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post #1 of 13 Old 01-28-2019, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Have been riding 2 wheels for 56 years, currently riding a (bought new) 2016 red/black 1000s. Ridden many bikes over the years, last 2 wheeler a 2005 Busa and then a 2008 Can Am. Got off 2 wheels on Dr. advice but after almost 2 years decided to get back on 2 wheels but something lighter than a Busa. Now prepping to try a track day .
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Welcome Grandpa,
Have a blast with it on the track. BTW I don't listen to my doc' advices either.
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My doctor tells me, "Hey, you only live once!"
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Welcome Grandpa X. Seems like there are a lot of us in that demographic.
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Welcome Grandpa X. Seems like we've been riding a similar number of years.

You can add me to the Grandad list, our very first grandchild (daughter) was born two days ago, Sunday Jan 27th.

Blue Naked 2015 ABS model. PCV, Nitron Ntr-1 shock, MRA screen(modified) Puig crash bungs, HEL lines and EBC-HH pads, job done. (Riding since 1959.)
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Oh come on. 56? you can't be the same age as me and call yourself grandpa. Man, I'm just getting started, lol.

And red/black F models rule!

2016 Red/Black GSX-S1000F.

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Welcome to the forum and the GSX-S1000. I hope your track day goes well. Let us know what you think of the bike after you put a few hundred miles on it.
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Welcome. This forum is great, makes me feel young
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My doctor tells me, "Hey, you only live once!"
My Dr. says I need shoulder replacement (both) but laughs and says he'll see me when I grow up or hurt too much to ride
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Welcome Grandpa X. Seems like we've been riding a similar number of years.

You can add me to the Grandad list, our very first grandchild (daughter) was born two days ago, Sunday Jan 27th.
I'm not 56 years old, just been riding that long! I'll be 68 when I hit the track for the 1st time! My oldest grandchild is 16 the youngest 2 and all like my bike. Was advised to take the bike to a track as I wear out my tires within 2-3k, now on Q3+ and love them. Have just at 8k on bike in 19 mos and find myself riding much to hard for the street, love going around curves. Totaled 1st busa in 2005 at the Dragon, Deals Gap, have just gotten worse the older I'm getting!!
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