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post #71 of 203 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 06:19 PM
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I'm 70 in March. If I take care of this bike it should be the last one that I'll need to buy.
That is my plan as well and I'm 63. At least that is what I told my wife when I convinced her I needed a new bike. So far, I'd be OK with this being my last bike as I am liking it that much.
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I'm 66 and just traded in my Aprilia Caponord 1200 TP for a pre-registered ATAS with just 51miles on the clock. Delivered to me yesterday. Will be using it for long trips to the Alpine regions of Europe. I go every year or have done since 1992. Haven't booked this year... waiting to see how Brexit affects the crossing. So an early trip to Scotland to stave off the craving... better dig out my waterproofs then....
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64 and just traded my trusty DL650 2013 for my Candy Red Devil and although I miss my old bike this one is definitely better

First ride was when I was 4, on the back of my dad's Triumph
Started piloting at 16, totally addicted

Been adding lots of accessories to the HAT and hoping to keep it until I finally fall off for the last time
Just retired so looking forward to many happy days, loving it so far
Hope to do some touring in the near future
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62 and recently bought a new 2017 Africa Twin DCT. I've been riding scramblers and dual sports since I was 15 1/2. While I probably won't come close to tapping the full capabilities of the bike due to my current riding style, it's what I wanted and I'm happy I finally made the decision to make the purchase.
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Motorcycling seems to be a dying hobby !!!
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post #76 of 203 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 12:32 PM
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at 68, just finished 9200 mile 28 day solo trip to Alaska on my 17 AT













The AT is one of the best bikes i have ever owned (riding daily for 53 years)

when it come to HORSEPOWER, too much is just enough
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I am 73 and I have done 15.000 km this year so far. And on top of that I do ride a trials bike (Honda Montesa 4RT) in competition and a veteran bike (Triumph 1913/14) occasionally.
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You guys are bad-asses.

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Setup: Givi Tall Sport Touring Windscreen; Hepco & Becker Lower Engine Guards; Hepco & Becker Handle Bar/ Hand Guard Protectors; Hepco & Becker Tank Guard Soft Bags for OEM Uppers; HTTMT Kickstand Pad Extender (Red);
RAM Mounts X-Grip; Swegotech Forkshield; Touratech Zega Mundo Panniers and 2018 Rack (31/38L); Touratech 20mm Bridged Handlebar Riser; OEM center stand; OEM skid-plate, uppers and tires.
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I'm 57 and I drive about 20.000 km every year
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I had a couple of drops - once going onto main stand in a tight parking area, once on a polished grating on a wet polished concrete parking building floor. The stock Dunlops on my 2016 were unmreliable in the wet and scared me into Trail Attack2's which were just great on road and for occasional gravel but for touring with 20% gravel I have put TKC80 front and Mitas 07+ on the back which seems to work for what I do here in NZ. Just about to leave for a 5,500 km trek around the South Island of NZ with a buddy both on DCT AT's.
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