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View Poll Results: IronHead Owners, How Old Are You?
I am just a Baby 16 2.70%
25 - 29 49 8.28%
30 - 39 89 15.03%
40 - 49 92 15.54%
50 - 59 159 26.86%
60 - 69 160 27.03%
Older than dirt! 27 4.56%
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Yeah delicate and fragile like a tractor
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Yeah that's one of the things about them, they're associated with dirty, dirty badass tough guys who drink to excess and sleep it off under trees, but they are imo sorta delicate...
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Age is a problem with all groups involved in Vintage Motorcycles. I am the Minnesota chapter Airmarshal of the Airhead Beemers Club. Our club has many discussion on how to attract younger members. We have even been promoting cafe' racer type bikes. We need someone to purchase our bikes from our widows when we kick the bucket.
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We in ABATE of Washington are grappling with this, trying to grow our membership as well. The sport bikes don't seem to care about what we see coming... being legislated off the highways.
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In 11 days I will be 68, sold my 05 bagger, gave my 01 Dyna to my son, sold my 84 Xr 2 months ago and my 83 Xr Sunday to the same guy. Still have my 83 Xl ET dragbike it will be here until I'm gone. I put it on the table Monday wheelie bar off and now the chore of trying get it legal. I have owned 29 Harleys starting with a 51 Hydra Glide when Iw as 15 and will end with my IH
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I'm 73. I knew I was old when people stopped calling me a mean old SOB and just started referring to me as "colorful".
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Still have my 83 Xl ET dragbike it will be here until I'm gone. I put it on the table Monday wheelie bar off and now the chore of trying get it legal.
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I'm going to hit 63 next month. I've had dozens of bikes, Hondas, Yamahas, H-D, Victory and Indian. In the end the Sporty remains my favorite overall bike. I just picked up my 2004 Roadster and plan on keeping it a long time. I have been lucky and been married 44 years to the same wonderful woman and have three daughters and seven grandkids. Life is good.
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