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I was born at 1987 where good bikes were released back then.
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Several years before Sportsters were born................
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Good way to put it! Me too!
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I was born at the time I would have liked to be 20 years old.
I think the 70's were the best years for bikers
You should not be so sure about that............... I was 21 when you was born and I was in Vietnam. It wasn't one of the best years of my life. Accept what you have been given and be glad to have it.
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70s weren't all great to be a biker. Few places would serve you, getting turned away from pubs, cafes & even petrol stations was commonplace.Bikes might have seemed cheap but my first full time job in 1974 paid £15 a week. Harley Davidsons were rarely seen (in the UK) as they were so expensive with 1 main dealer, Warrs of London. No internet, if you needed a hard to find part it was writing letters in bike rags or word of mouth at bike rallies, shows etc.Bike gear offered little protection against wet or a spill.I did enjoy it though
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Born 1945 on the best day of my life. WWII was ending and as I remember the economy was ratcheting up for the next 25 years. I could buy a well used Harley 45 for 50 bucks but I didn't. Those were good years to be a young man, mostly.
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55-59. 1955 was the year my parents may have regretted a few times
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I take my hat of to those born before 1915, a lot of experienced years of riding.....
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