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post #1 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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Time for introductions.....
My name is John:
- I live in Valrico Florida (near Tampa)
- I'm 53 years old (yea I know, I'm getting old but don't feel it)
- I rode dirt bikes from the age of 12 until 19
- I rode steet bikes starting at 16
- I've owned three street bikes (Yamaha, Norton and Kawasaki)
- I've been out of riding for close to 20 years, when I say out of riding I haven't owned a bike in close to 20 years - I've ridden periodically (friend's bikes) over that time
- I'm looking at sport-touring bikes - Honda ST, FJR, Kawasaki, and really interested in the Triumph Sprint ST.
- Since I'm an 'old man', I believe in AGATT - well I don't always wear riding pants, but then I wear jeans. That includes always wearing either a full face helmet or my new flip-up. It gets hot and humid here in Florida, and while I might be more comfortable not wearing a helmet, they have saved my melon more than once, so I elect to wear one.

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 06:14 AM
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Yo! Welcome, and your only as old as you feel! Ridin' as that matters here!

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 06:14 AM
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Welcome to WristTwisters. I've ridden with a couple FJR 1300s. One was with an older guy. He kept right up with us. I'd love to have one if my wife was more interested in riding.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 06:53 PM
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Welcome jhawk...you will fit right in here. My next bike will be of the sport touring or touring type. Good luck with your choice.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 07:07 PM
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Welcome John. I have an FJR, it's a great machine. Your story sounds very similar to mine, grew up on dirt bikes, got my first street bike at 16, rode until I was about 30 and then quit for 15 years until I got back into riding because my wife wanted to learn. Now we have a whole garage full of bikes, so be careful, once you start again you may not be able to stop!

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