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Back in January I bought myself a CBR500R as a general runabout to save mileage on my good bikes.

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Because of lock down I haven't had much time on it. Anyway, took it out yesterday for 40 miles, returned home and hopped straight on to my 929 and did the same journey. Instant proof to me that my comments about the 929 as a comfortable bike were correct.

The 500, as you can see, has a more upright position, which is probably what many in their 60s migrate to after decades of sports bikes. I (at nearly 68) am totally opposite and knew straight away when I hopped on the 929 that clipons and rearsets are still for me. It really is chalk and cheese. Sure, we can probably throw a wide bar bike around a lot easier, but for overall comfort and control, I am just so at home on my sports bikes. They are just so satisfying and rewarding.

So, yesterday afternoon, I thought 'enough of this crap' and listed the 500 on eBay. Now on the lookout for another 929 or Firestorm as my runabout. I guess it's strange the directions we take pursuing our passions. It's certainly a 'horses for courses' thing, and I guess I am fortunate to have followed a lifestyle of health and fitness which rewards me with the ability to painlessly adopt the 'sports bike crouch'.

I guess my overall message in this is: 'Don't give in to "old man" status until/unless you really have to.'
 

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Back in January I bought myself a CBR500R as a general runabout to save mileage on my good bikes.

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Because of lock down I haven't had much time on it. Anyway, took it out yesterday for 40 miles, returned home and hopped straight on to my 929 and did the same journey. Instant proof to me that my comments about the 929 as a comfortable bike were correct.

The 500, as you can see, has a more upright position, which is probably what many in their 60s migrate to after decades of sports bikes. I (at nearly 68) am totally opposite and knew straight away when I hopped on the 929 that clipons and rearsets are still for me. It really is chalk and cheese. Sure, we can probably throw a wide bar bike around a lot easier, but for overall comfort and control, I am just so at home on my sports bikes. They are just so satisfying and rewarding.

So, yesterday afternoon, I thought 'enough of this crap' and listed the 500 on eBay. Now on the lookout for another 929 or Firestorm as my runabout. I guess it's strange the directions we take pursuing our passions. It's certainly a 'horses for courses' thing, and I guess I am fortunate to have followed a lifestyle of health and fitness which rewards me with the ability to painlessly adopt the 'sports bike crouch'.

I guess my overall message in this is: 'Don't give in to "old man" status until/unless you really have to.'
I’ve done the same Nigel, I Sold my ‘94 Blade and bought an old GPZ500 as a run around, it was OK but I soon got bored of it and swapped it for a 2012 Street Triple, I got bored of that as well, it just felt a bit lacking. The solution was another old 893 Fireblade. Order has been resumed!
 

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Back in January I bought myself a CBR500R as a general runabout to save mileage on my good bikes.

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. . . So, yesterday afternoon, I thought 'enough of this crap' and listed the 500 on eBay. . .
Remember this post?

Bike sold this morning. Gets collected on Tuesday. Now I look at it I'm having second thoughts.:rolleyes:
 

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Thanks fellas, those remarks are certainly inspirational. Here I am at 55, wondering how much longer I can ride the sport bikes. Apparently I have a long way to go.
I’m 55 and I can’t see myself riding anything else, I’ve tried almost everything over the years, I just like the riding position and the experience of a sports bike.
 

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:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

Yep.

Already sent him questions at 7.24 this morning. I want to know for how long he's had it. And I've alluded to it being 'high mileage' to soften him up for an offer later on!!(y)
 

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Yes,George, fully agree with you on mileage, and I am guilty of similarly being 'hung up'. As I've mentioned before (but maybe not on this forum) if we were to look at a 20-plus-year-old car with 'only' 30 - 40,000 miles, we'd snap it up!!

looks like he's getting rid of his Stable? :unsure:
Agree also, Bill. I ALWAYS look at other items for sale and feedback. This guy seems to be a 'project worker' part-time. In my communications with him today, he advises '. . . with Covid killing the business, I'm making some tough decisions.' This, of course, is what a few of us discussed in another thread, and that is that there will be some bargains available. That's not to say that £3995 is a bargain; it's far from it.

Anyway, an hour ago I made an offer of £3200 by immediate bank transfer. No reply yet. I'm guessing he's either fallen on the floor or simply dismissed me as an idiot!! :D
 

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The Erion looks pretty good, shame the silencer is missing, but it has potential.

The problem is that it’s a limited market here in the UK, not many here have heard of Erion Racing.
Yep, shame about the silencer. But one day I'll be lucky and find one or two.

Two? Yes!!:eek::D:D:D

I got it for 3300. Very pleased, but a bit sad that it's a Covid-related sale. Will collect it on Wednesday after hiring a van. 90-mile each way which isn't bad considering I drove to Glasgow for a bike.

Will start on eBay for a clear screen and other stuff like handgrips etc. Very happy about this.

The 'limited market' is now to my advantage(y). It's now 2 less in circulation and that INCREASES the rarity and VALUE!:D
 

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Yep, shame about the silencer. But one day I'll be lucky and find one or two.

Two? Yes!!:eek::D:D:D

I got it for 3300. Very pleased, but a bit sad that it's a Covid-related sale. Will collect it on Wednesday after hiring a van. 90-mile each way which isn't bad considering I drove to Glasgow for a bike.

Will start on eBay for a clear screen and other stuff like handgrips etc. Very happy about this.

The 'limited market' is now to my advantage(y). It's now 2 less in circulation and that INCREASES the rarity and VALUE!:D
Sorted matey , perhaps the other way of looking at it is Your digging someone out of a hole. ;)
 
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