How many older guys ride VFR?

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

  1. thx1138

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    Try explaining how a motorcycle is an asset - unlike the clothes, shoes, makeup, and handbags.
    Women are very open to logic and reason.
     
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    62 here and loving my VFR. Age is just a number. Personally I think 60 is the new 40
     
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    I was hoping it was 70.
     
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    Ass-eT?? Huh? Do you speak German? that would help :pound: seriously. Motorcycles and handbags or handguns/? Far oOt :hippie:
     
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    :potstir:52 and loving my vfr! sooooo what does she wanna do drag you round some shops buying furniture,maybe she wants a bike too!
     
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    VFR750FM - new.jpg

    Thought I'd drop in and say a big hello from the glorious biking roads (haha) of the southern UK ! Literally in the last few hours I have purchased my first VFR, a 750FM, and to say I'm excited to test it out in the sunshine is an understatement. Having been a biker my entire adult life, and for a few years in my youth as well, I don't think I've ever been as excited to get aboard a bike in my life - and I've had a few machines in my time, mainly Suzukis and Kawasakis (RF900, GSXR1300, RF600, RF400, GSXR600, ZXR750J1) but also a couple of earlier V4 Hondas, twinpots and inlines (VF500, VF400, CB200, CX500) yet all that time the VFR was a machine I coveted for its sublime looks, outstanding reputation for performance, reliability, and overall perfection. Personal circumstances meant I never thought I'd get around to owning one. And yet now I do. With 59,000 mls (which I'm told makes it still quite youthful), beautifully maintained by only 2 owners in its lifetime, in an immaculate white with a few aftermarket parts (screen, bar-ends, exhaust etc) and here's the best part - only £700 ! I made a cheeky offer which the guy, messed about by non-paying bidders, was happy to accept. Fortune smiles on the brave. I know this is a bike I am destined to keep regardless of other machinery that may come into and disappear from my life. Like ex-wives. But this little lady is here to stay. Happy riding all. Stay safe on them roads !
     
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    I've always loved the looks of this VFR. Congrats, I hope you have many happy miles together.

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    That's a beauty mate. I think the 750FM might just be the prettiest VFR of all.


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    Cheers y'all - yep she's sweet looking alright. Has a high level exhaust as an added extra in the deal too. Picking her up later today and will have, assuming the UK laws of nature permit, a dry and smooth 120 mile journey home as the sun sets of the horizon of another glorious summer day. I don't usually wish the hours away - make the most of each and every one my usual mantra - but today is the exception; roll on 5pm !

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    A Harley guy 67 years old crashed in Maine in his electric guide, he was doing a four point tour that's thousands of miles, he had a helmet on-it saved him. I think he took on a bit too much that day. Speed wasn't a factor-just went off the off ramp wrong. I did the same thing, but I was at a full stop. You can't do the same thing, you have to really plan what you do before hand.
     
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    old guys vfr

    :cool:yes sir! its my first vfr also had a few bikes since 1975 etc etc had a lay off bikes for while slowly got back and see this one for sale and sold the fazer to get it and couldnt be more pleased !!! IMG_0486.jpg [ATTACH=CONF
     
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    If I had a wife - which I don't (two strikes and not optimistic for my strike average should I ever step to plate again) she could lug all the shite she wanted - cos right right now I have a shit-eating grin ! Just back from picking up my new playmate, and every bit the svelte yet curvaceous tease she always beckoned to be. Hitting the highways - gentle with me baby, it's my first time - crusin' at the eight 'o' with powerband curve low to the 11-5 like a raspberry smoothie, on a banking curve, the M20 at my back, pegs grinding at a tenth over the Kevin Pieterson favourite as the M25 draws into view ! Wow ! Supremely planted wheels described the world over as 'the best bike ever built' - and now I know why. Suzuki you can keep your Haya-whatchamafuckme eyeball tearing straight line rocket. I want something that feels every part an extension of my body and soul. VFRs rock, simple as ! London each week is gonna be a blast ! Peace y'all !
     
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    Well done Rasbenek....well done indeed. Hittin it at eight...o almost turned me on....:eek::thumbup::eek:

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    42 on 2007
     
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    63 years old riding 2007 red white blue. takin her out for a 200 mi run to see my baby brother who's 61.
     
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    I have the best wife in the world. She hasn't ridden with me in over 30 years but she knows how I feel about bikes and riding. She would never expect me to stop because she knows that's who I am. If we had the scratch she wouldn't hesitate to see me fitted with a new bike, but alas we are the incredible shrinking middle class and as such must make due with high mileage cars and older model bikes while we wait to take our place under a bridge in our dotage.
     
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    You must be a politician^because you circumvented the question aboot age, its all good though, well sed too. To stay on "your target" I wonder sometimes about hitting the lottery (I don't play) and what kind of super bikes/super cars I would own. The idea of owning something that strokes me ego does not appeal to me, if I have to drop the engine (or lift the car off it) to change a bunch of belts is stupid uniless your winning races for money or getting lots of poosey (which does not apply to me as I am happily married too.)

    I would get a 70.5 split bumper Camero though :loco: a driver and a few more bikes, and what ever car my wifeE would want. I would still ride/drive what I own as I enjoy working on them and a set of tyres does not cost 40,000 dollars. 48 here agewise/TX must be as hot as FL huh.

    When I started dating my wife, I remember the time clearly. I walked in to the apartment where she was riding a stantionary bike and was reading a novel by some author whose name escapes me now. She asked me if she could recite a part of the book. I said go for it, in the book there where these beegs (friends) who were all riding British motorcycles and they were relating all the crashes and accidents they had and swore off riding. They were on some Ariels, BSAs, and a Triumph. I quickly told her, that will never be me, unless I am going oot with a toe tag and no fog under the mirror you hold under my nose. Stay Cool :thumbsup:
     
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    I'm only 36 but my father just turned 65 and daily rides his rc51. He actually laughed and jokingly called me an old man when I traded my CBR for my vfr. I'm the same conversation he said he can't wait to ride it.
     
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    Does he need his walker when he gets done with his RC ?

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    57 and just picked up a low mileage 07 anniv. model to go along with my 90 750. Can never have too many VFR's.
     
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