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Offline Martin

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2016, 10:41:14 PM »
Sorry to here of your mishap, nice new addition to the fleet. I originally started looking for a R80 but kept on running across really good reviews on K75's, end of story. Hope you have a fast recovery.
 Regards Martin.
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  • 1992 K75s Hybrid, Lefaux, Vespa V twin.

Offline Tuco

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2016, 11:39:57 PM »
57 here, on my second brick. Started riding airheads in '86 and switched to K bikes about 10 years ago.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2016, 06:52:50 AM »
36 years old here in Boston.
Welcome, AMS155! I hope you'll be able to help out here. We're dropping like flies. :giggles
  • 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.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2016, 07:00:21 AM »
Thankfully the R75 was securely erect. Not so much my youthful, sprightly self.
May you hoist your sprightly self back into action ahead of schedule, Ace, with all appropriate parts in an erect condition.  :curvy-road
  • 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.
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Offline herseyb

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2016, 10:18:04 AM »
clean '76 R75 caught my eye. 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:

Gosh that's a beautiful R75... Do you need me to come down and ride it around for you? Make sure it doesn't seize up while you're on the mend?   

Least I could do, really...
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Offline Laitch

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2016, 10:20:46 AM »
Do you need me to come down and ride it around for you?
Respect for elders—that's what it's all about.  :clap:
  • 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.
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Offline The Dude

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2016, 04:50:47 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.
Sorry to hear of your fall with consequences.Self delusion is a given.Punishment from the motor gods is the more likely explanation with your burgeoning acquisitions.The gods are looking after you,as they do me regularly,by protecting you from that fatal accident on that very next outing.My favourite self delusion is to "always look on the bright side....."
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • K75s
Current.
TR6R 1973 from new.
Moto guzzi 850 III .1983 from,almost, new.
K75S 1986 from new.vin-0103141
On my second millionth km.give or take a hundred k Kay's.
"The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there."
All the best!

Offline TrueAce

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2016, 10:28:00 PM »
Appreciate the encouragement, guys. I've had a bunch of bikes flow through over the years, some you enjoy, some you try to give new life., some just slip through. Never really been a collector, if it ain't being ridden, then someone else deserves it. There's a couple that will probably slip away come Spring. The R75/6 is nostalgia cause the R75/5 was my second ever BMW, white, no less. This one is a solid machine, but has a few things about it that are too non-traditional, so it's gonna be a Winter project along with the K100GS brat, which needs some finishing touches. I enjoyed the season with about 12,000 miles of various machines but no shop time. I did get the K100RS Sidecar finished this summer, but that's about all. Planning a long road trip with the sidecar come late Spring, and ready to get back in the shop hopefully soon. :euro
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Offline AMS155

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2016, 11:28:08 AM »
Welcome, AMS155! I hope you'll be able to help out here. We're dropping like flies. :giggles






Thank you! I spend lots of time here reading, and picking up tips.
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Offline Bonzo

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2016, 04:05:54 PM »

Just turned 53 here - but could easily pass for 63  :eek:


Bought my first brick when I was 25 though & loved 'em ever since.
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Offline Idonthaveaclue

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2017, 11:29:29 AM »
32, but have been riding since I was 13 off-road(thanks dad).


Look I'll be honest, I had no intention of riding a K. I wanted an R! But after seeing that a 1150GS with 100,000+ miles would go for over $4,000 I opened up to other BMWs. My Uncle suggested a K75 over the K100 - he said it was like riding an electric motorcycle. No vibration and plenty of power. It's faster than the KLR I used to have, but thats about it.  :dunno2: :riding:


I also have a Harley Davidson Road Glide which I love. But it's big, heavy, and overkill for rides around town. I go on a couple long rides (2,000+ mile) rides with my father a year, we don't share much in common except for bikes. He also has a Harley.



Extra points if you know where this is!


I'm a millennial. I find that most of my friends my age have no interest in riding touring bikes, much less own property large enough to store them. Motorcycles have gotten exponentially more expensive then in the past, and people have less expendable income. I always feel like the young guy at any gathering. The HOG chapter I refused to join, as they dress like pirates and have more drama than a movie theater. MOA looks promising, but they seem to look down on semi-vintage.  :musicboohoo:
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Offline Laitch

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2017, 11:58:58 AM »

Extra points if you know where this is!
294, southbound.  :giggles
  • 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 koapono

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2017, 11:13:24 AM »
Quote
Extra points if you know where this is!/quote]


Cass, WV, Nat'l Radio Telescope Facility??????
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  • 1985 K100RS, 1994 K1100LT

Offline Laitch

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2017, 11:22:45 AM »
Cass, WV, Nat'l Radio Telescope Facility??????
Points might be deducted, koapono, for lack of answer assertiveness.  :hehehe
  • 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.
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Offline Idonthaveaclue

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2017, 11:43:21 AM »



CLOSE!!! It's actually in the town of Green Bank, WV. Next to Cass, WV (which is famous for the railroad that climbs the mountain).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bank_Telescope
  • 87' K75S | 16' H-D Road Glide Special
1987 K75S

Offline koapono

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2017, 03:00:43 PM »

Yes, Green Bank I forgot that little place had its own nameI've been there several times, toured the facility, saw the film, got the lecture and then they bus you out to the all the different radio-telescope dishes, pretty interesting stuff.
AND
The roads are terrific, miles of twisty asphalt and most of them in pretty good shape.
Great ride destination and plenty of other diversions.



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  • 1985 K100RS, 1994 K1100LT

Offline The Dude

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2017, 07:42:25 PM »
Green bank eh?
Here's a less technologically up to date version.I believe they too were communicating with....something out there.
Not as good roads as Green Bank's approaches perhaps?Roman one's,possibly.
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • K75s
Current.
TR6R 1973 from new.
Moto guzzi 850 III .1983 from,almost, new.
K75S 1986 from new.vin-0103141
On my second millionth km.give or take a hundred k Kay's.
"The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there."
All the best!

Offline Idonthaveaclue

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2017, 08:02:03 PM »
Green bank eh?
Here's a less technologically up to date version.I believe they too were communicating with....something out there.
Not as good roads as Green Bank's approaches perhaps?Roman one's,possibly.


 :giggles :giggles
They block cell phones due to the disturbance they make, so my streaming music stopped and I had to use my iPod. But the roads in the state of West (by God) Virginia are usually freshly paved, and never straight. One of my favorite destinations.  :curvy-road :curvy-road [size=78%] [/size]
  • 87' K75S | 16' H-D Road Glide Special
1987 K75S

Offline KJM00

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2017, 07:27:24 AM »
24 new to motobricks but been riding dirt bikes/enduros/dual sports for 12 years
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Offline milq

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2017, 09:26:48 PM »
44, for a couple more months anyway. This is my first BMW but I have a problem...some drink, others gamble, etc. I have been riding off-road since 12 or 13 and started on-road by 18, drank the HD koolaid around 24-35. Then I stumbled onto the Triumph Speed Triple and I started really enjoying motorcycles again. Got tired of the riding position and played around looking for something that fit me and my local crap roads better.
My current "main ride" is a 2015 KTM 1190 adventure and it's a LOT of fun. Also have a KLR that serves as my "errand runner" and backwoods machine as well as a couple of HD bikes roaming around, but haven't ridden the HDs more than 10 miles/year each for 3 years or so.
Bought the K100 to build a street-fighter/cafe sort of bike, but I did put a tag on it and have ridden it about 100 miles before my fat-arse popped the shock seal! So far I'm impressed and I'm in no hurry for that project anyway...even if my digital speedo did show up today.
  • Southern IL
  • '85 K100RT

Offline Supershooter

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #70 on: February 27, 2017, 10:22:19 PM »
40


I'm a HD rider and bought the Yellow BMW that didn't run as apersonal challenge to myself to see if I could make a non running MC into running mc. I've come to discover a whole group of Brick enthusiast and a wealth of MC knowledge. Thanks Guys


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Offline jakgieger

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2017, 11:24:26 PM »
45,  Life-long BMW k-nut,  finally got what I wanted  rs-se after years on a r60/5 and an extended hiatus due to kids&marriage.  This winter I have been plotting for a k75 for the kids and an s1000rr for me!
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  • 1989 K100rs se
"What we've got here is failure, to communicate.  Some men, you just cain't reach.  So you get what we had here last week.  Which is the way he wants it...Well, he gets it.  I don't like it any more than you men do."

Offline pthm

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2017, 10:57:03 AM »
dang now I feel like I am typing this from the womb.  I'm 27, and love my brick heck all my bimmers are older than me. 86 635 and a '77 320' and obviously my wonderful 86 k100rs. However the army adds 20 years to physical damage  :yes
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Offline zalle

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2017, 10:34:53 AM »
43 here! Hope I make it to the average Motobricker's age somewhat healthy  :clap:

I don't use it as a commute neither have I traveled with my K1100LT yet, but I just own it for a few months now.
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Offline Michael Sydney

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2017, 08:28:24 AM »
Wow, just when it was looking like the average age was falling I wander into the room.

Getting my first brick at 65.
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