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Hello people!

Been around motorcycles for about 50 years now.  Early on I rode "OP's" (Other People's) as my Dad, as a young man, had a bad accident on a Cushman scooter (he woke up staring at an engine oil pan).  He announced, "No motorcycles under my roof!"  So, I didn't get my own bike, a used 1970 DT250, until I was 21, well after I established my independence.

I've had 15 motorcycles over the years (4 Yammers, 3 Geese, 3 Beemers, 1 Bultaco Frontera, 1 Royal Enfield, 1 Korean scooter, 1 French Scorpa trials, and a Ural sidehack.  Currently, I have five motorcycles under MY roof!  (Note to Dad...;-)

2005 Moto Guzzi 750 Breva,  

2015  Ural cT,  

2015 Yamaha XT250,  

2006 Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet, and a

2002 Scorpa SY250

Most used are the Ural and the XT250.  The Bullet is a nostalgic piece.  The Breva has been used for a few regional tours and is my "sports bike".  And the Scorpa is a trials bike and used for technical trails near my home. (I'm not the competitive type.) 

At my age (68) I don't know how many dirt bike years I have left, so I thought I'd better use them or lose them.  Thus, last summer a Scorpa trials bike found its way under my roof, and this spring,  the Yamaha XT250.  I am tinkering with the Scorpa (it suffers from deferred maintenance) and I am getting some "farkles" for the XT, which I would like to use mostly for around town and exploring trails ("I wonder where that goes...?").

I live on the north shore, at the base of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State,  USA .  Yeah, its rough duty but somebody has to do it...



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Hi JayZee, and welcome to the forum. (very friendly forum)
I'm about the same age as you (70) but only a virgin compared to your historical experience. Have only been biking for thirty years and have only had about ten bikes.
Anyway. Again a very warm welcome to the forum.

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