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Offline slideplayer

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on: 23 January, 2021, 12:46:04 PM
Hi there, from an old biker.

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Re: Newbie
Reply #1 on: 23 January, 2021, 05:16:47 PM
 :405: How old?  :031:
Never ride faster than your Angel can fly.

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Re: Newbie
Reply #2 on: 28 January, 2021, 07:29:58 PM
Hello REV, well into my 70s now and my backs feelin the strain, hence trying to find a nice comfortable bike, but with a bit of get up and go. Does the cbf 1000 fit the bill  ???

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Re: Newbie
Reply #3 on: 28 January, 2021, 08:03:03 PM
 :405:

Ken sold his, still awaiting payment I believe, for those very reasons

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Reply #4 on: 28 January, 2021, 11:12:28 PM
Itís comfy and has plenty of torque but is heavy to push around.

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Re: Newbie
Reply #5 on: 29 January, 2021, 12:11:08 PM
*Originally Posted by slideplayer [+]
Hello REV, well into my 70s now and my backs feelin the strain, hence trying to find a nice comfortable bike, but with a bit of get up and go. Does the cbf 1000 fit the bill  ???
I'm vertically challenged being 5'7" and could at least flat foot the Biffer with the seat at its lowest position. As I approached 80 I found pushing it around was getting more difficult, but for everything else it has been the very best bike I had in 60+ years. I had it for 7 years and toured with it fully loaded. I suggest a test run, you'll soon know if the Biffer is right for you. (I too have back problems so no longer can lift my bike when it falls over - I've tried.....)  :034:

I've moved to a BMW 800GT (a Rotax engine - noisy but reliable) with a low comfort seat and with 90bhp it is lively and comfortable but lacks the low down torque.

Oh and I am still holding my breath about getting my cash from my son. His Blackbird is still off the road so it isn't ready for sale. Still I'm an optimist..... :164:
Last Edit: 29 January, 2021, 12:14:06 PM by Rev Ken
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Re: Newbie
Reply #6 on: 29 January, 2021, 04:49:16 PM
Hi peeps, yes life can be a pain in the butt for us mature bikers who still have the passion for bikes. I  love the z 900 rs, reasonably light, quick, and with a change of seat fairly comfortable. As i ride all year round, it would be nice to have  weather protection in the winter, a shame  there isn't  an after market full fairing for it. Perhaps the cbf will fit the bill. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject.