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Old 06-21-2013, 06:47 PM   #91
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I'm 66. My other ride is a Harley XLCR. That is a test do you know what it is??
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Years produced: 1977-1979
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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)
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:03 AM   #92
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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!!)... 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
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:57 AM   #93
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I'm used to not fitting in and it's the same scenario at every coffee shop I stop at while touring.......


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.
Well said,
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.


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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Old 06-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #94
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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
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:17 PM   #95
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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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Old 06-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #96
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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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Old 06-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #97
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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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Old 06-24-2013, 01:00 AM   #98
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..."Beautiful day eh?"...
"Sure is."
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:33 AM   #99
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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.
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 . Am I about right Reaver? Yep I think so
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:53 AM   #100
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. Then of course your wife will put a sidecar on her 658 to get you to the next bingo night . Am I about right Reaver? Yep I think so
For a young punk I've never met in a country thousands of kms away, I must admit you got me figured out.






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?
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #101
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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.
If I'd had a penny for everytime that I'm your hero Reaver, I'd be rich by now. Great power brings great responsibilities

PS...do you have one of your Grandfather's rifles? You know, the ones that were dropped twice, never fired?
FIY his mother always told him that he was born to be a sprinter, not his fault for seizing the opportunity to show his skills
And his rifles worked great to make some boar-paté
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #102
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I'm 49. Has anyone figured out the average yet?
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #103
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I'm 49. Has anyone figured out the average yet?
Well since you asked so nicely ;)

42,30

That is with all the ages taken NOW and not when they've gotten the bike.

Didn't take into account the rider who is 79 since he's not riding a 8GS.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #104
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Well just to up your average a bit more -- I'm 66 and been riding ever since I was 13 or 14.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #105
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im 18 and rideing a shaft driven ntv 650 and planing on makeing some panniers and racks.

next year im hopping to buy a 660 tenere or a 990 adventure and do some nice 2-3 week camping trips around Europe.

going fast does not really bother me can siting at 70 or 120 feels the same so id rather a comfy bike and to go places then go zooming down the motorway and back

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