How many older guys ride VFR?

Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by rexbaum, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. warprints

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    I bought my '99 new in '99. Road it until 2014, when I could no longer comfortably ride it (GenMar bars added the last few years) when I was 60. Still ride a sport touring bike (Ninja 1000), which has a bit more upright riding position.
     
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    I'm 64 and just bought a 1985 VF500F and love it. I haven't ridden for 37 years

    Steve
     
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    Wow Steve 37 years holy crap--- that's longer then most people on this sites age---- enjoy and a warning---- cagers are evil steer clear.
    Looks like ya have to change your handle to spearce64


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    Not sure if you guys consider riding a moped a valid form of motorcycle riding, but I started when I was 15 when I visited my cousin in California. They had a moped which they let me ride from El Toro to Newport Beach all the time. That was 58 years ago! There was a gap of 10 years before I got my first real bike, a 305 scrambler.
     
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    Taco 22


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    The kid I rode with had an old Cushman, look like an upside down blue bathtub.
     
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    Kind of got sidetracked but along with this thread let's add the first time riding and what
    Mine was elementary school and who the hell knows what it was but a friend down the street won a mini bike on the show Mr Wishbone--thinkin 5th grade--- I was hooked


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    sounds fishy to me
     
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    8th grade, a slightly used 1968 honda CL 90 that i payed $250.with hard earned lawn mowing money.I"ll never forget that first ride!
     
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    Also mowed lawns, sometimes with a push mower with no engine-- and collected coke bottles in fields for 5cents for gas.
    Fun times


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    No engine? Wow, that's old school! I mowed lawns but my mower at least had an engine! I was always jealous of the guys whose mowers provided their own forward propulsion! haha

    Forgive me for not reading through all 71 pages - was "older" ever clarified? It's relative/subjective, right? I remember running around my neighborhood with other kids thinking that this/that guy was Old because he was in high school and could Drive!
     
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    1561 older guys ride VFR's. I just counted them.
     
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    Just came across this old post? Hope you are still riding and enjoying the VFR. If my math is correct you should be about fifty eight now? I purchased a VFR800f on 05 July 2016 I was fifty seven at the time (now 58) Never too old to ride.
     
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    I think that you have more than an answer to her with this "what 7yr post"! What you ride is a matter of your mental mind set and not your age! Not married but, bike, guns and career choices added to this. Relationships come and go. But, I do not have to deal with a constant opinion at my age! I'm fine with that until I am dying without a partner. :)
     
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    57 in 2 weeks. Had an original '83 VF750F for years, sold it to a guy who shipped it to Norway. Now I have a 6th Gen that was purchased as a basket case 2 years ago. 100% reliable since I had the wiring harness recall carried out. Love to ride at every opportunity. I'm even considering doing the next track day on it in October. That'll be a workout for both of us...
     
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    60 now ! But just gave up VFR`s and bought a ST1300 pan.
    Back ache,leg ache, don`t want to get any older.:Cry:
     
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    63 almost 64 and I still have 2 6th Gens, both 07's. One RWB and one Candy Glory Red. They have never been together on the same coast before but soon will be so I am going to likely sell one. Probably the red one? Fresh Pilot 4 tires, Evans Waterless coolant, new clutch and brake fluid. I also have a full set of scaffolding and matching OEM panniers including a topbox. Heli Bars and peg lowers too. Can't remember the mileage exactly but less than 5K I think? Shame to let one go as I love them both, but seriously, I need the room as I have other bikes also. Would like it to go to a good home is all.
     
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    Gonna be 65 next birthday, been running my 6th gen vfr for 3 and a bit years, its a 2003 model with a mere 63000 kilometres! hopefully will see that milegae double!
     
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    I'm 64 and still ride my 83 VFR I bought new in Germany. I raced it the first few years I owned it, then it sat for a few years, then I street rode it, now it's going back to the track in vintage racing.
     
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    Just turned 61, no interest in a Harley.

    Buying the VFR my thoughts were - "if not now ... when?"
     
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