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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #560 on: October 16, 2018, 08:05:52 PM »
Hey, catstevecam, that bike list looks even longer in that neat format. Thanks.
Didn't I do well.
And I only fell off really badly twice..... so far  :087:

Take nada for granted.  :164:

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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #561 on: October 16, 2018, 08:40:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ceebixits500 [+]
Hey, catstevecam, that bike list looks even longer in that neat format. Thanks.
Didn't I do well.
And I only fell off really badly twice..... so far  :087:

Take nada for granted.  :164:

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It's the way the numbers add-up . . .  :745:

You inspired me to attempt a similar list - sadly I reached 17 with a very confusing time in the middle where I must have had several projects at the same time and now my eyes are starting to hurt from too long in front of google - so the results will have to wait . . .  :008:

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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #562 on: October 16, 2018, 09:44:01 PM »
59 going on 60 here..
Had many bikes over a 42 year span on the road.
Yamaha YDS7,Yamaha RD250,Kawasaki KE100,Yamaha XS650,Honda Britain 750,Honda CB900F2,Montesa 250 Cota,Yamaha RDLC350,Honda CX500,BMW R1OORT,BMWK1100LT,Kawasaki 650,Kawasaki Ninja 600,Triumph Tiger 1050 and now X500 ABS.

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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #563 on: October 17, 2018, 09:39:41 AM »
I'm going to try to put my bike list against the years I had them.....just for fun!  :112:

1969/70 - 1964 Lambretta Li125 (16 years old), crashed and rebuilt with GT175 engine  - had an old Isetta bubble car over the winter, while I rebuilt the scooter
1971 - ? Royal Enfield 250
1972 - 1957 Triumph 500 built from parts
1972/73 - 1965 Jawa 350, 'chopped', my girlfriend (wife to be) had a 1967 BSA Bantam 175 at the same time, then we sold both and bought a car (Fiat 500!)
1977/79 - 1965 Honda CB72-250 built from parts as a basic project, then rebuilt to original condition
1977/79 - ? CZ175, stripped to ride off road
1979 - 1975 Suzuki GT185, had to fit a new (second hand) engine
1980/81 - 1977 Jawa 350
2011/12 - 2005 Royal Enfield 500 Electra X
2012 - 2010 Suzuki SV650S
2013/17 - 2010 Hyosung GT650
2017/18/? - 2017 Honda CB500X (65 years old, still biking!)

Some were definitely better than others!  :008:






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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #564 on: October 17, 2018, 10:51:33 AM »
What is it about bikes that so many of us keep changing them?
It's as if we are constantly looking for "The Perfect Bike".
Of course, The Perfect Bike does not exist. Although, the bike we just bought always feels like the perfect bike........ for a while at least.
So we tweak them, customise them and constantly seek improvement.
It's the same with boats in my life. Always 'improving' it or thinking about how it might be 'Better'

I suppose this phenomenon is part of owning what I call the non-essentials in life. The things that are fun and escape from the essentials in life, like working and keeping a roof on the house    :152:

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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #565 on: October 17, 2018, 12:26:46 PM »
52, just, going through a late mid life crisis, but enjoying every minute of it!
If it aint broken, it will break, best learn how to fix it!
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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #566 on: October 17, 2018, 03:31:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by BikerBill [+]
52, just, going through a late mid life crisis, ......
A late mid-life crisis at 52 is good.
It means you'll live to be at least 104...... if I've got my hard sums right  :191:

I had my first at 35. So that was not good for longevity.  :138:
So, I had a second crisis at 50..... in the hope of a better outlook!

Hey, maybe the CBX is my third crisis.
But who wants to be 136 if they'll take my bike license away  :187:
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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #567 on: October 17, 2018, 03:36:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
I'm going to try to put my bike list against the years I had them.....just for fun!  :112:

1969/70 - 1964 Lambretta Li125 (16 years old), crashed and rebuilt with GT175 engine  - had an old Isetta bubble car over the winter, while I rebuilt the scooter
1971 - ? Royal Enfield 250
1972 - 1957 Triumph 500 built from parts
1972/73 - 1965 Jawa 350, 'chopped', my girlfriend (wife to be) had a 1967 BSA Bantam 175 at the same time, then we sold both and bought a car (Fiat 500!)
1977/79 - 1965 Honda CB72-250 built from parts as a basic project, then rebuilt to original condition
1977/79 - ? CZ175, stripped to ride off road
1979 - 1975 Suzuki GT185, had to fit a new (second hand) engine
1980/81 - 1977 Jawa 350
2011/12 - 2005 Royal Enfield 500 Electra X
2012 - 2010 Suzuki SV650S
2013/17 - 2010 Hyosung GT650
2017/18/? - 2017 Honda CB500X (65 years old, still biking!)

Some were definitely better than others!  :008:

Mostly "small" bikes

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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #568 on: October 17, 2018, 04:00:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ceebixits500 [+]
A late mid-life crisis at 52 is good.
It means you'll live to be at least 104...... if I've got my hard sums right  :191:

104? Depends how I get along with our winters.....but I ride with the assumption that every roundabout will have diesel on it, that every driver is out to get me...but my grandfather is still going strong at 98....but sadly no bike license....
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Re: How many oldies
« Reply #569 on: October 17, 2018, 04:54:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Mostly "small" bikes

Yes they were, maybe that's why I like the 500X so much!

In UK all bikes were relatively small bikes, usually 500cc or less, until the late 70's when the Japanese manufacturers started with their 750 fours and the Brits were left trying to catch up.

What I will admit is.....I was short of cash and looking for cheap transport for work, so they were all cheap bikes, only the GT185 was more than 100, up until the Enfield 500 anyway!!!  :008:
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