Author Topic: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?  (Read 30295 times)

Offline Bill

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 209
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2016, 09:46:10 AM »
I guess we have a case of Peter Pan .....
  • Sutton, Ontario, Canada
  • K100 LT
Current:  88 K100 LT

86 K100 R-?L?T parts collection in loose formation...

previous:
84 V45 Sabre
74 CB400
72 CB750

Offline Brad-Man

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 358
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2016, 10:10:23 AM »
I'm 62 and in some ways - mentally anyway still young...

Physically I get a bit stiff at times...
  • Marietta, GA
  • '85 K100
Toys don't make the Man - Man makes the Toys...
'74 RD350
'75 RD350 w/Modified 400 engine, Chambers & MZB iggy

Offline Elipten

  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 713
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2016, 10:33:38 PM »
Let us hope for you that stiffness is in the right place and does not occur when the doc does the prostrate exam!  LOL
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 1990 K75RT

Offline kris

  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 524
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2016, 01:53:01 PM »
57.....but I look 25. No, really....just ask anyone. No, it's true. I've hardly aged....Gryph? Tell 'em! :hehehe

Riding helps keep me young(er) at heart.
  • In the Hammer!! Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1986 K100RT (Heinz) 2004 Kawasaki Concours (Eddy) 2007 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 (Linda) Previous: 1968 Honda CD175 1973 Kawasaki S2350 1975 Honda CB550K
"I got bike fever bad!!"

Offline Chaos

  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 2307
  • Mars needs women!
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2016, 02:47:46 PM »
earlier post I was 62, now I'm 63, WTF?   Hope this does not screw up the demographics.
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline bocutter Ed

  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 635
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2016, 07:30:07 PM »
I'll join you and screw up the demographics in July ... 63
  • Toronto, Canada
  • '61 Puch DS60 - '66 Puch 250 SGS - '87 BMW K75s

Offline Quiltzig

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 98
  • K Guy
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2016, 05:11:49 PM »
I just turned 63, have had Bricks since my 40's.

Currently have:
2004 K1200RS in Piedmont red metallic
1997 K1200RS in black with silver fern emblems on it
1990 K75S Special Edition in Onyx Schwartz
1987 K75 in violet - this years winter project to turn into a cafe racer.

If anybody has the paint code for this violet / purple colour it would be appreciated.
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline Laitch

  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 6088
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2016, 05:40:59 PM »
If anybody has the paint code for this violet / purple colour it would be appreciated.
How will you be showing your appreciation, Quiltzig?
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,296.msg53303.html#msg53303

Offline enb54

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 130
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2016, 07:04:22 PM »

1987 K75 in violet - this years winter project to turn into a cafe racer.

If anybody has the paint code for this violet / purple colour it would be appreciated.

For the OP I'm over 60 and under 70... I take it you (Quiltzig) don't have a paint code number under the seat? Mine is 675 (Red Metallic), perhaps yours is displayed here, although it is a site in the UK...  http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/colourcharts.htm . Hope this helps a bit...
  • Red Deer, AB
Eric

Then-1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler, 1987 BMW K100RS, 1997 Suzuki GSF600 Bandit

Now-1991 BMW K75RT, 1974 Honda CB125S, 2015 Honda Grom (MSX125)

Offline Quiltzig

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 98
  • K Guy
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2016, 07:14:32 PM »
The paint colour sticker is long gone, so no indication of what it should be. It is a rather nice purple / violet colour.
I have checked the paint codes but nothing seems to match with this year - 1987 K75S. Will talk to my bike painter mate & see if he can colour match it.
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline TrueAce

  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 973
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2016, 02:09:24 AM »
Now that Prince is gone, why would you want a purple BMW?
  • Florida
  • '85 K100GS, '85 K100RSSC,', '94 K1100RS,'10 S1000rr,'14 Ural Sidecar, '15 R Nine T

Offline franck

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 31
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2016, 01:35:37 PM »
I’m glad to see that I’m not the oldest…  I often think the motorcycling population should have been studied by Darwin – if you get past 5 years your in with a chance.  Or so I thought – some years ago I came to France to work and now retire – the greatest risk to my life is a car heading towards me, going too fast and on all sides of the road, driven by a young mother – children bouncing about in the back,  while she is on the phone having an argument or doing her makeup …. I keep thinking of Yossarian in Catch 22 when he said  “those bastards are trying to kill me”.  An excellent motto for defensive riding! 
  • France
  • K75C

Offline bocutter Ed

  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 635
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2016, 04:55:30 PM »
I often think the motorcycling population should have been studied by Darwin ...
Fortunately Darwin was pre-brick. Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882)
  • Toronto, Canada
  • '61 Puch DS60 - '66 Puch 250 SGS - '87 BMW K75s

Offline Quiltzig

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 98
  • K Guy
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2016, 07:02:08 PM »
If anybody has the paint code for this violet / purple colour it would be appreciated.
How will you be showing your appreciation, Quiltzig?
With many emoticons and some good humoured verse I would expect.
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline Quiltzig

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 98
  • K Guy
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2016, 07:05:31 PM »
Now that Prince is gone, why would you want a purple BMW?
Cos I think it looks rather nice actually - and it saves me re-spraying parts that are in good nick - like the front fender etc.
Plus I can come up with all sorts of puns for names - Purple Rain for starters...
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline johnny

  • TrailBrakingThrottleWhacker
  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 6398
  • Whacking...n...Chopping Sliding...n...High Siding
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2016, 08:23:45 AM »
 bmp
  • :usa#1 i parks my 96 eleven hundert rs motobrick in dodge county cheezconsin :usa#1

Offline dglcinc

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 19
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2016, 08:13:10 PM »
First Beemer at 20 (R69S), first brick (K75S)...Umm... OK 51. Had friends that swore by them not at them, so I took the plunge, bought from original owner. Not as cherry as I thought but well maintained with 42K on the clock. Baby it way too much with new parts and work it doesn't need but lots of fun to work on and ride.
  • New Jersey
  • 1987 K75S candy red 45K

Offline jjs1234

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 409
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2016, 12:40:11 PM »
25
  • Northern California
  • 1984 K100
Check out my build! Complete tear-down!
Mr. Creative

Offline White Dog

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 231
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2016, 04:28:59 PM »
Come January, I'll be 74 and happy to get back into even years.  This hasn't been the best of years.
  • Basement Garage
  • '95 K75 ABS.
'95 K75 ABS Red
'96 R1100RT Burnt Orange
2008 Goldwing Black
2014 CB1100 Std. Black
Reside in NC

Offline AMS155

  • Curious
  • Posts: 9
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2016, 05:34:40 PM »
36 years old here in Boston. I was 35 when I bought my K100RS brick.  Started with a R60/7 in my early 20's. 
  • Boston ma
  • 1987 K100RS

Offline TrueAce

  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 973
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2016, 08:29:21 PM »
Age is a fitment of your self delusion. Or Punishment of the Motor Gods. So..........while at Barber Vintage Festival a clean '76 R75 caught my eye, or as Martin would say, grabbed me by the bollocks, pic below ( bike, not bullocks,Laitch). Brought it home last Friday from the PO after closing my wife's retirement IRA. Parked safely in my garage, I bent down to pick up my glove I had dropped, and to my chagrin, fell across the floor into a tool box. DID NOT spring to my feet cursing like Gryphon did when he knocked three bikes over. Thankfully the R75 was securely erect. Not so much my youthful, sprightly self. The bad news is the hospital said no riding/driving for 3-4 months, the good news, I had finished my winter work except for a handlebar swap.And no, whichever smartass is tempted to ask, I did not have my helmet on. :falldown:
  • Florida
  • '85 K100GS, '85 K100RSSC,', '94 K1100RS,'10 S1000rr,'14 Ural Sidecar, '15 R Nine T

Offline Chaos

  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 2307
  • Mars needs women!
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2016, 09:05:48 PM »
Truace, you have the missing pieces stashed somewhere for that pre-K BMW?  Sorry to hear of your fall, winter is when riding gets fun, at least since I got the RPOS!
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline MaraudeRS

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 235
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2016, 09:10:32 PM »
35 years young and just got my first brick...a '92 k100rs


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Monterey, CA
  • 1992 K100RS

Offline TrueAce

  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 973
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2016, 09:20:44 PM »
Yes, Chaos, I have some of the stuff, and a couple seats, and I don't plan to keep that 2-1 pipe which is like new. BUT.........I'm gonna be a few days straightening out this hospital before I can sort through stuff. There is a neat fairing,too. PM me what you're looking for and Ill get to it soon as I can.
  • Florida
  • '85 K100GS, '85 K100RSSC,', '94 K1100RS,'10 S1000rr,'14 Ural Sidecar, '15 R Nine T

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 4225
Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2016, 09:51:35 PM »
Ace, Hope you heal up quickly with no complications.  Seems like a tough time of year.  Last week my wife fell in the garage and broke her foot. 

Hope you will be able to at least do some wrenching on that new ride while you wait for the clearance to saddle up again.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Tags: