikes!! . . . . . hang on, I've just turned 50, and bought myself a 2011 KTM 990 Adv as a 50th birthday present to myself - I guess that makes me an old timer as well!!

    Seriously, you are as old as you feel and the SE will keep you feeling very young. As long as you are fit enough to enjoy it go for it. Keeping the mind and body engaged is the best medicine. I'd love to think that when I am in my 70's I can still ride and do trips.
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  16. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    I'm sure the 990A is a much more practical bike than the SE . . . . The SE feels more like a dirt bike . . . . And with canyon wheels, it makes a great street bike (2 bikes in one).

    I do miss my 950A on long trips . . . I had to add a rear tank on my SE.

    I always wanted to visit Perth . . . Any good mountain trails?

    Thanks again,

    Tom from Idaho . . . Now Georgia.
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  17. raceu2

    raceu2 Adventurer

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    Never thought i'd be riding a 1000cc dirt bike at 64, goes to show you never can tell. Still love my 450 thou. Keep on riding you have a long way to go. Happy birthday:freaky
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  18. flyboats

    flyboats Adventurer

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    I'll join you. Will be 62 in a few days. Just picked up an '04 950 Adv S. My boys talked me into changing bikes. I can't keep up with them on my '86 Goldwing. They are on a Tiger 800 XC and KLX 650. They may still have to wait for me, but not as long!!! :clap Was going to try a Beemer 1150gs but after riding this I thought 'why would I do that?' The smile was way too big and this bike way too pretty. :evil
    It was set up very well but I've added the Alien windscreen, Euro headlight, radar mount, need to get highway pegs and like using my AirHawk. I'm of the comfort age and to see my boys need to ride from NE WI to Boise and Redmond, OR - and then 'go ride hard'. This will be the 3rd annual dad / lad ride but on different roads.
    Next year plan is for Prudhoe Bay and then Baja the following before I get old someday.
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  19. Fredo

    Fredo Turning VT Orange

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    So 60 is the new 50? So I do not have a SE, but I do have a 07 990, and a 2012 250 XC-W. I turn 60 this July, and life has never been so good!!! Love the 990 it is just so much fun in the dirt. So why is a 60 year getting a 250XC-W, well to ride single track, really keeps you in shape. Long live KTM, and me!!:clap:clap:clap:freaky
    So if you are in VT look me up in the Northeast forum, under, DARC rides, yes we just have fun!

    Fredo
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  20. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Mate.... I'm three years shy of 60... but I'd just dug a couple of soldiers out of some quicksand when they decided they preferred the SE.

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    The only really bad moment I've had on the SE is when I had a guide on as pillion and he liked the ride so much he got a boner. What's a bloke supposed to do? Kill the guide?
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