Average age ?


Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!

What is your age?

Below 30
25
2%
30-34
13
1%
35-39
25
2%
40-44
40
4%
45-49
73
7%
50-54
128
13%
55-59
198
19%
60-64
197
19%
65-69
176
17%
70+
146
14%
 
Total votes: 1021

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DenverWinger
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1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)
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1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

Re: Average age ?

Post by DenverWinger »



Gaaaa.... I moved a bracket three years ago. Now updated to 60-64.

This getting old stuff kinda sucks, but it certainly is preferable to the alternative! :lol:


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tamathumper
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Re: Average age ?

Post by tamathumper »

I'm still in the same bracket. I think... Or am I?
'03 GL1800A

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C-dub
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1979 Suzuki GS850G
1983 Suzuki GS1100E
1981 Honda XL250
1975 Suzuki GT185M
1970 Suzuki TC90 dirtbike

Re: Average age ?

Post by C-dub »

WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:31 am
C-dub wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:53 pm
I’m up a bracket to 55 last month.

I suspect the poll cannot be modified to allow a change of answer without starting all over.

Maybe WingAdmin can. IDK
I just did exactly that - feel free to change your age now if you happened to have aged in the seven years since it was first posted. :)
Excellent! And now I'm in the largest bracket. At least until others find this and change their age, maybe.
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tamathumper
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Re: Average age ?

Post by tamathumper »

I vote we ask @WingAdmin to go back and see when everyone voted originally, and then do the math on their new age to update the results. :D
'03 GL1800A

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offcenter
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Re: Average age ?

Post by offcenter »

When I was born, my age was zero.
Now my age is 70.
So I guess my average age is 35 1/2.
:lol:
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tamathumper
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Re: Average age ?

Post by tamathumper »

Be careful of any standard deviations!
'03 GL1800A

autonoob
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Motorcycle: 2000 Honda Goldwing GL1500

Re: Average age ?

Post by autonoob »

Midlife crisis, how I wish I was still a kid but atleast I am learning.

Kwest364
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Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500
2004 GL1800

Re: Average age ?

Post by Kwest364 »

29, just got a 2004 wing. Come from dual sports and dirt bikes. Love the extra power, stability, and relative comfort of this bike. I say relative comfort because I'm uncomfortable after 10 min, even with this giant seat, but I just don't tolerate/like to sit much. I get squirmy and need breaks often. More comfortable to stand. I stand a lot on dual sports on the road, and even more with dirt bikes, and I stand with the goldwing some too, but I can't get into the same normal attack position like on my dirt bikes. Took the windshield off, couldn't stand not feeling wind on me, and it's cooler that way. Sometimes I ride side saddle, on the passenger seat with cruise, legs up under mirrors, etc. I'm still a hooligan, so I'm not your typical wing rider, and people are surprised to see a young guy on it, but it's pretty sporty and fun to throw over in turns. I really like it. Like a sporty tractor. It's my 1st street only bike. Considered cruisers, and definitely still want a big adv bike for the off road capability (and that's just more my nature), so might sell this for one, or keep and add to the collection. I might just be more of a short burst rider, rather than a pavement pounder. But, I've been finding any excuse lately to ride it. Any small errand, ride, trip to sail, ride, going rock climbing, ride. Can't wait to ride tail of the dragon with it. I got this bike to do a long trip: south through Blue Ridge mountains NC, tail of dragon, friends in FL, west to Texas, then AZ, south cali, ride coast north, then cut east through NV, CO, UT mountains and state parks, maybe Wyoming, then back home. I'm in Buckeye Lake, Ohio. Any riding spots and routes to check out please let me know. Never done this before.

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Re: Average age ?

Post by WingAdmin »

Kwest364 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:53 am
29, just got a 2004 wing. Come from dual sports and dirt bikes. Love the extra power, stability, and relative comfort of this bike. I say relative comfort because I'm uncomfortable after 10 min, even with this giant seat, but I just don't tolerate/like to sit much. I get squirmy and need breaks often. More comfortable to stand. I stand a lot on dual sports on the road, and even more with dirt bikes, and I stand with the goldwing some too, but I can't get into the same normal attack position like on my dirt bikes. Took the windshield off, couldn't stand not feeling wind on me, and it's cooler that way. Sometimes I ride side saddle, on the passenger seat with cruise, legs up under mirrors, etc. I'm still a hooligan, so I'm not your typical wing rider, and people are surprised to see a young guy on it, but it's pretty sporty and fun to throw over in turns. I really like it. Like a sporty tractor. It's my 1st street only bike. Considered cruisers, and definitely still want a big adv bike for the off road capability (and that's just more my nature), so might sell this for one, or keep and add to the collection. I might just be more of a short burst rider, rather than a pavement pounder. But, I've been finding any excuse lately to ride it. Any small errand, ride, trip to sail, ride, going rock climbing, ride. Can't wait to ride tail of the dragon with it. I got this bike to do a long trip: south through Blue Ridge mountains NC, tail of dragon, friends in FL, west to Texas, then AZ, south cali, ride coast north, then cut east through NV, CO, UT mountains and state parks, maybe Wyoming, then back home. I'm in Buckeye Lake, Ohio. Any riding spots and routes to check out please let me know. Never done this before.
You are literally minutes from some of the finest riding roads in the country! Logan, Hocking Hills, Chillicothe, the 555...I'd wear my bike out living there! :)

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Rex Mericle
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Motorcycle: 1994 GL1500 Interstate, 2002 VTX 1800, (2) 1983 CX650C, 2004 Victory Kingpin, 1981 CX500, Yamaha chopper (flat tracker project)

Re: Average age ?

Post by Rex Mericle »

I'm 68 and just bought my 1994 Wing almost two years ago. I love it. I'm in good health, love to build and ride and plan to keep riding as long as I can. Late last week I noticed a small puddle dripping off the rear wheel/tire while up on the center stand. Looks like I'll be pulling the bags to see what's up with that. I have a feeling the shock is toast. Last time out she hit the bumps pretty hard!

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tamathumper
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Re: Average age ?

Post by tamathumper »

Hopefully just the rubber line let go, and you can replace it with a stainless steel braided one.
'03 GL1800A

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jvanpotter
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2007 GL18B (Airbag) in Newport Blue
2011 Triumph Bonneville green/white
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Re: Average age ?

Post by jvanpotter »

Still in the same top bracket - still on two wheels, and hope to have a few more years before I have to give them up. I can handle the Wing and the Rune; when they get to be too much, I'll be on the Bonneville.

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Rex Mericle
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Re: Average age ?

Post by Rex Mericle »

tamathumper wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:08 am
Hopefully just the rubber line let go, and you can replace it with a stainless steel braided one.
That would be great! It's not brake fluid so the shock or line is more the likely culprit. I re-did all of the brake pads less than 200 miles ago, including a new rear rotor so, looks like a may be having a fun weekend coming up! Thanks for the reply!

nditt
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Location: Benton, MO
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Re: Average age ?

Post by nditt »

In just 30 days I will be 85. Mom and I still ride our Motor Trike whenever we get the chance. In the winter, in Florida, we ride with a group once a week. (To eat, of course) and we ride several times a week and mostly to eat.

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BKTLST
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Motorcycle: 2015 Honda Goldwing GL1800

Re: Average age ?

Post by BKTLST »

My age is 67 years old

JPDFISHER
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Motorcycle: 1979 GL1000 KZ, gl1000 K1 1976.

Re: Average age ?

Post by JPDFISHER »

Hi, My age is 79.6 and have been riding goldwings since they came to england in 1975,my present bikes are 1975 trike just finished today anda 1979 KZ solo.I have owned the whole range of old wings and stated the classic section of the goldwing owners club gb,Ilike to ride out most days so the lockdown as been a bit of a bind ,but out again now.Thanks for a great mag and all the info in it.Cheers Peter.

wilsonw
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1993 GL1500

Re: Average age ?

Post by wilsonw »

Since I have been 6 years old I have been on motorized two wheels of some sort starting with mini-bikes. Being 62 now, it seems like yesterday ;-) when I first started riding.............. Nothing beats a bit of wind therapy!
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jimm4
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Re: Average age ?

Post by jimm4 »

64 and going strong love my wing

csejme2
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Re: Average age ?

Post by csejme2 »

My wife and I are coming up to 67 (Jul & Sep respectively). We've ridden ever since we've been married (47 years) minus a commissioned stint in the USAF. We started on a 125cc AMF Harley combo bike, then to a Suzuki 380, to a Suzuki 750 "Water Buffalo"and our last bike before the hiatus was a brand new 1978 Suzuki 850 shaft drive. A big bike back then. In 2007 I bought a "cherry" 1998 Goldwing 1500SE. With only 6K on it. It "died" and couldn't get it fixed and the Harley Dealership gave me a good deal (I will spare you the details). That new 2017 Tri-Glide was a BEAST. In every sense. Hard to ride, hard on bumps, and hard on the arms as the handlebars shook going over said bumps. Got rid of it fairly quickly (took 2 years to wise up). Got my new "baby" on my birthday last year. As 2016 Goldwing with a Hannigan trike kit. And we both love it. It's like riding on air compared to the Harley. I truly believe, as an older rider, it's more "cush for the tush".

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Re: Average age ?

Post by WINGER3 »

Well since I'm still alive and ridding @ 79 I thought it best to up-date myself, I sold my F6B and found a bike I'V been looking for the past couple years. It's a 1987 Aspencade w/only 35K miles and in Cherry Red and as anyone knows that have read my past posts I love the GL1200 (4 ea) more then any other bike and this one is like new and will be my last bike until I pass on and don't plan on that for a few more years (GOD willing). So keep on ridding as long as you can throw a leg over the saddle and the bike still runs. Bob :mrgreen:
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mikwilfly12
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Motorcycle: 2002 GL1800A, 1990 GL1500SE, 1981 GL1100 Interstate, CB750K2, CBR929, RC51, (8) GL1000's (1975/76's), CBX (1979 the first one in USA), too many more to list

Re: Average age ? 76

Post by mikwilfly12 »

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I am 76 next month and bought my first Goldwing a GL1000 red in 1975. Then in 1976 I bought two new Sulphur Yellow GL1000's one for me and one for my wife. That started a habit of buying a new one every few years. '81 Interstate, '85 LTD, '90 SE, '02 GL1800A which I still have and also a Yamaha FJR1300ES, and a "brand new" restored 1961 Standard Cushman Eagle. But because I'm a motorsickle nut I have lost count but owned somewhere around 100+ scooters and cycles. I have been kind to the industry. 5 CBX's including the very first one in the USA, long story but brought it home in the Summer of 1978, a 1979 Glory Red CBX, fun life so far. (:D)

bigbillh
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Re: Average age ?

Post by bigbillh »

I've owned a few Hondas through the years, 450, 750. Harley Ultra Classic. But since I ain't a spring chicken anymore I thought I'd go to 3 BEFORE I had a problem. Might be too late to change after I had a problem.
Bought my GW Trike at the end of the season 2018 off ebay. It was in Illinois and drove there to get it. Trailered it back. It had a few problems which I half expected.
Had it gone over and repaired. Rode last year and put it away for the winter.
This year had it gone through again and a few more things were found. Had it all repaired cause I had planned a little trip which starts next week. Headed to Sturgis and spend a day or two there. Then maybe swing through Montana and Utah before I head back home to Rhode Island. The plan is to return sometime about mid September, give or take a bit...
Well, that is the plan. I figure it'll be fun to see how much of the "plan" I can get done. I have a trailer I'm towing to hold all my gear so it's off to follow the yellow brick road.
I turned 72 the end of March.
I think you should add another bracket too. 80+ It ain't that far off. :lol:

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Re: Average age ?

Post by mikwilfly12 »

Yes, bigbillh 80 is coming too fast. Funny how my brain still thinks I'm 30 but not the rest of me, not even close!
Have a great trip buddy before 80 gets here.

bigbillh
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Re: Average age ?

Post by bigbillh »

Yowsa! Ain't it the truth.

Addon edit. 13% with the 70+. Wonder how many of those are in the 80+ bracket?
Last edited by bigbillh on Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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1995 1500 SE (sold *sigh*)
1996 1500 Aspencade

Re: Average age ?

Post by LDodge »

I just turned 49 and have had a Wing since I was 40. Always wanted one, never could afford it -- raising 9 children has a tendency to suck the wallet dry :lol:

Just a quick story on that; my son joined the navy about the time I was getting close to turning 40. He came home on leave a bit later and said "Dad you bought me my first bike (it was a pedal bike) so I am going to buy you your first bike". He laid the money on the table and within 48 hours I was the proud owner of a 85 Goldwing. It's stator was shot so my next son put the money on the table to have a poor boy alternator conversion. I have AMAZING kids who do so much to support me in my dream of owning / riding a Goldwing.


On the road again ..YIPPIE. Riding with the Green Hornet and Kato :mrgreen:

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