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post #1 of 142 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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I was just curious as to what was the average age of the riders posting on these forums, and what bikes they may have owned in the past.

I'm 20 years old, and live in Canada. Currently the only one of my friends with a cruiser, but I do have a few saving up their shekels to get a v-twin.

I have only had two bikes, my first was a 1977 Kawasaki KZ650

When I had bought it, it was in pretty rough shape, and it was the first time I had attempted to restore a vehicle.

I bought new tires, tubes, dyna performance coils, converted to electronic ignition from points, i painted it myself (and I think I did a pretty good job for a first timer haha), had the seat re-upholstered, and many many other things.

However, at the end, I still wanted a cruiser, so I sold it to pay for the insurance on my VN900. Insurance is a bit much up here in Manitoba, my VN900 runs ab out 1700 a year.

And of course, here is the new beast. Nothing too fancy yet, just ISO grips and some saddle bags. Winter time I'll be putting on the 240 fat tire kit

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Age: 54 and counting.

Bikes owned: 1970 90cc Kawasaki Bushmaster, 1972 100cc Kawasaki G-5, 1965 305 Honda Dream, 1972 Kawasaki H1, 1976 KH500, 1972 Honda 350cc, 1973 Yamaha RD250, 1976 Yamaha RD400, 1979 Yamaha XS750, 1981 Harley Electra Glide Classic, 1962 Harley Sportster, 1989 Harley Softail, 1996 Harley SuperGlide, 2000 Harley Road King Classic, 2005 Harley Softail Deluxe, 2005 Ural Retro Sidecar, 2005 Rokon Trailblazer, 2005 Chinese Dirtbike POS, 2007 Buell XB12, 2003 Buell Blast (wife's), 2009 Buell XB12XT Ulysses, and 2007 Kawasaki 900LT. Plus a few that never ran, I just kept around.

Insurance: $230 a year full coverage 2 Bikes.
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58 young

58 years old, 250 Kawi, 500cb Honda, 650 Bonni chopper, 750 Honda, 29 year absence, 2009 Vulcan 900 Classic LT.

2009 900 Classic LT
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post #4 of 142 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 01:58 PM
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Hey Paul....62 years young, and have had a '81 Honda 400 C, '83Suzuki 650 Tempter, '83 Suzuki 850LTD.....Currently in the fold, a completely rebuilt '79 Honda CB750K which is NOW a 750/823/900 C F K..and of course an '08 Vulcan 900LT with my personal touches....as MOST bike owners do...Individuality is key...
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sixty, here.
350 BSA thumper, year unremembered, bought circa 1969.
'70 Honda SL350, bought about 1973.
'75 Yamaha DT175 Enduro, bought new 1976.
'06 Suzuki C50 (800 cruiser) bought new 2006.
'07 VN900 LT, bought August 2009 with 3K miles.

13K on the Vulcan now, and I think it's the perfect ride.

2007 VN900LT, red/titanium
OEM highway bars and luggage rack
OEM WS lowers
4.5 inch pull back risers
Kuryakin highway pegs
Stebel air horn
Utopia driver backrest on OEM seat
OEM gel seat for about town, and hauling grandkids
ISO grips
Jardine light bar
K&N air filter
Brakeaway cruise control
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post #6 of 142 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 02:31 PM
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56 years old 73 kawasaki 175 enduro,1974 125 elsinore,1977 maico 250,1989 cr250 honda,1984 cr125 honda,1990 yamaha 250 wr ,2003 harley v rod now a 2009 vulcan 900 se
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post #7 of 142 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 02:42 PM
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37 here. My 900 is my first bike and wish I would have started riding sooner.
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post #8 of 142 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 03:08 PM
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54 in August. Started on a Cushman Scooter around 1970, my father was the chief eng at a hospital and we lived on the property - no license required. Moved on (backward) to a 1966 250 SS Suzy - oil injection was not yet ready for prime time (sold for $350 and later found it was a collectible $3k!!). Next was a Honda XL250 around 1972 then a new 1974 Honda 740-4. Had several 750's. When the Honda CBX was announced in 1977 I ordered one, got the first red one in Maryland. CBX got stolen in the early 80's and bounced through several bikes both on road and dual purpose. Bikes mostly took the back burner during the 90's and early 2000's while I detoured to drag racing door slammers and dragsters - too hard to make bikes run 7's in the 1/4 mile and stay alive. Bikes since 2000 (up to 3 at one time) have been Honda CL350, more Honda 750's, KZ900, KZ500, ZL600, 81 GoldWing, 95 Sportster, and now the 900 Custom.

2007 Custom

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56 here.
1969 Honda SS125, 1972 Suzuki GT 380, 1983 Kawasaki 750 LTD, and currently a 2009 Custom SE.
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post #10 of 142 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 03:44 PM
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51 years young, 38 years on bikes. 1966 Honda C90, 72 Kawi 100, 360 Yami Enduro, 66 Harley (still get an eye twitch from that one), 75 KZ750, 25 year gap in riding (MARRIED WITH CHILDREN), moved from Manitoba to Alberta, kicked the kids out of the house and bought a new 2004 Vulcan 2000 and then a new 2008 Vulcan 900C for the wife. She won't ride, so I converted the 900 to a BTB bike (pictures in my photo gallery). I also found a 1500 classic that someone decked out to look like an Indian. I gave that one to my son to get him started. My daughter will have to learn on the 900 until I find her something cool.
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