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How old is your bike?

  • 1 year or less

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • 2 years old

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3 years old

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4 years old

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5 years old

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • 6 years old

    Votes: 4 9.3%
  • 7 years old

    Votes: 3 7.0%
  • 8 years old

    Votes: 3 7.0%
  • 9 years old

    Votes: 2 4.7%
  • 10 years old

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • 11 years old

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • 12 years old

    Votes: 4 9.3%
  • 13 years old

    Votes: 10 23.3%
  • 14 years old

    Votes: 6 14.0%
  • 15 years old

    Votes: 2 4.7%
  • 16 years old

    Votes: 2 4.7%
  • 17 years old

    Votes: 4 9.3%
  • 18 years old

    Votes: 3 7.0%
  • 19 years old

    Votes: 4 9.3%
  • 20 years old or more

    Votes: 8 18.6%
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Super Moderator "Loose Nut"
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Age of a bike really doesn't matter on a maintained bike, but quick question, how old is your present bike. You can vote multiple times if you own more than one.
 

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The last is from 2006, the other is from 1995, but my very first owned was manufactured in 1961...
 

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Can we use a different word than "old" please. I'm feeling sensitive today...👴


Okay, not really every sensitive about things like that but it made me smile none-the-less... :LOL:
 

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My bike is an '08 Road Star so 12 (or I suppose technically 13 model years). It's the bike that brought me here. But before I bought it I hadn't owned a bike for 20+ years, so I wanted to pick up something cheap to make sure I still enjoyed riding. I ran across an '82 GS550L which happened to be one of the bikes I spent the most time on in my youth. I tried selling it but had little success so I decided to keep it. I need to go through the carbs to get it running right again. Figured I'd keep it and take it to the local bike night's "vintage night" since it qualifies.

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There's been 23 votes so far.
53%, are 12 to 14 years old. Interesting.
 
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2007 VStar 1300. 38K on the clock. Bought in 2010 with 5K miles.
Starting to show its age cosmetically...a few dings here and there, scuffed paint from a tank bag, but it just shows that it's a rider.
 

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Big Bertha is is a 2000 model that would make it 20 years old. However, she made sometime if October of 1999. So technically, she is 21 years old.
BB still run near perfect & rides just as good. So I'll keep her.
(I can't afford a new/replacement bike anyway.)

Ride smart. Ride often.
 

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Big Bertha is is a 2000 model that would make it 20 years old. However, she made sometime if October of 1999. So technically, she is 21 years old.
BB still run near perfect & rides just as good. So I'll keep her.
(I can't afford a new/replacement bike anyway.)

Ride smart. Ride often.
As long as you don't try to burn her up again. :eek:
 

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As long as you don't try to burn her up again. :eek:
That was her doing. I think she was still pissed off at the previous owner for being left outside uncovered for 2 years. She acts like every other woman I know holding a grudge. Tricky & temperamental.
Having put the mileage I have on her in the almost 3 years I've owned her. I think BB is almost done with her grudge.

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Well, I'm not sure how to answer the OP.
I used to ride an '07 VTX 1300 that I bought as a new leftover in '08.

In 2017, with over 128K, it died.

Searched for another leftover, and found my current bike.
2014 V Star 1300 Tourer, on the showroom floor, with .5 miles on it.
A couple cosmetic issues on it, but the price was right and, when it hit
the Tax Rolls in my town, it was already 3 years old.
 
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