How old are you guys?

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

  1. Sohere

    Sohere Adventurer

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    22 here, bought my f8gs in 2010. Had a lot of fun riding and modifiying the bike.
    Can't complain as this was the first real decent bike I bought. Could have been worse :rofl

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    Greetings from Belgium!
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  2. gs_lad

    gs_lad Adventurer

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    Very nice looking bike Sohere...
    Would it be easy for you to show us a little close up on the fog lights? They seem to be on the right place. :norton
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  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    That is the beauty of internet my friend :eek:). But don't you worry IRL you'd be cleaning my shoes by now :deal.

    And don't you talk all sexy to me. I know that August is almost there, meaning that winter is coming but you won't get to abuse my young and innocent body with your weird fetishes just to keep you warm. I'll teach you some respect grandpa':whip
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  4. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Loutre, I asked you not to do cross-forum posting. If you keep it up I'll tell your mère again. Remenber what happened last time? I'm not HotBlondeboy18 on this site ok?

    Kids. Pheh.

    I'm actually on the tail end of the 40's. Most think late 20's if I shave. Been riding enduros/dualsports all my life except that one time in College where I experimented with a street bike (Seca 400). I always use a bike not to run but to get away. The streets were boring to me as a kid and I always wondered what was "over there". The bike was a means to an end, a tool and it didn't matter what name was on the tank. Then I got into aviation and that became my tool for discovery till 9/11 made it too much of a hassle for me. Now I have my Adventure bike again. Kilter the F800GS. Still don't care about what badge on the (faux) tank says.

    I'm used to not fitting in and it's the same scenario at every coffee shop I stop at while touring.......

    Pull into the lot and notice the herd of Sheeple with cruisers are parked in the sun squinting at each other bitching about the heat and helmet laws. Blind from the reflections, they don't notice me cause my pipes aren't loud enough. I park beside a minivan in a spot where I don't have to wrestle the beast out of. Mommy grabs her daughter's hand tight to prevent either of them from running away with me and keeps looking back whether at me or her minivan life, I don't know. I walk around the Squids who parked either on the sidewalk or in front of the door, whichever gets them the most exposure and are busy whining about the power band needing more tensile strength after spending all weekend upgrading the turbo jets. They don't notice me because I didn't announce my arrival by repeatedly revving the shit out of my rich running ride. I grab a Double Double and sit down in a corner to contemplate my journey. The Old Timers huddle together to complain about change and try to steal the conversation with a loud "I remember when....". I finish my coffee and leave. Oh I'm friendly enough but maybe just a bit road weary.

    The only time I feel a connection is when I stop at a scenic picnic table in some remote area and come across a hiker, cycler or adventurous SUV. Then the conversation is usually "Beautiful day eh?" followed by "Sure is." And in those few words a thousand thoughts are expressed.
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  5. oldone1942

    oldone1942 n00b

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    Nov 1942...Makes me 70 and some. :gerg In '62 got a Yamaha 250 thought it was great. Next came a Seca 750 Thought it was wonderful. Then 4 Goldwings I knew I had arrived. I made the mistake of riding a buddies '05 BMW K1200GT, I had to have one, well at that time I had to have my right hip replaced so I gave it up. :doh MISTAKE! Went to a K1200LT, IT sits practically unused in the garage because I then I found this site and after reading Parallel Universe I bought the Ultimate in riding machines...
    A '2009 BMW F800GS
    NOW I know what Adventure is. :rilla

    Thanks BMW! ​
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  6. Shropdog

    Shropdog Adventurer

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    My wife and I are both 59, she has a '09 F650GS and I just got rid of my R12GSA for a F800GS. In about 2 hours and 40 minutes to be exact, we are leaving for Gunnison, CO for a week on them.
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  7. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    George
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  8. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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    I'm 66. Time flys!

    My ride now is a 2010 F650GS with lowered suspension, Wilbers, Jessie, Sargent,, etc etc. I like to wander to remote places on the bike. Been to all the Canadian provinces except Nunuvit(sp), most of the US except the southern state..too hot is summer.

    I do back roads and dirt roads the the F650GS is perfect for that. Comfortable enough for 5 or 6 hundred mile days, light enough to move around if you have to. My other ride is a Harley XLCR. That is a test do you know what it is??

    I started riding at 15 on a Rockford Silver Pigeon, sold Bridgestone's for money while in college. Rode Bultacos in the dirt, collected Ducati singles for while (dam bevel gears on crank shafts). Many honda's, kawasaki's, others and couple of BMW RTs in between.

    Next trip with be to Barber Classic races in Oct.
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  9. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    Awesome .
    I am 35 . Riding since mid 20's .

    Love to be riding a loaded adv bike at 79
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  10. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Fantastic!

    George 2
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  11. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Harley XLCR
    Café Racer
    It is a classic.

    Years produced: 1977-1979
    Total production: 1,923
    Claimed power: 61bhp @ 6,200rpm
    Top speed: 110mph
    Engine type: 998cc, two-valve, 45-degree V-twin
    Weight: 234kg (515lb) wet
    Price then: $3,595 (1977)
    Price now: $7,500-$11,000

    http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/c...ycles/harley-davidson-xlcr.aspx#axzz2WuBNDqYk


    Got pics?

    George
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  12. Thomo55

    Thomo55 MX Enduro Adventure

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    Interesting topic!! Im 24 got my 800GS cos a mate and my old boy were getting into it when I was 23, and like others here, I have been the youngest on every ride i've been on (although i'm working pretty hard on getting some mates to get adventure bikes and come along - cant let the old fellas have all the fun!!:clap)... Come from a bike riding family though so been on motorbikes since i was 4 and have pretty much had one of everything.. Once I got on the Beemer though I sold the roadie and just enjoy the little 800 on everything! Just as fast in the twisties if you want to be, 10x more comfy and then you can go via some trails to home if you want.. Thats my appeal for the adventure segment..
    Tend to agree with others on here that say younger ones dont get into it much due to either lack of exposure or you need to get the aggressive stuff out of the way first haha:rofl
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  13. machinebuilder

    machinebuilder Long timer

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    Well said, :clap:clap
    I do stop at a friends shop (Dual Port Touring) and get to talk to fellow adventure riders, typically its........

    "so where have you been?"

    then a long discussion about the back roads and how we almost got lost.:D:D


    This is opposed to stopping at the gas station in Tellico Plains where I fill up,
    move to some spot away from the crowd,
    have a cold drink,
    and leave without much more than a disgusted look from the other people on bikes.
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  14. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    31, riding since I was 3 yrs old so I have some years on bikes. I love the adv class! I have raced MX-GP... I still enjoy driving a tank down a single track trail and blowing away a pogue on a GSXR on the corners, not much can do both of those than the F800GS. I am eccentric at this point and wanted something no one has, and no one will.

    I am going to Inuvik and Alaska next summer, that will be solo... I plan on running into a bunch of weird stuff. Who cares if I don't run into another person. I sure as hell don't! I do this for me, for my enjoyment and that's it! Now I may drink with people for their company though :evil
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  15. htcrkjak

    htcrkjak n00b

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    68. Been riding since I was 14. Besides the NX 250, I have an '81 Goldwing Interstate, and a Yamaha Moto 4 quad.
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  16. too old for dirt

    too old for dirt Been here awhile

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    I am 66 and ride a 2012 f800 gs. Also have in the stable, 1967 honda 305 dream rat bike, 1978 cb 750 ss, 2000 super sherpa, and finally a 2008 Road King. The GS is the bike that I ride day in day out.
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  17. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    It's great to hear of all you 60+ yr old riders on the F's. Gives me hope and a goal to ride till I can't. Just like the 73 yo guy that I put new tires on his K1200S Friday then he came back on that following Monday for another set. They were as bald as him! I asked what happened and all he said was "Saturday was track day" with a smile and wink. Awesome.
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  18. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    "Sure is."
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  19. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    I give it 3 years top until your old and wrinkly body refuses to obey and starting to wet yourself even at daytime. Then of course your wife will put a sidecar on her 658 to get you to the next bingo night :wink:. Am I about right Reaver? Yep I think so :deal
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  20. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    For a young punk I've never met in a country thousands of kms away, I must admit you got me figured out.



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    Thankfully I have been blessed with amazing foresight. She's much younger than me and is just getting the hang of this thing now. As for the rest, I'm not admitting anything!



    PS...do you have one of your Grandfather's rifles? You know, the ones that were dropped twice, never fired?