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Offline Spanners62

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Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« on: July 11, 2019, 04:03:15 PM »
Two days to go until I pick up my Z900RS and I'm having to distract myself.

My wife is heroically patient with me but I can tell that she really doesn't want to hear any more about it. I've tried reading, both trashy Sci-Fi novels and deep philosophy (David Hume, what a delightfully turgid read); I've done jobs around the house; I've even gone to the extreme of going to work every day and filing my reports on time.

This is my 11th bike (not consecutively) but never have I been so worked up. When I first saw it in it's classic paint job I went just a bit wobbly. The test ride, which I extended to the limit of politeness, confirmed my worst fears. The Tiger Sport had to go. This is a bike that is fun to ride, turns beautifully, doesn't batter your head in the turbulence, has loads of go when you want it and looks so good I'm going to get a sofa and a beer fridge in the garage just so I can sit and look at her.

And I can't find a negative review either.
 It would be nice to have a selection of retro luggage to fit, or a chrome front fender but I'm sure I can find something online.

41 hours and counting . . . . I wonder if the grass can survive another cut . . .

Online Otown

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 05:50:27 PM »
Haha, fantastic! I'm sure you have watched and rewatched every review a dozen times a day too! Just like a kid waiting for Christmas.

Offline Y2K18

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 06:08:29 PM »
 :400: You're excited now. Just wait until you can turn the tach up past 6k rpm.

Offline Dirty Dave

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 06:56:14 PM »
and what about the mods you can do later that make a great bike even better?

 :082:


IMHO the real fun is around 8K.
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Offline Salnap

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 07:09:09 PM »
Welcome. You can find everything online. Hard part is resisting the urge to buy it all

Offline TDJC

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 07:30:01 PM »
 :401: , hey man no worries, I felt the same as you this time last year waiting to pick my Cafe up, and I was 70 then, age is no barrier
Enjoy your new ride,

Offline Spanners62

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 05:35:13 PM »


I think I might be just a little bit in love already.

Offline Dirty Dave

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 06:34:05 PM »
Looks like yours comes with a center stand.
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Offline Maxacceleration

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 07:37:10 PM »
Congrats! And :400: I'm 58 and I get pretty excited about this bike also. FUN Bike!  Enjoy.
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Offline Spanners62

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Re: Should a 57 year old get quite so excited?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 08:05:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dirty Dave [+]
Looks like yours comes with a center stand.

Center stand, heated grips, radiator guard and alarm (necessary in this area).