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Old 31st July 2011
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Personally, if I had my way. I would buy him a brand new truck, one he is comfortable in, one he is safe in. If ever there was a man who deserved a Brand New Ride it is him. If I sold three of the bikes. I would maybe be able to do a custom build. I want him to be able to take off and ride all the way to the east coast. If he feels like it.
Thats what he loves to do.
Thanks so much for your post. Have a great weekend. Ride safe....
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Thank you, great advice.
Be safe....
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Thank you,
Be Safe....
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My Grandfather is a solid 297 lbs. He ain't no dinky thing!! We have a Honda Valkeri F6, it is a solid, heavy bike. A Kawasaki Ninja and A Suzuki , A Sportster 1200 xl nightster, and he drives a old toyota pickup that is ready for pick and pull.
I appreciate all advice and suggestions. Have a great weekend, be safe....
WOW I dont think id be comfortable on a couple of those bikes,they are BIG!!
Its not all about horsepower and size.
Get him to try a lighter bike of around 400 cc or a classic like a 500cc motoguzzi.
They can be great fun!
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Even tho he's 69, sounds like your grandaddy is still kickin ass, but maybe his doc thinks he no longer has the agility, balance, reflexes, whatever, for biking. (We're all going to take our last ride someday. You just have to know when to quit so you don't accidentally kill anyone else on the road, never mind yourself.) Driving a cage isn't so demanding, so maybe a new truck is a good option. If not, maybe encourage him to do more wrenching and less riding. Either one has satisfactions. Hope it works out for you and him.
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Put a Voyager kit on it. Looks like training wheels but is a better alternative to not riding. The best part is its completely reversible. Or a sidecar maybe?
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69 is till young for some people,at 74 my dad would climb up on the roof of his house.
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Could look into something like this. Ugly as hell,, but keeps the bike riding the way it should. In theory anyway.
http://trikealternatives.com/
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Find Him a Lady with her own bike big enough for 2,and, tell him to hang on and enjoy...:P
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LOL constructive laterel thinking is right up my alley
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