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    Quote Originally Posted by docm View Post
    At 41, I donít feel young but Iím looking forward to riding another 20+ years. I wouldnít have a problem affording the new RT at the dealer but even I opted for a 3 yr old used one for half the price out the door.


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    Believe me. You are young and another 20 years is nothing. When you reach that 61. Hopefully you will still feel young.
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    When I turned 70 I traded my LT for the RT because the LT was starting to feel real heavy. I will be 80 in October and my RT is starting to feel heavy. I don't like feeling uneasy making slow turns in parking lots etc.. My wife quit riding her F650CS a few years ago and really doesn't care to ride with me anymore. I'm thinking about test riding a 310GS.
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    Consider a sidecar to extend your riding life. I got my Ural a year ago and Annie got hers last December. I see my GSA with a car added in my future so I can have something capable of long distance travel in comfort. Sidecar outfits are a hoot to drive. Different than a two wheeler for sure, but still a motorcycle. No worries about slow speed maneuvers, gravel patches or will the ground support my side stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Consider a sidecar to extend your riding life. I got my Ural a year ago and Annie got hers last December. I see my GSA with a car added in my future so I can have something capable of long distance travel in comfort. Sidecar outfits are a hoot to drive. Different than a two wheeler for sure, but still a motorcycle. No worries about slow speed maneuvers, gravel patches or will the ground support my side stand.
    You are right, sidecars are fun. When my grandkids were young in the early 2000s I had a R75/6 and bought a Sputnik sidecar from DMC. The kids loved it and I enjoyed it for several years and even went to the golf course with my clubs in it. Defiantly something to consider.
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    I will be 61 in a few days and can't wait for retirement so I can get out and ride. My wife and I have some tentative plans to tour the west, Utah, Colorado Northern Nevada, and head to the west coast. Plus take our time! I hope to hell I can continue to ride into my 70's! I am not done yet! Too many places to see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    I will be 61 in a few days and can't wait for retirement so I can get out and ride. My wife and I have some tentative plans to tour the west, Utah, Colorado Northern Nevada, and head to the west coast. Plus take our time! I hope to hell I can continue to ride into my 70's! I am not done yet! Too many places to see!
    Why would you ever leave Fargo?? According to some on this forum, if you just wait long enough the MOA Rally will come to you!
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    In addition to what Greg has stated, if you can wait until 2022, every member of the MOA will be coming to Fargo to see you!
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    Probably going to off load my 916 for a sports car in the next year or so.

    I'll be down to four bikes then.
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    When I no longer can ride a big bike I’ll get a bmw scooter or Vespa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epirusgr View Post
    When I no thonged can ride a big bike Iíll get a bmw scooter or Vespa.
    Are you riding a "big bike" in a thong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    Probably going to off load my 916 for a sports car in the next year or so.

    I'll be down to four bikes then.
    Tired of all the maintenance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    Are you riding a "big bike" in a thong?
    A thong raises questions from the far end of the sheep pen?
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    Typo fixed hahahahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    A thong raises questions from the far end of the sheep pen?
    Typo corrected. Autocorrect disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    A thong raises questions from the far end of the sheep pen?
    We have to maintain *some* standards! Maybe we only have "sub" standards, but those are still standards!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    Tired of all the maintenance?
    Itís been stone reliable. Seriously.

    I love it, but want something sharp thatíll carry me and Tina side by side with heated seats. Iím fairly limber, but itís tougher to fold myself up like a paper clip.

    OMG riding that thing though.

    Stable and compliant on crummy pavement. Flickable, yet super stable, itís the most confidence inspiring chassis Iíve ridden. It makes absurd speed with a shocking level of nonchalance about it. Picture an airheadís easy to modulate, highly predictable power and, but with 125hp and in a 400lb chassis.

    Itís magical.


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