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  • Offline Corringdon

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    Hello
    on: February 13, 2020, 01:04:50 pm
    February 13, 2020, 01:04:50 pm
    Greetings to all forum members from a wet and windy Devon. I am an addicted biker, am 75 years old,  and have been riding bikes since 1962 when I bought my first proper motorcycle, a Norton 650SS. Up until recently I had mainly owned Nortons (not the new jobbies), Velocettes, and Kawasakis. Last November I decided to buy a new Crossrunner and I must say I consider it to be one of the best bikes I have ever owned. I've added a few bits and pieces like Givi handguards, a Scottoiler E chain lubrication system, the Michelin tyre pressure monitoring system, and a Scorpion exhaust. My dealer fitted a front fender extender, a rear hugger, tank protectors, and a centre stand. Finally I must say that in my later years I have become a dry weather rider.
    Last Edit: February 13, 2020, 01:18:13 pm by Corringdon
    Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 08:11:30 pm
    February 13, 2020, 08:11:30 pm
    Welcome  Corringdon

    Respect

    I hope I'm still on mine at 75

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 05:36:44 am
    February 14, 2020, 05:36:44 am
    Welcome Sir, you're in a lovely part of the country to enjoy the new dresser.
    Back in the late 60's early 70's I used to spend 2-3 weeks of the school summer holidays staying in Tiverton Castle, friends of my parents were caretakers there  :002:

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 07:55:26 am
    February 14, 2020, 07:55:26 am
     Goodmorning and welcome sir!
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    Re: Hello
    Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 08:47:24 am
    February 14, 2020, 08:47:24 am
    Thank you Gentlemen for your kind 'welcomes'. Yes, CBM, it is a beautiful part of the country but it can be very wet. Keep safe on the roads, Gentlemen.
    Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 11:53:29 am
    February 14, 2020, 11:53:29 am
    Welcome,

    And kudos to you for biking into your seventies. I wish for the same!

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 03:19:55 pm
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    Welcome.  :031:

    Pics of your bike would be appreciated!  :400:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 05:00:38 pm
    February 14, 2020, 05:00:38 pm
    Thank you SXHighwayman and Skids for your welcomes.
    Once biking is in your blood it is there for ever, SXHighwayman. I do own a tin can but it is mainly used for ferrying the wife around. Nowadays biking is for me pure pleasure and I generally go out for rides with no particular destination in mind.
    When we get a decent sunny day, Skids, I’ll snap a few photos and upload them. My bike is the same colour as yours but without the top box and panniers. You appear to be quite an asset to the forum and I’ve enjoyed reading many of your posts.
    I love being called a ‘Junior Crossrunner’. What ages are Senior Crossrunners?
    Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 05:13:07 pm by Corringdon
    Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 05:14:36 pm
    February 14, 2020, 05:14:36 pm
    150+ I guess  :031:
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    Re: Hello
    Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 07:20:25 am
    February 15, 2020, 07:20:25 am
    *Originally Posted by Corringdon [+]
    Thank you SXHighwayman and Skids for your welcomes.
    Once biking is in your blood it is there for ever, SXHighwayman. I do own a tin can but it is mainly used for ferrying the wife around. Nowadays biking is for me pure pleasure and I generally go out for rides with no particular destination in mind.
    When we get a decent sunny day, Skids, I’ll snap a few photos and upload them. My bike is the same colour as yours but without the top box and panniers. You appear to be quite an asset to the forum and I’ve enjoyed reading many of your posts.
    I love being called a ‘Junior Crossrunner’. What ages are Senior Crossrunners?

    Haha, that's only because the members don't know me.  :008: :008: :008:

    I too hope I am still able and willing to ride at that age, and beyond. Don't get out enough in the summer just for fun rides anymore and barely putting any miles on the 1200 at all. Will hopefully remedy that this summer with a UK tour.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

     


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