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Just turned 57 and leave next week on a 5,000-mile western trip on my 2005 DL650.
 

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68. Bought DL650K5, 28 Jan 05. Did Baja in Mar, 3600 miles. Lost Coast in Apr, 1000 miles. Hyder Seek, Ak 27-28 May aprox. 4500 miles. As of today, 12 May, 7231 miles. Love that bike. Started riding 1953 on Harley 125.

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You go WillyV! You inspire this 47 year old to look forward to be in his 60's! Obvoiously more time to ride!!!
 
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There's a lot of guys in my age range - 46 or so. You gotta' love the cheap insurance rates.
 

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I agree with the cheap insurance, I am able to have my 19 yr old mistress, Miss Busa, and my Strom at 51, but when you still have teanagers at the house they drive the rates up a little bit, but they are worth it, being able to ride with your kids.
 

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willyvee said:
68. Bought DL650K5, 28 Jan 05. Did Baja in Mar, 3600 miles. Lost Coast in Apr, 1000 miles. Hyder Seek, Ak 27-28 May aprox. 4500 miles. As of today, 12 May, 7231 miles. Love that bike. Started riding 1953 on Harley 125.

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Willy, you put me to shame. You're one tough old man :D

I'll have to get my finger out & ride instead of thinking about riding.
 
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willyvee said:
68. Bought DL650K5, 28 Jan 05. Did Baja in Mar, 3600 miles. Lost Coast in Apr, 1000 miles. Hyder Seek, Ak 27-28 May aprox. 4500 miles. As of today, 12 May, 7231 miles. Love that bike. Started riding 1953 on Harley 125.

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'90 R100RT
05 DL650K5
Good on ya!!

I'm 65.
 
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Hey, I couldn't even remember if I had responded to this poll. Is that old enough? I'm 52. Silver 03 DL1000.

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52 here. Got 38,000 on my 2000 Bandit 1200S and getting a DL650 tomorrow. Not going to sell the Bandit just want variety. I keep telling my wife that that keeps me young. and bruised.
 

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58 when doing nothing
48 when on my Harley
38 when playing softball
28 when on the DL1000
18 when in bed with my wife, OK I lied

the DL has really made it fun to ride again
"The twist and grin ride"
 

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No surprise to me to see the Strom generally appeals to older riders. Let the young guys with strong backs and less developed imaginations have the crotch rockets and allow the newbies and less informed the Hardleys.

The Strom is obviously appreciated by riders with some serious miles under their butt. My 650 has to be counted as one of the best over-all bikes I've owned. Some say it's ugly, and quite honestly the ass end of the 650 does make it look like the motorcycle version of the Aztek, but it gets better looking every time I ride - and I've been doing that long enough to know what I want. I've owned a couple dozen bikes over the last 37 years of riding so that makes me.. uh.. 50! Holy CRAP! how did THAT happen???
 
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47, and not (technically) an owner until next week. Back on bikes after 25 years and decided that the DL650 was the perfect 'born again' vehicle. :D
 

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38 here. I've ridden dirt bikes since I was probably 9 or so. Raced amateur/semi-pro motocross for about 6 years but after having back surgery last year do to a damaged disc, I didn't feel comfortable getting back on and riding like I wanted to. Understand that in 30 years of riding I have never owned a street bike and had only ridden two or three that friends had. Anyway,decided it was time so I took the MSF course, and started shopping. Went to various dealers of all makes and ended up seeing a blue DL650 that looked like what I wanted. Bought it the next day and couldn't be happier.
 
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Good lord.. 52. I guess I'm an old fogie now. Bah... I refuse to accept that!!

Although, every Strom I've seen tooling around here in Southern California seems to have a mature looking 'kid' riding it ;) I hearby vote myself into that camp!

Ain't denial a hoot? 8)
 

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59 in October. Counting the months to retirement - then some serious touring!
Bought my 650 this year to replace a 1982 Yamaha Seca 650 that I had from new - very happy with it :lol:

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Turned 60 in April. I've been riding since I was 16 and have enjoyed every mile and dirt trail. I bought my 2003 Strom in June of this year and enjoy the hell out of it.
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