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Old 04-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #21
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What's considered an "Old Guy"? I'm 41, never been to the track, have a ZX-10R and a Road King, but often prefer to ride the green bike. Anyone else of similar age? I almost always feel like I'm the only guy out there with some gray hair.....
52......also with a Green Bike.
Started doing TD's when I was 46........and most of the people I ride with are 30-40.
And I'm not old enough for a Harley.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #22
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But, to answer the question.

1) I don't need to be 1st to get ANYWHERE.
2) It hurts a lot more than it used to.......but I CAN still bounce.
3) Bouncing sucks at ANY speed
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #23
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What I have learned from young guys is just how stupid I used to be:

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:52 PM   #24
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is that BSA Bushman???

The Hummer was a motorcycle model manufactured by Harley-Davidson from 1955 to 1959. However, the name 'Hummer' is now used generically to refer to all American-made single-cylinder two-stroke Harley-Davidson motorcycles manufactured from 1948 to 1966. These motorcycles were based on the DKW RT125 [DKW was the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer in the 1930s], the drawings for which were taken from east Germany as war reparations after World War II. RT125 drawings were also given to Britain and the Soviet Union as war reparations, resulting in the BSA Bantam and the MMZ M-1A Moskva, later known as the Minsk.

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:42 AM   #25
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From the young guys... I've learned that even tho it's all happened before, they think it's all new..
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #26
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I've learned after only a couple trackdays I just need to throw away my street tires and buy expensive race rubber cuz it cool
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:19 AM   #27
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I've learned after only a couple trackdays I just need to throw away my street tires and buy expensive race rubber cuz it cool
you should probably ride in pro level if you have nice rubber like that.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:14 AM   #28
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I don't even do track days and I went and bought expensive race rubber cuz 51 says it's cool.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:20 AM   #29
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But seriously..

I've learned to slow it down on rides with youngsters so they won't end up in the ditch trying to follow the old fat guy...
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Although I've been riding for a bit, my dad is right at 40 yrs exp.

He always wore half-shells riding. I was reading the live to ride, ride to die website, and it had a link to crash statistics about how a good number of crashes that happen to your head actually hit your chin. I showed him all the stuff I found.

He didn't want a full face at first, but now he loves his modular helmet.
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I agree with the "Not in a hurry"

Young guys changing lanes every 3-4 minutes in and out of cars just to get around them to be held up with them at the same light. Didn't get anywhere faster. So slow it down and worry about your life, not getting to where your going early and possibly dying.
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On the real, Ive learned: never finance a bike, how to consider total cost of ownership, that i am not fast, and like X said - knee pads (still need to score a set.)
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On the real, Ive learned: never finance a bike, how to consider total cost of ownership, that i am not fast, and like X said - knee pads (still need to score a set.)
I've got some I don't use anymore, probably wore them three times if you want them
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lol start a thread about it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:06 AM   #35
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almost everything i know about sport bikes and the track, though it is not much, I learned from the "young guys". I bought a sport bike and signed up for a track day as a birthday present to myself for my 61st birthday. I have been riding since i was 13 but sport bikes and tracks are a new thing for me.
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On the real, Ive learned: never finance a bike, how to consider total cost of ownership, that i am not fast, and like X said - knee pads (still need to score a set.)
+1. It's bad juju to finance toys. I figure if I cannot afford it outright, I have no business owning it. Only exception might be when mfrs doll out 0% financing incentive like Suzuki has right now. Then it make financial sense. Even then, I'd only do the deal if I have the ability to pay it off at any time.

Now, how about some recommendations on knee pads for an "old goat"? I've wanting to wear a set but don't know what best to get. SHould I get ones to fit under a pair of jeans... or over them? I just feel naked wearing only a pair of jeans.
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i have under, wear them under my work khakis

i really just need knee one's as my sidis cover my shins
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I have learned no matter what you say or show them, they are still going to go out and act like dumbazzes , just like we all did......(although I like to think I was smarter since I have been riding sportbikes in Houston for 30 yrs and am still around...)
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now now, this is about what we've learned.

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now now, this is about what we've learned.

lol
I've learned when the new kids are posting up about this awesome route they "just" found to hush and say "kewl story bra"
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