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Offlinegeordielad

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    Re: Retired or about to retire?
    « Reply #15 on: 2019-03-29 09:57:34 »
    I retire TODAY! :clap::clap::clap: Now the fun really begins!
    Don't ask the question if you don't want to hear the answer!

    OnlineOld-Git

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      Re: Retired or about to retire?
      « Reply #16 on: 2019-03-29 17:24:28 »
      Bought mine 20 months ago with an eye on retirement, which happend 10 months ago for me.

      Offlinesimbo

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        Re: Retired or about to retire?
        « Reply #17 on: 2019-03-29 17:34:07 »
        Looks like the 'RT' is the 'Pensioners' choice, a bit like a two wheeled Honda Jazz 😉
        The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

        OnlineOld-Git

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          Re: Retired or about to retire?
          « Reply #18 on: 2019-03-29 17:37:41 »
          I'm retired, not an OAP....

          OnlineDavid.

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            Re: Retired or about to retire?
            « Reply #19 on: 2019-03-29 17:48:08 »
            "A pensioner is a person who collects a pension, most commonly because of retirement from the workforce."

            "This is a term typically used in the United Kingdom (along with OAP),  Ireland and Australia where someone of pensionable age may also be referred to as an 'old age pensioner'."
            « Last Edit: 2019-03-29 17:52:34 by David. »

            OfflineOldKid

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              Re: Retired or about to retire?
              « Reply #20 on: 2019-03-29 21:08:48 »
              I was an 'ole man' as a youngster but perhaps I didn't mature further, as now a big kid @ 62  :alas:


              Had an R100RT @ 25 after a Honda CD 175 & Triumph bonneville 750.  Sold the RT @ 32 due to marriage and the 'Skirted General' worrying too much, understandably as she had lost family on them.  Then suffered 4 wheels for 21 years but we only live once & 'Skirted General' had mellowed slightly so bought the 2010RT @ 53 & now the 1250 @ 62.


              Generally speaking the RT is an older mans bike for sure, I wouldn't be surprised if I was the youngest owner in the country of the R100RT and possibly one of my cars the Rover 75, certainly can't remember seeing a younger Rover 75 driver than myself and I sold it when I was 55!


              I'm very close to virtual retirement now (handing over a small company but will keep a finger in the pie) and looking forward to putting plenty of miles on the 1250, the engine & handling of which is wow, wow, wow and I'm still running in! be.


              Not so sure about the build quality though, my 2010 was much better and even that corroded unexpectedly in places.


              Anyway thought I would chip in........

              Offlineslowvet

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                Re: Retired or about to retire?
                « Reply #21 on: 2019-07-21 00:15:03 »
                I turn 60 in November and 41 years as a bricklayer. 5 more years and I’ll throw in the towel. I bought my first and only rt in ‘14 with very low miles and very well taken care of. I can definitely say I’ll buy a new one in a year or two.

                Offlinejackronner

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                  Re: Retired or about to retire?
                  « Reply #22 on: 2019-07-21 02:33:18 »
                  Went around the U.S. last summer (not shy, but retired),and noted that nearly all the bikers with their touring load showing also showed gray hair sticking out of their helmets.  I used to think serious mileage touring was a young man's game.  Apparently not.  The Gray Panthers rule the roads!

                  OfflineSteve398

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                    Re: Retired or about to retire?
                    « Reply #23 on: 2019-07-21 15:18:45 »
                    I retired about 12 years ago aged 58 and immediately moved to France with a Honda Blackbird, which was fun but not really a touring bike. On my return to the UK in 2009 I part-ex'd the BB for an ST1300 shortly after meeting my (now) wife 'cos it's no fun for a Blackbird pillion!


                    Now the Pan's got a bit heavy and the RT seems the next logical (and lighter) choice, final test ride tomorrow to make sure Wifey's comfortable and change over on 1st August... then the big hunt continues for a Sargent seat!  BTW, I thought I read somewhere that they are a plug and play with the BM's heated seat socket, but I can't find that written anywhere now... anybody answer the question for me please?

                    Onlinesmileymiley

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                      Re: Retired or about to retire?
                      « Reply #24 on: 2019-07-21 15:35:54 »
                      I retired about 12 years ago aged 58 and immediately moved to France with a Honda Blackbird, which was fun but not really a touring bike. On my return to the UK in 2009 I part-ex'd the BB for an ST1300 shortly after meeting my (now) wife 'cos it's no fun for a Blackbird pillion!


                      Now the Pan's got a bit heavy and the RT seems the next logical (and lighter) choice, final test ride tomorrow to make sure Wifey's comfortable and change over on 1st August... then the big hunt continues for a Sargent seat!  BTW, I thought I read somewhere that they are a plug and play with the BM's heated seat socket, but I can't find that written anywhere now... anybody answer the question for me please?
                      I've got heated Sargent seats for my 17MY R1200RT, both just plug in to the BMW seat socket & work great. Just have to put the passenger switch on from the OEM seat.
                      Vini, Vidi, Velcro....... I came,  I saw, I stuck around.