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post #1 of 10 Old 10-23-2004, 7:58 PM Thread Starter
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You know you're getting old...

… When

1) You know what a centrifugal clutch is

2) When "Gas Wars" were fought in the neighborhood

3) You bought your first helmet at K-Mart

4) The first time you saw “On Any Sunday” was at a drive-in.

5) You’ve been to a drive-in movie.

6) You used to scribble things like… Hodaka Super Rat and Maico…. On your notebooks

7) The hot set-up was a 19” front.

8) Roger DeCoster was a God.

9) You thought Supercross would never last

10) Bob "Hurricane" Hannah was a God

11) Mono-Shocks were weird

12) You’ve ridden a YZ400

13) You’ve mowed lawn for a SL350 that you were going to turn into a Café Racer

14) You know the term "Café Racer"

15) GPZ550s were cool

16) Cadillac commercials make you depressed because John Bonham died

17) Cadillac commercials make you depressed because…. Damn… I’m getting old!!


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Re: You know you're getting old...

Although I'm not a yank, some of those I can relate to,


Guess I'm getting old, I just haven't grown up yet

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Re: You know you're getting old...

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Guess I'm getting old, I just haven't grown up yet
Life is way too short for that chit!

cbr99xx, you forgot to mention the precursor to the mono-shock: the "laid down" dual real shocks. Ahhh, Maico, brings back some awesome MX memories. And I remember the centrifugal clutch - sounded a lot like today's Ducati dry clutches...
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Re: You know you're getting old...

18) You know what a Yamaha Mini Enduro is.


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Re: You know you're getting old...

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18) You know what a Yamaha Mini Enduro is.

19) Remember when there was no such thing as a YZ.
20) Know what a Naguchi kit is
21) Have made a chamber because there were no after market ones available

PS Started on a Z50 and had a Mini Enduro and remember cutting frames to lay shocks down

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and remember cutting frames to lay shocks down

did that on my XR75 (4 speed) and wondered why I kept cracking the frame

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Re: You know you're getting old...

Feeling old again!

22) Know who "Mr. Daytona" is/was.
23) Rode Deal's gap before it was a "Best kept secret".
24) Remember when it wasn't so easy to get on the track.
25) Know what the Hurt report is.
26) Know why Freddie Spencer is a God.
27) Know why Keith Code is not.- (Got .98 more)
28) Know what the Isle of Mann meant/means to the world of mtcyl racing.
29) Know that Americans aren't the **** (But we used to be/GP wise).

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Re: You know you're getting old...

30) you know Bultaco is not a Mexican restaurant
31) Sears sold Bridgestone motorcycles
32) hotdogs at the drive-in were 25 cents
33) you know how fast the windows steam up at a drive-in
34) you remember when Harley was owned by a bowling company
35) know how to pronounce Giacomo Agostini
36) saw Mike 'The Bike" Hailwood ride a six cylinder 250 Honda
37) remember you meet the nicest people on a Honda
38) remember when your motorcycle dealer became a car dealer with this little
dinky automobile called a Civic and thought that would never sell.
39) you are reading this thread and saying 'yep, yep, and yep'
40) you have to have a thread like this to remind you about all this

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Re: You know you're getting old...

You know you're old when you remember the Earth stil cooling...

I have problems with pop culture references. The Monty Python and Prisoner ones are going way over my students' heads, although they still know about Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock. When those are forgotten I'll know I'm really old. But phuck those little buggers, I can still outride any of them!
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Re: You know you're getting old...

(41) You remember a small japanese car with the letters CVCC on the back, that people kept calling "sivick," a name that stuck, and the company responded...
(42) When you remember that Hemi still meant something special...
(43) When you remember casual sex WITHOUT protection...
(44) when your idea of a great cartoon came with its own laugh track...
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