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Author Topic: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?  (Read 24037 times)

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #40 on: Jul 16, 2008, 11:34:56 »
Hey! another old fossil!, glad to hear im not the only old fart on this board,
"old age and treachery,will always win over youth and inthusiasm"
 8)

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #41 on: Jul 16, 2008, 11:50:13 »
Hey! another old fossil!, glad to hear im not the only old fart on this board,
"old age and treachery,will always win over youth and inthusiasm"
 8)

You bet!  Here in my office (cube) I have a big picture on the wall that's a good shot of a vintage B-17 w/ a F-16 flying above it.  At the bottom it says:  RESPECT Youth and skill are no match for old age and treachery.  I saw it in an AAFES store when I was stationed in Alaska... I liked it so much that I talked them into selling it to me even though it was their display picture... that was back when I was still in my 30s.  Now I appreciate it more and more as the days/years go by!   ;)
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #42 on: Jul 16, 2008, 12:05:11 »
Way cool!, my oldest daughter (21) is stationed at shaw,NC.  her and some friends came back for a visit in may,brought there sportbikes.It was fun to show them how and old man as they called me,could tear there asses up on the corners with my 30 plus year old xs cafe!
A humbling experiance for the two shaved headed "ricky rockets" that came with her.....they had the bikes,but not the skill
im still smile'n

Offline Hoofhearted

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #43 on: Jul 18, 2008, 00:59:47 »
Another fossil checkin' in.  62.  I started riding 50 years ago and still lovin' it.  And with a bit of luck I'll have my Norton (I bought it in 1967) out to El Mirage to see if it can crack 130.  If you "whippersnappers" have as much fun as I've had you're in for a great trip.

By weslake, shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2008-07-16[/img]
« Last Edit: Jul 18, 2008, 01:03:16 by Hoofhearted »
El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG   122.240
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF    120.157
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG  119.667
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF   117.186
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG  111.494
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF   112. 600
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF   128.703
El Mirage  record  650 SC/PG   130.224

Offline jwitt

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #44 on: Jul 18, 2008, 08:27:14 »
Yet another one at 55. Got my first street bike in 1969, a 63 150 Honda dream. After that a long sucession of mostly British, some Japanese, one Guzzie, and a Harley 45. Today I have three Honda projects, three mini bikes, and my daily rider a Yamaha Roadstar (my stationwagon).

Jim
76 Triumph T140
2006 Roadstar
71 CB750 Cafe Project

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #45 on: Jul 18, 2008, 11:14:08 »
With all us old coots,we should have are own sub-sect,  "half tons,doin the ton"    ;D

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #46 on: Jul 18, 2008, 13:20:22 »
With all us old coots,we should have are own sub-sect,  "half tons,doin the ton"    ;D

Or at least "Half tons tryin' for the ton."  Not sure my ol' 360 would do the ton going downhill, wide open, with a tail wind!
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline xs650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #47 on: Jul 18, 2008, 14:03:16 »
LOL, That would be another good "just for fun" How many bikes on here can actually do the ton.(not just think they can" cause its harder than it  seems!)  Most bikes under 1000 ccs that are vintage,have a hard time doing the ton,with a few exceptions like the cb750 etc. etc. I have one xs that will just do it,and another that will shatter the ton mark,and up the anty another 25 mph!

Offline Hoofhearted

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #48 on: Jul 18, 2008, 19:06:48 »
My 1960 Norton has an old (mid 70s) Weslake 500 speedway engine in it.   I run it at El Mirage and Bonneville.  It run in the 500 PS/PG which is Partial Streamlining Pushrod Gas.  So far its best time has been 129.917mph.  No guessing on whether or not it will do the ton.
El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG   122.240
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF    120.157
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG  119.667
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF   117.186
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG  111.494
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF   112. 600
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF   128.703
El Mirage  record  650 SC/PG   130.224

Offline Represto

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #49 on: Jul 18, 2008, 19:59:32 »
My 78 CB550 can do it no problem...on a straight highway.  It shakes like bastard though.