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View Poll Results: In what time period where you born?
Before 1940 2 0.53%
1941-1947 27 7.16%
1948-1954 64 16.98%
1955-1961 89 23.61%
1962-1968 70 18.57%
1969-1975 62 16.45%
1976-1982 25 6.63%
1983-1989 27 7.16%
1990-1996 11 2.92%
After 1996 0 0%
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post #51 of 58 Old 11-10-2017, 03:24 PM
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Looks like I'm in the biggest age group (around 60 years old), and I'm a little surprised to see that this is such an old fart's bike. It makes sense--the bike is suited to older-guy riding: it's comfortable, handles well, goes fast enough to kill you, and can be had cheap.

BTW, being on the young side in the spread doesn't mean you're making good decisions earlier in life than us old guys; it just means you're smarter than most of your peers. Congrats! --and condolences for being born in one of the knucklehead generations. While most of the kids are riding crotch rockets or hipster retro bikes, you've figured out a better alternative. And obviously you don't care that much about looks, or you'd have a cooler bike....
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Just for fun, I took the results so far (with 300 respondents). Took the middle year for each interval (and used 1937 for our two elder statesmen) to figure out the average/mean of the results. Turns out it's 1963, which happens to be my birth year.

The median's also in the 1962-68 group, towards the lower end.

So on average, we're a bunch of old farts, I guess.
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post #53 of 58 Old 11-11-2017, 01:38 PM
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Eight of us old coots at our AM meet today and two of us rode in at 25 degrees. The kid is 64 and me 71 but he was in town and used his elc. gear. I have not put mine hook up on any of my bikes yet this year.My mittens and thin heat linners work good for the 40 miles rode this AM. I will hook it up soon if over 50 miles in below 25 a need ride.My BP meds started at 69 really make me get cold so much faster now.
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Eight of us old coots at our AM meet today and two of us rode in at 25 degrees. The kid is 64 and me 71 but he was in town and used his elc. gear. I have not put mine hook up on any of my bikes yet this year.My mittens and thin heat linners work good for the 40 miles rode this AM. I will hook it up soon if over 50 miles in below 25 a need ride.My BP meds started at 69 really make me get cold so much faster now.
The wife hadn't had a chance to ride the new DL1000 so yesterday at -5C which is 23F I asked if she was up for a run to town. Much to my surprise she said yes. She got called hard core by some people in Perth. She liked that. Gloves didn't cut it for me though. BP meds for me too, left hand froze right up. Thats ok they gave me plenty of pain meds to hahahahaha....... Both in our mid 50's and no signs of slowing down.
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My wife rode behind me one time around 20 years ago so was 50 I guess when it was 39degrees. She still is mad at me about it! We were on my 93 FLST-N with a middle size shield so not bad at all.Now it must be perfect.She just took a few rides with me this year on the RoadStar all at around 80 degrees.
She will not even get on the Vstrom and thinks its the most ugly of over 30 motorcycles owned.As she no longer tours the Vstrom has been my Tour bike since 012.Big bikes have not been out of state since then.
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Sue was surprised at how comfortable the DL was. Said it may even have been better than the Corbin on the 97 Bandit. She loves the Bandit so that was hard to say. Did miss the snap of the inline 4 though. It just screams even two up the DL not so much.

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interesting post. Most are older than me

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THAT hurt! lol
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