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Offline Rgs-Bill

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« on: 13.05. 2015 22:29 »
    Just out of curiosity does any one on here know what the AVERAGE age would be here on the forum.  It has to be getting way up there, most young kids here in U S of A have never heard of a Marque called a BSA, they say what the heck is that.  Young kids to me is 50 or younger.  I am 74 and still kick starting my 62 RGS Big valve Super Rocket motor with 67-357 cam shaft, and 9 to 1 ratio.  I will have to admit that when I forget to retard the mag lever when bike is cold,  It hurts like hell when CHRISTINE kicks back on me, I mean really really hurts the leg and knee joint.  There is not a guy under say about 50 here in the U S that  has even heard the Marque Name of  BSA, and if he had heard it, he could not tell you it stands for  Birmingham Small Arms.  So maybe someone could start  an on line poll for people to answer for their age, and we could figure out a ball park average age, unless someone already has done this and someone knows what that age is ??

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1962 RGS
78 YEARS OLD
Still Kick Starting My Motor (9 TO 1)
Although getting a bit tougher to do ! !

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Re: BSA bikers
« Reply #1 on: 13.05. 2015 22:34 »
I've always felt like I'm barely out of short pants in this company ...
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Re: BSA bikers
« Reply #2 on: 13.05. 2015 22:55 »
I was five when my plunger Golden Flash rolled off the assembly line. She is 60 this year and I'm 65. My youngest son is 30 and keen to inherit my Beeza when I can no longer ride it. I hope he has a long wait!

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« Reply #3 on: 14.05. 2015 02:46 »
My 56 GF is almost 2 years older than me  *wink2*
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Re: BSA bikers
« Reply #4 on: 14.05. 2015 03:33 »
61, and hope to be riding for at least another 25 or 30. If my leg gets weak, I'll just have to eat more to get more weight on it.

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Re: BSA bikers
« Reply #5 on: 14.05. 2015 07:42 »
Reached 60 this year, with the big benefit that I now work only 3 dpw.  The additional time in the shed/workshop has helped a lot with the Super Rocket refurb.
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Re: BSA bikers
« Reply #6 on: 14.05. 2015 08:50 »
Well I appreciate that there might have been some speculation in the press on my actual age more recently, and I must confess that the Avatar pic of me with my sister is a few years old now. I kind of figure that I may just scrape in to the 50’s as I was born August 1960 … maybe I was an early Xmas present for my mother? So sadly I’m still in full time employ, and the way pensions are going and my offspring are drawing down on my savings I may yet die in harness.

Several of my bikes pre-date me – ’36 Nimbus, ’50 Sunbeam S7, ’58 A10, ’59 James Commodore. And some of the younger ones actually look worse that I do.

Neither of my daughters ride, they’ve seen me crocked too many times; and neither do their partners. In fact despite the long suffering Mrs B having once been a biker’s moll they pretty much all see my random collecting as some manifestation of obsessive weirdness.   
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Re: BSA bikers
« Reply #7 on: 14.05. 2015 09:00 »
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I'll just have to eat more to get more weight on it.

doesn't work that way jachenbach, the extra weight goes for your knee, (if you usually your clutch leg) now how do I know that  *sad2*

I'm 72 this year, have to admit the As take a bit of lugging on to the stand now, I think it's a matter of use - need to ride more, fettle less, I'm working on it
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Re: BSA bikers
« Reply #8 on: 14.05. 2015 10:26 »
I'm a youngster of 50, but nearly a whole life of Diabetes has aged my body, so it's propably up amongst the grown ups. ;-)
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« Reply #9 on: 14.05. 2015 10:38 »
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but nearly a whole life of Diabetes

My sympathies Jonny J,   I was in my sixties when diagnosed type 2 and so far managing it with diet alone so I'm lucky, lately it seems to be improving slightly to the point where I can have a little dash of honey on my Shredded wheat in the morning without putting up the blood sugar to much.
Honey - yes 84% sugars but processed by bees who add stuff, and the other 16% is a secret between the Bees and the flowers  *smile*
All the best - Bill
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1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

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« Reply #10 on: 14.05. 2015 11:02 »
Morning ,I'm 65, bike is 6 yrs older . Bike definitely in better shape than me .  Mostly joints ,right knee was used to straighten one side of a set of Ace bars in collision with a bus ,Doctor was right when he said it'd come back and bite my bum when I was older !!  *countdown*  ankles, knackered with gout but hey ho Sue  says I still but my feet down like ready money when I walk out in my boots to go for a ride and actually feel about 16 at that point , when I get back just like bill the stand can be a bit of a hurdle but get there ,cheers ( a great post RGS-Bill by the way ) Bobh
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Re: BSA bikers
« Reply #11 on: 14.05. 2015 12:28 »
Morning ,I'm 65, bike is 6 yrs older .

Do you mean 6 years younger? If not you have a very rare motorcycle!  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: 14.05. 2015 12:36 »
I'm so old I can't do the sum Graybeard must have done   *conf2* *doh*
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« Reply #13 on: 14.05. 2015 12:43 »
16 in the mind, 116 in the body  *smile*

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« Reply #14 on: 14.05. 2015 12:43 »
I am 65; I was born in 1950.  If Topdads bike is 6 years older it must have been made in 1944.