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Title: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Bill on March 19, 2016, 07:58:50 PM
Since joining this forum I've encountered a lot of members my age.  Coincidence or am I the average brick rider ?
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: F14CRAZY on March 19, 2016, 08:26:35 PM
Under 50 is a pretty wide spread. I'm 28
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Bill on March 19, 2016, 08:41:54 PM
Under 50 is a pretty wide spread. I'm 28

Yeah it is but I weightrd the choices based on what I have seen so far.  It seems the most active posters are mostly 50+ ...  I'm 62
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: F14CRAZY on March 19, 2016, 09:32:00 PM
Under 50 is a pretty wide spread. I'm 28

Yeah it is but I weightrd the choices based on what I have seen so far.  It seems the most active posters are mostly 50+ ...  I'm 62

When I go to like open houses at the dealer I think I'm at least half the age of everyone else
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Chaos on March 19, 2016, 09:33:51 PM
Under 50 is a pretty wide spread. I'm 28
...  I'm 62

Me too!  But I was 33 when I bought my K, that should count for something
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Bill on March 19, 2016, 10:17:45 PM
greetings...

there are no average motobrickers...

OK ..... median or of a particular age of enlightenment.  You are correct in that we are not 'average'
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Tom B on March 20, 2016, 07:06:10 AM
When I first started riding in the mid sixties, More motorcyclists were young men, today it seems like most are older men. BMW's were also always in the minority and usually ridden by older riders. Mostly touring riders. Back then a lot of young guys could not afford automobiles and used motorcycles for their main mode of transportation, not so today. Motorcycles have become a luxury item and young families can't afford to be spending on single purpose luxury items. Older guys can and do. Nationwide the median age for licensed motorcyclists is 41 years old. Much older than in the 80's.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on March 20, 2016, 09:10:08 AM
Got my first brick at 65, and two years later I now have three.  I always like BMW's, but thought they were way to expensive to justify.  When  friend at work bought a K100RS and told me what he paid for it I decided it was time. 

I agree with TomB about young guys and bikes.  I think another factor is the popularity of trucks.  Young guys I know want a fancy pickup, bikes aren't even on the radar.  I am pretty sure that manufacturers are aware of the age of riders and market their product to an older demographic of successful higher income professionals.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: TimTyler on March 20, 2016, 11:20:00 AM
Kids today don't want bikes because you can't text and ride at the same time.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on March 20, 2016, 11:21:29 AM
Kids today don't want bikes because you can't text and ride at the same time.

Doh!  (Face palm)  So obvious.   
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Snowman on March 20, 2016, 11:34:01 AM
When i sit down at the local BMW club breakfast I feel I should be at the kids table and i'm 53! If I want to feel really young I go to the Guzzi breakfast.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Tom B on March 20, 2016, 11:38:39 AM
Coincidentally I watched a you tube video the other day that had a young sport bike rider texting while riding. These young folks do some of the strangest things on sports bikes today. One of them was standing on the moving bike backwards!
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on March 20, 2016, 11:59:40 AM
Last fall I was passed by a guy standing up on the seat of a sport bike.  :mbird  I was doing ten over in a 55 mph zone at the time.  How the heck do they steer like that?  It isn't even noteworthy to see somebody weaving through traffic on one wheel.   I have a feeling there won't be many old riders out of the present generation of young riders.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Snowman on March 20, 2016, 12:23:22 PM
Last fall I was passed by a guy standing up on the seat of a sport bike.  :mbird  I was doing ten over in a 55 mph zone at the time.  How the heck do they steer like that?  It isn't even noteworthy to see somebody weaving through traffic on one wheel.   I have a feeling there won't be many old riders out of the present generation of young riders.

Nature will take care of it. After all, there is only so much food to go round and when I see these guys I know I will be well fed in the future.

 "The consequences of this overproduction is that those individuals with the best genetic fitness for the environment will produce offspring that can more successfully compete in that environment. Thus the subsequent generation will have a higher representation of Motobricks and the population will have evolved."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Darwin.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on March 20, 2016, 12:27:45 PM
Last fall I was passed by a guy standing up on the seat of a sport bike.  :mbird  I was doing ten over in a 55 mph zone at the time.  How the heck do they steer like that?  It isn't even noteworthy to see somebody weaving through traffic on one wheel.   I have a feeling there won't be many old riders out of the present generation of young riders.

Nature will take care of it. After all, there is only so much food to go round and when I see these guys I know I will be well fed in the future.

 "The consequences of this overproduction is that those individuals with the best genetic fitness for the environment will produce offspring that can more successfully compete in that environment. Thus the subsequent generation will have a higher representation of Motobricks and the population will have evolved."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Darwin.

Yes, a truly comforting thought.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: bocutter Ed on March 20, 2016, 05:33:32 PM
If I want to feel really young I go to the Guzzi breakfast.
The CVMG (Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group), Old Fort York section, meets for Sunday breakfast a 5 minute walk from my home ... just sayin'.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Gio on March 20, 2016, 05:46:22 PM
I'm only 12 years old, hopefully 13 next year ... you guys are like parents to me ... should I sell my R1 turbo and just motobrick in the hopes of a longer life?

Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: mw074 on March 20, 2016, 05:49:05 PM
I must admit, in my younger days I used to ride by the bar that I hung out at standing on my seat. It was good for free drinks on a regular basis as the parking lot was always full.  A Reckless Driving Endangering Life and Property ticket put an end to that.
Title: Re: What age is the average motobricker ?
Post by: Martin on March 20, 2016, 06:07:08 PM
Ah Haaah I just worked out why my new GPS has movies and games and a Ebook. It's obviously made for younger people who can multi task, text and drive etc. No wonder I kept on hitting things, I will now just use it as a GPS.
Regards a mono tasker Martin.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: herseyb on March 31, 2016, 03:09:49 PM
33, just a babe in the woods... 
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Dennis de Vries on April 01, 2016, 06:22:24 AM
Closing in on 44... Damn... I'm getting old!
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: waz on April 02, 2016, 07:08:55 AM
21 and have been for the last 31 years
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: mw074 on April 02, 2016, 07:58:37 AM
You're only young once but you can be immature forever.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: mlytle on April 02, 2016, 08:15:49 AM
21 and have been for the last 31 years

You're only young once but you can be immature forever.

LOL!


Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on April 02, 2016, 09:34:00 AM
Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional...
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Bill on April 02, 2016, 09:46:10 AM
I guess we have a case of Peter Pan .....
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Brad-Man 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...
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Elipten 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
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: kris 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Chaos 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: bocutter Ed on May 06, 2016, 07:30:07 PM
I'll join you and screw up the demographics in July ... 63
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Quiltzig 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch 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?
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: enb54 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...
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Quiltzig 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: TrueAce on May 09, 2016, 02:09:24 AM
Now that Prince is gone, why would you want a purple BMW?
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: franck 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! 
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: bocutter Ed 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)
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Quiltzig 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Quiltzig 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...
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: johnny on June 17, 2016, 08:23:45 AM
 bmp
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: dglcinc 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: jjs1234 on July 22, 2016, 12:40:11 PM
25
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: White Dog 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: AMS155 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. 
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: TrueAce 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:
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Chaos 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!
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: MaraudeRS on November 21, 2016, 09:10:32 PM
35 years young and just got my first brick...a '92 k100rs


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Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: TrueAce 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Martin 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Tuco 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch 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
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch 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
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: herseyb 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...
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch 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:
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: The Dude 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....."
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: TrueAce 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
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: AMS155 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Bonzo 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Idonthaveaclue 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.


(http://i.imgur.com/rP75nmh.jpg)
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:
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch on January 15, 2017, 11:58:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rP75nmh.jpg)
Extra points if you know where this is!
294, southbound.  :giggles
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: koapono 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??????
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch 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
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Idonthaveaclue 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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bank_Telescope)
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: koapono 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.



Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: The Dude 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Idonthaveaclue 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]
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: KJM00 on February 27, 2017, 07:27:24 AM
24 new to motobricks but been riding dirt bikes/enduros/dual sports for 12 years
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: milq 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Supershooter 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


Supershooter
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: jakgieger 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!
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: pthm 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
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: zalle 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Michael Sydney 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Martin 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Chaos 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon 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...
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Donmystic1 on April 20, 2017, 09:52:55 PM
73 in July.
91 K1, 85 K100RT, 1986 K100RS with Turbo,
05 K1200s
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: drut on April 21, 2017, 03:37:42 PM
   
   " I will have had the same bike half of my lifetime. (http://www.motobrick.com/Smileys/MB_Smiley/wow7-eyes.gif)   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).
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: JAFMTL on May 09, 2017, 07:39:54 AM
I'm 60

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Post by: Martin 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Motorhobo on May 15, 2017, 07:21:37 AM
   
   " I will have had the same bike half of my lifetime. (http://www.motobrick.com/Smileys/MB_Smiley/wow7-eyes.gif)   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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Michael Sydney on May 15, 2017, 07:58:39 AM
   
   " I will have had the same bike half of my lifetime. (http://www.motobrick.com/Smileys/MB_Smiley/wow7-eyes.gif)   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????
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Motorhobo on May 15, 2017, 09:01:34 AM
It means you're eligible for specialty plates but aren't allowed on the freeway.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: kris on May 21, 2017, 08:16:59 AM
I'd go with "lucky"!  :clap:
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Donmystic1 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Andrew2 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
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: cycle 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:
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: bobmusick 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. I’m now at 55600miles and I’ll drive this thing till it dies.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on July 03, 2018, 07:09:35 PM
Bob, how is the R26 running? 
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: bobmusick 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...
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on July 03, 2018, 08:10:03 PM
Are you down south now???
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: bobmusick on July 03, 2018, 11:55:48 PM
Are you down south now???

Not yet! Well, it’s a long story lol. But nah still in Sanborn for now. Basically until the house sells. So come by and take a look and I’ll give ya the scoop
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: The Mighty Gryphon on July 04, 2018, 02:52:11 PM
Will you be around thursday around noon?
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: CNRED 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).
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Vitamin-K 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
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch on January 16, 2019, 05:17:03 PM
What age is the above-average motobricker?
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: alexg 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.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: johnny on January 20, 2019, 10:37:29 AM
describe average
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Laitch on January 20, 2019, 01:01:49 PM
describe average
The range just below above-average and just above below-average.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: Soggz on January 20, 2019, 05:06:18 PM
Young enough not to give a f&Łk,but old enough to know better.
Title: Re: What Age is the Average Motobricker ?
Post by: pumpman on February 17, 2019, 09:08:58 PM
been riding since 1970 no crashes yet, luck or common since. i like to think both.soon to be 64. I'm worried about what i see with some of the newbees.point A to point B as soon as possible,guess its not about the RIDE!    Thanks .