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Beginner's bike ??? How about old-timer's bike ??? At 75-year-young &1m70, I'm riding in the Tropics & 350 days/year, my 192 kg Yamaha 2010 MT03/660cc. Today, I think that, if I'm still in shape when I hit 80, I wouldn't mind downgrading to a 168* Kg Yam MT03/321cc or a 164* kg BMW G310R which also have lower seat heights of 780 & 785 mm. I don't need a fast bike since I'm mainly riding in town anyway :) *With full tanks.






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Beginner's bike ??? How about old-timer's bike ??? At 75-year-young &1m70, I'm riding in the Tropics & 350 days/year, my 192 kg Yamaha 2010 MT03/660cc. Today, I think that, if I'm still in shape when I hit 80, I wouldn't mind downgrading to a 168* Kg Yam MT03/321cc or a 164* kg BMW G310R which also have lower seat heights of 780 & 785 mm. I don't need a fast bike since I'm mainly riding in town anyway :) *With full tanks.






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Thats impressive. I hope to be like you in 20 years!
 

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Beginner's bike ??? How about old-timer's bike ??? At 75-year-young &1m70, I'm riding in the Tropics & 350 days/year, my 192 kg Yamaha 2010 MT03/660cc. Today, I think that, if I'm still in shape when I hit 80, I wouldn't mind downgrading to a 168* Kg Yam MT03/321cc or a 164* kg BMW G310R which also have lower seat heights of 780 & 785 mm. I don't need a fast bike since I'm mainly riding in town anyway :) *With full tanks.






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Beginner's bike ??? How about old-timer's bike ??? At 75-year-young &1m70, I'm riding in the Tropics & 350 days/year, my 192 kg Yamaha 2010 MT03/660cc. Today, I think that, if I'm still in shape when I hit 80, I wouldn't mind downgrading to a 168* Kg Yam MT03/321cc or a 164* kg BMW G310R which also have lower seat heights of 780 & 785 mm. I don't need a fast bike since I'm mainly riding in town anyway :) *With full tanks.






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Like you I’m in my 70,s, and yes it makes a perfect bike for our generation. I also have a 1981 BMW R100RS, and that I find hard work putting it up on the centre stand. I’d love a centre stand on the G 310r because it’s light enough for me to easily use it… but it’s still a good beginners bike 😀
 

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Like you I’m in my 70,s, and yes it makes a perfect bike for our generation. I also have a 1981 BMW R100RS, and that I find hard work putting it up on the centre stand. I’d love a centre stand on the G 310r because it’s light enough for me to easily use it… but it’s still a good beginners bike 😀
Hi! I'm also a center stand aficionado; I use it every evening when I store my Yamaha 660cc. One of the advantages of the centerstand is that my bike is front heavy &, when it's on its centerstand, the rear wheel doesn't touch ground & my rear suspention is relaxing! The centerstand cost me over 170 € but I don't regret any euro cent of it. To put it on, I just stand on its lever using my 70 kg to rise my 192 Kg bike... PS: The socks on the mirrors are to protect them from mini tropical birds which "fight" their reflections before leaving & pooing on my mirrors :)

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Hi! I'm also a center stand aficionado; I use it every evening when I store my Yamaha 660cc. One of the advantages of the centerstand is that my bike is front heavy &, when it's on its centerstand, the rear wheel doesn't touch ground & my rear suspention is relaxing! The centerstand cost me over 170 € but I don't regret any euro cent of it. To put it on, I just stand on its lever using my 70 kg to rise my 192 Kg bike... PS: The socks on the mirrors are to protect them from mini tropical birds which "fight" their reflections before leaving & pooing on my mirrors :)

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I had similar problem with a crow attacking it’s own reflection in my car wing mirror, it used to make a right muddy mess of the mirror lol.
 

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310 is just a super bike, quite good at many tasks. Enjoy it.
I once had to cope with a flock of peacocks. Scratched up many a car. Thankfully
lions and coyotes developed a taste for them.
I like having a lift for moto work, even just cleaning easier for old me.
 
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Like you I’m in my 70,s, and yes it makes a perfect bike for our generation. I also have a 1981 BMW R100RS, and that I find hard work putting it up on the centre stand. I’d love a centre stand on the G 310r because it’s light enough for me to easily use it… but it’s still a good beginners bike 😀
Before my current Yamaha, I had a 2003 BMW 650 with a Rotax engine that I kept for over 10 years... I loved it with its fuel tank under the seat & a storage "hole" where fuel tanks are usualy located, where I put my son's helmet when I drove with him :)
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Before my current Yamaha, I had a 2003 BMW 650 with a Rotax engine that I kept for over 10 years... I loved it with its fuel tank under the seat & a storage "hole" where fuel tanks are usualy located, where I put my son's helmet when I drove with him :) View attachment 17614
Memories are good, I hope to get one of my memories back on the road next year. Next year the bike will be 40 years old, at that point it becomes a historical vehicle in the UK, I will then be able to put it back on the road without paying for road tax and no need for an MOT.
At the moment it’s still a bit sad after a long period in my garage and suffering winter damp but hopefully It’ll clean up well :)
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Whacko! Two of my fav BMWs. I thought the CS 650 was brilliant in design and a wonderful power plant. Part of the first wave of BMW working with a manufacturer rather than build.
Airheads are airheads. Timeless and an excellent example of old school German.
If I could have a third bike it would be either a CS650 or Honda Pacific Coast
 
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Whacko! Two of my fav BMWs. I thought the CS 650 was brilliant in design and a wonderful power plant. Part of the first wave of BMW working with a manufacturer rather than build.
Airheads are airheads. Timeless and an excellent example of old school German.
If I could have a third bike it would be either a CS650 or Honda Pacific Coast
One of my dreams is to fly to Seatle (WA), find a mid size bike & ride it -slowly- across the USA all the way to Miami where I would load it on a container bound to Saint Martin; "cycletrader.com" is an good web site where to find a bike be it an oldy or a BMW 310 :)
 
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