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I've got a 1980 BMW R100T. It's 980cc, plenty of torque, but only 65 hp.

I bought it from the original owner in 2016, when I temporarily didn't have a Spyder. I'd always wanted to own a BMW, the flat air-cooled twin is pretty cool.

I haven't ridden it in two years. I don't have the desire anymore. The guys I used to ride the bike with have all disappeared. My wife no longer wants to ride it either.

I've got two great toys anyway, the Spyder and the Cayman. They're a whole lot of fun.

It's got over 60k(heads and cylinders freshened before I bought it) on it. I replaced the tires and rebuilt and synched the carbs. I took the gauge cluster apart, cleaned it up, replaced the bulbs. Replaced the rear shocks. Took off the luggage and seat rack and crash bar. Took off the aftermarket fairing/shield and put some louder shorty mufflers on it. Removed the big flag mirrors in favor of bar-ends. Kind of a semi-cafe look. Adjusted the valves, replaced all the gear oils, engine oil every spring. 20200112_135248_HDR

$3700 takes it and all the stuff I took off.

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@DannyP posted:

I've got a 1980 BMW R100T. It's 980cc, plenty of torque, but only 65 hp.

I bought it from the original owner in 2016, when I temporarily didn't have a Spyder. I'd always wanted to own a BMW, the flat air-cooled twin is pretty cool.

I haven't ridden it in two years. I don't have the desire anymore. The guys I used to ride the bike with have all disappeared. My wife no longer wants to ride it either.

I've got two great toys anyway, the Spyder and the Cayman. They're a whole lot of fun.

It's got over 60k(heads and cylinders freshened before I bought it) on it. I replaced the tires and rebuilt and synched the carbs. I took the gauge cluster apart, cleaned it up, replaced the bulbs. Replaced the rear shocks. Took off the luggage and seat rack and crash bar. Took off the aftermarket fairing/shield and put some louder shorty mufflers on it. Removed the big flag mirrors in favor of bar-ends. Kind of a semi-cafe look. Adjusted the valves, replaced all the gear oils, engine oil every spring. 20200112_135248_HDR

$3700 takes it and all the stuff I took off.

Stan. You should buy it. I would if I wanted to be a bachelor.  

Hi Lane, what you have posted above has been a pet peeve of mine for many years. I was a competitive body builder in my 20's and 30's and was 5-6% body fat and weighed 190lbs at 5'6" tall, giving me a BMI of 31 which is said I was obese. At 5% body fat I was not obese. For this situation and many other the BMI calculator isn't accurate, or is it? This is the attitude I had until a doctor I knew explained it this way. He said my heart has to work harder to keep my 190lb body going, built out of muscle or not than it should or would if I had less muscle or fat weight and was in the 154lb range. He said my heart is enlarged and at risk trying to fuel all the extra weight. It then made sense. So, even though I wasn't obese in the being fat sense I was stressing my heart needlessly by carrying an unnatural amount of muscle for the size of my body (I had gotten that way by the help of unnatural means as well) He told me that as I aged this would make me more at risk for heart attack or stroke. After understanding this I started a reduction program. I my late 50's my knees both went bad and I started gaining fat weight because of my inactivity. I had both knees replaced last June at 60 years old,and have lost 47 lbs of body weight since. I have 20 to go to get to my goal. The pic attached is of me at winning the Mr. Ky contest at 26 years old back in 1986. I weighed 180lbs in the pic and am 5'6" tall. My body fat was measured at 5% the day before.  Was I obese? Jim Bodybuilder

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A good friend, very lean Olympic marathon runner,  shows up for a physical at 35 with an enlarged heart... his md initially panicked of course, but hey, when you can and are running a marathon every week your heart has to enlarge to increase it's stroke volume.    He still runs 10 miles pretty much daily. and is now 67.  The issue with BMI IMO, is the inability  for this calculation to take into account body composition.  It is the same with Body surface area vs weight for dosage calculations for medications.

You have to be aware of the subtle differences. and where the tools diverge from each other and when one is better than the other to use. Just saying.

98% of the population doesn't need to worry about this happening and should pursue fitness: both muscle strength and endurance and cardiovascular endurance. The hardcore “must keep building muscle' guys who are very into bodybuilding may need to back off and watch heart health and learn what a healthy frame size is for their height and body type.

The exert above was found online at a heart health site posted by a Cardio Doc. Look at what has happened to Ronnie Coleman. This is an extreme case.

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@Stan Galat posted:

I know it's not what you intended, but I checked that deathclock, @wrkinprogress. I found out my sell-by is Aug 18, 2036 - which would make me 72. This is a few years ahead of when my dad tapped out, but a good 10 or so after my grandfather did. It's probably not that far off.

Maybe I'll buy that Triumph Thruxton and take up the pipe a bit before 75.

Everybody thinks their gonna' beat the odds, but the last time I checked: the reaper still bats 1.000.

Even George Burns and Betty White eventually move on. We lost Johnny Fever (WKRP) today.

Next up: the Queen of England.

The Reaper doesn't come for me. I'll go when I'm called by a much higher power

I have already used up more then 9 lives from my reckless youth to my military service to my road trips and motorcycle adventures. I figure I'm way ahead of where I should be at 71 and I'm still enjoying the view from this side of the grass. When I no longer feel relevant and like Stan says, "taking up space" I'm getting in my speedster and heading for the dessert Went I'm out of gas, I'll walk till I run out of gas, then let nature take it course. I don't want to lie in a bed for years waiting to die. I'd would rather go out with a big smile, totally sideways with my hair on fire. Or on a mountain top watching the sunset with a gar of moonshine in my hand... empty!

How's that for a thread drift........ lol

Unlike groceries, we don't have "Use by or Expiration dates" anywhere on our bodies so we just go about doing our thing until our "tank is empty like a car without a gas gauge. I'm still amazed I'm still chugging along approaching the 83-mile mark while I've passed so many others. Does it depend how hard or cautious you drive, the traffic you're in or just how well you keep mechanically fit? It's a long journey, the places you've been, the sights you've seen cannot be forgotten or repeated but where's the final destination, who knows. Just enjoy the trip.....I'm just saying

@ALB posted:

I guess I've been under a rock- Johnny Fever's gone!!??!!

I'd be surprised if you didn't know who he was Al. I think maybe you've just forgotten that you know who he was. I figured everyone of a certain age or more knew who his character was.

Johnny Fever is the DJ at the mic. Watch until the end, the look on Mr. Carlson's face is classic.

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@Robert M- Oh, I know who Johnny Fever is/was (come on, that radio personality change/intro in the first episode after being told of the format change is one of the greatest pieces of TV ever!); I hadn't heard that Howard Hesseman had died on the weekend.   The character Howard and the show created will live on.

And yeah, the turkey give away was hilarious!

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@ALB posted:

@Robert M- Oh, I know who Johnny Fever is/was (come on, that radio personality change/intro in the first episode after being told of the format change is one of the greatest pieces of TV ever!); I hadn't heard that Howard Hesseman had died on the weekend.   The character Howard and the show created will live on.

And yeah, the turkey give away was hilarious!

I misunderstood which rock you were living under then. 😂

@550 Phil posted:

4ED04DC5-AEF8-4106-9492-4D08C46DF1D933E6D861-DCF1-4E85-8210-FDE36F7610EAMy Ducati ST4 and Ducati 750 Monster in 2013. Almost met my maker on the black Monster coming off the Cherohala Skyway in September of 2013. Had bikes constantly from 1967 to 2013. Owned a Honda 360 in college when I met my future wife. Went out to the  New River on it right after graduation then over to the 18th green of the college golf course that night to properly say goodbye to Virginia Tech. Bikes were always part of my life. My wife refused to ride with me after the birth of our first child. Took 2.5 years for my wife to nurse me back to health after the crash. She told me she would divorce me if I got another bike. So I got an intermeccanica and kept off bikes. But if the worst ever happened and somehow my beautiful bride was taken from me I’d get that Ducati sport classic 1000 that I always wanted. It would obviously be used but a more beautiful better sounding machine has not been built.

My Monster.
I only managed 105 miles last year. Down from 10,000+/year between three bikes 2005-2015.

I generally drive the Spyder now.

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