How old are you guys?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by seandiddy, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Trailblazin

    Trailblazin Been here awhile

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    28.

    Started on a Harley 1200 Sportster at 18.
    Honda XR650L dualsport at 25
    KTM 690 Enduro at 26
    BMW F800gs at 27

    I can't think of a more logical bike to ride then a f800gs. The new KTM 1190 Adventure gets me excited but it also costs a crap load more and burns through fuel twice as fast.
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  2. Rags

    Rags Adventurer

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    Let's see, today is the 16th so I need 11 more days to become 73. Bought a '13 GS about a month ago and am enjoying it greatly (1800+ miles so far). Life is Good! :nod
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  3. jscottyk

    jscottyk Been here awhile

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    47. Rode my first motorbike when I was 16. Starting regularly riding friends bikes when I was in college. Purchased my first bike of my own (a used 1985 K100RS) when I was 23. I've always either had a BMW in the garage or had my eye on one since then.

    Over the years I've had a list of bikes including a number of years when I didn't own a street bike because all my extra cash was in road racing equipment. The list includes Honda VFR750, Ducati 900SP, Honda RS125, Honda XR100 mini-motard, Aprilia RS250, BMW R1100GS, Wood-Rotax SJ676, Harley-Davidson Road King, and BMW R1150RT.

    For me the F800GS is a near perfect compromise. It's not really excellent at anything but great at almost everything... or at least adequate.
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  4. seandiddy

    seandiddy Psshhh, Yeah!

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    hear hear!
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  5. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    44 Yo. I didn't know we were listing bikes, here's what I remember:

    First bike: Aermachi Shortster (AMF Harley)
    Yam MX100
    Honda XR250
    Yam xT400
    CB175 Scrambler
    CB400
    VFR800
    Aprilia Falco
    Ducati ST4s
    Ducati Flambe (900 SS/SP #002) Race Bike
    Ducati F1a Race Bike
    VTR1000
    Veradero
    WR450
    RC51 (Race Bike)
    XR650L
    XR650R
    '09 R1 (Race Bike)
    GSXR750 (Race Bike)
    Honda Z50
    Ducati 160
    CB77
    CL77
    CL72
    SL's
    64 Duc Mountaineer 90
    72 Z50a (Current Rat bike for the neighborhood)
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  6. seandiddy

    seandiddy Psshhh, Yeah!

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    Nice!
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  7. jscottyk

    jscottyk Been here awhile

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    Well, I kinda jumped the shark while recollecting from my current age back to when I purchased my first bike.

    jengel451, I must say that is one fine list.
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  8. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    60. I started in 1969 on a Yamaha 180! GH
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  9. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    30 Now... Guess I was 25 when I started riding. :freaky

    I notice there are always the older guys hanging out at the BMW dealer when I go there... but I usually just keep to myself and ride. I guess I would rather ride alone or with 1 other person max on the road. I get uncomfortable when we ride with more than 3 bikes at the off road parks. Maybe it gets easier to sit back and chat/relax/ride together when you get older and you don't see the young riders in those settings as much.
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  10. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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    40 in August. Bought my 10' f800gs in September after not riding for 20 years. Back then it was a Fzr 400, one of the best handling bikes, wouldn't mind having another.
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  11. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    Oh yeah, that was one I forgot. We stuffed an FZR600 motor in the 400 chassis, those were the bikes to race!!!!!
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  12. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Not counting scooters of varying capacities through the years since stealing my uncle's 150cc italian job when I was 9 and riding it through the cotton fields in rural Greece, I finally buckled down and got my full A-licence (unrestricted motorcycle) when I was 33, had a Honda CB600FA for 4 years then got my F800GS last year when I was 37.
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  13. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    WHAT????? I've been putting up with all this crap from someone less than half my age!!!!!!!


    F me.

    Just hope I don't meet you. I'll show you what's what. :eek1
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  14. ohiomatt

    ohiomatt Adventurer

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    I am 28 and will be 29 in August, just bought a new dl650 adventure. Have had all vintage street/dirt bikes until the purchase of the V Strom.:clap
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  15. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    57. F650GS. Happily married. Don't need to impress any girls, so an "ugly" "un-sexy" bike I can ride anywhere in almost any weather is fine with me.
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  16. XLR_Dave

    XLR_Dave Up on One

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    31. Married. Have had two sport bikes, an xr650l, hence the username and now a 13' f800gs.
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  17. Strawdog

    Strawdog Strawdog

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    47 spent 30 years riding cruisers and Harleys bought my F800GS last year my Mom keeps telling me to grow up. :beer
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  18. AdvParamedic

    AdvParamedic Adventurer

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    Im 20 female and ride an F800 GS. I have worked as a first aider since I was 7 promoted to an Ambulance officee (EMT) when I was 16 and did a bachelor degree in paramedical science when I was 17 which took 3 years. I now work for the biggest ambulance service oin Australia and tour around australia/and other parts of the world working as a Paramedic on adventure motorcycle tours. With big names like Charley Boorman and other tours. I think to meet younger people riding you really have to get out there! People of all ages/genders wander the world on motorbikes you just have to be willing to talk to lots of strangers to source them out! I absolutely love meeting new people and its true there isnt that many young people especially females but I guess my point is.. were our thereh:)
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  19. seandiddy

    seandiddy Psshhh, Yeah!

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    Dream job!

    I think there are younger people into adventuring outside the continental U.S. and I agree, it's about getting out there.
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  20. Barbadi

    Barbadi Been here awhile

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    ...just ancient. Or wise enough to know that the riding years remaining deserve a decent bike and not a cheapo japanese knockoff like a KLR. :evil

    Twenty two years ago I bought my first bike, an Honda XL 185 s, and it was allright for its money -dog of a bike too, but looked like one also- but it made me learn one thing. You cannot cut any corners with motorcycling. You may end up not get what you paid for -especially if you believe everything you read in forums- but you will never get a wonderfull bike for less than it is worthing. :norton

    Soooo with the wisdom of my 40 summers on this planet, when my old R 80 G/S kicked the bucket I decided that life is too fuckin sort to spent it on a dull bike. :puke1

    And I forked 7000 euros on something that makes my old bones go "YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" everytime I speed its ass. :eek1

    It is still cheaper than an secret girlfrient, a psychologist, or a friken pool (that is a big waterhole after all) and can take you places.

    Not making you wish you got the "other" bike everytime you look or ride it frcristsake!:huh

    So grow up, experience and knowledge is what you get in exchange for loss of hair and beerbelly. Use it!:D
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