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Old 04-18-2012, 10:07 AM   #41
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+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.
For under the jeans I would recommend the Knox knee pads. I've tried about 5 pairs over the last year and a half and these are by far the most comfortable and can fit under jeans without having to wear MC Hammer pants.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #42
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My A*Stars fit fine under standard jeans.. and cheap as well. I think Motorcycles Unlimited has them for a little over $20

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #43
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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.....

I'm 50 but still behave like a 18yo and I love it! (The age is in your mind) I'm also using the ICON knee/leg protectors since I found them in the ICON catalog.

What I have learn of the youngins? That I wish I can still have their stamina.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #44
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What I have learn of the youngins? That I wish I can still have their stamina.
Theres a little blue pill for that.....
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #45
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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.
Will be 39 this July and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. I love my green monster and might actually get a TD in this year, lol.

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #46
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #47
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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.....
I'm knocking on your door sir. 37 here. And frankly, I ride with people that ride like me, some older some younger. But we all ride the same.
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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.....
39 here, dont feel bad ur never to old to go fast. When im 90 i hope im in front of the nursing home doing some wheelies for all the hott grannies...lol
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:45 PM   #50
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Theres a little blue pill for that.....
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:10 PM   #51
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I trust my tires, my bike and myself, but not the road to comply with the above.
New riders that really want to learn WILL listen and expand on that by pushing their limits a little at a time.

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Theres a little blue pill for that.....
JR: I know!! The blue pill work wonders but they are not cover by the insurance and they are freaking expensive!!!
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #53
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i have under, wear
huh?????

i'm not that old, only hitting 33 this year, but i learned about kneepads from the youngins of mh a couple years back. i wear them everytime i'm out on the bike now.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:48 AM   #54
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I'd have to say knee pads, too. I only started wearing them about 1-1/2 years ago, as well. I'm 45, riding since HS.
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