There is still hope !!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by bodine003, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    For the younger won't use the ('M") word to get into motorbikes. Yesterday 2 mid 20's fellows showed up at the house. They arrived with a nice open trailer being pulled by a newer Toyota Crewcab PU. One of them has a Ducati 996. They came to purchase my wife's 1982 Suz GS-650 bobjob. They both are working for a Honda car dealer as line techs. This pays for being able to play with motorbikes at night in their nice backyard shop. The GS is going to become a mono shock café racer. Currently the have done several Honda Shadow ridgids and bobjobs. The live very close to the Orlando Ace, and hang there regular. I went there in Dec. last for a vintage reunion and was surprised by the amount of under 30's that showed up. They promised to send up pixs of the GS work progress. They left all amped up after checking out my 64 BSA Hornet and my 03 Bonny cafe'r. I asked about the current new bike line up and they did like some but were not about the $$ prefer to mess with older stuff. So there is hope for younger gear heads getting involved in 2 wheels.
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  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I thought motorbikes was the M word. :D
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  3. canoeguy

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    I did too. What is the "M" word?
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  4. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Riding a dangerously quiet bike.

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    I believe he means the much maligned "Millennial".
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  5. canoeguy

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    Ah' gotcha.

    If you step away from the adv world it is obvious there are still plenty of young guys and girls getting into bikes. Especially if you look into the home built chopper and bobber crowd. Actually that scene is blowing up.
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  6. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    YES
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  7. RVDan

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    Some hipsters bought your wife's bobber to turn it into a cafe racer?
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    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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  9. handensco

    handensco Been here awhile

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    My son could not afford a newer cafe style so he took a 80's 750 or 850 and turned it into a mono shock cafe. It is not quite done but it is looking sharp. He is an auto mechanic for an ABQ Toyota dealer. He is 30 with a small family so $300 bike and $800 in suspension, front and rear and his time.
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  10. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I don't know about the bearded late drinkers, but there are a lot of other young people at track days and motocross parks.
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  11. JaySwear

    JaySwear Been here awhile

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    I'm 29 and love my motorcycles. I think us Millennials are into bikes but not as apt to buying them new. My first bike was a used Harley, and it taught me a lot. My last two bikes have been new, but my fourth bike will likely be either something small displacement and fun or a used ADV or dual sport.
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  12. bodine003

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    That's was the story I got!! They are supposed to send pix's on the build.
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    I have ordered my Barber tickets for this year. I was last there in 2015 and both male & female youngn's were all around the compound riding all kinds of cool stuff, I was smiling!!!
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    I am on the fence about going. Wife is staying home this year and I will be flying solo. I need to hurry and decide if I am going to camp.
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    If you can swing it try and get to the Barber Vintage Festival in Oct. every year. Lots of bitch'n stuff to check out. www.barbermotorsports.com
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    Jeezo when you guys where talking of hipsters with there bobbin style and quality beards I assumed barbers was where they went for a beard trim- I'm out of here as I'm old as feck.
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    Just bought my tickets and camping spot. Flying solo this year so maybe I will see some fellow advers
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    PaveMint precious bodily fluids

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    This is F'ing awesome (wont say fuck) and a great story. Happy to see anyone riding, especially someone younger.
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    My hang out is the grassy knowl. The hillside above turn 2 by the loo's and food trailer, #3 Earnhardt chair. Black 03 Bonny café black & white Corbin gun fighter seat and BIR Bodines 03 plate frame. Camp ground White G-30 Chevy van the Bonny and Drag Specialties popup over the trailer & Brit Flag
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  20. bodine003

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    Florida where I go around I see a lot of younger riders male & female
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