One Bike For The Rest Of Your Life!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rick G, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    ^^^^^^^:D

    I'm 71 and this is my current mount:
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    At my age, it could very well be my last machine! I am, however, an optimist and have been reading the info available about the Yamaha T7. I can still pick up the GSA but can tell something lighter would be nice.

    Mike
  2. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    So long as I can get a leg over, this will be my primary ride, a '93 BMW R100R. When the day comes I can't get my leg over it, maybe I'll consider a Honda Monkey and just step over it. I won't rule out another AirHead someday, I could see myself also having BMW Mystic, but this is the newest technology I want or need, and I'm 65.

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  3. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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  4. radmann10

    radmann10 Derf Supporter

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  5. PowerT

    PowerT Long timer Supporter

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  6. Crosstrekfisher

    Crosstrekfisher Been here awhile

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    KipMoto fabricated 2 blocks that replaced the rear chain tensioners. The trailer clips into then and it held in place by cotter pins. It is quite solid.
  7. Crosstrekfisher

    Crosstrekfisher Been here awhile

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    I lowered mine. I was also blessed with the ability of not hitting my head against ceilings.
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  8. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    I'm 55, and I have actually started to ask myself this question fairly seriously IRL. The bike I keep coming back to is the Honda Jade 250 four: an elegant, understated street standard with a 16,000 RPM CBR250R-derived four-cylinder engine. It was never sold in North America, but they are legal to import under the 25-year DOT/EPA exemption. I looked into it a while back, and was quoted 7 grand to have a clean one shipped over here; I immediately rejected the idea as way too expensive — but lately I've been thinking, the heart wants what the heart wants...

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  9. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Lusting after this:

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    Realistically, it's the only kind of bike that can be kept alive for the next few decades - ECUs and other electronic stuff will go out of production and disappear. Carbs cab always be tuned, valves adjusted, etc...