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Offline garyajaz

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64 and trying to ride buell
« on: April 13, 2013, 06:18:45 PM »
well hell, am officially old.
after 5 months of sitting i fired up buell.  crap, only 70 miles later i home.
hurt bad. between the rock hard seat and the riding position, shoulders pinched.
i hurting a lot.
hate to sell it, but not into looking at bikes.  i like to ride them.
last year was thinking about it when wrist went  away...
sold collection of other bikes a bit ago. thinking i could still maybe ride buell on short stuff.
\suggestions?

Offline 88b

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 11:51:03 AM »
I fired up my Uly yesterday, seemed to take for ever for the oil light to go out. Rode about 120 miles, my butt was starting to go numb at the end. What model do you have ? I think the Uly probably has the best saddle and that's hard, it also has foot pegs an inch lower than the other XBOX models.

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 03:33:38 PM »
XB9s
putted around town today.  was ok...
def not a highway bike for me...

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 12:45:13 AM »
You could try a set of Uly pegs or they sell 2 inch lower on flea bay

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 08:39:29 AM »
not so much the foot positon.  i may try 883 sporty bars.  a little higher and wider. (hunch back riding)
and that damn seat.  i never noticed till i lost 30 pounds and not so much fat protecting ass.
still a fun wheelie machine and blast around town. just setteling in at 70 on 2 lane highway not very confy.
doing 300 miles to mt lemmon today.  you better believe i taking fxdx.
kinda wanted to take buell cause of the mt twisties

come to think of it the 10 year old seat on dx getting a little beat down and hard.
guess i should go on a seat quest.
i have a sheet of high density foam i used for kneeler race hydro.  it is firm.  maybe have my current seats fitted with it instead of reg foam that compresses.
i plan to do as much riding this year as the body will allow.  i falling apart and may not have to much longer to ride.

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 08:25:58 AM »
lol
ape hangers on buell?

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 01:40:52 PM »
Hell I'm 59 and I have enough of my 96 S2T in about 50 miles.

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2013, 01:09:17 PM »
try a sheepskin on any seat that you have. it almost always works.

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 10:24:51 AM »
Try Rox risers for the shoulder problems, they can be adjusted up and back.
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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 10:50:29 AM »
thanks smokey
will look into  it.
I had a deal on either a 1200R with the clip ons.  (yeah right)'
or the XB9S with little shorty bars.  but at least they  bars.
would be nice a little higher and wider.  if could do it with stock cables/wiring would be real plus.

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 09:00:32 AM »
64? That ain't old. I'm older than that and I just got my first Buell, a 1125R. Neck a little sore at first, but it's doing fine now that I'm used to it.
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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 08:20:05 AM »
LOL  Jamo
ok.  64 aint "old"  (but some mornings I just lay there waiting for them to throw dirt over me)
so I shoulda said its the mileage not the age.
and I gots me some mileage.
(and multi left over problems from multi broken bones when young and dumb)
a few times I even let my fxdx park for a month or so while trying to work out latest of problems.
((cancer...twice...then heart attack)) 

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2013, 04:21:56 AM »
 :up:
Admiring both of you!  :up:
I may not be able to ride Buell  when I turn 54 if the front load doesn't stop growing! Even though I eat less now than I did before. Hardly worth paying the price for buffets anymore......

I would love to demo a new EBR. Just not sure I could reach the bars unless it has extremely long rear set pegs so I could sort of lay on it.....   :emoGroan:

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 09:58:12 AM »
gonna be 74 degrees today. put soft bags on the buell.
am off for a ride.

then maybe come home and kick on my stroked ironhead.
(its for short in town rides)

mark, I was going to buy a a XB12R
lol, sat on it and my colostomy bag was on the gas tank. the clip on bars were a killer.
just too old for that one.
but I try to keep on the road.
as it is I have to reach down with my hand and put my mangled foot/leg on the damn peg.
like they say, youth is wasted on the young

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2014, 03:41:47 PM »
Old???? Never too old......... :argue:
Myself, early 70's, and John Gregory (the builder & owner of the T.C.Christanson ridden "Hogslayer" double Norton engined fuel bike), 80, have ridden neumorous 300 and 400 mile days on these Buells, in the last few years.  :wink:
John G. is the real tall guy.
John

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2014, 04:13:26 PM »
Just take about 600 mg of ibuprofen and RIDE. Stay ahead of the pain  :bike:

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2014, 07:22:59 AM »
I remember that double Norton.
oh, and good pix john

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2014, 09:24:22 AM »
Try going to the Gym 2 or 3 times a week. It works for me. Go Fast and Have Fun.
John Gregory, Norton Hogslayer Race team

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2014, 09:38:16 AM »
 :up:
Try going to the Gym 2 or 3 times a week. It works for me. Go Fast and Have Fun.
John Gregory, Norton Hogslayer Race team

 :up:  One of the first MC mags I ever got had a write up on Tommy Christanson after he had seriously kicked butt at a drag race.  (That was back in the day when the magazines gave serious ink to the drag races)!

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2014, 11:16:51 AM »
thinking of those days.
here I am playing/practicing on my English bike. (flat track)
have some old shots of me on alky  drag sporty but not up in photobucket,,,yet.
where did the last 45 years go?:
just "other day" I was throwing them sideways.  now I just trying to get on bike and ride some.






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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2014, 11:18:49 AM »
hum, other pix was sliding.  will try to get it here

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2015, 05:08:21 PM »
Old???? Never too old......... :argue:
Myself, early 70's, and John Gregory (the builder & owner of the T.C.Christanson ridden "Hogslayer" double Norton engined fuel bike), 80, have ridden neumorous 300 and 400 mile days on these Buells, in the last few years.  :wink:
John G. is the real tall guy.
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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2015, 07:32:13 AM »
update from/for us old guys.
well am now 66 and still alive.
lost 75 pounds and feeling pretty good health wise.
riding more lately than I have in last 6-7 years.
ol broke bones still letting me know they ol broke bones.
but I just ride.

hang in there guys.

(note to kids, 50 and younger, retirement aint all bad if you can keep riding)

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2015, 07:47:09 AM »
update from/for us old guys.
well am now 66 and still alive.
lost 75 pounds and feeling pretty good health wise.
(note to kids, 50 and younger, retirement aint all bad if you can keep riding)

congrats on the weight loss.  I have lost 80 my self, feel much better and it was like putting $1K into the motor!  Close to retirement but still liking toys too much!

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2015, 07:59:56 AM »
XB9s
putted around town today.  was ok...
def not a highway bike for me...
That's what my 6' 2" son bought, hell I can't even swing a leg over the darn thing, and with help I can kinda tippy-toe holding it up..  :emsad: I hate being short
I know you won't have any problem selling that XB9, while my son was looking the previous 2 he was looking at sold the same week.
 

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2016, 03:29:14 PM »
Old???? Never too old......... :argue:
Myself, early 70's, and John Gregory (the builder & owner of the T.C.Christanson ridden "Hogslayer" double Norton engined fuel bike), 80, have ridden neumorous 300 and 400 mile days on these Buells, in the last few years.  :wink:
John G. is the real tall guy.
John

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Re: 64 and trying to ride buell
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2016, 08:46:32 AM »
john,
 a friend that builds the sidewinder V-8 cycles just lent me HOGSLAYER c.d.
watched it last night. very well done and cool. those guys did party..lol.
also did some fantastic things.
 I did some Norton work in the 60's.  did not find them to be very reliable. the tape sure did change my mind on them.
they were pretty bikes.

 I think they stayed non unit is what killed them off when triumph and bsa went unit.

when T.C. blew up a police station....news called it a prank...lol
I betting they don't sell those "chemistry" sets anymore.
these times would be terr attack and in prison forever.
keep riding and rocking
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