What happens at age 60?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by jamesearl, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    The weight makes a big difference with a passenger!:)
     
  2. jamesearl

    jamesearl Well-Known Member

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    Yep,my wife almost never gets on the bike,but a few years ago,I had a street glide.We had to pick up her car from Meineke.She jumped on the rear peg and I never came closer to dropping that bike.
     
  3. coopernicus

    coopernicus Senior Member Contributor

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    ;)Yes to geezerglide. I am 61 and should have done it way sooner! Yes it is harder to pick up and way harder at slow turns with wife on back. That being said, at least she will ride with me now And I’ll take the little inconvenience for the SWEET ride:) Mine clocks in at 910 lbs with full tank!
     
  4. biscuit

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    I dropped my son’s 200kg ( 440 of your lbs) new Triumph Speed Triple some time back.
    Literally just fell over in the middle of a road. Got the bottom of my riding jeans caught on the foot peg and was unable to put my foot down.
    I was truly astonished how much trouble I had trying to get that sucker up off the ground.
    I’m a biggish person and I know how to lift a bike; also that is considered a “light” bike. But I struggled nonetheless. Felt like an utter idiot.
    How does one manage to lift 900 lbs of Harley Davidson?
     
  5. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    Very slowly!!
     
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  6. jamesearl

    jamesearl Well-Known Member

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    I can really tell a difference between the 19 and 17 in. front wheel.Had a 19 got a 17.I never felt too comfortable with 19,in was squirrely.The 17 has me feeling a lot more well planted on the turns.
     
  7. jamesearl

    jamesearl Well-Known Member

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    First street legal bike I had was 100cc Kawasaki.Went to the gas station,thought I could just stay on the bike,like it was a bicycle.Dropped it in front of a few people,I know the idiot feeling.Luckily,it was made to be dropped,with plastic fenders and rubber mounted turn signal,so no damage.I don't know why they don't put bag guards on some baggers,but this new one has them.
     
  8. glasspilot

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    You're not a Geezer until you have a backrest!
     
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  9. SilverFoXD

    SilverFoXD Junior Member Contributor

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    What happens at age 60?
    So long ago I've forgotten.
     
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  10. coopernicus

    coopernicus Senior Member Contributor

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    :eek:You know you’re a geezer when you don’t care if a pretty girl looks at you:p