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Mid Life Crisis?
« on: 10 October 2012, 11:47:50 PM »
Tony, from Leicester. Not owned a bike for 30 years, and that was a Honda CG125, was going to up to a 250 or 400 Superdream at the time, but had a company vehicle, so wasn't getting the use, so sold it instead.
Now, having just turned 50, have a couple of mates who recently bought bikes, I thought, go for it, so got me a FZ6s to play on! The comments are mainly "Going back to your youth Tony", but I reply, it's more of a mid life crisis.
Anyway, still getting used to the bike, been on a few long burn outs with the 2 biker mates, dropped it once, but getting there!
 

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #1 on: 11 October 2012, 12:17:48 AM »
You won't regret it...I started on a CB125 in the late 70s got back into it on a 600 Hornet 9 years ago and about 3 years ago got my thou......happy days!

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #2 on: 11 October 2012, 07:01:16 AM »
I'm only in my early 40's and having my crisis so don't worry about it :)

FZ6s this year, hoping for a CBR 600F next year is if all goes to plan, will probably keep the FZ6s as well though, the missus will be well chuffed :)

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #3 on: 11 October 2012, 07:43:40 AM »
All your doing is enjoying something that was a great time in your life a few years ago, only now you don't need it for work or college it's just for fun,
i don`t have anything profound or funny to write so .............................

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #4 on: 11 October 2012, 04:02:15 PM »
I don't believe in mid life crisis it's just an excuse to buy a new toy  :rollin

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #5 on: 11 October 2012, 07:34:01 PM »
You are all correct, especially Karlo!

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #6 on: 11 October 2012, 10:51:32 PM »
Sold my Norton about 1972, waited until 2004 before buying a barn find BSA C12 to tinker with, mainly to have a hobby that would annoy my better half. Decided that I'd rather be be on the road than in the shed so went on to a GPZ500, ZZR600, GS500 (to run back and fore to work), then onto a XJR1300 before, at 65 getting a bit more sensible and getting a Fazer 600 S2. Enjoying my biking again more than ever, especially Sunday morning blasts. You have to grow old but you dont have to grow up

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #7 on: 12 October 2012, 07:40:20 AM »
Exactly! :lol  From the age of 14 to now(64) the most enduring thing in my life has been the love of two wheels(preferably with an engine!) It has lasted longer than my looks/hair/body shape&condition :'( , 2 wives, (other women :b , kids growing up). I have ridden mopeds,scooters,British bikes (old),Japanese esp Yamaha & Honda. If I had a mid-life crisis it probably started in my late 30s/early 40s. A lot of my contemporaries have hung up their helmets so I go out with a few younger riders now & again. Mate age 50 has just done his Module 1 & has Mod 2 next week after not riding since his 20s. The only other thing that has lasted is my love of music. I still like the ladies but understand  the workings of a 20 valve DOHC in line 4 cylinder engine better than what goes on in the female brain!( what a sexist,politically incorrect statement-put it down to pre-senile dementia! :lol 
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Me:" Growing old-cant avoid that-Growing up that's OPTIONAL!"

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« Reply #8 on: 12 October 2012, 10:51:28 AM »
Exactly! :lol  From the age of 14 to now(64) the most enduring thing in my life has been the love of two wheels(preferably with an engine!) It has lasted longer than my looks/hair/body shape&condition :'( , 2 wives, (other women :b , kids growing up). I have ridden mopeds,scooters,British bikes (old),Japanese esp Yamaha & Honda. If I had a mid-life crisis it probably started in my late 30s/early 40s. A lot of my contemporaries have hung up their helmets so I go out with a few younger riders now & again. Mate age 50 has just done his Module 1 & has Mod 2 next week after not riding since his 20s. The only other thing that has lasted is my love of music. I still like the ladies but understand  the workings of a 20 valve DOHC in line 4 cylinder engine better than what goes on in the female brain!( what a sexist,politically incorrect statement-put it down to pre-senile dementia! :lol

 
 
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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #9 on: 13 October 2012, 11:44:03 AM »
Welcome mate. I now ride a little 600 Fzs but recently sold my last Suzuki Bandit 1200. She was too heavy in comparison with the FZS and unfortunately broke my leg under it! Love the weight of the Fazer!
Live life, Love life.

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« Reply #10 on: 18 October 2012, 08:50:16 PM »
I'm 59 i restarted around 53 . I wanted to put the urge to bed before I got to 60, I'm enjoying it more this time around "3rd"
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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #11 on: 22 October 2012, 12:22:34 AM »

Hi Tony - welcome. I'm 65 and got my FZ6 10 weeks ago after a break of 20 years due to lack of funds. Lovely bikes. I'v already dropped mine once too doing a low speed u turn in a dead end road. Hardly any damage though. First two tank fulls I got 40 mpg but on the 3rd. today it's up to 71 mpg now I'm getting used to it.

Safe riding and very best wishes.     :)

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #12 on: 22 October 2012, 08:57:41 PM »
whats the point of having a mid-life if you cant have a crisis once or twice  ;)  enjoy it ,i waited 48 years to get my crisis  :evil
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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #13 on: 23 October 2012, 08:01:02 AM »
Hi and welcome, been riding since i was 17 and ridden everything under the sun, on my 3rd gen 1 fazer 1000 , all the bike you,ll ever need, to me theres no such thing as a mid life crisis, thats just a term from people who wish they were doing what you were doing  :D :D enjoy, theres nothing better than two wheels on a nice sunny day  :)

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #14 on: 23 October 2012, 12:14:26 PM »
I'm wondering if there's a gap in my garage for a Fazer 1000,,,
 
That way I can use my 600 for work and the 1000 for play!!  :D

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #15 on: 26 October 2012, 07:11:44 PM »
Thanks for the replies everybody! Getting used to the bike now, fitted an alarm and heated grips so I can still joy ride when it's a bit nippy! Wife hasn't come round to it yet tho, still getting grief, but they don't like to see us enjoying ourselves do they?

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« Reply #16 on: 23 November 2012, 02:32:42 PM »
After my 20 or more years away from biking ,it took me over twelve months to begin to really relax on the bike, My first reborn bike was an xj 900 which despite  enjoying tinkering with , was terrible to ride, I sold it on thinking that was that . but after only a month the itch started again, Another mistake with a cbr 600f "To fast for my still rusty state" next bike was a 98 fazer , Its all been said great bike rapidly becoming a classic,
Now I need fazer therapy at least once a week!

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #17 on: 02 August 2013, 12:36:36 AM »
After 10 months, still getting used to this bike, but now feel the need to push it further! Fastest I've been is 114 mph, and just want to ride further afield now. A mate of mine came off his FZ1 at low speed 2 months ago, £1600 to fix, which set my confidence back a bit, and his a lot!




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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #18 on: 02 August 2013, 05:58:05 PM »
My whole life has been a crisis...
It's bikes that keep it just the right side of sanity. Or not. :\
 

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« Reply #19 on: 02 August 2013, 09:04:51 PM »
There is no such thing as a mid life crises, my old manager told me it was when you stopped w+++king for a week. Anyway biking is biking no matter how long or little time you have ridden or the gaps between. Just ride and enjoy. :)

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« Reply #20 on: 02 August 2013, 09:17:04 PM »
A whole week huh? Might have to try that... :lol

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« Reply #21 on: 03 August 2013, 12:19:57 AM »
Interesting that an introduction post entitled mid-life crisis has generated nearly 700 views so far :rollin

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #22 on: 15 August 2013, 08:46:59 AM »
When exactly does this "crisis" start then!


I'm 47 and still waiting for it  :lol

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« Reply #23 on: 15 August 2013, 04:10:45 PM »
When exactly does this "crisis" start then!


I'm 47 and still waiting for it  :lol


I could call my new found love of biking a mid life crisis, but WTF makes me think I'm going to last to 80?  :D
Broken, bruised, forgotten, sore,
too fucked up to care any more.

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Re: Mid Life Crisis?
« Reply #24 on: 15 August 2013, 04:20:14 PM »
MLC...no such thing.....paul,owner of 5 bikes including one,like the one i passed my test on 30ish years ago  :lol :lol :lol
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