Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?

Fix

With a shirt like this, who needs pants?
Turned 39 this year. I've had my current bike for just a few years. Hadn't had a bike for 10 or 12 years before that.
 

voch

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First bike at 20 Suzuki Savage 650 single.. lol
had a 74 sportster
had a 82 Yamaha 1100 Maxim
Have a 78 CB550
 

my-79-750-k

Therapy is expensive. Riding is cheap. You decide.
26, though sometimes I feel like I'm 106
Riding since I was 22
First (and only other) bike was a '02 Sportster 1200 when I was 22.
Only other bike is my current 79 750K.
 

sebatron

Coast to Coast
Kiley! Happy belated dude.
I ticked over to 26 on the a few weeks back (7th) - had a tumultuous few weeks (car was stolen a week later, dealing with the investigators is painful!) so I haven't had a chance to get on here much :( i had a cbr forks/triples in the boot :(

IndieSol said:
Hey Sebatron, check out www.plasmaboyracing.com. Dude has done some wicked stuff to a couple of Datsuns.
Can anyone say, "10 second electric Datsun"?
love it, just not terribly useful on the street :)
i dug mine. despite being a 12sec <1000kg deathtrap (chassis twists on launch? :/) it was immensly easy to drive. could start in 3rd if you wanted to, or just use no throttle til you're doing say 15miles/hour. torquey mofo.
locked diff made it hairy in the wet though. 1st gear was off limits in inclement weather. no aircon and 100+ degree summers was the biggest downside. ran a bit warm! :(
 

Makr

I make my own rules
I am 43.

This is my first motorcycle. I have only had a two year stretch in my life where I didn't have one. Sweet helmet...no? I never remember ever riding with a helmet.
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Hoofhearted

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On the subject of first bikes. My Dad didn't have a lot of money right after the war so I had to make do. As I remember it wasn't very fast but it was solid. LOL!!!

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By weslake at 2009-04-15
 

Hoofhearted

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Hey Tim, That photo was taken in 1947. Note there is only one wheel. The second wheel hadn't been invented then.
 

Drewski

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Man, this thread started over 2 YEARS AGO!!!!!!! I'm 2 years older than I was on page 2!!!!!
 

4eyes

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Hoofhearted said:
Crap! I think its time for me to go! I have had my Norton longer than most on here have been alive.

My words must sound different here, than in my head. ???

I was calling BS on the,"time for me to go". There is no doubt in my mind that Hoofhearted has been riding longer than I've been alive. ;)
That is the reason, he is one of the lads I would MOST want to share a beer with, of all the guys here. 8)

I would like to hear some salt stories as well as some salty stories. ;D
 

Newagerocker

Been Around the Block
I've read through quite a few of these posts, looks like I'm the oldest at 63. I started riding in 1965 on a '57 BSA Goldstar. I've had BSA, Triumph, Norton, Kawasaki, Yamaha and HD motorcyles, even one '83 XS650 with a sidecar. I currently ride a '96 Sportster mildly cafe, '77 XS 650 cafe and a '00 Vstar 1100 fully dressed for touring.
 

Hoofhearted

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4eyes said:
I would like to hear some salt stories as well as some salty stories. ;D

Theres lots of stories but this isn't the thread for them. Heres a teaser. I was talked into buying a Van Veen Kriedler to road race in Ireland. A friend in the Isle of Man called to ask if I would come over and race the Kriedler. We got a bunch together and left from Strangford Loch in Northern Ireland. Robert Dunlop had just started racing and this was his first trip to the Island. He won (natch!). I was a distant second. I took this photo as we were leaving Strangford Loch.

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By weslake at 2008-04-10

P.S. Newagerocker. Not quite the oldest. Close but no banana.
 

teazer

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Maybe I'm not as old as my MRIs seem to suggest. As soon as I get both shoulders replaced they tell me I'll be normal.

That was quite a shock as I have never been normal.

My oldest son has past his 40th and my younger son started vintage racing a few years ago at 34. Hang on. That makes them both older than me. Time for a new book of lies.

My first ride was on a BSA C11G in 63 I guess followed by T20, C15, Fanny B, Triumph (several), CB72/77 (road and race), BSA Rocket 3, sheds of RD400s, RZ350, VFR750, Kawasaki Ninjas and a few TZs. Have rebuilt or ridden CR93 Honda, TSS Bultaco, Ossa SDR and Suzuki TR500 Mk111 plus raced an Aprilia Cup RS250 for a season and ended up nationally ranked 3rd with 1 win ( out of 2 riders and teh other guy broke his chain but who's counting?.

Currently porting a couple of GT750 motors. One is supposed to be an 80hp stump puller and the other one is the reed valve motor in monoshocked frame - if they ever get finished......
 

Hoofhearted

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Teazer, You're kidding. My first bike was a '54 BSA C11G!! Nearly put me off motorcycling! That was around '59 or '60. Actually It cost me $35 and I thought I was pretty cool. It had a candy blue tank and chrome forks. Couldn't get out of its own way. I put it out of its misery by running into a tree stump.
 

Makr

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I think we need a Hoofhearted story thread. Sounds like you have led an amazing life.
 

Drewski

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Makr said:
I think we need a Hoofhearted story thread. Sounds like you have led an amazing life.

He could prolly have his own FORUM!! ;D ;D
 

crazypj

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teazer said:
My first ride was on a BSA C11G in 63 I guess followed by T20, C15, Fanny B, Triumph (several), CB72/77 (road and race),

Currently porting a couple of GT750 motors.

I had a C11G and still have most of a C10L (sidevalve, runs on paraffin ;D)
Plus C15's, Bantams and Tiger Cub
I got some NOS rods for a GT750 stashed if you need some ;)
 

beachcomber

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I'm so old [ senile ] that I can't remember if I posted previously !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1944 Vintage - born in Dagenham England.

First bike [ aged 13 ] 200cc James Captain Trials bike.
2nd bike [ aged 15] 350 Velocette Sprint bike.
3rd. bike [ aged 16 ] - my first legal road bike - my Dad's 650 T'Bird which I swopped with the James as it was more economical for him to commute to work on the James.

Literally hundreds of bikes after that - mostly converted to Cafe Racers with the odd Trail bike.

66 years young and STILL building .................................
 

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