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Jan 21st 2020, 02:34 PM   #16
 GPD323's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Don't know, I am 63 and 150 pounds. I like the C14 just fine. However the Z900RS feels like a feather when I ride it. Will pound pavement as long as I can on the C14. One of my favorite bikes.
Jan 21st 2020, 04:49 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

I don't ride much anymore. I still like my Harley street tracker. Love it in fact. A little over 430 pounds and 1200cc.

My age (mid 70s) and surviving a stupid inattentive motorist have diminished the joy of riding. I confess, however, that I really wanted to buy that Yamaha RD-125 from Judy. It would have been the perfect garage companion for the Harley.

Older for sure. Smarter is still open for debate.
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Jan 21st 2020, 09:04 PM   #18
 Willow's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
I too am getting older, but WILL NOT be giving up my supersport (the need for speed) and/or the SM (the need for hooliganism) until I can't swing my legs over a seat........

I've always told my riding friends, "If I ever get a cruiser, please punch me in the mouth." No..... I'm not bashing cruisers by any means, it's just not for me. Maybe when I get REALLY old and senile, I might buy one out dementia. That'll be OK, I guess......
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Feb 12th 2020, 12:17 PM   #19
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  Sep 2016
  Salem, OR

  2008 CBR1000RR, 2017 Grom
Sometimes I think the only reason I'm hanging on to my CBR is because selling it is admitting that I'm getting old. I'd like to get a 450L but I'm not paying that much for a dirt bike with a horn.
Feb 15th 2020, 05:22 AM   #20
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  Jun 2018

  2019 KTM Duke 790 / 2002 Honda XR400R
Originally Posted by Tortilla Jackson
I'd like to get a 450L but I'm not paying that much for a dirt bike with a horn.
Ha ha. Don't forget the license plate holder.

I've owned supersport bikes. Their fun on the track, but just are too uncomfortable for everyday use for me.

I agree with what some others have said... light makes right. I still like power and stability though and standard bikes are my preference for comfort, so I bought a KTM Duke 790... 370 lb dry.
Feb 17th 2020, 02:54 PM   #21
 Sentinel's Avatar
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
Took the sumo out today. Funnest bike ever, by far. But it is cosmically irrational..... I LOVE it.
Feb 17th 2020, 07:21 PM   #22
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  Feb 2016

No deep pockets here. Newest bike I ever owned is 16 years old & only for trackdays.
Been riding a different air cooled bike on the street since 1996, though have done 15 + track days on the same bike. Lots of parts have grenaded over the years, multiple times, & when that happened, I'd ride my wife's bike, as she hasn't ridden in 10 years.

Now, her bike has no motor in it because I borrowed it & put in my bike. I apparently destroyed brand new Wiseco pistons, 3 of them, with only 400 miles on them, with multiple heat cycles + oil/filter changes, hence the engine swap. Ugh. Finally found a used motor across the border, but all parts are sitting in a uninsulated, unheated, poorly lit garage waiting for some attention. Bike weighs probably around 500lbs full of fluids, but is all I need for the street with annoying traffic everywhere, sucking the joy out of riding, while everyone else is aimlessly staring at their "rectangles" getting kink neck.

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