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    Re: I caused a mid life crisis.
    Reply #20 on: Jan 01, 2018, 12.27 am
    Jan 01, 2018, 12.27 am
    Thatís awesome! I wish I could get my dad on the Z just to see what he thinks. He had a Kawasaki triple of some sort in the 70s. Goes on about how it was faster than the Hondaís. Of course it was.

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    Re: I caused a mid life crisis.
    Reply #21 on: Jan 30, 2018, 10.14 am
    Jan 30, 2018, 10.14 am
    *Originally Posted by Tsmith [+]
    Im 30 so im just getting past the irresponsible kid age haha.  My pops is in his 60's.

    LOL, I'm in my 60s.  Haven't grown up yet. But my back can't take the crotched over position to ride an R6, R1, or GSXR1000. But the upright position of the Z900 is fine.

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    Re: I caused a mid life crisis.
    Reply #22 on: Jan 30, 2018, 10.21 am
    Jan 30, 2018, 10.21 am
    *Originally Posted by iBuchon [+]
    Thatís awesome! I wish I could get my dad on the Z just to see what he thinks. He had a Kawasaki triple of some sort in the 70s. Goes on about how it was faster than the Hondaís. Of course it was.

    They were fast. Had one myself. Mach III. They didn't turn as good as other bikes though.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_triple

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    Re: I caused a mid life crisis.
    Reply #23 on: Jan 30, 2018, 11.37 am
    Jan 30, 2018, 11.37 am
    Seems like there a few mature blokes out there 👍🏼😁

    Iím a nana, just turned 58yrs, and hope to still be riding my Z900 when Iím 70 😍

    I have been wondering when to start slowing down as most times out riding, I keep up with all the blokes, young & old. I keep thinking I should take it easy, then we head off, and DAMN I just canít sit back when they take off thru the twisties 😈😈

    Iím sure the day will come that I slow down, but I think it will be sad one for me, as Iím so competitive.

    But for now, having the best time of my life, and wondering why I only started this 14yrs ago.


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    Re: I caused a mid life crisis.
    Reply #24 on: Feb 12, 2018, 05.41 pm
    Feb 12, 2018, 05.41 pm
    I'm 71 in two weeks time. The highlight of my day is always when I am on a motorbike. Nothing compares with the freedom, focus and fulfilment sensations that biking offers. Two years ago I joined an advanced riders club to maximise my skills and road-awareness. This was the best thing thing I could have possibly done and a real life-saver. It a bit daunting being judged by your peers, especially when you have ridden for 54 years but all the more reason to do it. None of us ever stop learning. The day you think you know it all is the day you have a fall.
    My previous bike was the exciting Yamaha MT-07 street fighter and prior to that I rode a 1972 Norton Commando 850 for many years. Every journey on the Norton was an achievement and totally involving but I am only 150lbs and 5'7" and found the big kick-start twin was becoming too much hard work for me. The MT had been remapped and had Maxton suspension all round, which made it a much better bike than stock, but it was inherently unstable and restless. Fantastic engine but inept chassis dynamics. As one bike magazine scored it in their summaries:- Engine 10/10, Stability 4/10 (Like a bra without straps)  :038:
    If you ride on public roads then please seriously consider getting advanced rider training. It will make you a better rider and far less likely to ever 'get it wrong'.
    Enjoy!

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    Re: I caused a mid life crisis.
    Reply #25 on: Feb 13, 2018, 02.42 am
    Feb 13, 2018, 02.42 am
    *Originally Posted by Scim77 [+]
    I'm 71 in two weeks time. The highlight of my day is always when I am on a motorbike. Nothing compares with the freedom, focus and fulfilment sensations that biking offers. Two years ago I joined an advanced riders club to maximise my skills and road-awareness. This was the best thing thing I could have possibly done and a real life-saver. It a bit daunting being judged by your peers, especially when you have ridden for 54 years but all the more reason to do it. None of us ever stop learning. The day you think you know it all is the day you have a fall.
    My previous bike was the exciting Yamaha MT-07 street fighter and prior to that I rode a 1972 Norton Commando 850 for many years. Every journey on the Norton was an achievement and totally involving but I am only 150lbs and 5'7" and found the big kick-start twin was becoming too much hard work for me. The MT had been remapped and had Maxton suspension all round, which made it a much better bike than stock, but it was inherently unstable and restless. Fantastic engine but inept chassis dynamics. As one bike magazine scored it in their summaries:- Engine 10/10, Stability 4/10 (Like a bra without straps)  :038:
    If you ride on public roads then please seriously consider getting advanced rider training. It will make you a better rider and far less likely to ever 'get it wrong'.
    Enjoy!


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    Re: I caused a mid life crisis.
    Reply #26 on: Feb 16, 2018, 12.17 pm
    Feb 16, 2018, 12.17 pm
    *Originally Posted by Scim77 [+]
    I'm 71 in two weeks time. The highlight of my day is always when I am on a motorbike. Nothing compares with the freedom, focus and fulfilment sensations that biking offers. Two years ago I joined an advanced riders club to maximise my skills and road-awareness. This was the best thing thing I could have possibly done and a real life-saver. It a bit daunting being judged by your peers, especially when you have ridden for 54 years but all the more reason to do it. None of us ever stop learning. The day you think you know it all is the day you have a fall.
    My previous bike was the exciting Yamaha MT-07 street fighter and prior to that I rode a 1972 Norton Commando 850 for many years. Every journey on the Norton was an achievement and totally involving but I am only 150lbs and 5'7" and found the big kick-start twin was becoming too much hard work for me. The MT had been remapped and had Maxton suspension all round, which made it a much better bike than stock, but it was inherently unstable and restless. Fantastic engine but inept chassis dynamics. As one bike magazine scored it in their summaries:- Engine 10/10, Stability 4/10 (Like a bra without straps)  :038:
    If you ride on public roads then please seriously consider getting advanced rider training. It will make you a better rider and far less likely to ever 'get it wrong'.
    Enjoy!

    I shall be 60 in May and I thought perhaps 5 more years max. I took my Z down to the track in Dec and had a blast. The last time I rode track was some 8 years ago on my Duc 996sps that has since been sold. You're an inspiration to keep going beyond that 65 that I have in my head and so long as I am able shall keep going. Thanks for sharing.
    That advanced rider training is good advice and we should never get complacent. The last time I did anything like that was back in 2001 in Philip Island doing 3 levels of Keith Code's stuff at the Australian Superbike School. Not all about racing but understanding your own riding skills and limitations.

     



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