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Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #152517 11/12/21 08:20 PM
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Hi Jerry, maybe your bike has too much lean when on side-stand. I park mine so it's almost vertical when I use the peg to climb on. The stand can be tweaked/bent to stand the bike up more.

The stand mounting is much stronger on the Brazil model I had previously, fixed to frame. My current one is a home market & mounted to the swing-arm, which itself has to be fairly strong. I have used the peg method of mounting for the past 8 years, since I bought it with no problem.


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Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #152518 11/12/21 09:22 PM
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I've done that side stand pirouette linked above a bunch of times turning the bike around in my garage, both on my 225 and the CBR600 I had before that.


This shall pass, be still and know.
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Re: To old to ride? [Re: peejman] #152519 11/13/21 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by peejman
I've done that side stand pirouette linked above a bunch of times turning the bike around in my garage, both on my 225 and the CBR600 I had before that.


A mechanic in Bezier, France, took hold of my ST955i, ran it down a steep slope into his shop, spun it round on side-stand & chucked it up his ramp, this while it was fully loaded with 100lbs of luggage for me & missus, inc camping kit in panniers, topbox & tankbag. It went in for a new chain kit, it was back outside in half an hour. He was no Silverback either.

With the 225, I pick back end up if I want to turn it around. I shall give the side-stand method a try.

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Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #152626 12/15/21 08:58 PM
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If I give up 2-wheels my plan is to ride a Canam tricycle.........


2018 XT250 New 06/12/18. Now at 10,600 miles.
Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #152629 12/15/21 11:19 PM
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If/when I have to give up 2 wheels, I plan to build a trike out of my 2006 H-D Sportster 1200. You can get kits to do it that just bolt on.


The above is my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
1994/2001 custom built XT225 with a ton of aftermarket parts.



Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #152637 12/19/21 01:54 PM
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What is too old to ride?

See pic excuse my Serow in the way, the boy sat on left is 76, he has diabetes & has had 7 stents fitted. The boy sat on right is 86, they both ride approx 12k miles per year, every year. If temps above 5c they're out. I see them often at Ladybower Res. that is 25 -30 miles from where they live at Clay Cross & Chesterfield. Temp was 7c that day. They both ride scooters now, trouble slinging a leg over a normal bike. I'm 72, still riding the Serow + big road bikes, 7,200 miles up to now this year 3k of them on the Serow. We don't stop playing 'cos we get old, we get old 'cos we stop playing.

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Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #152639 12/19/21 03:34 PM
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Hi Paul - I applaud your group and the attitude about riding later in life You are correct about staying active and its benefits. Having a tight group of like minds really helps to keep the rides going. Best to your group for many more rides and stay safe.


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Re: To old to ride? [Re: Muniac] #152640 12/19/21 05:54 PM
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Thanks Scott, just gorra kip guan wit yed dahn eh mucka, as t'locals say. Ha


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Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #152641 12/19/21 08:12 PM
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Awesome.


This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.
Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #152642 12/20/21 04:46 AM
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I'm 62, have high blood pressure (under control) type 2 diabetes (almost under control) and stage 3 kidney disease (almost stage 2, and has been stable for the last 20 years) most of my issues are orthopedic. I have to stand on something to get on and off my XT, but once on it, I can ride for several hours. Biggest problem is the horrible seat. I have a Kawasaki Vulcan 750 cruiser and a H-D Sportster 1200. I can still get on and off both those, and again, once I get on the highway, I can ride several hundred miles. I'll hurt all over the next day though. I also have scooters, a 2006 Vespa GT200 and a 1979 Vespa P200E 2 stroke manual shift. And I have a 2013 Royal Enfield Bullet. I can get on and off without having to stand on anything, but just barely. I ride around 10,000 miles a year, but 95% of that is done in 6 months. The other 6 months it's just too hot to ride, at least down in the Phoenix valley. There is a motel up in Payson, up in the mountains, where it is a LOT cooler during the summer. They rent rooms by the week. I may just load up a bike and go up there 3-4 times this summer, stay up there and ride around in the mountains. I would have to ride up there and back at night. The 115-120 degrees in Phoenix is intolerable for more than half an hour.


The above is my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
1994/2001 custom built XT225 with a ton of aftermarket parts.



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