How old and how many years have you been riding?

drlapo

Hooligan
now 67 and still going. Started on an Indian in 64.
just picked up a new Thruxton 1200 to go with my 79 Bonneville, 05 Thruxton, 85 BMW R80, 11 Tiger 800, 71 BSA 500 and the projects: 70 Triumph TR250W, 65 BSA A65, 66 Ducati Monza, 71? Honda 350 and a 1960 Keen Mow 24 lawn mower.
bought 3 new guns this year too.
 

rbirkey

NBRAdmin
Staff member
I'm 62 and have been riding my current 2008 Bonneville since I bought it new the summer of 2008... 8 years. I rode an old Honda 750four for a year before that (2007-2008)... so 9 years total. I've logged close to 70,000 miles. I've had one serious accident where I broke my ankle. Dumped a bike maybe 3 times total. I plan to keep riding until I can't.
 

Bonneke

moped
Hi Guys,
New here . Almost 63 started riding in the 70ties with BSA , Matchless, Triumph. In between I tasted some japanese gear, but turned back to british steel in 2007. I bought a 2004 Black Bonnie 790 with 13000 km .Now the saddle saw my butt for over 100.000 kms. I will continue riding until they run me through the last exhaust.
 

qwenzel

Two Stroke
I'm 65 and started riding in 1968. Been riding my 08 Bonnie since 2010. I've had many other bikes. I don't plan to stop riding until I can't, even then who knows ?
 
are there any alternatives for forward controls on Bonneville America models or at least a set of mid position foot rests tha I can stand up un to relieve back trauma over bumps? Also is there a fix for speedometer error- my speed indicated is about 6/8 miles faster than actual mph have 19 tooth front sprocket stock rear but I think speed is signaled from sensor on front wheel-thanks
 

beemerrich

Street Tracker
are there any alternatives for forward controls on Bonneville America models or at least a set of mid position foot rests tha I can stand up un to relieve back trauma over bumps? Also is there a fix for speedometer error- my speed indicated is about 6/8 miles faster than actual mph have 19 tooth front sprocket stock rear but I think speed is signaled from sensor on front wheel-thanks
This kit available from Bellacorse that moves the controls aft: http://bellacorse.com/shop/custom-pa...a-speedmaster/

If the speedo is mechical, then you don't have any recourse. If electronic, then I believe some crafty folks have figured out ways to modify the signal being received in order to correct the meter's output. I'm a carb'ed/mechanical type, so you'll need someone else to explain the electrickery.

Regards,

--Rich
 

PhantomII

Scooter
50 and started riding when I was 7 first bike was a Honda 50 present bike a 2016 Triumph Street Twin I call Frustration
 

Wire-Wheels

New member
I am 73. I re-upped my motorcycle license last year. I have been riding off and on since about 1970. My first bike was a 1969 Sears 124cc. ...J.D.
 

seaforth399

New member
59, been riding since 17 on and off, had a few years of restoring rather than riding, longest time without a bike prob about 5 years , had an america, loved it , did nc500 on it , broke down , pickup coil went , repaired it, sold it , bought a t120, only done 160mls so far, looking forward to better weather and dry roads
 
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