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Offline Martin

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2017, 01:40:59 PM »

Welcome to the asylum from the northern realms of OZ. The inmates like pictures of the new inmates Bricks.
Regards Martin.
  • North Lakes Queensland Australia
  • 1992 K75s Hybrid, Lefaux, Vespa V twin.

Offline Chaos

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #76 on: April 17, 2017, 02:05:24 PM »
Wow, just when it was looking like the average age was falling I wander into the room.

Getting my first brick at 65.

Howdy, I turned 64 yesterday, Easter Sunday!  (wife sez she still loves me, when I'm.....)  Thought about dying Friday and coming back on my birthday but don't think the family would have appreciated the humor.  Got my K when I was the tender age of 33, in a couple year's I will have had the same bike half of my lifetime. :yow   Not many places, people or other things I can say the same for.  Must be something too these contraptions.
  • 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 The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #77 on: April 17, 2017, 06:25:41 PM »
Wow, just when it was looking like the average age was falling I wander into the room.

Getting my first brick at 65.

Much better late than never...
  • 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

Offline Donmystic1

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #78 on: April 20, 2017, 09:52:55 PM »
73 in July.
91 K1, 85 K100RT, 1986 K100RS with Turbo,
05 K1200s
  • Mystic, CT
  • 1985 K100, 1985 K100RS, 1986 K100RS Turbo,1985 K100RT

Offline drut

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2017, 03:37:42 PM »
   
   " I will have had the same bike half of my lifetime. :yow   Not many places, people or other things I can say the same for.  Must be something too these contraptions."

Ain't that the truth! Some deep thoughts come to mind but you must love the bike:changing bikes is less stressful than changing wives/partners(alimony)or losing friends(grief).
  • Newcastle upon Tyne UK
  • 1990 K100RS + 1980 Moto Guzzi V50 II + 1971 Aermacchi/HD 350ss
Much older but certainly no wiser!

Offline JAFMTL

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #80 on: May 09, 2017, 07:39:54 AM »
I'm 60

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  • K100 RS - 1987 K100 RS 1989

Offline Martin

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #81 on: May 09, 2017, 01:46:38 PM »

Welcome to the asylum from the land of OZ. Pictures of your Bricks are always appreciated.
Regards Martin.
  • North Lakes Queensland Australia
  • 1992 K75s Hybrid, Lefaux, Vespa V twin.

Offline Motorhobo

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #82 on: May 15, 2017, 07:21:37 AM »
   
   " I will have had the same bike half of my lifetime. :yow   Not many places, people or other things I can say the same for.  Must be something too these contraptions."

Ain't that the truth! Some deep thoughts come to mind but you must love the bike:changing bikes is less stressful than changing wives/partners(alimony)or losing friends(grief).

I've never had anything but a K75, have only ridden 3 other bikes than a K75 and have had K75s 5X longer than I've had any specific girlfriend. Obviously, I'm not a well person.
1994/1995 K75 ABS Frankenbike: original engine 130k miles, frame from Gary Weaver (RIP), 173k miles -- Current Odometer: 184k miles
1994 K75 since 2013, 76,000 mi (11k mine) w/California Sidecar Friendship II Sidecar & Black Lab 'Miss B'

Past: 1974 Honda 550/4 (first bike), 1994 K75 (sold), 1995 K75 ABS (parts bike), Sidecar Dog & Best Bud 'Bo' - RIP

Offline Michael Sydney

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #83 on: May 15, 2017, 07:58:39 AM »
   
   " I will have had the same bike half of my lifetime. :yow   Not many places, people or other things I can say the same for.  Must be something too these contraptions."

Ain't that the truth! Some deep thoughts come to mind but you must love the bike:changing bikes is less stressful than changing wives/partners(alimony)or losing friends(grief).

Both my Beemers are just half my age, but somehow they are eligible for the cheaper "Historic" registration.

Historic!!!!!   What does that make me????
  • Sydney Australia
  • K100 R65

Offline Motorhobo

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2017, 09:01:34 AM »
It means you're eligible for specialty plates but aren't allowed on the freeway.
1994/1995 K75 ABS Frankenbike: original engine 130k miles, frame from Gary Weaver (RIP), 173k miles -- Current Odometer: 184k miles
1994 K75 since 2013, 76,000 mi (11k mine) w/California Sidecar Friendship II Sidecar & Black Lab 'Miss B'

Past: 1974 Honda 550/4 (first bike), 1994 K75 (sold), 1995 K75 ABS (parts bike), Sidecar Dog & Best Bud 'Bo' - RIP

Offline kris

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2017, 08:16:59 AM »
I'd go with "lucky"!  :clap:
  • 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 Donmystic1

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #86 on: May 21, 2017, 09:49:51 AM »
Classic Plates in CT do not have any restrictions as to what highways you can use.
Also the value for property taxes in the town where you live is limited to $500.00
So most of my vehicles only have an $11.50 property tax on each one.
  • Mystic, CT
  • 1985 K100, 1985 K100RS, 1986 K100RS Turbo,1985 K100RT

Offline Andrew2

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #87 on: November 01, 2017, 01:48:53 AM »
  Got my K when I was the tender age of 33, in a couple year's I will have had the same bike half of my lifetime.


  I just had a thought about what you wrote and realized that I bought my MHR900 new in '84 and I'm now 56 so I've had it for 33 of those years :mbird . Where does the time go :dunno2: .


  Cheers
  Andrew
  • Wollongong, Australia
  • 1987 K100RS
It is no measure of one's health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society

Offline Laitch

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #88 on: November 01, 2017, 10:02:23 AM »
Also the value for property taxes in the town where you live is limited to $500.00
So most of my vehicles only have an $11.50 property tax on each one.
My town voted to eliminate personal property tax 25 or so years ago.  :clap: Real estate (property) tax is still in play.
  • 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 cycle

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #89 on: February 18, 2018, 01:49:09 PM »
I'm 61 but feel much younger when I'm riding my motorcycle  :bmwsmile :2thumbup: :clap: :riding:
  • so. vermont
  • k75rt k75s k100lt r80rt

Offline bobmusick

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2018, 09:00:20 PM »
22. Bought mine for my 20th birthday for $2k as a beater/starter bike since I of course was gonna drop it eventually. Iím now at 55600miles and Iíll drive this thing till it dies.
  • Buffalo, NY
  • 1990 K100LT

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #91 on: July 03, 2018, 07:09:35 PM »
Bob, how is the R26 running? 
  • 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

Offline bobmusick

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #92 on: July 03, 2018, 07:13:22 PM »
Bob, how is the R26 running?

Doing well! Better come see it soon, I have it listed on eBay. Living off of the 219 and on a mountain was gonna make driving the thing quite difficult...
  • Buffalo, NY
  • 1990 K100LT

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #93 on: July 03, 2018, 08:10:03 PM »
Are you down south now???
  • 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

Offline bobmusick

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #94 on: July 03, 2018, 11:55:48 PM »
Are you down south now???

Not yet! Well, itís a long story lol. But nah still in Sanborn for now. Basically until the house sells. So come by and take a look and Iíll give ya the scoop
  • Buffalo, NY
  • 1990 K100LT

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #95 on: July 04, 2018, 02:52:11 PM »
Will you be around thursday around noon?
  • 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

Offline CNRED

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #96 on: July 10, 2018, 07:59:09 AM »
I'm 70. 
Bought my first K75 about 2 yeras ago, so I'm somewhat of a newby at these bikes.  I have three of them now, they are kind of a disease I guess.
Own 7 bikes presently, two Airheads, an NX650, a DR650 and three K75's.  Gonna sell off a couple soon (i keep telling myself).
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • 1990 K75rt, 1992GSPD

Offline Vitamin-K

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #97 on: January 16, 2019, 02:56:13 PM »
Under 50.. (barely)
But AARP already is sending me stuff, so I feel I now qualify for over 50
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Offline Laitch

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #98 on: January 16, 2019, 05:17:03 PM »
What age is the above-average motobricker?
  • 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 alexg

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Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
« Reply #99 on: January 20, 2019, 09:16:37 AM »
I am 60, have been riding and repairing bikes since the age of 16, with a hiatus of 20 years w/o bikes to raise the kids. Currently 3 specimens in the stable; looking for a house with a bigger garage. This is a great site, thanks to all who contribute.
  • Michigan
  • '93 K75S, 1975 BMW R75/6 & 1984 Yamaha RZ350
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