How old are you? Are you still riding?(Poll)

If you are still riding:

  • Less than 40 years old

    Votes: 14 5.0%
  • 40-49 years old

    Votes: 11 3.9%
  • 50-59 years old

    Votes: 26 9.3%
  • 60-69 years old

    Votes: 165 58.9%
  • 70-80 years old

    Votes: 60 21.4%
  • Over 80 years old

    Votes: 4 1.4%

  • Total voters
    280
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My plans are changing. I'll be 75 next Spring and The Triumph Rocket III might have to go. My right hip has seen better days so I've been working on a MK III which is running nice and smoothly now so it will replace my '73 850 which I've owned since 1978. I hope to keep the Atlas for one more year too. I have no comment on ex-wives or houses but my '73 has been with me through a lot! ;)
 
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72 and still going, mostly ride my 08 T100 or 08 Thruxton. The more I ride the Norton ( 72 Commando ) the more my rt knee hurts. After I finish with the new steel gas tank project may get an E start kit.
 

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72 and still going, mostly ride my 08 T100 or 08 Thruxton. The more I ride the Norton ( 72 Commando ) the more my rt knee hurts. After I finish with the new steel gas tank project may get an E start kit.
I've had both knees replaced. One of the best things I ever did.
 

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I've had both knees replaced. One of the best things I ever did.
I'm glad to hear that
I'm waiting for my right knee replacement but I've managed to tear the meniscus in my left knee through over compensating
Cheers
 
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I've had both knees replaced. One of the best things I ever did.
At this point I don't think my knee is bad enough for surgery, not much of a problem unless I aggravate it, kick starting the Norton. Have no problem kick starting my 125 NSU with right or left foot, kicker is on the left. Anyway I would probably enjoy an E- start more than knee surgery. :)
 

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Can't ride until I have my right hip replaced, last time I rode was Oct. 2020 and it was hell.
Before I had my hip replaced, I couldn't lift my foot onto the foot peg. I would reach down and put it in gear with my hand. After I got it rolling fast enough to be stable I would stand up with my good leg to where I could get my bad one on the peg then sit down. Having to repeat this at every stop is not exactly the safest riding style. I hope you get that replaced soon as it will enhance your whole life, not just motorbiking. By the way, I'm 71.
 
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Before I had my hip replaced, I couldn't lift my foot onto the foot peg. I would reach down and put it in gear with my hand. After I got it rolling fast enough to be stable I would stand up with my good leg to where I could get my bad one on the peg then sit down. Having to repeat this at every stop is not exactly the safest riding style. I hope you get that replaced soon as it will enhance your whole life, not just motorbiking. By the way, I'm 71.
Thanks, that is encouraging. I just turned 70 in August.
 

Time Warp

.......back to the 70's.
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7.2 today and another test in a month, that's genetics for you.
 
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